If I am selected as a Client or Business Partner Speaker, does IBM provide a conference registration waiver or any other benefit?
In exchange for your participation as a speaker, Customer speakers and Business Partner speakers who are selected to deliver a conference elective session may be eligible to receive a conference registration waiver valued at up to USD $2,195. A conference registration waiver will be offered to the speaker if IBM determines, after legal review of applicable laws, that it is appropriate. Speakers must deliver their session at the conference to be eligible for the waiver. This waiver is given to the speaker and not aligned with the session. For example, if a customer is speaking in two sessions, the single waiver covers both sessions. Speakers in Birds of a Feather sessions, Panel Discussion sessions and Ask the Expert sessions do not qualify for the waiver. The waiver is not transferable. We will inform the speaker about the waiver status and any other documentation that may be required. The conference registration waiver allows admission to all conference meals, education sessions, Expo, networking events and programs Sunday evening through Thursday. No other travel or living expense reimbursement will be offered. Only one waiver per session is available for a non-IBM speaker. If both a customer and business partner are speaking in a session, the customer will receive the waiver.