Frequently asked questions

When is the event?

The Alternative Legal IT Summit takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday 17 and 18 September 2024.

It is co-located with The Alternative Legal Management Summit, which takes place on Monday and Tuesday 16 and 17 September, at the same venue.

Where is the event?

The event will be held at Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire:

Woodlands Conference Centre
Wyboston Lakes Resort
Great North Road
Wyboston, MK44 3AL

Website: www.wybostonlakes.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 333 7007 667

What time does the event begin and end?

Registration will open for delegates on Tuesday at 09:00 and the Summit programme will start at 09:45. Wednesday will start coffee and registration at 08:30 and the Summit programme starts at 09.30, finishing at 12:30

How do I get there? 

Please use MK44 3AL for sat navs and click here for a location map

Can I park there? 

Complimentary car parking is available for all attendees in any of the carparks on the site.

Please note that on the Tuesday morning, the Legal Management attendees will also be joining the event, therefore we anticipate a very busy carpark. You may well be asked to park in one of the overflow carparks on site, but we will have a mini bus service operating to bring you to the Woodlands Centre if you prefer not to walk.

Electric car charging In association with EON and Tesla, we offer all guests charging facilities for electric vehicles 24/7.  We have 10 Tesla Super Charge points and 6 EON Chargers at the Waterfront Hotel, 4 at the Willows, 6 at the Woodlands, and 4 at the Knowledge Centre. For more information:
Tesla Super Charging
EON EV User Guide
If you’re traveling to us and need to find somewhere to charge along the way, click the link below to use the carwow tool: EV Charging Stations Map | Carwow

I have requested a room for the night – is this confirmed?

If you have ticked that you intend to stay overnight, then yes, a room is confirmed for you at Wyboston Lakes Resort in either the Woodlands Conference Centre OR the Willows Training Centre for the night of Tuesday 17 September. You will be asked to reconfirm this room with Alternative Events ahead of the event.

By confirming your overnight stay, you are committing to the room, which is being paid for IN ADVANCE by Alternative Events. Therefore, if your plans change, we ask that you give us at least 48 hours’ notice if you are no longer able to stay overnight, so that we can offer your room to another attendee.

 

Wyboston Lakes Resort is a large site – where are the rooms located?

The conference will be held in the Woodlands Conference Centre and bedrooms are split between here and the Willows Training Centre. We will also have a handful of guest staying at the Waterfront hotel

You can walk between all the venues (around 8 minutes) and a map showing the fastest route will be provided upon check in. We will also have a shuttle bus operating during the following times:

Monday 16 September 17:00 – 01:30
Tuesday 17 September 07:00 – 10:00 & 17:00 – 01:30
Wednesday 18 September 07:00 – 10:00

This will be available upon demand and you will be provided with a phone number for the driver. Look for the bus stop sign at each of the 3 venues.

The shuttle service will also include the Premier Inn across the road.

Please click here for a site map

Can I book accommodation for extra nights?

Yes, you can book a hotel room for additional nights direct with the venue here. If requested please apply the code ALT2024

Please notify phoebe.bugden@alternativeevents.co.uk if you have made an additional reservation direct with the venue – this will enable us to link your bookings so you need not change rooms. If you do not notify us of your additional bedroom booking, you might be required to change bedrooms during your stay.

If you are unsuccessful in reserving a room at the Wyboston Resort, there are 2 Premier Inns very close:

St Neots Hotels | Book Hotels In Wyboston | Premier Inn

St Neots Hotels | Book Cheap Hotels In St Neots | Premier Inn

We will be operating a shuttle service between the first Premier Inn on Tuesday & Wednesday morning, and Tuesday evening.

When can I check-in and out of the hotel?

There will be a check-in desk open for you to collect your key in the Woodlands Conference Centre lobby from 5pm on Tuesday 17 September. Check-out is by 11am

Will there be free Wi-Fi?

Yes, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the venue.

When and where do I collect my badge?

Your badge will be printed and ready for you to collect at 09:00 on Tuesday 17 September at our registration desk, located in the Olive Suite of the Woodlands Conference Centre.

Which lanyard should I have?

All attendees are represented by a lanyard colour as per the following categories:

DELEGATE (BLUE)

SPEAKER (RED)

SPONSOR (YELLOW)

ORGANISER (GREEN)

When and how can I download the event app WHOVA?

The event app WHOVA will be made available to you one week ahead of the event. You should be able to simply sign in using the email that you used to register your place at the event.

To download the app please visit:

For IOS Devices – available on App store For Android Devices – availble on Google Play

Please click here for the app attendee user guide.

If you have any issues with the app please contact: charlotte.bogaert@alternativeevents.co.uk

How do I access the WHOVA app on my desktop?
Where will breakfast be available?

For those staying overnight, breakfast will be available in the Servery in the Olive Suite in the Woodlands Conference Centre from 07:00 – 09:00. This is on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Can I interact with other attendees on the event app WHOVA?

Yes, you can communicate direct on WHOVA with all registered attendees at the event.

Where can I see the full conference programme?

The full conference programme is available on the event website and will be available to view on WHOVA before, during and after the event.

Where can I see a list of all speakers?

All speakers’ names, photos and bios are available to view either on the event website or on the event app WHOVA.

How can I book my place at the roundtable discussion sessions at the event?

You can do this via the event app WHOVA. Attendance at some sessions is capped, so please be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible.

What is a Samoan Circle?

The Samoan Circle is a regular feature of an Alternative Event and is an opportunity for a wider group of people to volunteer their thoughts on a contentious issue. It is an informal and interactive session. Set up in the round, attendees gather around a central circle to “eavesdrop” on frank, facilitated discussion among the participants. Any attendee can join the “inner circle” to give their perspective or share their views.

Are any evening activities planned on Tuesday 17 September?

At the end of the Summit on Tuesday afternoon there will be a drinks reception, followed by a dinner. After dinner and into the evening, we will continue the networking with entertainment and The Alternative Prize Giving Ceremony…

The exhibition and bar will remain open so networking can continue late into the night.

What if I have a particular dietary requirement?

Please inform us of your dietary requirements when you register. If you want to check that we have accommodated your requirements, please contact phoebe.bugden@alternativeevents.co.uk.

Will there be a photographer at the event?

Photographs and videos will be taken during the event. If you do not wish to appear in either, please do let phoebe.bugden@alternativeevents.co.uk know.

Can I promote my attendance on social media?

Yes please!

Please follow us and tag @altevents_ when tweeting about the event so that we can retweet you.

Please tag @Alternative Events in your LinkedIn posts about the event and we will share your posts with our networks.

Feel free to also use our event hashtags on both platforms: #LegalIT24 #law #legalevent #lawtech #legaltech #itdirectors #alternativeevents

What is the dress code?

The dress code is business casual throughout.

What do I do if I have special accessibility needs?

Please inform us of your accessibility needs when you register. If you want to check that we have accommodated your needs, please check with phoebe.bugden@alternativeevents.co.uk.

If I have to cancel my attendance, can I send a colleague in my place?

Yes, you can, but please inform phoebe.bugden@alternativeevents.co.uk of your cancellation and ensure that your colleague completes a registration form.

Do I need to attend the whole conference?

We hope that you will stay for the entire event but you are welcome to attend for one day only.

Please give us ample notice if you are cancelling an overnight booking as Alternative Events has paid for your bedroom IN ADVANCE.

I haven’t attended before and I am a bit nervous!

Please do not worry! Our events are welcoming and friendly. If you would like Alternative Events to support you when you arrive, the please do let us know. Alternative Events staff are plentiful and will be wearing a green lanyard so don’t hesitate to ask us anything if you need help.

Can I find out who else is attending?

You will be able to see full attendee lists on the event app WHOVA.

Can I find out who is exhibiting?

All our exhibitors and sponsors will have virtual booths available for you to access on the event app WHOVA.

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