Registration Information


Full Conference Pass  More Info +
Early Pricing = $1395 – Before 11:59pm Pacific Time on January 25, 2012
Standard Pricing = $1695 – After January 25, 2012

Day Pass (March 19, 20 or 21) = $895  More Info +

Convergence Experience Center Pass = $595  More Info +

Convergence Reception Guest Pass = $100  More Info +

Multiple Employee Discount
If three (3) or more employees associated with the same entity register for the full conference pass and attend the Convergence 2012 event in Houston, TX, Microsoft offers a $100 refund off the third (3rd) and up to seven (7) subsequent registrant’s registration fees for Convergence 2012 associated with the same entity. Credit to be given post event. Terms and Conditions.

Conference Pass Details

All conference passes are non-transferrable. Passes cannot be shared or used by anyone other than the person on the registration; name badges used by anyone other than the actual registrant may be revoked without refund.

Substitutions are allowed for all pass types. A new person may substitute for an active registration at the same registration fee.

Government identification (e.g. passport, driver’s license) will be required to check in to the event.
All passes listed below are selectable during the registration process and will not require a registration code.

All Convergence sessions and activities will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, and the adjacent Hilton-Americas. The Convergence Reception on Sunday evening will hosted at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. For details on the benefits of each of the different pass types, please review the chart below.

Pass Type Full
1 Day
Center Only
Price $1,395/$1,695 $895 $595 $100
Keynotes *
Experience Center
(Breakfast & Lunch)
Conference Giveaways
Convergence Reception
(Sunday only)
Expo Reception
(Monday only)
Virtual Convergence

Registration Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations must be received online or in writing via email to by the dates listed below.

Full Conference Event Passes are eligible for a full refund minus $300.00 USD processing fee when cancellation received by 11:59pm Pacific Time on February 27, 2012. No refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled or created after February 27, 2012.

Day Passes/Experience Center Only Passes/Reception Only Passes are non-refundable.

Reception Only Guest Passes refunds will be issued for cancelled reception only guest passes, unless the registrant has checked into the conference.

Substitution Requirements
To perform a substitution, the new registrant must use the secure substitution link after logging into the registration in order to create a new account to associate with that registration. A new person may substitute for an active registration for the same registration fee.

  • The original attendee should not cancel the registration.
  • If the payment method is changing, the new attendee must provide payment prior to issuing a refund to the original attendee.
  • The event team will facilitate the transfer of hotel reservations up to February 27, 2012. Substitutions requested after February 27, 2012 require the attendee to contact the hotel directly with reservation changes.
  • The registrant is responsible for canceling or changing travel reservations.

Hotel Reservations, Changes and Cancellations

Please note that only conference hotels will be providing official shuttle service to and from the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Hotel Reservation Cancellation Policy

  • Through Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time: Any changes/cancellations must be completed online at Registration Returning Services or by contacting the Convergence 2012 Registration Team via email at
  • After Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time: Any changes/cancellations to your hotel reservation must be handled directly with the hotel.
  • Any changes/cancellations to your hotel reservations must be made no later than 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date.
  • Failure to arrive on your scheduled arrival date will result in the cancellation of the remainder of your hotel reservation and charges to your credit card of one night’s room and tax (17% occupancy tax per night, subject to change).

Registration Returning Services

You may review and make changes to your registration information by going to the Registration website. You may do any of the following once you’ve logged in to your registration:

  • Make a change to your registration information
  • View and print your current confirmation information
  • Create or edit hotel reservations
  • Cancel your registration
  • View and print a copy of your current invoice or receipt