A: The early-bird registration fee is $995. All conference activities will held in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Fortinet has secured several nearby hotels with negotiated rates for conference attendees. Once hotel are available for booking, you will receive an email with instructions.
A: 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 and Closing Party. All breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included on main conference days.
A:  The Pre-Conference Workshops, held on November 8 and 9, are available to all conference attendees at an additional cost of $850.00.
A: Yes! Buy four (4) full conference passes, get one free for Customers only.*

* Exclusions apply. Please contact acceleratesiliconvalley@garnishevent.com with questions.
A:  Cancellations made prior to August 31, 2020, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made between September 1, 2020, and October 4, 2020, will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for any cancellations received after October 4, 2020. Registrations are transferable to another colleague in your organization at any time. All cancellation or substitution requests must be sent directly to acceleratesiliconvalley@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.
A: Attendees who will travel by air should book travel into San Jose International Airport (SJC). Transportation from the airport to the Barcelona International Convention Centre, or other nearby hotels is not provided.
A: There are multiple types of public and private transportation available at San Jose International Airport (SJC) , visit our Destination page to learn more.
A:  At a high-level, Accelerate will begin on November 9 with registration and a Welcome Reception with our Sponsors and Fortinet experts. November 10 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. November 11 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 November 12.
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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A:  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.

A: Yes! You have the opportunity to take an NSE exam at our on-site testing center. The exam will be administered on a BYOD basis. To participate, you must bring your own laptop (Windows or Mac). You cannot use tablets and Linux devices. Visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/fortinet/client-proctored/testtakers for system requirements and to download a secure browser (Fortinet.exe) app to your desktop.

A:  You will need to have an activate Pearson VUE account and provide ID with photo, name and signature. Visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/fortinet for account and ID information. More information and instructions for taking an exam at Accelerate will follow.

A: You will select and register your exam at the event, at least 24 hours before your test. At registration, you need to confirm that you can launch the browser locker without technical issues, that your Pearson Vue account is active, and that you are able to authenticate (you cannot create or recover your user account in the exam room). Come see us at the NSE Exam Registration Desk to reserve your exam seat.

Do not register for the exam prior to Accelerate.

All the necessary information for registering and taking your test is provided at the event.

A promo code for exam payment is provided at your exam session and only valid at the Accelerate event. Ensure that you have an active Pearson Vue account prior to arrival. It may take up to three days to create the account.

A: Because you are using your own laptop to take the exam at Accelerate, you need to download the Pearson Vue browser lock. The browser lock is a small executable that creates a secure connection to the Pearson VUE test administration system, while temporarily disabling other computer functions during your exam. You will need to confirm proper functionality at the NSE Exam Registration Desk prior to registering for your exam.

A: All exams that are currently available (or coming soon) at Pearson VUE are available at the event. See NSE Certification Program. For Fortinet certification information visit the Fortinet NSE Program page.

A. Exams are administered on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Visit the NSE Exam Registration Desk at least 24 hours beforehand to select your preferred day and time. Remember to bring valid picture ID, your laptop, and your exam registration card when registering for your exam.

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A:  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.
A: Please contact events@fortinet.com for a prospectus.
A: The dress code at Accelerate is business casual.
A:  Yes, please use the hashtag: #accelerate20
A:  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.

A: For general information, join the Accelerate group on the Fuse community to ask or answer questions, engage in conversations with fellow attendees and make connections.

For inquires that include personal details, send an email to acceleratesiliconvalley@garnishevent.com.

A: Yes! We want to hear from you! Submit your session ideas and our content team will review. Submit here.