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Who is RFID Journal?
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information about radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide—in print, online and at face-to-face events. Please visit rfidjournal.com for more information. To keep you up to date throughout the year, RFID Journal also publishes a magazine and offers the most robust Web site covering RFID technologies. To take full advantage of this offering, you can become a premium member for just $189 a year, simply by visiting www.rfidjournal.com/join.

Tell me about the conference and exhibition.
RFID Journal LIVE! is the premier RFID conference and exhibition in the world. It’s where the RFID community gathers to assess the current state of adoption, share ideas and plan strategies. And it's where end users share what they've learned, established vendors release their latest products and startups unveil their innovations.

Why should I attend?
Whether you're researching RFID's potential for your business or implementing and looking to learn best practices, RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 is the one event where you will learn to apply RFID profitably to your business, take your knowledge of RFID to the next level and use the technology to positively impact business processes in your organization. The entire focus of the conference is on helping companies large and small use RFID to solve business problems, reduce costs and increase sales.

Who should attend?
RFID Journal LIVE! is designed to meet the educational, buying and networking needs of executives and technologists in all industries. The content is geared to address the needs of businesspeople in information technology, supply chain management, operations, manufacturing, transportation/logistics and warehouse management, as well as anyone else charged by their organization to learn about or purchase RFID products and solutions. RFID Journal LIVE! features eight tracks to meet the educational needs of attendees with all levels of knowledge and executives in key industries, 11 preconference seminars targeting specialized RFID applications and the world's largest exhibition of RFID vendors.

Who are your keynote speakers?
We have a number of general sessions including top executives from Proctor & Gamble, Sam’s Club, Motorola, Airbus and IBM. Additional keynoters will be added in the coming months. Please visit the event Web site for a complete list.

How many speakers will you have?
More than 150. Two-thirds of those will be end users presenting their experiences and lessons learned in deploying RFID technologies in their enterprises; academics working on applied research; or other objective experts. Other speakers will include consultants with hands-on experience, as well as venture capitalists, technology providers and other experts.

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What is IEEE RFID 2008?
The IEEE International Conference on RFID is the only technical international conference on RFID. Researchers, developers, integrators and visionaries discuss and expand their knowledge of technologies, systems, networks, algorithms and applications that support the development and adoption of RF-based wireless communications and identification systems. Visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live for more information.

How to register for IEEE RFID 2008:
Click here to view registration options.

What is the EPC JAG meeting?
EPCglobal has partnered with RFID Journal to co-locate its spring Joint Action Group (JAG) meeting with RFID Journal LIVE! 2008, at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. JAG meetings serve as a platform to bring together EPC/RFID end users and technical experts to address real-world business challenges. The goal of the JAG is to establish business requirements and use cases across multiple industries to facilitate supply chain efficiency and solve business challenges. The ultimate result of JAG member collaboration is EPCglobal standards.

Who may attend the EPCglobal JAG meeting?
EPCglobal subscribers in good standing may attend the JAG meetings. Some sessions require the submission of IP Policy and Opt-in Agreements. These sessions are noted on the agenda and registration. Visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live for more information.

How to register for the EPCglobal JAG meeting:
EPCglobal subscribers must register separately with EPCglobal if they would like to attend the JAG meeting. All EPCglobal subscribers attending the meeting are entitled to a 10% discount on any pass to RFID Journal LIVE! 2008. Your special 10% discount code will be provided to you once you complete registration for the EPCglobal JAG meeting.

To register for the JAG meeting, go to http://www.epcglobalinc.org/about/events/JAG/

What is the Sam’s Club Supplier Meeting?
Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, is holding a private meeting with its suppliers on April 16, 2008, to discuss its EPC initiative. The meeting will be held in conjunction with RFID Journal LIVE! 2008, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Suppliers participating in the meeting are welcome to attend, at no cost, a special EPC Compliance and Benefit Training course co-produced by EPCglobal North America and RFID Journal. In addition, RFID Journal is extending a special 15% discount to all Sam’s Club suppliers interested in attending RFID Journal LIVE! 2008.

Is the Sam’s Club Supplier Meeting open to everyone?
No. It is a private meeting for Sam’s Club suppliers. If you are a Sam’s Club supplier and would like to attend the suppliers meeting, you will receive a special code from Sam’s Club enabling you to register through the RFID Journal LIVE! registration system. For registration options, please visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

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What are my registration options?
We strongly recommend you select the Conference + Preconference Pass, your “all access” pass to every minute of RFID Journal LIVE! 2008. The Conference + Preconference Pass provides the flexibility to attend all aspects of the conference and exhibition, including keynotes, meal functions and receptions, preconference seminars, general and breakout sessions. This pass is competitively priced to give you the best value for your conference dollars.

You can also register for one of the following:

  1. Conference Pass: Provides access to all aspects of the Main Conference, including the opening keynote and welcome reception on Wednesday, April 16, plus all meal functions on Thursday and Friday.
  2. Preconference + Exhibits Pass: Provides access to one preconference seminar and the opening keynote and welcome reception on Wednesday, April 16, plus the exhibits, keynotes and general sessions on Thursday and Friday, and meal functions served in the exhibit hall.
  3. One-Day Conference Pass: Provides access to all aspects of the Main Conference on either Thursday, April 17, or Friday, April 18 (your pick), plus all meal functions on the selected day.
  4. Exhibits Only Pass: Provides access to the exhibits, keynotes and general sessions on Thursday and Friday, as well as meal functions served in the exhibit hall. It does not provide access to the opening keynote or welcome reception on Wednesday.

Can I combine conference passes?
No, conference passes are not combinable. If you are interested in a Preconference Seminar Pass and One-Day Conference or Exhibits Only Pass, we recommend you purchase a Conference + Preconference Pass. If you are interested in a One-Day Conference Pass and an Exhibits Only Pass, we recommend you purchase a Conference Pass.

Do I have to choose which tracks I would like to attend during the conference when I am registering?
No. You are free to attend any sessions in any tracks throughout the conference. Only preconference seminars must be pre-selected at the time of registration.

If I register for an Exhibits Only or One-Day Conference Pass, can I attend the keynote and opening reception on Wednesday night?
No, your pass does not provide for access to any of the programming or social functions on Wednesday.

If I register for a Preconference Pass, can I attend the event on Thursday and/or Friday?
Yes, your Preconference Pass also provides access to the exhibits, keynotes and general sessions on Thursday and Friday, as well as meal functions served in the exhibit hall.

Can I register for a preconference seminar at the conference venue?
Yes. You may register for a preconference seminar on site; however, space for the seminars is limited, and we cannot guarantee you will be able to get into the seminar of your choice. To ensure availability, it is best to register early.

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What payment options are available for the conference?
Payment can be made online by credit card, company check or wire transfer.

To register online:
Please click here or visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live. Payment for online registration can be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express) or company check.

To register by phone:
Please call 1-866-337-3173 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm EST. Payment for phone registration can be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express) or by company check drawn on U.S. funds. Payments by company check must be received by April 4, 2008. Checks should be made payable to RFID Journal, LLC. If you have any questions about these alternative payment options, please e-mail LiveHelp@rfidjournal.com.

Our mailing address is:
RFID Journal, LLC
555 Broadhollow Road, Suite 274
Melville, NY 11747

When should I pay for the conference?
Payment must be received prior to the conference. Discounts are available for early registrations.

Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. Groups registering three (3) or more employees from the same company are eligible for a team discount of 20 percent off each registration, provided that the 3 or more employees are on the same registration, and that one form of payment is provided for the group. Please note that team discounts apply to Conference + Preconference and Conference Passes only, and are not combinable with any other discounts. Please contact Registration Customer Service at 1-866-337-3173, or e-mail LiveHelp@rfidjournal.com for information.

How can I obtain a receipt for my credit card payment?
When you pay by credit card through this Web site, you will automatically receive an electronic receipt. If you choose to pay by check, we will mail you a receipt.

I have two discount offers. Can I combine them?
No, discount offers cannot be combined. Use whichever discount code will give you the best price.

Do you offer student or faculty discounts?
Yes—for both educators and currently enrolled students. You will need to provide proof of your employment with an educational institution, or proof of enrollment. Please call our Conference Hotline at 1-866-337-3173 for more information.

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What if I register and need to cancel later on?
If you are unable to attend the event for any reason, you should send a written notice to LiveHelp@rfidjournal.com no later than April 4, 2008. Upon receipt, we will issue a credit toward a future event produced by RFID Journal LLC, minus a 25% administrative fee. This credit may be used for one year from the first day of the 2008 event, at any subsequent RFID Journal LLC conference. No credits will be issued after April 4, 2008.

Can I send someone else in my place?
Substitutions will be accepted only with the written permission of the original registrant, and with the approval of RFID Journal. All substitutions must be received in writing and e-mailed to LiveHelp@rfidjournal.com by April 4, 2008. If wish to provide a substitute after April 4, your substitute must also bring written authorization from you to the conference registration desk.

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How long does the conference last?
The preconferences begin at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 16. The conference starts with a keynote on Wednesday at 4:30 pm, ending at 4:00 pm on Friday.

What are the exhibit hours?
Wednesday, April 16           6:15 pm to 8:00 pm—Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday, April 17              10:45 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, April 18                  10:30 am to 3:00 pm

What are the hours for onsite registration?
Wednesday, April 16           7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 17              7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 18                  7:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Is there a discount on accommodation at the Venetian for attendees?
Yes. We have negotiated a special rate of $249 per night at the Venetian for single or double occupancy. The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the registration fee. Although this special rate is available until March 25, we strongly recommend you book your room as early as possible, as the conference hotel room block has sold out early in previous years. To book your room, click here to visit our Travel & Hotel page.

Is there transportation provided from the airport?
Transportation is not provided by the organizer. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the hotel is approximately $15.

Car rental is also available at the airport through most major rental companies.

Are meals included?
It depends upon which pass you register for. For attendees purchasing a Conference Pass, most meals are included, such as the opening reception on Wednesday, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday. To determine meal accommodations for your specific pass, click here.

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When will I receive my conference material?
Your badge, program guide and other materials will be distributed on the first morning of the conference. You will receive a pre-event e-mail from us with other logistical details about the venue and transportation.

Will all the speaker presentations be available on the Web after the event?
After the conference, we will post presentations on the event Web site, then e-mail attendees a URL, user name and password enabling them to download the presentations. Please note that not all speakers give permission for their presentations to be posted. The copyright for this material belongs to the speakers, and information cannot be reused without permission.

What should I wear?
The dress code at the conference is business casual.

Will I receive any information from you in the mail?
After the conference, you may receive brochures on related topics from time to time.

Can I get a copy of the attendee list, either before the event or onsite?
No. Our privacy policy does not allow us to publish or distribute our attendee list.

Do you have any other RFID events?
Yes (see list below). You can always check www.rfidjournalevents.com for a complete listing. To keep you up to date throughout the year, we also publish a print magazine in addition to offering the most robust Web site coverage of RFID. To take full advantage of this offering, you can become a premium member for just $189 a year. Simply visit www.rfidjournal.com/join.

RFID In Fashion 2008
The event for retail, apparel, footwear and accessory companies
3rd Annual Conference and Exhibition
In Partnership with the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
August 10-12, 2008 • Fashion Institute of Technology • New York City

EPC Connection 2008
5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
In Partnership with EPCglobal North America
Oct. 21-23, 2008 • Donald E. Stevens Convention Center• Chicago, IL

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2008
4th Annual Conference and Exhibition
November 3-5, 2008 • Clarion Congress Hotel • Prague

RFID Journal LIVE! Canada
3nd Annual Conference & Exhibition
In Partnership with EPCglobal Canada
December 1-3, 2008 • Toronto Congress Centre • Toronto

RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.

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