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**SPONSORS: For sponsor/exhibitor related questions contact sponsorship@hispanicizeEvent.com or call 203.364.4779. **

***MEDIA: If you are media and would like to apply for media credentials to cover Hispanicize 2014, please contact DavEllePR at Michelle@davellepr.com or Davina@davellepr.com.

EVENT & REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

What is Hispanicize Event? Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize Event is the annual Latino trends and newsmakers event for Hispanic marketers, media, bloggers, filmmakers and music artists.  A multi-industry event with no peer, Hispanicize  features four days of more than 50 professional development sessions.  Major content focus is given to the industries of Hispanic marketing, social media, media, film and music.  The event has become the No. 1 platform in the United States for launching products, services, initiatives, celebrity endorsements and more in front of a coveted national media and Latino blogger audience that is not found anywhere else.

Who should attend Hispanicize 2014? Hispanicize attendees will include thought leaders and influencers from a variety of sectors including: brand marketers, Latino and multicultural bloggers, journalists, public relations, social media and advertising agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, filmmakers, celebrities and music artists.

What will be the main difference between Hispanicize 2014 and your most recent event Hispanicize 2013? The now 4-day event has both expanded and remained the same.  The biggest change for 2014 is that the event will now incorporate a full Journalist track, and incorporate food, art and fashion in a bigger way. Tech will also be emphasized with presentations from tech leaders as well as a startup pitch competition.

What does my Hispanicize  registration badge include? Your badge includes access to ALL  event sessions, on-site meals and entertainment activities during the event. For security purposes, all event attendees MUST wear their badge for entrance into all Hispanicize on and off-site events.

What are the best days to attend the event?  Hispanicize has been deliberately designed to have four solid, jam-packed days of programming.  At our event there is no such thing as a “weaker program” day so any day you want to come will be perfectly balanced with awesome programming and speakers that match the strength of every other days.

What if I only want to attend evening events? Only registered attendees with badges will have access to Hispanicize events – day and evening. In addition, access to events will vary depending on the event (i.e. sponsors, bloggers, media).

What if I purchased an event badge but am unable to attend. Can I get a refund? Can I transfer my ticket? If you have purchased a badge but are unable to attend, you may request to transfer your pass. Please contact Michelle at MSeitman@meetingexpectations.com to request a transfer. Please note that Hispanicize cannot issue refunds.

REGISTRATION DESK:

Will registration be open on Monday, March 30th? No. Events scheduled for Monday, March 30th are by invite only.

What if I am attending the Sherwin-Williams & Coffee-Mate “Conexiones Culturales” Blogger & Journalist Pre-Treat on Monday, March 30th? First, please make sure that you have RSVPd here: http://bit.ly/1jEiP8E. Second, please meet in the lobby of the Miami InterContinental by 2:30 pm on Monday for check-in. Transportation will be provided between the Miami InterContinental and the event venue. This event is for bloggers and journalists only!

What are registration hours? The Cine Sony Registration Desk will open daily from 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, April 1st to Friday, April 4th.

What happens if I lose my event badge? If you lose your badge, please visit the registration desk and show your photo ID to be issued a replacement badge.

Do I have to wear my Hispanicize badge for all event activities? Yes. In order to ensure the security and safety of all event attendees and our sponsors, event organizers are strictly enforcing that anyone entering event facilities and off-site events MUST be registered and be wearing a badge. Anyone not wearing a badge will be asked to leave.

ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL QUESTIONS:

Where will Hispanicize 2014 be held? Hispanicize 2014 is being held at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami.

Is there a special group hotel rate for the Intercontinental Hotel? Yes, please call 1-800-496-7621 and mention special group Hispanicize when booking.                

 When should I arrive and depart? You should plan to arrive on the evening of March 30th or on the morning of April 1st to get the most out of your Event experience. The Event runs from April 1-4th. If you are a sponsor, blogger, media, or filmmaker we suggest you depart on the afternoon of April 5th as one of our sponsors is planning a special treat that you won’t want to miss.

Does the Intercontinental Hotel Miami provide shuttle service to/from Miami International Airport or Fort Lauderdale International Airport? No, the hotel does not provide shuttle service. Transportation options include rental car, taxi, or shared ride services like Super Shuttle Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

What if I’m interested in finding a roommate to share hotel expenses? How can I reach out to other attendees?  You can reach out to fellow bloggers or send a Tweet using the #Hispz14 hashtag to let everyone know that you’re looking for a roommate. In addition, we have a Hispanicize Event Facebook group where you can connect with other attendees and discuss roommate possibilities or meet new friends! http://www.facebook.com/groups/Hispanicize2013.

Can I park at the InterContinental hotel? Yes, the parking rate for day only attendees is $17 – no in and out. Overnight parking is $39 per vehicle per night. The public parking at the meters in front of the hotel and across from Bayfront Park are managed by the City of Miami.  They are subject to change.  Based on their website, the prices range from $0.75 to $1.50 per hour.

Can I bring my children? Will childcare be available at the event venue? You are welcome to bring your children to day activities, however on-site childcare will not be available. Please note that because evening, off-site events will include the serving of alcohol we cannot allow attendees to bring their children.

What should I pack for Hispanicize? What’s the dress code? There is no formal dress code, but we recommend that you dress so that you are comfortable and professional. This means that yes you can wear jeans, but you may want to dress them up with a nice blazer and accessories. For evening events, ladies may want to wear a cute dress with some stylish footwear. For additional tips on what to pack, we suggest What to wear to Hispanicize  by Mercedes Sanchez. And be on the look out for Hispanicize Event style ideas from some of the leading Latina fashion bloggers.

Dress attire for the Positive Impact Awards Gala on Thursday, April 2nd is cocktail or dressed up business professional.

3M POSITIVE IMPACT AWARDS GALA:

Why do I need to RSVP for the 3M Positive Impact Awards Gala? Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, we are asking all registered event attendees to RSVP so that we can better gauge attendance. You can RSVP here: http://3mpia.splashthat.com. Please note that only Hispanicize 2014 badge holders will be allowed inside the gala.

What is dress attire for the Positive Impact Awards Gala? Cocktail or dressed up business professional.

BLOGGER QUESTIONS:

I won a blogger pass from a blogger network giveaway (i.e. Latina Mom Bloggers), but cannot attend. Can I transfer my pass to another blogger? If you won a blogger pass, but cannot attend you can request that your pass be transferred to another blogger who meets the same qualifications that you did to receive the pass. Please contact Lexi at Lexi@hispanicize.com or Michelle at MSeitman@meetingexpectations.com to request a transfer. Please note that travel costs (i.e. airfare to/from Miami, hotel, ground transportation) are NEVER included with a blogger registration pass.

I want to attend Hispanicize but need a sponsor? What can I do? As a courtesy, the Hispanicize Event has tried to connect bloggers and speakers with brands who may be interested in sponsoring them to attend but this is not always guaranteed. Please note that it is not standard practice for event and conference organizers to help cover travel costs for its attendees. If  you are a blogger looking for a sponsor, we recommend that you leverage your existing relationships with brands and agencies to help identify potential sponsor partnerships.

For tips that can help you find a sponsor, check out Leveraging Brand Relationships for a Conference Sponsorship by Joscelyn Ramos Campbell & Jewels Figueras. Maya in the Moment developed a creative campaign to raise funds via Fundly: https://fundly.com/help-fund-my-trip-to-hispanicize.

Can sponsors or bloggers host off-site events if it doesn’t conflict with the official schedule? As a courtesy to our sponsors and attendees, no sponsor events are allowed DURING the event unless approved by Hispanicize organizers.

Can I distribute materials/product from a brand that I’m working with that is not an Event sponsor?  Out of respect to our sponsors who have helped to make Hispanicize Event possible, we ask that bloggers please refrain from distributing non-sponsor products to attendees. If we see anyone passing out flyers or gifts from brands that are not sponsors during the event and at event sites and venues, they will be asked to leave premises.

MEDIA & JOURNALIST QUESTIONS:

If you are media and would like to apply for media credentials to cover Hispanicize 2014, please contact DavEllePR at Michelle@davellepr.com or Davina@davellepr.com.