General Conference Info
What is the FME International User Conference?
The FME International User Conference (FME UC) is where hundreds of the world’s top data experts come together for three days of inspiring and informative sessions to advance their skills, exchange knowledge, and discover new ideas for their data in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.
When is the conference?
Safe Software Partner Day: May 22, 2017 (invite only – contact email@example.com for more information)
Pre-conference Training: May 23, 2017 (available as an add-on)
FME UC: May 24-26, 2017
Registration and Payments
Where can I register?
Online registration for the FME UC is available from the registration page.
How much does registration cost?
|Pass Type||Price/pass (CDN$)|
|FME UC Pass (May 24-26, 2017)||$1500|
|FME UC Group Pass (3 or more attendees)||$1275|
|FME UC 1 Day Pass||$750**|
|Pre-conference Training Add-on (May 23, 2017)||$250*|
*Must be combined with an FME UC pass
**2 day max
What is included in the FME UC Pass?
The FME UC Pass includes admission for the three conference days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (May 24-26, 2017).
Delicious breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included on each conference day. The evening social on Wednesday, May 24 will also include dinner.
Which methods of payment do you accept for registration?
Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express) are accepted securely through the Eventbrite service.
Offline payment methods are also accepted. You can select one of these options by choosing ‘Pay by Cheque’ during registration.
Please include the order confirmation number and make cheque payable to:
Safe Software Inc.
7445 132nd St. Surrey, BC
Canada V3W 1J8
To pay by electronic funds transfer (ACH), bank wire, or PO, please reference the order confirmation number and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Payment must be made within 30 days of order date or by May 15, 2017, whichever is sooner to avoid cancellation.
On-site conference registration will not be available.
Is there a discount for locals in Metro Vancouver?
Yes, because there isn’t an FME World Tour event in Vancouver this year, we’re offering a special price code for FME users in Metro Vancouver: $500 off your full FME UC pass. Contact email@example.com to get your promo code.
When does registration close?
Registration cut-off is dependent on the payment method:
- Credit card: May 15, 2017
- Purchase orders, cheques and wire transfers: payment must be made within 30 days of order date or by May 15, 2017, whichever is sooner to avoid cancellation.
What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration to another person in my company?
You may transfer your conference pass to someone else for free up to and including May 15, 2017.
If you’re unable to attend and can’t find a replacement, you may cancel your registration for a full refund by March 31, 2017. Between April 1 – 30, 2017 you may cancel your registration for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after May 1, 2017.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply cancellations or transfers.
Is there special pricing for speakers?
Speaker passes will be available at a discounted rate of $1000 ($500 savings off the regular conference rate). Once you are confirmed as a speaker, you will receive a special code to access the Speaker pass.
How can I justify attending to my manager?
The FME UC is an investment in your knowledge and skills. It’s a chance for you to network and make connections with hundreds of data professionals from around the world. And it’s an opportunity to gain fresh inspiration so your organization can stay at the leading edge of data technology.
To download an example justification letter, click here.
When will the schedule be finalized?
The full list of plenaries, breakout sessions, workshops and more is available on the agenda page. Sessions will finalized a few weeks before the conference, but there may be changes or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
Does the FME UC Pass include access to Pre-conference Training?
No, but Pre-conference Training can be easily added to your FME UC Pass when you register or at a later date.
What is included in Pre-conference Training?
Pre-conference Training on Tuesday, May 23 is a full day of hands-on learning. Various classes will be offered. Topics and scheduled to be announced.
Delicious breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included on the Pre-conference Training day.
When can I select my Pre-conference Training courses?
After registering, you will receive an email with instructions to select your training courses. You can choose one morning and one afternoon course.
Can I add Pre-conference Training to my FME UC Pass after I register?
Yes, you can purchase pre-conference training after registering for the FME UC. Select Pre-conference Training from the registration page and make sure to login to Eventbrite with the email and password used to purchase your FME UC pass.
Can I get an FME certification at the conference?
At this time, there will not be FME certification offered at the conference. If you have any questions about certification or would like to apply, please contact email@example.com. We will try our best to accommodate you.
Food & Beverages
Are food and beverages included in the conference registration?
Yes, all full conference passes include the following meal times for the duration of the conference: breakfast, break snacks and lunch.
Dinner will be included on the Wednesday evening social. There will also be food provided during the Thursday hackathon.
What should I do if I have food allergies?
Please make sure to note in your registration (through Eventbrite) of any food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Do you provide invitation letters when applying for a Travel Visa?
We are happy to supply invite letters for you to submit with your Travel Visa application. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Are there discounted hotel rates for conference attendees?
Yes, exclusive FME UC rates are available at select hotels close to the conference venue. For more information, please see the ‘Hotels’ section on the Location page.
What is the recommended attire for conference events?
Business casual attire is recommended for the conference. The conference venue is air-conditioned so you may wish to carry a sweater or sweatshirt with you. Athletic attire is recommended for sport activities (run, soccer and yoga).
What is the anticipated weather forecast for the conference?
In May, the temperature in Vancouver typically ranges from lows of 6°C to 10°C (43°F to 50°F) and highs of 16°C to 19°C (61°F to 66°F). Vancouver is a temperate rainforest, so an umbrella and light jacket could come in handy. A mix of sun, clouds and rain is to be expected.