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General

What is ConvergeSE?
ConvergeSE is a multi-day web design & development conference. It is a mixed single-track and multi-track style event with something for everyone who works in the "web" industry.

When and where is ConvergeSE 2016?
April 13-15th in Columbia, SC

Who should attend ConvergeSE 2016?
Basically anyone who works with the "web": Designers, Developers, Frontend Specialists, Content Creators, Online Marketers, Business Owners or Managers, Game Developers, Makers to name some of those that will find something of interest at ConvergeSE.

Why should I attend ConvergeSE 2016?
There are many times where you will be able to network with other attendees and even the speakers to compare notes about how you do things with them in their businesses and trades. At this event the speakers are highly encouraged to spend time with attendees and share stories and advice.

You will have ample exposure to level up your skill set. There will be opportunity for you to deep-dive into subjects like Design, UX, Frontend Development, Development stacks like Ruby on Rails or JavaScript Frameworks and Strategy through workshops. There will also be plenty of sessions for you to cross-train when it’s outside of your core competencies but related to what you do day-to-day

How much does ConvergeSE 2016 cost?
Base tickets are $475/person (early-bird tickets are $400) with an added cost to attend a workshop.

What are the terms and conditions related to my ticket purchase?
You can find everything you need to know about the terms of purchase that go along with your ticket on our terms page.

What is included with my ConvergeSE 2016 conference pass?
You get access to all keynote talks, which are single track. You will also get access to afternoon sessions as well as all after-parties and official ConvergeSE meetup events.

What is the attire for ConvergeSE 2016?
Business casual, but you can probably pull off some shorts too - just be comfortable. The weather is usually beautiful in Columbia in April however sometimes it rains. So bring a raincoat and umbrella if it looks like it's going to rain.

Who can I contact if I have any further questions about ConvergeSE 2016?
Contact us here at info@unmatchedstyle.com for anything else you may need.

Content

What is the agenda and session content for ConvergeSE 2016?
We will all be together at the same venue from 9am to 12pm each day for a single track keynote style set. Then after lunch there will be various focused tracks of sessions that take place around the keynote venue in the Columbia Vista. Some will be part of your overall ticket price and some will have an extra fee associated.

I’ve already purchased my ConvergeSE 2016 conference pass. Can I still sign up for workshop sessions once they become available?
Absolutely, you can add on to your existing ticket at any time by signing up for whatever you like via the ticket form.

Will session recordings be made available after the conference?
No they will not.

Registration

When will I receive my ConvergeSE 2016 conference badge?
You get your badge/lanyard at the event. Show up at the venue during the "check-in" time and let us know you are present and pick up your badge or other credentials (if needed). Just bring a valid ID of some kind in case we need to check that you are actually you.

Can I register onsite at ConvergeSE 2016?
Yes, if there are tickets left. However, typically the event sells out beforehand so there's that...

What if I registered and now am unable to attend?
Make sure you read the terms page. Generally speaking if you are within the limited time you may get refund or transfer your ticket to someone else.

What is the age restriction for ConvergeSE 2016?
We accept anyone who is interested in the content presented at ConvergeSE, but be advised speakers sometimes can use adult language, if you are under the age of 18. There are after-hours events that often take place in places that require you to be 18 or 21.

Can I bring a guest?
Some fringe-events may be free to everyone, but generally speaking everyone needs to have a ticket to attend ConvergeSE.

Are children permitted to attend ConvergeSE 2016?
Not typically. If you have a special need please let us know beforehand.

What is the cancellation policy?
Make sure you read the terms page. Generally speaking if you are within the limited time you may get refund or transfer your ticket to someone else.

What is the payment policy?
Full payment for your ticket is required before entry into the event.

Hotels & Travel

Where should I stay?

Hilton Columbia Center featuring Ruth's Chris Steak House
924 Senate Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Use this link to get the group rate.

Tel: +1-803-744-7800
If you call use tell them you are with "ConvergeSE" or "ConfSquad" as the special codeword/phrase for the group rate.

Can I come a few days early or stay a few days later?
Heck yeah!

What airport should I fly into?
Our Airport is Columbia Metropolitan (CAE).

How long does it take to get to/from the airport and how much does it cost?
There are some airport shuttles to downtown Columbia from the airport depending on where you're staying. Uber also has a strong presence in Columbia. Usually it's about $35/trip.