Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2015 North America Community Meeting?
The PCI Security Standards Council’s annual community meetings provide an exclusive opportunity for Participating Organizations (POs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) group members, Internal Security Assessors (ISA), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) and Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs).
Where is the 2015 North America Community Meeting going to be located?
The conference will be held at the following venue:
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
What are the room rates for the room block at this meeting?
What is the registration fee for the 2015 North America Community Meeting?
|Member Type||Complimentary Registration(s)||Cost Per Additional Registrant|
|Participation Organisation||Two||$495 USD|
|PTS Labs||One||$795 USD|
|If your company is both a QSA and an ASV||Two (one for each program)||$795 USD|
|If your company is both a PO and an ISA||Three (two for PO program membership and one for ISA)||$495 USD|
|If your company is exhibiting in the Vendor Showcase||Two (in addition to the above stated allocation)|
What does my registration fee include?
Your registration includes admission to the conference sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, an attendee list, access to the Vendor Showcase, daily breakfast and lunch, and admittance to the Welcome Reception and Networking Reception.
Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
For registrations made online, confirmation of registration will be immediately sent via email. For registrations made with check payment via mail, please allow two weeks for processing; confirmation of registration will be sent via email immediately upon processing. If you do not receive your confirmation after 30 days, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.
Will I receive a receipt for my registration?
Your email confirmation will also serve as your meeting registration receipt. If you need something more detailed, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.
May I register onsite for this meeting?
Yes, you may register onsite at the meeting. However, only credit cards will be accepted for on-site registrations; checks and cash will not be accepted. Payment must be made in full for entry to the conference. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so that you will have a speedier check-in when you arrive at the meeting.
Where do I go when I get to The Vancouver Convention Centre? Where is the event held?
The Community Meeting rooms are located in the West Level 1 Ballrooms AB & CD. Signs will be clearly posted in the lobby area of the hotel. Please refer to your Program Guide once onsite for the complete agenda with room assignments.
Will I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?
Our Refund Policy is as follows: Refunds are available based on when you cancel. Cancellations made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost. Cancellations made less than thirty (30) but at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting or for no-shows. You may substitute another person from the Company if you are unable to attend. Requests for refunds or substitutions in accordance with this policy may be submitted by calling +1 (781) 876-6295 option 4 or email [email protected].
Refunds are available based on when you cancel. See below for details:
|Cancellation date:||Fee Refund|
|Before 30 August||100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost|
|Between 31 August to 15 September||50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee|
|Made on or after 16 September||No refunds available|
|No-shows||No refunds available|
I have registered for the meeting but would like to make changes to my name on my badge. How do I do this?
Your meeting badge will be created using the name and affiliation information submitted in your registration. If you would like to change the information on your badge, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295 with your requested change prior to the conference. You may also request the change onsite at the meeting registration area but please note there may be a wait due to the high volume of activity expected at the registration area.
What is the “official” language of the meeting?
The Community Meeting presentations and hand-outs will be in English.
What is the dress code for the Community Meeting?
Business casual attire is encouraged for all meetings and events at the PCI SSC 2015 North America Community Meeting.
Will I have Internet Access while at the meeting?
Yes, there will be wireless internet access in the conference area. The access code for this secured wireless network will be included in your registration materials.
May I twitter, blog or use other social media outlets before, during and after the meeting to discuss topics announced at the meeting?
The Community Meeting is a unique annual opportunity to meet face-to-face with your Participating Organization peers. It is a chance to share views, give feedback, network and discuss new developments in person. Use of social media tools at Community Meetings to discuss and share non-confidential information is welcome.
However, in order to keep these valuable face-to-face discussions moving along, we kindly request that if you wish to use social media, you do so in a manner that does not distract from the goals of the meetings. Additionally, if you choose to use social media to report on your experience at Community Meetings, please do not publish confidential details of specific discussions or disclose any information about any company’s security position or compliance status.
The Council will be sharing updates via Twitter @PCISSC and the #PCICM hashtag and encourages the use of #PCICM for related posts.
Tell me more about the Welcome Reception and Networking Reception.
The Council invites all attendees to participate at both the Welcome and Networking Receptions. The Welcome Reception will provide attendees with networking opportunities across global regions and industry markets. The Welcome Reception will take place at the Vancouver Convention Center on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, the Council invites you to relax after an informative day during an evening Networking Reception with refreshments. The Networking Reception will take place at the Vancouver Convention Center on Wednesday, September 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Will there be vegetarian or other dietary meal options at the Community Meeting?
Yes, vegetarian and other special dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.) can be made available upon request. Please contact [email protected] in advance with your request.
What if I need special assistance?
If under the applicable laws of the U.S. and Canada you require auxiliary aids or services, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-8855.
Will I be able to store my luggage at the PCI SSC Community Meeting Registration Desk after I check out from the hotel?
PCI SSC is unable to store luggage for you. If you are checking out of the hotel prior to your departure time from the conference, please store your luggage with the hotel bell staff.
What is the weather like in Vancouver for the months of September/October?
The weather during the Community Meeting will be about 60° F/16° C from a high during the day and about 46° F/8° C in the evenings.
Where may I obtain information about the Vancouver airport and transportation options to the Vancouver Convention Centre?
What are the driving directions to the hotel?
I am traveling from overseas; do I require a passport/visa to travel to Vancouver?