The Internet Summit returns to Raleigh on Wednesday and Thursday with a kickoff party Tuesday night. Here’s a breakdown from the organizers about need-to-know summit details.

  • When do things kick off?

We are excited to kick off this year’s event with an opening party from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 11th . Come grab a drink and listen to live music with fellow attendees at the new Citrix building in downtown Raleigh, located at 120 S. West St.

There will be a shuttle running every 10 minutes from in front of the Marriott City Center hotel.

For those driving, parking will be available in the Citrix deck and on the street. To help expedite parking in the Citrix parking deck, print this PARKING PASS and set it on your dash or take a screenshot on your smartphone to show the guard.

The main conference kicks off on Wednesday at 1:15pm with our opening keynote, David Pogue. Official registration opens at 12:30 pm.

The complete agenda can be found online

  • Can I still register for preconference sessions?

Preconference session upgrades are still available for those that have purchased a Conference Pass. To get your upgrade, visit the registration page and use the promo code UPGRADE to unlock the Preconference Upgrade ticket to add the preconference sessions for just $100. Code is only valid for those with Conference Pass registration. For more information visit the preconference page.

  • Do I need to do anything else prior to showing up?

If you are getting this email – you’re all set. You are confirmed and registered for a Conference Pass. You’ll have a badge with your name on it waiting for you at the general attendee registration check-in desk located inside the main lobby. Registration check-in will open at 12:30pm on Wednesday and be open both days during conference hours.

  • Where should I park?

Several Public Parking garages are located within a couple of blocks of the Convention Center: There’s one on Lenoir Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street; one on McDowell Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street; one on Salisbury Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street. Charge averages $7.00 (IS does not validate parking). Handicap accessible parking is also available on the 1st level of each garage.

  • Do I need to print out and bring a ticket?

No need to print out the tickets through Eventbrite. We’ll have a badge with your name on it at registration.

  • Is there an app for the event?

Definitely! Download the ‘TechMedia’ app in the Apple app store or in Google Play for Android. You’ll be able to connect with fellow attendees, interact with speakers & sponsors, make your own calendar and rate sessions.

  • What food and beverage will be served to me?

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be offered at Tuesday’s opening party

Wednesday’s Reception (5:15-7pm) will feature hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar

Thursday morning, we’ll have a light continental breakfast for those who make it out early and a box lunch for everyone during the mid-day keynote featuring The Woz – Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

We’ll feature a happy hour on Thursday from 5:00 to 6pm

  • How do I get there? Is there WiFi? Where do I park? What should I wear? When is the networking?

Answers to those questions and many more can be found in our more complete online FAQ.

We look forward to seeing you at Internet Summit 2014! If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to make your conference more enjoyable or productive, please don’t hesitate to contact us – just reply to this email.