What time does this thing start?
Date Sunday, August 13, 2017: 8:00AM to 5:00PM @ the UCI Student Center.
UCI Student Center
4113 Pereira Drive,
Irvine, CA. 92697
We’ll be in the Crystal Cove Auditorium Lobby Area (2nd Floor)
Parking is $10 at the UCI Student Parking Center.
What should I expect when checking into to the event?
First, find your way to the registration table and yes, you must be on the attendee list to attend as we have to account for the maximum capacity for fire codes. We will look you up by the eventbrite ticket and print out your badge. Then make your way to the event swag area to pick up your bag and inserts which includes the day’s agenda.
Do I need to bring my eventbrite confirmation?
Yes – we will use a mobile device to scan it to register you for the event.
Who will be speaking and how do I find out when they will be speaking?
Visit our 2017 Sessions Page for a glimpse of the events for the day. This is a hybrid from a traditional to unconference – that is, the speakers have taken the time out of their schedule to come to our event and lead a session and aren’t necessary guaranteed a spot. However, we will forecast a schedule which we’ll have ready when the event starts so they can get a sense of where they’d be. The topics they present can be material they have used before or most likely entirely new as this type of format promotes that. The more unconference part of this is there is a live voting session during the morning to help determine which speakers get a room and size.
Will food and beverages be provided?
As with other similar unconferences, we will have a limited supply of breakfast items this year. For Lunch, you can walk (5-min) to the Univeristy Center to purchase food (Map)! This is a FREE EVENT so it is truly a first come, first served basis as we have a very limited budget for this area. The good thing is there are many restaurants nearby, a vending machine on site etc.
I met this nice girl/boy and forgot to ask for their phone number – any suggestions?
How do I figure out who the staff members are so I can get help as needed?
Staff of the event will have a badge with “STAFF” on it. Other than that, you can visit our command center inside the lobby.
Where can I tweet and or share my photos/videos of the event?
#socaluxcamp for tweets. Share your experience at like.socaluxcamp.com. Visit the Swag area outside to learn more about prize give aways throughout the day and how sharing photos on Instagram or tweeting can better your chances at getting one of the various books/software from our Sponsors.
The Legal Stuff & What else should I be aware of?
Likeness. By attending this event, you agree to grant SoCal UX Camp the right at the event to record, film or be photographed – we will be able to use these forms of media or likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you.
Badge. Anttendee badges must be worn at all times in Event areas.
Liability. Except as required by law, neither SoCal UX Camp (the Event) nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages or losses arising directly or indirectly from the Event or other aspect related thereto or in connection with this Agreement.
Treat the Event spaces professionally. Please clean up after yourself!
I want to speak at the event, how do I submit my topic?
Head over to our submission page to fill out the form. We will then review the submission and contact you once it’s up.
What type of format is preferred?
Attendees respond well to sessions that have interactions between each other. With that being said, we encourage workshops, panel type led discussions, and of course regular presentations with a powerpoint (just make sure you include participation for the audience!). You can view this year’s sessions here. Note that this is a “no sales pitch” event. Please ensure that your topic is relevant to the audience and informative.
What’s the deadline to submit a topic?
We will accept submissions until Sunday, July 23, 2017. Submit it using our form!
My session is a workshop and requires a limit of participants – Can I request a smaller room size, regardless of the votes which help determine a possible larger room size?
Yes, we will make sure that you get a specific smaller room size for the event.
What’s the difference between “Confirmed” and “Submitted” Sessions?
The only real difference is Confirmed means the speaker has fully committed in attending the event to present. Sessions listed under Submitted means that they are most likely going to present but would like to vet the topic a little more before requesting it be confirmed.
Are there breaks between sessions?
Yes! From last year’s feedback, each session will have a 15 minute break in between so that you can network with other people and take a breather outside!
How does voting work?
Submitted topics will be listed on our sessions page and each user of the site will be able to vote by selecting the “like” facebook button on them. From the results, we’ll have a closer idea of who will be getting certain rooms and time slot.
On the day of the event from 8:00AM to 9:00AM, attendees will vote on sessions where the presenters are present. The sessions on the forecasted schedule in their respective hour, will move around to larger rooms or smaller ones – depending on the on-site vote tally.
Why vote online if the votes at the event are the ones that really count?
Likes on the website will help the person(s) of the session prepare by factoring in interest and comments.
How can my organization become an official sponsor?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to receive our sponsor sheet. It is really straight forward and a quick process!
None of the above has answered my question…
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