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As questions come in for TechEd North America on twitter at @TechEd_NA using hashtag #msTechEd, on the TechEd North America Facebook page and on the TechEd North America Forum, we're compiling the most frequently asked questions and posting the answers here. 

Q1:  When does registration start and end?
A1:  Hint:  Check-in on Sunday and avoid the Monday morning rush!  If you are not able to check-in on Sunday, please plan to arrive at Registration in Hall F starting at 7:00 AM on Monday to check-in prior to the Keynote Session.

-Sunday, June 2  7:00-9:00 AM (Pre-Con attendees only) 9:00 AM -7:00 PM (For all)
-Monday, June 3  7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
-Tuesday, June 4  7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
-Wednesday, June 5  7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
-Thursday, June 6  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Q2:  Where is registration?
A2:  Once you arrive at the NOMCC, please proceed to Hall F on Level 1 and locate the Self Check-in kiosks to check-in.

Q3:  What is the shuttle schedule?
A3:  The shuttle schedule and hotel pick-up locations are on page 12 of the conference guide. Continuous shuttle service is provided every 10-15 minutes between TechEd 2013 conference hotels and the NOMCC on the following schedule:

  • Sunday, June 2  6:45am–7:15pm 
  • Monday, June 3  6:45am–9:15pm 
  • Tuesday, June 4 6:45am–9:15pm 
  • Wednesday, June 5 6:45am–9:15pm 
  • Thursday, June 6 6:45am–6:15pm (then closing party shuttle service between hotels and Superdome from 7:15pm-12:15am).

Q4:  Will there be shuttle service to and from venue to the Closing Party?
A4:  Yes. There will be Continuous shuttle service between TechEd hotels and Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday, June 6 7:15pm–12:15am.

Q5: Where is the Information Center in the NOMCC?
A5:  The Information Center is in the Hall E Lobby on Level 1.

Q6:  Where can I recharge my electronics?  
A6:  There are device charging areas in the TechEd Commons in Halls CDE as well as on Level 2, across from the New Orleans Theater. As a benefit for TechEd Alumni, you can recharge your electronics in the Alumni Lounge (see page 37 of the conference guide for hours).

Q7:  Will there be lunch for pre-con attendees?
A7:  Yes.  Pre-con attendees will receive a lunch ticket when they register onsite with the time and location of lunch for Sunday, June 2nd

Q8:  Where can I get a map of the venue?
A8:  You can get a map of the event here:  https://northamerica.msteched.com/GetReady. See the TechEd map on pages 6-7 of the conference guide, which you will get at registration.

Q9:  Where do I get the TechEd App?
A9:  Plan your schedule from the web site or one of several apps! Get direct access to the TechEd Schedule Builder, Speaker info, news posts, maps and more with the Channel 9 Events app for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS or Android. Search the app store for "Ch9 Events" or go here.

Q10:  I'm experiencing trouble with my Ch9 Events App. Who should I contact?
A10:  Please see the blog post here to troubleshoot the app: http://www.eventboardmobile.com/Ch9Events/

Q11:  Where can I acquire session materials?
A11:  Session materials are distributed digitally and are associated with sessions within schedule builder.

Q12:  Where is TechExpo being held?
A12:  Halls CDEF

Q13:  Where can I watch the live streams?
A13:  https://channel9.msdn.com/

Q14: What content will be streamed and available on-demand? And, when will they become available?
A14: Don't miss out! The following sessions are the Best of TechEd sessions streamed lived from New Orleans:

On breaks between sessions, you will find Joey Snow and Rick Claus and the Channel 9 team broadcasting live, unscripted, and 100% interactive from within the Microsoft Solutions Experience (in the TechExpo). Hosts will be speaking with executives, engineers, session presenters, industry luminaries and YOU!  Be a part of the conversation in-person or online via Twitter. Send your questions and comments by referencing @ch9live in your tweet and the Channel 9 host may ask guests your question live on the air.

The TechEd Content Catalog provides you with year-round access to session presentations from TechEd 2013, plus on-demand viewing at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/northAmerica/2013.  Sessions will be available here within 24-48 hours after the session is presented.

Q15: What is being served for lunch each day?
A15:  The lunch entrees during the event are:

  • Mon: Beef Stroganoff, Roasted Salmon, Vegetable Lasagna, Mushroom Dirty Rice
  • Tues: Roasted Pork Loin, Blackened Chicken, Cajun Vegetarian Cassoulet, Yukon Potatoes, Mache Choux
  • Wed: Beef Brisket, Oven Roasted Turkey, Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice, Local Herbed Rice
  • Thurs: Blackened Catfish, Voodoo Spiced Chicken Breast, Eggplant Lentil Moussaka, Potatoes & Ratatouille

Note each meal also includes salads, desserts and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, iced and hot tea. Bon Appétit!

Q16: How many people will be at TechEd North America this year?
A16: More than 10,000 people will be at the event!

Q17: How do I learn about the special Surface offer?
A17: The details on the special Surface offer are listed here.





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