Why should I attend Connections 2016?

It’s your best opportunity to learn more about UltiPro best practices and the latest UltiPro product innovations, network with thousands of other customers, and meet one-on-one with Ultimate experts.

What’s included with my registration fee?

The registration fee includes access to:

  • General sessions, breakout sessions, and all networking events
  • Ultimate Experience
  • Breakfasts from Wednesday-Friday
  • Lunches from Tuesday-Thursday
  • All evening events, including Thursday night’s concert

Travel and hotel costs are the responsibility of the attendee. (Please note that Connections is not a profit-making event for Ultimate. Our goal is to keep the costs reasonable while giving you the most value for your investment.)

When should I fly in/out of Las Vegas?

Based on customer preferences, for Connections 2016 we’re offering some Hands-on Learning and networking sessions starting at 9 am on Tuesday, March 8th and running throughout the day. Hands-on session topics, schedules and registration will be available by November this year, so you can plan your flights accordingly. Friday morning we are wrapping up the conference with a networking breakfast and an optional Community Service project session that ends at 11:30 or whenever the committed number of hygiene kits have been assembled.

What airport should I fly in and out of?

Most major airlines operate out of Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Do I have to contact the hotel directly to book my room?

Yes. Either call the Bellagio reservation department at (888) 987-6667 or (702) 693-7444 (if outside of the United States) and let them know that you are with the Ultimate Software Group or click here to access their website. Note: Rates cannot be changed at check-in. The discounted room rate at Bellagio is $201++ per night. This rate will expire on February 19, 2016. At that time, the room rate will increase to the hotel’s rack rate, which could be considerably more expensive. Once our room block is full or expires, we cannot get that rate for anyone.

How can I cancel or change my hotel reservation?

Please either call the hotel directly at (888) 987-6667 or (702) 693-7444 (if outside of the United States) with any changes to your room reservation or click here to change them on their website. Please do not contact Ultimate Software as we do not have access to your hotel reservations.

Are group discounts available if multiple people from my company attend?

Yes! If five or more employees from one company register for Connections 2016 at the same time between September 21 and November 29, each attendee will save $300 off the standard individual pricing. From November 30 through March 4, each attendee will save $200 off the standard individual pricing. After March 4, the group rate is no longer available.

When can I register for breakout sessions?

Registration for Hands-on Learning sessions will open by November. Registration for other breakout sessions will begin in February. You will be notified when session selection becomes available.

Will I be able to get into a Hands-on Learning session?

While this year we are increasing the number of seats available in Hands-on Learning sessions, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to register for a specific Hands-on class. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This year, in an effort to offer every attendee the opportunity to attend a Hands-on session, you will be limited to selecting one Hands-on class. Please note that all of the content offered in Hands-on sessions is available year-round via UltiUniversity.

Will recertification credits be offered at Connections 2016?

Traditionally, the American Payroll Association has approved Connections for recertification credits. We expect that this will be the case for the 2016 conference as well. Unfortunately, because Connections is not open to the general public, the HR Certification Institute will not preapprove the conference for HRCI credit hours. But attendees can self-report their attendance at breakout sessions. Ultimate Software cannot guarantee that HRCI will accept those requests.

What is included with a Guest Pass?

  • Access to Tuesday’s Welcome Reception
  • Access to Thursday’s Customer Appreciation Party and concert

The pass does not allow access to conference sessions, other meals, or the Ultimate Experience Reception on Wednesday. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.

Are there penalties for canceling my registration?

Cancellations received by January 3, 2016 are eligible for a refund of the registration fee less a $125 processing fee. From January 4-February 7, all cancellations will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. After February 7, absolutely no refunds are available.

If I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to someone else in my organization?

You may send another person from your company at no additional charge. Substitutions can be made in writing to connections@ultimatesoftware.com.

What is the dress code for Connections?

  • Business casual attire is recommended.
  • Because hotel conference rooms can sometimes be chilly, bring a jacket or sweater with you.
  • The conference area is very large, so comfortable shoes are always a great idea.
  • Wear your name badge at all times so you can get into all events.
  • Carry your water bottle with you and stay hydrated. Las Vegas is a desert!

What if I have questions about Connections?

You should be able to find answers to most of your questions by visiting ultimatesoftware.com/connections. If not, please e-mail your questions to connections@ultimatesoftware.com or call (800) 432-1729. Please allow at least 24 hours for a response to an e-mail.