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Frequently Asked Questions

General Event Information

What is the attire for the event?

Attire for the week is “snappy casual” (examples: polo shirts, button up shirts, sweaters, nice jeans with jackets, khakis and slacks). The dress code for evening events and the Showcase is casual. The conference center is large, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Is Wi-Fi available in the meeting space?

Yes. Look for more information in your welcome packet.

Do I have to attend the evening events?

All HPE attendees are expected at all events.

Can I bring my family?

HPE Aspire is an HPE employee and partner only event. Family members will not be able to attend event meals, training sessions, or functions. Room Rates are based on single room occupancy. Attendee is responsible for notifying the hotel of additional guests (this includes children) and paying additional fees (if applicable). In no cases should the maximum occupancy of the room to be exceeded.

Can I get a special room rate outside of the event?

Yes. Extended stays are available at your expense and based on availability. If rooms are available, you will be able to reserve extra days during the HPE Aspire registration process. Please call the hotel directly if you have questions or issues with reservations. Note, HPE Aspire is an HPE employee and partner only event. Family members will not be able to attend HPE Aspire functions.

Hotel

What is the address and phone number for the Walt Disney World Swan Resort and Dolphin Resorts?

Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: +1 (407) 934-3000

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: +1 (407) 934-4000

What are the parking costs at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts?

On-site parking fee: $23 USD daily
Valet parking fee: $33 USD daily

How do I book the hotel?

You will book hotel for the duration of the event at the time you register.

What days should I plan to stay at the hotel?

Check-in: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Check-out: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Who should I contact if I have questions about my hotel reservation?

You can contact the hotel directly for questions regarding your room reservation. Phone number is: Swan Resort: +1 (407)934-3000; Dolphin Resort: +1 (407)934-4000

Can I get a special room rate outside of the event?

Yes. Extended stays are available at your expense and based on availability. If rooms are available, you will be able to reserve extra days during the HPE Aspire registration process. Please call the hotel directly if you have questions or issues with reservations. Note, HPE Aspire is an HPE employee and partner only event. Family members will not be able to attend HPE Aspire functions.

Flights

What is the closest airport?

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

How do I book flights for the event?

Use your company’s normal booking process.

What dates should I book flights?

Event arrival: Please plan to arrive at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) on Sunday, May 19th. The welcome reception and program will be held Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Event departure: Please plan to depart on a flight after 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, May 23rd.

Transportation

Transportation reservations to the hotel have been made for those traveling by air. To avoid additional costs please use the arranged transportation.

Is transportation provided to the event?

Arrival shuttle information:
Shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport to the hotel will be provided at no charge. Upon your arrival to the airport retrieve your checked luggage.

Parking: On-site or valet parking is available at the hotel at your expense if you plan to drive to the event.

Departure shuttle information:
Shuttle service from the hotel to the Orlando International Airport will be provided from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (ET).

If you are departing outside of the arranged shuttle schedule above, please use the hotel shuttle departing from the Cascades Lobby.

Luggage: After check-out, luggage can be stored with Bell Services starting at 6:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Bell Services will provide security until you retrieve your baggage after sessions close.

Registration, Scheduling Sessions and Testing Center

When can I register for the event?

Registration will open in mid-March and will close on April 29, 2019 at 12pm CST. You will receive a communication with the link to the registration site. Please note registration may close early, if the event reaches capacity earlier than expected.

Where do I pick up my badge and when?

Registration and badging will be located in both the Swan and the Dolphin on Sunday, May 19 and will move to the Dolphin only starting on Monday the 20th for the duration of the event. You can pick up your badge and welcome packet beginning at 12:00 pm (ET) on Sunday, May 19, 2019. A government issued ID will be required to pick up a badge.

Registration and Information Desk Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Swan Convention Entrance and Dolphin Northern Foyer)
Monday: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Dolphin Northern Foyer)
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Dolphin Northern Foyer)
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Dolphin Northern Foyer)
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Dolphin Northern Foyer)

Can I register to attend for one day?

No, registration is for the full 3.5 days of the event.

Can my company purchase one badge to be shared by different individuals on different days?

No, registration is per person and badges may not be shared. Individuals caught sharing badges will be asked to leave.

What is included in the event?

  • Standard hotel room, check-in May 19; check-out on May 23
  • Access to event sessions
  • Two (2) Partner Ready Proctored exams at the onsite testing center as well as One (1) Partner Ready Online exam voucher, valid during the HPE Aspire event only
  • Breakfast, lunch and break-time snacks during the event
  • Attendance at exclusive evening events
  • Access to event extras such as the Partner Showcase, HPE Labs, Welcome Reception and Music Festival
  • and much more!

Who should I contact if I have questions about my registration?

HPEAspire@eventPower.com

Is there a fee if I cancel my registration?

Cancellation Policy:
The registration deadline is April 29, 2019, unless the event reaches capacity at an earlier date. Full refunds are available prior to April 15, 2019. After this date, cancellations will not receive a refund. You may send an alternate to the event without additional charge. To request a cancellation or to make a change please send an email to HPEAspire@eventPower.com.

When can I register for sessions?

The session scheduler is planned to open the week of April 15, 2019. You will receive a communication with information on selecting sessions.

Can I change my sessions while at the event?

Yes. You will be able to change your sessions at the event. Changes are based on available seats in the sessions.

What Partner Ready exams will be available at the event?

In order to take advantage of the latest exam releases, the final exam list will be released on May 2, 2019. We are targeting Storage, Server, Networking, Aruba, and Data Center and Cloud certifications.

Can I register for an exam ahead of time?

No, the Testing Center is a drop in center only.

Testing Center Hours of Operation:
  • Monday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last entry at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 6 p.m. Last entry at 10 a.m and 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last entry at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Last entry at 11 a.m.

What do I need to bring to the Testing Center?

To ensure a fast and smooth registration process at the testing center, please have your HPE PearsonVUE login details ready upon arrival. You will need a photo ID (passport, identity card or driver’s license).

If you need to create an account, please visit www.pearsonvue.com/hpe and have your PearsonVUE login details ready upon arrival. You will need a photo ID (passport, identity card or driver’s license).

For HPE Employees, please ensure you can log into your PearsonVUE account prior to attending the event. If you used an @HP email address to set up your account, you will have to send an email to candidate.inquiries@hpe.com to have your profile updated with your @HPE email address. Please do so prior to attending HPE Aspire as it can take up to 24 hours for this to be completed.

How many exams can I take at the event?

You will be able to take two (2) HPE0 OR HPE6 exams in the testing center and will be able to receive a voucher for one (1) HPE2 web-based exam which is valid from May 20th to May 23rd, 2019.

HPE Aspire Mobile App and Marriott Hotel App

Will there be an app this year for HPE Aspire?

Yes. Instructions on how to download the app will be available mid-April.

What login will I use for the app?

You will use the same login and password you set up for registration.

Will the app notify me of room or session changes?

Yes. The app will push a notification to your phone.

Partner Information

What is included in the price of the event?

  • Standard hotel room, check-in May 19; check-out on May 23
  • Access to event sessions
  • Two (2) Partner Ready Proctored exams at the onsite testing center as well as One (1) Partner Ready Online exam voucher, valid during the HPE Aspire event only
  • Breakfast, lunch and break-time snacks during the event
  • Attendance at exclusive evening events
  • Access to event extras such as the Partner Showcase, HPE Labs, Welcome Reception and Music Festival
  • and much more!

Is there an option to register with no hotel for a reduced price?

No, the option to stay at another hotel or have no hotel is not an option for this year’s registration.

Can MDF funds be used to pay for the event?

The total cost is not reimbursable through MDF funding. However, the cost for accommodation and food is reimbursable ($1,775.00). You will be provided receipts upon completing registration to use for reimbursement. Additionally, travel and exam/certification vouchers (provided at the event) are reimbursable through MDF. Please work through your company’s process for reimbursement.