• Dates October 15-18, 2018
  • Venue Fairmont Dallas
  • Location Dallas

Frequently Asked Questions

Widely recognized for the depth and objectivity of its content, IT/Dev Connections training sessions teach developers and IT professionals the skills they need to do their jobs better. Its speakers include the most knowledgeable and accomplished developers, technology experts, and strategists in the industry. Covering everything from Microsoft’s roadmap and strategy to detailed best practices, these hands-on experts take attendees through the entire planning and implementation process, providing specific guidance across all perspectives. The following are a few of the technologies covered: Visual Studio, HTML5, SQL Server, SharePoint, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Windows, Systems Management, Cloud, Big Data, DevOps, and Virtualization
Attendees include Systems Administrators, Network Administrators, Database Administrators, Software Architects, Systems Analysts, Developers of all types and anyone in the IT and development industry looking to build their expertise.

Fairmont Dallas, 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201

The conference agenda will include full-day, hands-on pre-conference workshops on Monday, October 15th, and three days jam-packed with breakout sessions, networking, and community events October 16-18.
You can register onsite the day of the conference.
Yes! Register 3+ individuals from one company at the same time and receive a group discount of $100 off each registration.
Checks (payable to Penton), Visa, MasterCard and AMEX. Please make checks payable to Penton and indicate the attendee name(s) on the check for proper credit. Mail to: Penton IT/Dev Connections 24654 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673 Mailed checks must be received within 60 days of your registration. If payment is not received within 60 days of your registration or by October 9th your registration will be cancelled.
The Essentials package includes all regular sessions and keynotes, general networking events, daily breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Thursday, access to session presentation materials online, and applicable giveaway items. The All Access package includes everything in the Essentials package, online access to the session recordings following the event, a pre-conference workshop, and breakfast and lunch on the pre-conference workshop day.
Yes, you will be asked during registration if you have any special dietary needs. If you did not complete this question during registration please email info@devconnections.com with your dietary needs.
Email info@devconnections.com at least two weeks prior to the conference.

Yes, a one day or three day guest pass is available for a fee. It includes access to the expo area and all evening receptions and meals. Spouses will NOT be able to attend the sessions or lunches without a conference registration.

If you would like to purchase a guest pass please email info@devconnections.com.


Cancellation requests received on or before September 14, 2018 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued after September 14, 2018. IT/Dev Connections recognizes that unforeseen professional and personal situations can alter business travel. While cancellations received after the deadline cannot be refunded, they can be transferred to a colleague or applied to IT/Dev Connections 2019. Please note that unused or ‘no show’ registrations are not eligible for a refund, credit, or transfer. Click here to submit an inquiry, cancellation, or update
Yes, many of the conference session presentations will be available online during the event.
Upon registration the day of the event you will receive your badge and a ticket for the pre-conference workshop if registered and paid.
Conference dress is comfortable and casual. The session rooms are air conditioned so you might want to bring a sweater or jacket.
Yes, via email at the email address you used to register.

Of course! Download and modify our "Convince Your Boss" document.

Use this document to draft your own email to your manager to help gain approval to attend IT/Dev Connections 2018.

Yes! We have a special, non-expiring registration code for active MVPs that provides $500 off the current registration price for either Essential or All-Access packages.

To receive the code, copy your Microsoft MVP lead on an email to info@devconnections.com and request the code.