CONFERENCE FAQ

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GENERAL

1. What is infoShare?

infoShare is the conference where you can share your story and make your ideas happen. infoShare 2018 is held in Gdańsk on 22-24th of May 2018. The conference features two days full of program on six stages, speed dating sessions and workshops. During the third day of the conference we can chill and chat together at the infoShare on the Boat trip!

At infoShare you will find knowledge and inspiration to cooperate, form meaningful bonds and create a truly innovative technological society. In 2017, the event brought together 5500+ attendees including developers, executives, innovation leaders, marketers, investors, 250 startups and 150+ journalists. Last year we hosted more than 120 speakers on stage - successful founders, serial entrepreneurs and well-known developers from all over the world. infoShare gives also a great possibility for networking during side events like networking party with live concert, charity beach running in the morning and many more.

infoShare is a non-profit event organized by a group of professionals experienced with technology, marketing and management thoroughly dedicated to make it the best possible high-quality event for all of our guests. infoShare team started building the conference more than 10 years ago, making it the biggest tech conference in Central-Eastern Europe.

2. Where can I see photographs and videos from previous years?

You can check out our photo album on our Facebook fanpage and watch our videos here.

3. Where does infoShare take place?

infoShare takes place in AMBEREXPO Conference Centre in Gdańsk, Poland.
The full address is: ul. Żaglowa 11, 80-560 Gdańsk. Check it out on the map.

4. Who can attend infoShare?

The event is open for everyone over the age of 15. You just need to be registered.
You can do it here.

5. How can I register?

You can register here.

6. When can I register and purchase a pass at the latest?

If you would like to get a basic pass (free of charge) you need to register until April 30th 2018.
From May 1st 2018 you can purchase a basic pass for 50 PLN + VAT.

If you would like to purchase a paid pass (e.g. conference/startup/executive/investor) there is no deadline - you can even register and buy a pass at the conference (via your mobile device). After you purchase a pass online, go to the registration desk for your badge.

7. How much does the pass cost?

Basic passes (basic participation in infoShare) will be available free of charge in a limited period of time - from March 1st to April 30th 2018.
From May 1st you will have to pay 50 PLN + VAT for a basic pass.

Here you can find paid passes with many profits included. Check DETAILS of the pass that you are interested in.

8. What does the infoShare pass entitle me to?

Each pass type (e.g. basic/conference/startup/executive/investor) gives you different profits.
Here you can find the full list for every pass type. Choose the pass that you are interested in and then click DETAILS. 

9. Where can I find the conference schedule?

A detailed schedule will be published closer to the event. It will be available on our website and in our event application.

10. How can I get the latest updates about the event?

You can find the latest news about infoShare either by signing up for a newsletter at our website or by following our Facebook fanpage.

11. I want to give a speech or propose a Speaker, whom should I contact?

To give a speech at the infoShare you need to send your application for the “Call for Speakers”. You can find more information about the CFS here.
To propose a speaker please contact us at: cfs@infoshare.pl.

12. I am interested in partnering infoShare, whom should I contact?

For partnership queries please contact us at: partners@infoshare.pl.

13. I’m interested in a media pass for the event, whom should I contact?

For more information on media accreditaion please contact us at: media@infoshare.pl.

14. Where can I find the terms of participation in infoShare conference?

You can find terms here.

15. Do I need to have my ID with me during the conference?

Yes, you need to have your ID (or other document with your photo) during the conference and all side events. You may be asked by Organizers to prove your identity.

16. Do I need to be over the age of 18 to attend infoShare?

No, you need to be over the age of 15. People under 15 years of age may participate in the conference only under the supervision of adults.

17. Do I need to be an employee of a company to participate in infoShare conference?

No, you don’t need to be employed. You can be a student, a startup, self-employed or have any other status.
Everyone (over the age of 15) can come to infoShare conference after registration on our website.

18. I am not working at any company, what should I write in the box “company name” during registration?

You can enter the title of a project you are running, the name of the organization to which you belong, the name of the university, etc.
You can also be creative and write whatever you want! But remember it will be presented under your name at your conference badge.

19. Who can apply to volunteer?

Volunteering is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in tech, innovation, events and of course fun!
You can find more information about the infoShare Volunteer Program and the application form here.

For infoShare 2018 registration for Volunteer Program is closed. We have already selected all teams . But if you are interested in the infoShare Volunteer Program next year just leave us your application form and we will contact with you when the recruitment process will be open :)

20. Can I delete my account on www.infoshare.pl?

If you want to delete your account, please contact us at kontakt@infoshare.pl.

VENUE

1. Where and when can I pick up my badge and wristband?

You can pick them up during registration. Registration desk at the conference venue is open on both days of the event from 8:00 to 17:00.
We also open extra registration points on the day before the conference - in the venue (Amber Expo), Lech Walesa airport, Olivia Business Centre (Olivia Six), during the Before Party and the Great Networking Party (more information will be sent via newsletter closer to the event).

If you have a conference pass or a startup pass, your wristband will include food vouchers - be careful not to loose them.

2. Do I have to wear my badge and wristband all the time?

Yes, you have to wear them during all conference days and all side events.
Organizers reserve the right to forbid entering the conference or a side event without the badge and the wristband.

3. Do I need to have my ID with me during the conference?

Yes, you need to have your ID (or other document with your photo) during the conference and all side events. You may be asked by Organizers to prove your identity.

4. Are there food and drinks available at the event?

At infoShare you can find special zones to eat and chill:

VIP Area ​
- it’s a separated location available for executives, investors, speakers, and media passes holders only,
- lunch is served from 12:00 to 15:00,
- on-going coffee break,

Chill & Work Area
- it’s a separated area for conference and startup passes holders,
- includes a networking site and a place for work,
- on-going coffee break,

Lunch Area
- if you have a conference pass or a startup pass, here you can exchange your voucher (from wristband) for lunch,
- if you have a basic pass, here you can buy a meal,

Food Trucks Area
- if you have a conference pass or a startup pass, here you can exchange your voucher (from wristband) for lunch in food trucks,
- if you have a basic pass, here you can buy a meal in food trucks,

Coffee Corners
- there will be a few coffee stations at the venue available for all attendees.

5. Is there a car parking available for conference attendees?

Yes, a car parking is available and free of charge for all infoShare attendees on May 22th and 23th.

6. Where should I look for accommodation in Gdańsk?

We negotiated some special offers at hotels and hostels in Gdansk. Check it out here.

7. Where can I reclaim items lost at the event?

To reclaim lost items contact us at kontakt@infoshare.pl or call our office number: +48 789 359 093.

PASSES AND PAYMENT

1. How can I get access to my infoShare account?

You can log into your account at our website with your e-mail address and a password. 
If you have not created an account yet, you can create it here.

2. I bought a pass, where can I find it?

After purchasing a pass you should get an e-mail confirmation. You should have your pass visible at your infoShare account after logging into our website. You can find your pass in “Your tickets” Tab.

3. How can I edit my profile information?

You should log into your account at our website with your e-mail address and a password and then click “Your profile” Tab.

4. I have a basic pass - what does it entitle me to?

Here you can find what a basic pass includes.

Be aware that a basic pass does not include:
- an access to Marketing Stage and Tech Plus Stages,
- Great Networking Party and infoShare on the Boat (there is no possibility to buy a ticket only for those side events - if you are interested in Great Networking Party and infoShare on the Boat you need to consider buying a paid pass),
- lunches (you can buy lunches in food trucks or lunch area).

5. I have a conference pass - what does it entitle me to?

Here you can find what a conference pass includes.

6. I have a startup pass - what does it entitle me to?

Here you can find what a startup pass includes.

7. I have an executive pass - what does it entitle me to?

Here you can find what an executive pass includes.

8. I have an investor pass - what does it entitle me to?

Here you can find what an investor pass includes.

9. I’m interested in a media accreditation for the event, whom should I contact?

For more information on media at infoShare please contact us at: media@infoshare.pl.

10. When is the latest I can register and purchase a pass?

If you would like to get a basic pass (free of charge) you need to register until April 30th 2018.
From May 1st 2018 you can purchase a basic pass for 50 PLN + VAT.

If you would like to purchase a paid pass (e.g. conference/startup/executive/investor) there is no deadline - you can even register and buy a pass at the conference (via your mobile device). After you purchase a pass online, go to the registration desk for your badge.

11. How much does the participation in infoShare cost?

Basic passes (basic participation in infoShare) will be available free of charge in a limited period of time - from March 1st to April 30th 2018.
From May 1st you will have to pay 50 PLN + VAT for a basic pass.

Here you can find paid passes with many profits included. Check DETAILS of the pass that you are interested in.

12. How can I pay for my pass?

You can pay by:

  • credit card,
  • online transfer,
  • transfer (to receive proforma invoice, please contact us at invoicing@infoshare.pl).

13. Can I purchase a few passes for my friends/coworkers?

You can purchase a few passes (this refers only to paid passes).
You can’t purchase a few basic passes because they are not transferable. In case of basic passes each person needs to register on her/his own.

Note that you have to transfer the passes to your friends/coworkers until May 16th 2018. Otherwise your friends/coworkers will not be able to enter the conference. After you transfer the passes, they are able to fill in their profile information.

14. How can I get an invoice?

You can generate an invoice at your infoShare account. You need to log into your account at our website then go to "Your orders" Tab.
Be aware that an invoice will be ready to download after your payment is credited on our account.

15. How can I get a pro forma invoice?

If you a need pro forma invoice, please contact us at: invoicing@infoshare.pl.

16. Can I buy a pass at the event?

Yes, you can buy passes (e.g. basic/conference/startup/executive/investor) at the day of the conference.
If you want to get a free basic pass, be aware that you need to register until April 30th 2018.
From 1st of May 2018 you can purchase a basic pass for 50 PLN + VAT also at the event.

17. Can I buy a pass only for one day of the conference?

No, we do not offer one-day passes.

18. I have a basic pass and I want to take part in a side event available only for paid passes holders - can I pay only for that event?

No, there is no possibility to purchase an extra ticket only for Great Networking Party or infoShare on the Boat.
With a basic pass you are welcome at Before Party, After Party and infoShare Beach Running. If you are interested in other side events you need to consider buying a paid pass.

19. Can I get a group discount?

Yes. You can get:

  • 10 % discount if you purchase 3-9 passes of the same type (e.g. only conference passes),
  • 15 % discount if you purchase 10-15 passes of the same type,
  • 20 % discount if you purchase more than 15 passes of the same type.

20. Are the discounts cumulative?

Discounts are not cumulative - we take into consideration only the highest discount which is assigned.

21. Can I transfer my pass to another person?

You can transfer your pass to another person (all passes can be transferred except the basic pass). The pass transfer is possible if you possess the pass and fill all the necessary information about the person receiving the pass in the transfer form available on our website. To find this form you need to login, go to the tab “Your tickets” and click “Transfer to other person”.

22. I have a basic pass but I can’t come to the conference. What should I do?

You should write us an e-mail at: kontakt@infoshare.pl.

23. I bought a paid pass but I can’t come to the conference. What should I do?

You can transfer your pass to another person (all passes can be transferred except the basic pass). The pass transfer is possible if you possess the pass and fill all the necessary information about the person receiving the pass in the transfer form available at our website. To find this form you need to login, go to the tab “Your tickets” and click “Transfer to other person”.

24. I can’t come to the conference and I don’t want to transfer my pass. Can I get a reimbursement/refund?

Resignations will only be accepted in writing, delivered to the Organizer via e-mail at kontakt@infoshare.pl.

In the case of submitting a written resignation:
- 20 or more working days before the conference date the Purchaser will not be charged and will receive the reimbursement of 100% amount paid,
- between 20 and 10 working days before the conference date the Purchaser will be charged with the amount of 50% of the amount paid and will receive the reimbursement of 50% onto the account of purchase,
- less than 10 days before the conference date the Purchaser will be charged with the full amount paid and will not receive any reimbursement.

The acceptance of the resignation will be confirmed by the Organizer via e-mail sent to the address stated in the application. In that case the payment will be returned within 14 days to the bank account from which the payment was performed.

STARTUPS

1. What pass should I buy if I want to represent startup at infoShare?

It depends. If you are interested ONLY in infoShare Startup Contest, you should choose option Startup Contest Free Application and get a free basic pass. If you are interested in a speed dating or a business card in “Grow with Tech” magazine, you have to buy a startup pass. Here you can find all information what startup pass includes.

2. Is startup pass right for me?

infoShare agrees with Steve Blank's definition: a startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model and a business model describes how your company creates, delivers and captures value. The startup pass is dedicated ONLY for projects offering their own innovative products. They are not the right choice for enterprises or companies offering services, like software houses or consulting.

3. How much does a startup pass cost?

Here you can find the current price of a startup pass.
You can also choose infoShare Startup Contest free application just to take part in the Startup Contest. In that case you get what the basic pass includes + possibility to apply for the Contest.

4. What does the startup pass include?

You can check what the startup passes includes here.

5. Is one startup pass for one person only?

Yes, one startup pass gives access to infoShare conference for one person only. If you want to bring your colleagues with you, you can just buy more startup passes in one order and transfer them easily just after.

6. Do all the members of a startup team need to buy a startup pass? What should I do if I want to apply for one expo booth but want to bring more staff?

The paid startup pass gives access to different services - like speed dating and networking parties or a chance to get a free expo booth. To apply for an expo booth you must have a startup pass, but visiting expo is possible for all pass holders. One person from the team could buy a startup pass and apply for the expo booth, whereas the rest of the team could go with basic passes and be the expo booth staff.

7. How can I meet investors?

At infoShare there are several opportunities to meet investors. First, buying a startup pass gives you access to speed dating. The second option is infoShare Startup Contest where investors are available in the jury panel. The third way is expo - where you can do a demo or show your product to investors who visit startup expo. Additionally, there is a startup stage with investors giving speeches and joining expert panels, who you can approach during the Q&A sessions or just after their presentations. And last but not least, networking parties are also a great chance to talk to VCs.

8. Who can have a booth at infoShare Startup Expo?

infoShare Startup Expo is for startups with paid passes only. You can’t buy the startup expo booth, you can only apply for it and we will let you know if you are lucky by March 31st 2018.

Just a quick reminder: infoShare qualifies startups as projects that offer their own innovative products. Expo is not for enterprises or companies offering services, like software houses or consulting.

9. How does infoShare Startup Expo booth look?

infoShare Startup Expo booth is a 2m2 space equipped with bar table, floor-covering, and access to power. You can check its regulations here.

10. Who can apply for infoShare Startup Contest?

You have to be a seed (working on the product) or early stage (having an MVP but before validated business model) startup to apply for the Contest. Only startups at these stages can use this opportunity. infoShare Startup Contest is not for startups at the concept or growth stage. What is more infoShare Startup Contest is geographically and industrially agnostic.

11. How can I apply for infoShare Startup Contest?

There are 5 steps to apply for infoShare Startup Contest:

  1. Choose a startup pass OR apply for the contest for free and get a basic pass.
  2. Either click register for infoShare 2018 or login if you already have an account in our system.
  3. Fill in the application form and choose the box “Apply for infoShare Startup Contest”.
  4. Attach your pitch deck to the form.
  5. Pay for the pass, if you chose a paid one.

Please do remember that you must be either seed or early stage startup to apply for the Startup Contest!

12. When is the deadline for infoShare Startup Contest application?

The deadline for infoShare Startup Contest application is February 28th 2018, 23.59 pm.

13. What should a good pitch deck include?

Here you can find an example of a great pitch deck in our opinion, but this is only an example. Feel free to attach any other file with information that helps us understand your product and business strategy. If you want to show either video or audio materials, include links in your pitch deck. One thing you need to consider is evaluation criteria: business potential, team and product level of innovation - you need to cover them in your deck.

14. What are the criteria for the semifinalists selection?

There are three important things checked while choosing best 20 projects:

  • the product business potential,
  • the team – its structure, experience and time spent on working together,
  • the level of product innovation (meaning also changes in comparison to the products already present on the market).

15. When will the list of semifinalists be published?

The list of semifinalists will be published no later than March 31st 2018.

16. Where can I find the terms of participation in Startup Contest?

You can find infoShare Startup Contest 2018 Regulations here.

17. Who can take part in infoShare speed dating?

infoShare speed dating is available for startup, executive and investor pass holders ONLY.
Attendees with other passes CAN NOT take part in speed dating.

18. What is speed dating and where can I find details on how it works?

Speed dating is a chance to meet investors, executives and other startups in one place at the same time. A dedicated zone at the venue will be available for such meetings. To schedule meetings you need to use our online tool (available both in a web and a mobile version).