FAQ


General

Where can I get food?

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. There will also be refreshements served in the breaks between sessions so you shouldn't go hungry.

Can I request special food

Yes, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or similar requests can be made when you register. We will work with the venue to try and accommodate your requirements, but regret that this may not always be possible. Special requests must be made during registration, at least 7 days before the event starts.

Can I just attend the training day?

Yes, you can pick and choose one or more days during registration.

Will I require my laptop to the training day?

No, not unless specified in the session details. Many people like to bring their own laptop, but it is not normally required.

Visas for international attendees

Unfortunately, we cannot issue sponsor letters for attendees to support Visa applications. Please use your receipt as confirmation of your intent when applying for a Visa for the UK.

Can I sponsor the event?

See the Sponsorship page for more details of how you can support the events.

How do I get to the venue?

Please see the Travel & Accommodation page for full details.

How can I vote for SQLBits Sessions?

Every year SQLBits receives hundreds of sessions submitted by speakers from across the world. We always encourage our attendees to browse the sessions submitted and vote for your favourite sessions.

Whether you have registered for the conference or not, we always welcome our attendees to vote for the sessions they would like to see.

For information of how to vote, follow the instructions on the Facebook post

https://www.facebook.com/SQLBits/photos/a.592764534068253.1073741825.330145840330125/1127311603946874/?type=3

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Registration & Payment

Is there any discount for charities or not-for-profit organisations?

We do not offer any discounts for charities or other not-for profit organisations. SQLBits itself is not a profit making organisation, all the organisers are volunteers, and the monies we take are used to provide our events and support the wider SQL Server community in the UK. The Saturday conference day is of course totally free.

How can I register?

You can register online. We are using RegOnline to handle registrations, so don't be alarmed when you get sent to a different site.

How do I register someone else?

If you are NOT attending yourself:
To register someone else you need to first register yourself as a 'Booking Administrator'. Once you have entered your details, then you'll be able to add additional attendees.

If you ARE attending yourself:
First register yourself as a 'Conference Attendee', then once you've selected your agenda you'll be able to add additional attendees into your booking.

Pricing and Discounts

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday are priced individually.
Saturday is free to attend (but you DO still have to register beforehand!).

You get a discount if you book the full conference. Just select the 'Full conference' option during the registration process.

We also offer an early bird discount, so if you want the best price you need to register early!

If you're in a group of 6 or more, then you also get a 15% group discount, but only if you're all attending the same day(s).

What are your company details?

SQLBits Limited is a private limited company, registered in England. Our company number is 06364368.

We are VAT registered, and our VAT number is GB 944056228.

Our registered address is -

SQLBits Limited
38 Piggottshill Lane
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 1LW

What payment types do you accept?

We only accept credit cards. We do not accept purchase orders and invoices, due to the additional overhead required to process these payments. If you have problems paying then please contact us.

I need a VAT receipt for my registration?

You can download a full VAT receipt from the registration confirmation page. This is the last page displayed when you register. You can review your confirmation at any time in a couple of ways:
  • Follow the Review your registration record or make any changes link in your confirmation email. The email will have been sent when you completed payment, from SQLBits (events@regonline.com) with a subject of Registration Confirmation
  • Return to the registration site and login using the email address and password you chose when you registered. Then follow the View, Print, or Email Registration Record and Receipt link for the confirmation page.
On the registration confirmation page, click the Receipt link as shown below: Receipt Link

I am EU VAT registered, do I still have to pay UK VAT?

Yes, we are a VAT registered company providing services within the UK so we have to charge VAT.

All fees are subject to UK VAT at 20%, even if you are registered for VAT within the EU, but outside of the UK. Attending a SQLBits conference is classed as a supply of services, and the supply takes place within the UK, therefore VAT is chargeable.
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