Enfuse - FAQ
Q. Why attend Enfuse?
A. Enfuse is the culmination of fifteen years of “CEIC” and is the only conference that fosters collaboration between specialists in cybersecurity, incident response, digital forensics, e-discovery and enterprise investigations. Enfuse offers lectures and hands-on labs delivered by industry experts, giving attendees the opportunity to test drive the latest techniques, methodologies, and technology. For more information on the benefits of attending Enfuse, or to download our Justification Letter, please visit our benefits of attendance page.
Q. Are there preferred hotels or special room rates for Enfuse 2016?
A. We have a special room rate of $205/night available for Enfuse 2017 attendees at Caesars Palace. Call Caesars Palace at 866-227-5944 to book, or use the pre-discounted online booking link on the Enfuse website travel page. Hotel rooms fill up quickly and some nights sell out by mid-March, so please book your room early. There are also a limited number of government rate rooms available. These rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis so book early. You can book these rooms direct via our travel page or by calling Caesars at 866-277-5644. This rate applies to Federal and state employees only. Please note that you will be asked for verification at check in.
Q. Do you offer government/law enforcement discounts?
A. Government and Law Enforcement attendees receive a $200 discount off the current delegate price when registering for Enfuse. Select the Government/Law Enforcement Registration Type when registering. Must provide proof of eligibility. Please see our pricing schedule or contact us for further details about discount pricing.
Q. Do you offer group discounts?
A. We offer discounts for groups of 3 or more. Group discount rates are $895 through Jan 8, 2017; $995 through February 28, 2017, $1195 during April 15, 2017 and $1395 through May 21, 2017. No group discounts are available on site. Please contact us for further details about group pricing.
Q. Do you offer student discounts?
A. We offer a special academic rate of $895 for eligible students and professors of college/university cybersecurity and forensics programs. Proof of eligibility is required. Please contact us for more information.
Q. Can I attend the conference if I live outside of the United States?
A. Yes. Enfuse is a global conference. Delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide attend Enfuse every year. Some international governments and organizations require an official invitation to send employees to our conference. An invitation letter can be provided upon request, but is not to be considered sponsorship to the United States. You will be strictly invited to attend the Enfuse conference from May 22-25, 2017. Participants will remain on their home country's payroll, continuing to bear all registration, travel and lodging costs and incidental expenses. If participants wish to extend the stay for personal reasons, it will be at their own expense. For information on obtaining travel visas see our travel page or visit US Visa.
Q. Can my company be billed for the cost of the conference?
A. Credit Card is the preferred method of payment, but we will accept a P.O. from Government employees only. Non-government companies sending large groups to Enfuse may be allowed to pay by invoice at our discretion. Please contact us to set up payment by P.O. In order for registrants to be admitted to the conference, payment must be received in full by April 21, 2017.
Q. Do I have to pre-enroll for sessions?
A. Yes. You will need to pre-enroll to attend the labs and lectures. Enrollment will open following the release of the agenda. Enrollment is based on the date you register for the conference, so the first to register for Enfuse are the first able to enroll for sessions. You will receive notification via email announcing when you are able to enroll. Session enrollment is currently scheduled to open by groups based on the date of registration as follows:
- Group 1: Register by 12/10 for Earlybird Session Enrollment - two weeks prior to General Enrollment opening
- Group 2: Register between 12/11 and 1/31 to enroll up to one week prior to General Enrollment opening
- Group 3: Register after 2/1 for General Session Enrollment
Q. What will happen if I register late?
A. The majority of all attendees state that the labs are the number one reason that they attend Enfuse. Registering early is the best way to guarantee that you will get into all the sessions you want. Enfuse 2017 has several tracks, with over 100 sessions to choose from, and we have increased the capacity in several classrooms this year, so you have an even better opportunity to get into the sessions of your choice. If you register late, you will have the option to put your name on a waiting list located outside every session room. It is our goal to get everyone into the sessions of their choice in the most comfortable and safest way possible.
Q. Can I change my sessions once I select them?
A. You can modify your selections at any time prior to the conference by using your e-mail address and confirmation number to access your online registration. Same-day changes are not allowed on-site (as the registration system is synced with the badge scanners each morning) but you can waitlist for a different session if you wish to change classes on-site.
Q. I can't attend all the sessions that I want to, is it possible to get the handouts from all?
A. All the handouts and presentations provided by speakers will be available to all conference attendees. You will be provided with a link to download the presentations from the Enfuse website following the conference. Updated session materials will also be available at the print stations located in the conference hall.
Q. Do I need to bring a laptop to sessions?
A. You may bring your own laptop for note taking purposes but session related materials will only be available on the computers we provide, specifically in the lab sessions.
Q. Are there breaks in between sessions?
A. The schedule for Enfuse has been set up with a minimum of 15 minutes in between sessions to allow time to move to your next session. Several of the breaks for Enfuse 2016 have been expanded to 30, 60 and even 90 minutes (for lunch) to allow you plenty of extra time to visit the exhibit hall.
Q. Are meals provided as part of the registration fee?
A. Meals during conference hours are included in the registration fee. Breakfast is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and lunch is provided on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as beverage and snack breaks during the day. Food is also provided at the Welcome Reception on Monday evening.
Q. Can I take the EnCE or EnCEP exams for free? Will they run out of room?
A. The EnCE and EnCEP exams will be offered onsite at no additional cost. You must submit an application no later than April 28, 2017 to take the exam. Applications are available for download here. The exams will be available at multiple times throughout the conference to allow more people to take the exam and for you to select the best test time for your schedule. There will be adequate room for everyone to take the test. If you have any further questions please contact Guidance training.
Q. How do I renew my EnCE or EnCEP certification at Enfuse?
A. You must attend a minimum of 10 sessions at Enfuse 2016 to renew your EnCE/EnCEP certification. It is imperative that you use your badge to scan in to every session you attend, as we use the badge scans to verify attendance and grant certification renewal. Following the conference, you can download and submit the renewal form from the Enfuse website. If you have any further questions please contact Guidance training.
Q. Can I get CPE credits for attending?
A. Yes. Almost all of the Enfuse 2016 sessions are CPE certified. CPE Forms will be available at the registration desk on the second day of the conference. You can complete the CPE form onsite and return it to the registration desk at the end of the conference, or mail it in to the address provided on the form. Be absolutely certain that you use your badge to scan in and out of all sessions, as the badge scans are used for verification and granting of credits.
Q. Will there be any CLE certified labs?
A. Yes. Our E-Discovery Lecture Track is fully CLE certified. The agenda will note which labs are CLE certified. You will need to manually sign in and out of those classes to obtain CLE Credits for them. You will also need to submit your request via an online link following the conference.
Q. Can I bring a guest to any of the events?
A. We do offer a guest pass for the Monday evening Welcome Reception, which you can purchase online or on-site for $75. Guests are not permitted in the sessions. You must have a full registration badge to enter any of the sessions, keynotes, or Expo Hall.
Q. Can I buy a pass for just the Expo Hall? What about single-day passes?
A. Expo Hall only passes are restricted to employees of companies that are sponsoring/exhibiting in the Expo Hall. There are no single day passes available.
Q. Can I get a better price for next year's conference by attending 2016?
A. Yes! We offer a special guaranteed lowest rate to current year attendees who sign up on-site for the 2017 conference.
Q. What if I need to cancel?
A. If you need to cancel your registration you may submit a request for a refund by contacting us. Please enter “Refund Request” in the inquiry section. Cancellation requests made before February 4, 2017 will be refunded 100% of the registration fee less a $100 processing fee. Cancellation requests made on or after February 4. 2017, will be refunded 50% of the registration fee and will incur a $100 processing charge. No refund requests will be accepted after March 24, 2017. Please allow Guidance Software, Inc four weeks to process your refund.
Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Substitutions are accepted until May 6. Substitutions may be subject to a $25 handling fee. Please note that all sessions enrolled by the original attendee will be automatically transferred to the new attendee. To request a substitution please contact us with "Registration Substitution" in the inquiry section. Guidance Software reserves the right to cancel duplicate or unpaid Enfuse registrations without notice.
Q. What happens if the conference is cancelled?
A. In the event that the conference is cancelled by Enfuse, registrants will be entitled to a full refund of all amounts paid or have the opportunity to apply funds toward a future Enfuse event. In the event of a conference cancellation, requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.