Q: What is Changepoint EVOLUTIONS?

A: Changepoint EVOLUTIONS is our global customer conference featuring the Changepoint PSA, Daptiv PPM, and barometerIT solutions. This conference delivers product insights, best practices, and networking opportunities. Changepoint EVOLUTIONS empowers executives, management, and teams with new ways to collaborate, align investments, and gain visibility into business initiatives in today’s changing business landscape. The conference will take place October 14-16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Q: Who should attend Changepoint EVOLUTIONS?

A: All Changepoint customers – Daptiv, Changepoint, and barometerIT users, and from Executive to team member, administrators to managers – will benefit from the conference sessions and networking opportunities.

Q: Why should I attend Changepoint EVOLUTIONS?

A: THE LEARNINGS! Revisit what you know, and increase your Changepoint, Daptiv, and barometerIT knowledge. With more than 40 sessions to choose from, you’ll come away empowered to become an agent of change within your organization.

THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF LEARNING AND COLLABORATION! From group conversations to one-on-one learning appointments, every minute of the conference is an opportunity to engage with peers, Changepoint staff, and your product.

THE SPEAKERS!  Hear from Changepoint Execs and product experts, customer success stories and best practices, and a New York Times Bestselling author, and internationally-recognized expert on innovation and applied creativity.

THE NETWORKING! Make connections with a common bond. Networking is key to maximizing your product use. Engage with peers at networking meals and events, in workshops and the Tech Center, and collaboratively manage through the inevitable change that business brings.

Q: Can I receive Professional Development Units (PDUs) for attending?

A: Yes! Attendees will receive PDUs for participating in breakout sessions.

Q: How much does it cost to attend Changepoint EVOLUTIONS?

A: Register today and pay only $795 USD per person. Prices *will* increase this summer; register now for the best pricing.

Q: Where is Changepoint EVOLUTIONS?

A: Changepoint EVOLUTIONS will take place in New Orleans—ranked consistently as one of the top “must visit” destinations in the US, New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz music, the revelry of Mardi Gras, and traditional dishes such as gumbo and jumbalaya.

Q: What is the dress code for Changepoint EVOLUTIONS?

A: Comfortable, business-casual attire is appropriate.

Q: What is the weather like in New Orleans in early October?

A: Glorious! Don’t worry about summer temperatures and humidity—things will cool down nicely in October. It will be in the low 80s F (26 C) during the day, and low-60s F in the evening (15 C).

Q: How do I register?

A: You can register for Changepoint EVOLUTIONS here.

Q: How much does Changepoint EVOLUTIONS cost?

A: Register today and pay only $795 USD per person. Prices *will* increase this summer; register now for the best pricing.

Q: I’m having problems registering. Can you help?

A: For help with the online registration form, please contact evolutions@changepoint.com. We’ll get back to you right away and make sure that your registration goes flawlessly.

Q: How do I cancel or modify my registration?

A: Please direct any registration change requests to evolutions@changepoint.com for consideration.

Q: I need to cancel my registration. May I get a full refund?

A: Cancellations received before August 31, 2019 will be refunded in full. Cancellations between September 1 – 22, 2019 will be refunded, minus a $100 cancellation fee. We are not able to refund cancellations made after September 22, 2019. To cancel your registration, please contact evolutions@changepoint.com.

Q: I can no longer attend. Can I give my badge to a colleague?

A: You may transfer your badge to a colleague for a substitution at no charge up to two weeks before the event. Contact evolutions@changepoint.com to request a badge swap.

Q: Can I stay at the same location as the event?

A: Yes! Participants are encouraged to stay at the conference location: JW Marriott New Orleans in the historic French Quarter. Learn more on our Venues page. You can also access hotel registration here.

Q: How do I book a room at JW Marriott New Orleans?

A: You can book directly with JW Marriott New Orleans online from the registration confirmation page. Click the blue bar to book your hotel.  This will guarantee your discounted rate for your Changepoint EVOLUTIONS global customer conference stay. Did you miss the bar? Check your Changepoint EVOLUTIONS confirmation email or book here.

Q: Why did the JW Marriott New Orleans charge my credit card when I booked my room?

A: All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Q: How do I change or update my hotel reservation?

A: To modify an existing reservation, call JW Marriott New Orleans directly at (504) 525-6500. Remember to tell the JW Marriott New Orleans reservation specialist that you’re attending Changepoint EVOLUTIONS.

Q: Do I have options for arriving early/extending my trip?

A: Planning to arrive before or extend your trip beyond the Changepoint EVOLUTIONS conference? Perfect. JW Marriott New Orleans has extended the Changepoint EVOLUTIONS rate for a few days before and after the conference. Simply book or modify your dates here.

Q: I plan on driving to the conference, or renting a car while I’m in New Orleans. Is parking available at JW Marriott New Orleans? What is the cost?

A: JW Marriott New Orleans provides limited valet parking, but like any metropolitan city, parking is available at a premium cost of $49 per day. If you plan on renting a car during your time in New Orleans, please consider renting it for only before or after the conference. During Changepoint EVOLUTIONS, you won’t have much time for a road trip. See below for public transportation options.

Q: Do I have options for arriving early and/or extending my trip?

A: Planning to arrive before or extend your trip beyond the Changepoint EVOLUTIONS conference? Perfect.

JW Marriott New Orleans has extended the Changepoint EVOLUTIONS rate for a few days before and after the conference. Simply use the hotel reservation link to book or modify your dates.

Q: Will there be meal options for those with special dietary needs?

A: Yes. Please submit any dietary needs during the registration process. You can always contact us at evolutions@changepoint.com with special requests. We will do our best to accommodate!

Q: Which meals are included as part of the registration fee?

A: The following meals are included in your Changepoint EVOLUTIONS registration fee:

  • Monday: Breakfast, lunch, and appetizers at the evening Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday: Breakfast, lunch and appetizers at the exclusive Changepoint EVOLUTIONS event
  • Wednesday: Breakfast and lunch

Assorted snacks and beverages will be available throughout the conference.

Q: I have dietary restrictions. What are my options?

A: Please make sure to include any dietary restrictions or special requests in your registration form, or contact evolutions@changepoint.com. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available as part of all meal offerings.

Q: I’m making travel arrangements. When should I arrive and depart?

A: If you plan on participating in Monday’s full-day Cognos reporting workshop, you will probably want to arrive in New Orleans on Sunday.  You won’t want to miss our welcome reception at JW Marriott New Orleans at 6pm. The customer conference and workshops officially end at late Wednesday afternoon. We hope you plan a day or two on either side of the conference to experience the historically-rich city of New Orleans…so schedule accordingly!

Q: What’s the closest airport?

A: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code MSY) is the closest airport, and is than 16 miles from the conference site at JW Marriott New Orleans.

Q: What’s the best way to get from the airport to JW Marriott New Orleans?

A: There are numerous options get from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to JW Marriott New Orleans:

  • Town car services can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Airport Shuttle: There is an airport shuttle that should cost around $24 USD (one way) with reservations required, and you can always find a taxi outside (or call an Uber).
  • Taxi – Price depends on driver and traffic, but from airport to hotel should cost no more than $25.
  • (The hotel does not have a shuttle van, so please plan accordingly.)

Q: Will transportation be provided to the exclusive Changepoint EVOLUTIONS event at the Presbytere?

A: The Presbytere, the venue for our exclusive evening event, is just a few short blocks away. So grab your team members or a new contact, and walk over! If you require ADA accommodations, please let us know and we’ll provide alternate transportation for you. Please mention this during the registration process.

Q: Do I have to register for each session?

A: Changepoint EVOLUTIONS sessions do not require registration. You will be able to build your schedule (for your own reference) with the EVOLUTIONS mobile app, coming early fall 2019.

Q: Can attendees receive Professional Development Units (PDUs) for attending?

A: Yes. Attendees will receive PDUs for participating in breakout sessions.

BUSINESS JUSTIFICATION

JUSTIFY YOUR PARTICIPATION

Your participation in Changepoint EVOLUTIONS supports not just your professional growth with your Daptiv or Changepoint solution, but also makes you a vital contributor to the success of your organization. Download the justification letter, make a few modifications, and submit it to your management for approval.

Changepoint EVOLUTIONS is our global customer conference featuring the Changepoint PSA, Daptiv PPM, and barometerIT solutions. This conference delivers product insights, best practices, and networking opportunities. Changepoint EVOLUTIONS empowers executives, management, and teams with new ways to collaborate, align investments, and gain visibility into business initiatives in today’s changing business landscape.

Questions? Email evolutions@changepoint.com