17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor
Frequenty Asked Questions

General

When and where?

SQLBits XII will be held from Thursday 17th July to Saturday 19th July 2014, at the International Centre in Telford..

Who is organising the event?

Members of the UK SQL Server Community are organising the event with the support of our sponsors. If you want to know more see the Who's Who page.

Who will be speaking?

We will have industry leading speakers from around the world. Look at some of the content from previous SQLBits to see for yourself http://sqlbits.com/content/

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.

I need to know something else?

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 7 days before the event starts.

Can I just attend the training day?

Absolutely. Of course we will be sorry to see you leave on Thursday evening.

Will I require my laptop to the training day?

No. Many people like to bring their own laptop, but it is not required.

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes, there is parking at the conference centre.

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.
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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.

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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