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Q:Who is a Delegate ?
A: A delegate is any person who would like to attend the conference , as in listen to the talks and participate in the Birds Of Feather(BOF) sessions.

Q: What time does the event start?
A: On the 2nd of December the inaugural function begins at 10:00 AM. However, the registrations will start much earlier at around 8:00 AM. On the remaining two days the talks will start at 9:30 AM and will go on till 6:30 PM. The special entertainment programs start at 6:30 pm.

Q: Does a delegate have to have any qualification ?
A: NO. A delegate does not have to have any qualification. As long as he/she wants to attend the conference, he/she is considered a delegate. There are no conditions to be fulfilled to be a delegate.

Q: What do I have to do to be a delegate ?
A: If you have to be a delegate, you need to register here.

Q: How do I make the payment for the event?
A: The registration for payment will start on the 1st of December at the venue at around 2:30 PM. On the 2nd of December the registrations will start at 8:00 AM. Please get a printout of the delegate pass while you come for registration and make sure that the full registration code is printed properly. Incomplete registration codes will be considered invalid and the registration charge will be Rs. 500 in such cases.
Payment will be accepted in cash only.

Q: Can I attend the BLUG monthly meets as well as LB/2003.
A : Yes. LB/2003 is an annual conference conducted and facilitated by the Open Source sommunity and anyone can attend the monthly BLUG meets and LB/2003. More information on the monthly meets will be on mailing lists as and when they happen. See the discussions page for more info.

Q: Will I get a certificate for attending LB/2003.
A : The attendance at LB/2003 is surely going to be more than 2000 and it is a logistical nightmare to provide participation letters to all.

Q: Will I get any material ?
A : The delegates of LB/2003 will receive a delegate kit consisting of a T-shirt and food coupons. Any other material will be provided only if the sponsors choose to do so. But after the conference, the slides of the talks will be put up for download.

Q: How do I get to the venue ?
A : Details of reaching the J N Tata auditorium can be found here. Maps have been provided to get to the venue from Mekhri Circle and from Malleshwaram 18th Cross.

Q: How early do I have to come to the venue on the day of the conference ?
A : Its always better to come as early as possible to the conference venue, as registration and settling down will take some time on the first day. Registration for LB/2003 will begin on the 1st of December.

Q: Will I be provided accomodation if I register as a delegate.
A : No accomodation will be provided for the delegates. Its upto the outstation delegates to arrange for their own accomodation. But some links are provided here for reference.

Q:I would like to volunteer my services for smooth functioning of the event.What do I do ?
A : You could register as a volunteer at the volunteer registration page. But , please note , if you register as a volunteer there is a very slight chance that you may actually get to attend the talks. Being a volunteer is quite a demanding thing. Read the volunteer guide to know more about volunteering at LB/2003.

Q: If I volunteer , will I get paid ?
A : No. There is no pay for a volunteer.

Q: If I lose my badge, will I get another one ?
A : No. Keep your badge very carefully till the end of the event. As a security measure only delegates with badges will be allowed into the premises. If you loose your badge, you will need to re-register to get another badge.

Q: Do I have to register every day?
A: No, the 300/500 buck registration is for all three days.

Q: What discounts for bulk registrations from companies?
A: Oye, give us a break! It's just 300 bucks per head! However,since you asked - it's 10% off for 100 or more registrations from one organisation, paid for with one DD

Q: Can we bring the payment for bulk registrations to the venue?
A: Yes, but only if it is by Demand Draft or Cash. No cheques, sorry.

Q: Accommodation for delegates?
A: None. This is a community event, we don't have facilities like that.

Q: Any discount if I attend only on one day?
A: No. It's 300/500 bucks per delegate if you attend one day or all.

Q: I lost my delegate card which I got when I registered at the venue
A: No problem - you can get a new one by paying Rs.300 at the counter

Q: I forgot to bring my registration code
A: No problem, for an extra 200 bucks (total of 500), we'll let you in anyway. Please fill the form at the counter.

Q: Love the T-Shirt. Can I buy another?
A: Sure - pay for two registrations.

Q: Will you take credit cards or cheques at the venue?
A: No. Please bring 3/5 crisp 100 buck notes.

Q: I wont be attending on all days, can I give my pass and coupons to a friend to attend on the days that I am not?
A: We don't approve of it, but can't really stop you. But it is just 300/500 bucks, why not do your thing to support the event by buying your friend his/her very own registration?

Q: Can I attend only the Phenom or Layatharanga or movie show?
A: Sure - tickets are 300/500 bucks. :)

Q: Where is the official smoking area at the venue?
A: Just outside the main gate. Watch out for trucks coming from the right.

Q: What is the refund policy?
A: There isn't any, sorry.

Q: Can I have a copy of the delegate database with email addresses?
A: ROTFL! (Rolling on the floor laughing) NO!

Q: I'll pay you for it!
A: You don't have enough money

Q: I do! I am Bill Gates!
A: You still don't have enough money to make us break our privacy policy.

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