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  • Avaya ENGAGE®

    • What is Avaya ENGAGE?

      Avaya ENGAGE, hosted by Avaya and the International Avaya User Group (IAUG), is the premier event for the future of communications experience and its impact on digital transformation. Avaya ENGAGE 2020 brings you four days of workshops, inspirational speakers, and content experts to drive your digital transformation journey.

    • When and where is Avaya ENGAGE?

      Avaya ENGAGE will be held from February 2-5, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. The conference hotels are the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Hyatt Regency Phoenix Downtown, and Renaissance Phoenix Downtown located in downtown Phoenix – all within easy walking distance of the convention center.

    • Who attends Avaya ENGAGE?

      Avaya ENGAGE is designed with business communications professionals in mind and is attended by:

      • Business leaders & decision makers

      • Customer Care, Contact Center Staff, and Leaders

      • CxOs

      • Developers/Architects

      • IT Managers

      There’s an opportunity to learn and grow for business communications professionals of every level and industry.

    • Why should I attend?

      At Avaya ENGAGE, you’ll get inspired by stories and case studies from visionary keynotes. Acquire knowledge from industry experts and thought leaders that will help you achieve maximum value from your Avaya solutions. Address today’s critical business challenges through roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and one-on-one Avaya support. Enrich your career by deciding how technology transforms your organization. You will have access to the entire Avaya ecosystem: executives, solutions experts, partners, IAUG members, and Avaya customers.

      And of course, have some fun! Network and enjoy dinner and drinks at our welcome appreciation party, visit the solution expo hall for fun activities, and experience excellent entertainment at our closing party.

    • How can I convince my boss to let me attend?

      This event is one of the best investments your company will make all year as employees fuel the agility of your business, increase cost efficiency, and solve your most difficult dilemmas. The business impact of Avaya ENGAGE attendance and participation helps streamline all business processes and is a benefit to participants at any stage in their career.

    • What kind of tracks and sessions can I expect?

      Avaya ENGAGE will offer over 100+ sessions with a variety of types and lengths to best cater to different learning styles. Join our subject matter experts as they dive into relevant hot topic tracks, including: Digital Transformation (Business Strategies), Digital Transformation (Innovation), Customer Experience, Team Collaboration, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Services, and Professional Development.

    • When will the final conference agenda and session information be revealed?

      The complete conference agenda with session information will be released in December 2019. Watch the website for the latest updates and to access the agenda once released.

    • Where do I get the most up-to-date information regarding Avaya ENGAGE?

      Keep an eye on your inbox, IAUG and Avaya social media channels, and the Avaya ENGAGE website for any breaking news or updates.

    • What is the dress code for the conference? What about social events?

      The dress code for the conference proceedings, solutions expo, and social events is business casual.

    • Will there be an Avaya ENGAGE mobile app?

      Yes! The app will be released approximately a month before the conference is scheduled to start. All registered attendees will receive download instructions via email once the app is released.

  • REGISTRATION

    It is highly recommended to log in to your IAUG account before registering. This is vital to ensure correct pricing, profile information, and receipt of recordings, handouts and other relevant information. If you are unsure if you have an account or cannot remember your login credentials, please contact info@iaug.org before registering. It is highly recommended for attendees to register themselves as personal information is needed.

    • When does the Early Bird registration pricing end?

      The Early Bird registration pricing ends November 6, 2019! After November 6, the Regular registration pricing begins, which is an increase of $250 per person for the Full Conference and Bundled Package passes.

    • What are the registration packages/passes available for Avaya ENGAGE?

      The following passes are available for Avaya ENGAGE. Specific pricing for each pass is listed on the Registration site.

      Conference Registration
      Includes access to all main stage keynotes, breakout sessions, solutions expo, meals, and all networking events (including opening party, expo receptions, and closing party).

      Conference Registration & Hotel 4 Nights
      Includes conference registration and 4 nights at Hyatt Regency Phoenix Downtown. All bundles are reserved for check-in on Sunday, February 2 and check-out on Thursday, February 6. For questions about this registration type, please contact registration@iaug.org

      Conference Registration & Hotel 5 Nights
      Includes conference registration and 5 nights at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. All bundles are reserved for check-in on Saturday, February 1 and check-out on Thursday, February 6. For questions about this registration type, please contact registration@iaug.org

      Group Registrations
      Includes access to all main stage keynotes, breakout sessions, solutions expo, meals, and all networking events (including opening party, expo receptions, and closing party). The discounted ticket price of $950 per person only applies to the customer attendee type for groups of 5 or more people registering at the same time from the same company. Please contact registration@iaug.org for the applicable discount code.

      International Conference
      Includes access to all main stage keynotes, breakout sessions, solutions expo, meals, and all networking events (including opening party, expo receptions, and closing party). This registration type applies only to those attending from outside of North America. Attendees from Canada and Mexico are not eligible for this registration type.

      One-Day Conference Pass
      Includes meals, sessions, and evening reception for one day. Multiple One-Day passes can be purchased.

      Solutions Expo Plus Pass
      Includes solution expo access (including Tues-Wed Lunch), expo receptions, general sessions, opening party, and closing party.

      Companion Pass
      Includes access to all networking events (including opening party, expo receptions, and closing party).

      Pre-conference Workshops
      Includes access to pre-conference workshops on the morning of Sunday, February 2. Pre-conference workshops are priced at $300 each. The list of pre-conference workshops being offered can be found on the registration site.

    • How do I register?

      Go to the Avaya ENGAGE website at https://members.iaug.org/events/register.aspx?id=1190673, and start your registration.

    • When does online registration end?

      Online registration will close Thursday, January 30 at midnight CST. Onsite registration will be available at the Phoenix Convention Center in the North Building outside Hall DE on Sunday, February 2 starting at 7:30 AM. Please note that there will be an increase in onsite registration cost by $250.

    • What is the cost to register?

      See the following table for pricing for all pass types for Avaya ENGAGE, including both Early Bird and Regular pricing. Should you have any questions on the pricing information, please contact registration@iaug.org.

      Pass Type Price Starts Ends Notes
      Conference - Early Bird Pricing $1,250 07-01-2019 11-06-2019 Log in as an IAUG member and receive an automatic $250 off.
      Conference - Regular Pricing $1,500 11-06-2019 02-01-2020 Log in as an IAUG member and receive an automatic $250 off.
      Conference - Registration & Hotel 5 Nights $2,960 07-01-2019 12-09-2019 or Until Sold Out Log in as an IAUG member and receive an automatic $250 off.
      All bundles are reserved for check-in on Saturday, February 1 and check-out on Thursday, February 6 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.
      Conference Registration & Hotel 4 Nights $2,670 07-01-2019 12-09-2019 or Until Sold Out Log in as an IAUG member and receive an automatic $250 off.
      All bundles are reserved for check-in on Sunday, February 2 and check-out on Thursday, February 6 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix Downtown.
      Group Conference Registrations $950 07-01-2019 02-01-2020 For customer attendees with registration of 5 or more attendees from the same company being registered at the same time.
      International Conference Registration $950 07-01-2019 02-01-2020 Applies to anyone attending outside of North America.
      One-Day Conference Pass $500 07-01-2019 02-01-2020 Includes meals, breakouts sessions, and evening reception for one day.
      Solutions Expo Plus Pass $500 07-01-2019 02-01-2020 Includes solution expo access (including Tues-Wed lunch & receptions, general session, opening party, closing party).
      Companion Pass $300 07-01-2019 02-01-2020 Includes access to all networking events (including opening party, expo receptions, closing party).
    • How do I register as a group?

      Please contact registration@iaug.org for instructions and to receive the discount code that must be used during registration. The discounted ticket price of $950 per person only applies to the customer attendee type for groups of 5 or more people registering at the same time from the same company.

    • Can I bring a Companion (Guest)?

      Yes! Companions are welcome at all Avaya ENGAGE networking events, such as the expo receptions and the opening and closing parties, for an additional fee. You can add companions to your registration during your initial setup. Please contact registration@iaug.org if you need to add a guest after registering.

    • Who do I contact with any registration questions?

      Please email registration@iaug.org.

    • What is the cancellation policy?

      Cancellations must be received in writing on or before January 11, 2020. A processing fee of $250 USD will be assessed for all cancellations received on or before January 11, 2020. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after January 11, 2020. All medical, family emergency and travel related cancellations can be submitted to registration@iaug.org. Refund determination for these requests will be determined post conference.

    • What is the registration transfer policy?

      Should you no longer be able to attend Avaya ENGAGE but want to transfer your registration to another person, please contact registration@iaug.org. All transfer requests must be made by Friday, January 24, 2020. After this date, no substitutions will be accepted.

    • By when do I need to pay my registration fee?

      If you opt to pay by check or to be invoiced, the deadline to receive payment is Monday, January 20, 2020. If your check is not received by January 20, 2020, then you will be required to pay by credit card. Please make sure your invoice number is included on all checks and/or wire transfers.

    • Is Membership included in my conference registration?

      Attendees who register for the full conference, bundle, or international ticket options are eligible for one year of an IAUG membership IF they are not a current or previous paid member. Those who are eligible for this complimentary membership will receive log in information from IAUG directly during the months leading up to or shortly after Avaya ENGAGE.

  • TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

    • What are the conference hotels?

      We have partnered with the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Hyatt Regency Phoenix Downtown, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown for this year’s conference.

    • How will I get to/from the convention center and the conference hotels?

      Because all conference hotels are within easy walking distance of the convention center, shuttles will not be provided in Phoenix.

    • What if I’m traveling internationally?

      For entry into the United States, your passport must be good for at least 6 months after your departure date.

      Residents of Canada and most European countries do not need a visa to visit the United States if they are staying for less than 90 days. However, residents of these countries do require an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). For more information please visit esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. For further information on whether you require a visa to enter the United States, please visit www.travel.state.gov.

      You will have to pass through United States Customs if arriving by air. At United States airports, you must present a completed customs declaration form (which may or may not be provide in-flight).

    • What food is available at the hotels or through the conference?

      Conference hotels do not include complimentary breakfast but it is offered at the convention center. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday plus morning and afternoon breaks at the convention center. Food will also be served at the Solutions Expo evening receptions on Monday and Tuesday and the opening and closing events.

    • Are government rate rooms available in the conference hotels?

      There are a limited number of government per diem rooms available at each property. Please call the hotel reservations department directly to reserve your room at the government rate.

    • Can you suggest transportation options available from the Phoenix airport?

      You can access information on transportation options by clicking HERE

    • Could you advise on parking locations and rates for the Phoenix Convention Center and the conference hotels?

      You can access this information by clicking HERE

  • IAUG

    • How do I become an IAUG member?

      To join IAUG, go to https://www.iaug.org/join/join-iaug and select “Join IAUG”. If you are a returning member, please email for a renewal invoice. To join IAUG, go to https://www.iaug.org/join/join-iaug and select “Join IAUG”. If you are a returning member, please log in to your account to renew, or send an email to info@iaug.org for a renewal invoice

    • Why won’t my IAUG username and password work when I try to register as a member?

      Your IAUG membership might have expired. Please renew your membership at the website listed above. Under the “Join IAUG” menu, please select “Renew my Membership”.

      Please contact info@iaug.org if you need a renewal invoice or to reset your password.

  • PHOENIX

    • Where can I find info on Phoenix?

      Check out https://www.visitphoenix.com/ for more information on things to do, restaurants, and other great opportunities to make the most of your visit.

    • What is the weather like in Phoenix in February?

      In most years, Phoenix averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 68° and 75° F (20° to 24° C). The minimum temperature usually falls between 46° and 51° F (8° to 11° C).

    • Which airports are closest to Phoenix?

      Flights to and from Phoenix go through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and is located 5 miles (8 km) away from the Phoenix Convention Center. It may take between 15-30 minutes to get between the airport and the area around the convention center, depending on traffic.

      For any other questions, please email info@iaug.org.