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What can I expect at Accelerate?

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What is the dress code at Accelerate?

The dress code at Accelerate is business casual.

How much does it cost to attend?

The registration fee is $1,295. All conference activities will held in the Swan and Dolphin Resort. Fortinet has secured rooms at a negotiated rate for conference attendees. In order to receive the negotiated discount, hotel reservations should be made during the conference registration process.

What is your cancelation policy?

Cancellations made prior to January 31, 2019 will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made between February 1, 2019 and March 19, 2019 will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for any cancellations received after March 19, 2019. Registrations are transferable to another associate in your organization at any time. All cancellation or substitution requests must be sent directly to registration@garnishevent.com. Please be aware that all credit card charges will appear on your statement as being charged by "Garnish Events LLC".
Please Note: Fortinet reserves the right to cancel or refuse any registration. You will be notified if your registration is not accepted and is canceled. In the event this happens, you will receive a full refund for your registration.

Do you have a letter to your manager template available?

Is there an offical event hashtag?

Yes, please use the hashtag: #Accelerate19

Are there any Group Discounts?

Yes! Buy four (4) full conference passes, get one free*!
Exclusions apply. Please contact registration@garnishevent.com with questions.

What breakout sessions will be offered?

In addition to the Fast Track Workshops, sessions will be provided by the Fortinet Product Management team, Product Marketing team, and Partner Team. You will also find sessions specific to Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Cloud, Service Providers, Operational Technologies, IoT, SLED, and Federal customers.  
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Who should attend Fortinet Accelerate?

Accelerate is the perfect setting for Fortinet Customers and Partners to learn more about network and cyber security trends. Network and cyber security engineers, system administrators, systems architects, and technical decision makers will find answers to pressing questions, tips and tricks to strengthen their network’s defense and avoid unwanted attacks.

What is included in the Registration Fee?

Your conference pass gives you access to all keynotes and sessions, Fast Track Workshops, and the TechExpo. You’ll also have access to the evening networking events, including the Welcome Reception, Epcot Experience and Closing Party. All breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included on main conference days.

Does it cost extra to attend the Pre-Conference Workshops?

The Pre-Conference Workshops, held on April 7 and 8, are available to all conference attendees at an additional cost of $850.00, excluding hotel. We recommend you book your hotel stay at the Dolphin or Swan.

Does everyone get a Free NSE Exam?

Yes, a Free NSE Exam Voucher will be given to all conference attendees and must be used while at the conference. You can choose any exam from NSE 4 to 7, as well as the NSE 8 Written Exam.

What Free NSE Exams will be offered?

The following Free NSE Exams will be offered at Accelerate 2019:
  • NSE 4 – FortiGate 6.0 
  • NSE 5 – FortiAnalyzer 5.4
  • NSE 5 – FortiAnalyzer 6.0
  • NSE 5 – FortiManager 5.4
  • NSE 5 – FortiManager 6.0
  • NSE 6 – FortiAuthenticator 4.0
  • NSE 6 – FortiAuthenticator 5.4
  • NSE 6 – FortiADC 4.4
  • NSE 6 – FortiDDoS 4.5
  • NSE 6 – FortiMail 5.3.8
  • NSE 6 – FortiMail 6.0
  • NSE 6 – FortiWeb 5.6
  • NSE 6 – FortiWLC 8.2
  • NSE 7 – Advanced Threat Protection 2.5
  • NSE 7 – Enterprise Firewall 5.4
  • NSE 7 – Enterprise Firewall 6.0
  • NSE 7 – Secure Access 6.0
  • NSE 8 – Network Security Expert 8 Written Exam 6.0

Can someone take the Accelerate pre-conference workshop and then use their Free NSE Exam Voucher during the conference?

Yes, but we strongly recommend having hands-on experience with the Fortinet product(s) in addition to taking an NSE course to have the highest chance of passing an NSE exam.

What are the requirements to take an NSE Exam with the Free Voucher during Accelerate?

A. You will need to visit the Exam Registration desk at Accelerate to reserve a time slot to take your exam. You will need to have a valid Pearson Vue account, which we recommend setting up ahead of time at https://home.pearsonvue.com/fortinet. You will be required to bring a photo ID to the Accelerate exam room at your scheduled exam time.

What is the Conference Agenda?

At a high-level, Accelerate will begin on April 8 with registration and a Welcome Reception with our Sponsors and Fortinet experts. April 9 will begin with keynote addresses from key Fortinet executives and invited guests. The afternoon will offer engaging and transformational sessions, networking time in the TechExpo, and an exclusive Epcot Experience at Epcot Center. April 10 will follow the same pattern, but with a closing party you won’t want to miss. We’ll say goodbye until next year with departures on April 11.

A full conference agenda will be posted soon.

Can I bring a guest to the evening activities?

Yes, you can purchase a Guest Pass during the registration process. A guest pass costs only $400.00 and includes access to the evening events only and is for guests aged 21 or older.

What airport should I fly into? Do you provide transportation?

Attendees who will travel by air should book travel into Orlando International Airport (MCO). Transportation from the airport to the Swan and Dolphin, or other nearby hotels is not provided.

Are special meals available?

Our menus do cater to food allergies and aversions that impact a great portion of the population. Should your diet be more restricted, such as halal or kosher, or if you are looking for a wider variety of gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan offerings, please indicate your needs during the registration process.

How can I learn about Sponsor and Exhibiting opportunities?

Please contact events@fortinet.com for a prospectus.

I have a question not answered here, who can I contact?

Send your inquiries to registration@garnishevent.com.