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If you lose your confirmation letter for the Conference you can sign in, and then click on the email icon. You will be able to view the confirmation on the page as well as receive an email to the email address that you entered when registered.

For the 5 1/2 Day Conference: All meals, beginning Monday breakfast through Saturday breakfast, are located in Grand Canyon 7.

For the 3 1/2 Day Conference: All meals, beginning Wednesday breakfast through Saturday breakfast, are located in Grand Canyon 7.

Yes, and a copy of the PO must be emailed to Jackie Churchill at SalesOps.Services@microchip.com, or must be mailed to:
Microchip Technology Inc.
2355 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85224-6199
Attn: MASTERs 2018 / Jackie Churchill
Note: Please include all details on the purchase order.

To pay by check send to:
Microchip Technology Inc.
2355 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85224-6199
Attn: MASTERs 2018 / Jackie Churchill
Note: Please include the invoice reference number on the check.

Wells Fargo Bank
420 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104
ABA Routing/Transit No: 121000248
SWIFT Address: WFBIUS6S
Beneficiary: Microchip Technology Incorporated
Account No: 4159521780
Note: Please include the invoice number, attendee name, and company name.

Your credit card will be billed immediately after you register.

You will receive a receipt for your credit card payment approximately 2 to 3 days after you register.

The discount is only valid if payment information is given by May 11. You will not receive any discount if you select classes by May 11, but do not enter my payment information until after May 11.

The discount is only valid if payment information is given by June 1. You will not receive any discount if you select classes by June 1, but do not enter my payment information until after June 1.

You can cancel your reservation through July 19 for a full refund. If you cancel July 20 or later, you will forfeit the entire conference fee. Additionally, if you register for the conference on or after July 20 and later cancel, you will forfeit your entire conference fee. If Microchip confirms your seat and you do not attend and did not cancel, you will still be responsible for the entire payment.

Type Description 3 1/2 Day Conference Cost 5 1/2 Day Conference Cost
Standard Register after May 11. $1,967 $3,493
Early Bird Register by May 11. $1,770 $3,144
Alumni Repeat MASTERs Attendees. Must register by June 1. $1,672 $2,969
Design Partner Must be Authorized Design Partner within Microchip's Design Partner Program as of December 31, 2017. $1,475 (or less, depending on your level) $2,620 (or less, depending on your level)
Academic Must be a Professor in the Microchip Academic Program. $1,475 $2,620
Arizona Resident Overnight hotel room will not be provided. $1,475 $2,620
Group Must be from the same company. Varies
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  • Overnight accommodations (for specified dates) at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ
    • 3 1/2 Day Conference:
    • Nights of
      • August 22 (Wednesday)
      • August 23 (Thursday)
      • August 24 (Friday)
    • 5 1/2 Day Conference:
    • Nights of
      • August 19 (Sunday)
      • August 20 (Monday)
      • August 21 (Tuesday)
      • August 22 (Wednesday)
      • August 23 (Thursday)
      • August 24 (Friday)
  • Meals (for specified dates)
  • Round trip transportation between Sky Harbor Phoenix Arizona airport and the JW Marriott Resort
  • Local and long distance calls in room within the U.S.
  • High speed internet access in rooms
  • Conference classes
  • USB Flash Drive with all class material
  • Discounted Development Tools
  • Internet access in our Cyber Café
  • Entertainment for attendees and family members
  • Certificate upon completion

FedEx Office is on-site for your convenience. You may purchase printed copies of class slides for as many classes as you would like or purchase them all if desired. Prices will vary depending on number of pages printed and will be available during the conference for purchase. If you want the printed material available to bring to your classes we suggest you visit the FedEx Office Wednesday morning as early as possible.

You can change your class schedule prior to the Conference by logging back into the website you registered on and click on the following menu items: Conference / Build Your Schedule. You can make any class changes you would like. When you are finished, you can view, print or email your confirmation letter and it will contain the class changes.

To change your class schedule after you have arrive on the Conference, please locate a laptop/computer that Microchip has provided for attendees use and log into the website as you did when you registered. You can then click on the following menu items: Conference / Build Your Schedule. You can make any class changes you would like. When you are finished, you can view, print or email your confirmation letter and it will contain the class changes.

You will find a list of class selection categories under the following menu items: Conference / Class Listing. You can then use the dropdown selections to display the class categories that you are interested in, and you can also filter the classes by hands-on or lecture types.

You can download a PDF file that has the conference details and class listings by clicking on 'Conference Guide' from the menu.

While you are in the Class Listing page for MASTERs you can click on View/Download All Classes (on the right side of the screen) to see a complete list of all classes being offered.

If you wish to stay additional nights (not including nights of the 5 1/2 Day Conference if you have registered for it you may select the date you wish to arrive and depart under Travel Details when you are registering. The cost of an additional night is $135.00 plus tax for a total of $153.00 and should be paid directly to Microchip along with your registration fee. This is the Microchip discounted rate and is only offered between August 18 – 29 based upon availability at the hotel.

The cost for additional nights between August 18 – 29 is US $135 per night, plus tax for a total of $153.00. This does not include meals.

Yes, you can switch the nights of stay. For example, if you want to arrive on Tuesday, August 21 and depart on Friday, August 24 you will still be staying three (3 nights) therefore your Conference fee will stay the same.

If you need this, please contact mary.stone@microchip.com immediately after you register.

The Phoenix airport is approximately 20 miles from the Resort. Roundtrip airport transportation is included in your Conference fee for all Conference attendees; therefore you do not need to make other arrangements. The link below is to an electronic form for you to fill out with your flight and contact information. Please follow the link and fill it out online. Please complete and submit the electronic form no later than August 9, 2018. Reservations will not be accepted after this date.

https://register.swcp.net/Authentication/Login. Username & Password are both ‘microchip2018’.

Upon Arrival: Proceed to baggage claim. There you will meet a representative holding signage with the Microchip logo/MASTERs Conference on it. They will then further accommodate you for your transfer to the hotel. If you should not find the representative, please contact Chris Shelton at cshelton@swcp.net or call 480-243-1785.

For departure: Your departure time from the resort will be communicated to you via a departure notice that will be given to you at MASTERs Conference Check In. Departures from the resort will leave from the front lobby.

Certificates will be available on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 in the Microchip Office, Grand Saguaro East. If you forget to pick it up a PDF version can be emailed to you if requested.

We will be providing a bus to take you to and from Fry's Electronic Store on Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22. You will be able to sign up for this store trip located in the Ballroom Lobby area at the Event Sign Up Kiosks.

There will be a sign showing you where to wait in the Ballroom lobby. Be sure to be in the waiting area prior to the class start time. The bus leaves promptly at class start time. This class requires you to wear 'bunny suits', therefore, those going on the tour cannot wear make-up, cologne/perfume, or hair spray. You must also wear closed leather shoes. Space is limited in this class and fills up quickly.

FedEx Office is on-site for your convenience. You may purchase printed copies of class slides for as many classes as you would like or purchase them all if desired. Prices will vary depending on number of pages printed and will be available during the conference for purchase. Identify yourself with the Microchip Conference to receive discounted rates. If you want the printed material available to bring to your classes, we suggest you visit the FedEx Office as early as possible prior to your first class.

You will receive an email confirmation the same day of Microchip receiving your registration information. If you do not receive this confirmation, please send an email as soon as possible to mary.stone@microchip.com

You can purchase Development Tools at discounted prices as well as Microchip logo merchandise. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express or US currency. The preliminary list of Development Tools that will be available for sale at MASTERs Dev Tools For Sale

Need to check in with the office or just surf the web? We’ve set up an area where you can use your laptop or use one of our computers to access the internet Free-of-charge during the Conference. The Cyber Café is open 24/7 for your convenience.

Located in the Ballroom Lobby, Networking Central offers you an ideal place for conversing with others. Whether you want to make connections with attendees, talk to Microchip employees, charge your electronics or just watch TV, you’ll find a comfortable spot here to do so. Access to complimentary wireless internet connections, charging areas for your electronics and large screen TVs.

Need to look at what other tools are available to help decrease development time when using Microchip products? Browse around the Exhibitors Lobby and discuss your needs with a number of our third parties who will not only have technical experts on site, but also literature and in some cases, hardware and demos you can see and use. These tables will be staffed during the morning of Conference check-in as well as lunch breaks and at the end of the day after classes. You will have plenty of time to review their offerings. Current Exhibitors/Sponsors

Proper attire for all classes and events is business casual. As the temperature outside will be quite warm, short sleeve polo-type shirts and shorts or cotton slacks are suggested for comfort.

As you may have heard, Phoenix offers a desert climate. During the summer months, you can expect hot, dry weather. Typical high temperatures during the Conference will range between 105°F (41°C) and 115°F (46°C) and typical evening temperatures will range between 80°F (27°C) and 90°F (32°C).

Microchip reserves the right to refuse registration or entry to anyone for any reason.

Microchip may elect to take photographs of people and events during the MASTERs Conference. By attending this MASTERs Conference, you agree to permit Microchip to use your likeness in these photos in furtherance of its business. This Release indicates that you agree that Microchip shall be the copyright owner of the photographs and may use and publish these photographs. Microchip is released from any and all claims and causes of action that you may have now or in the future based upon or in connection with the photographs and Microchip's use of the photographs in any manner. All rights granted to Microchip by you in this Release are irrevocable and perpetual. You waive all rights to any equitable relief in connection with this Release and the subject matter of this Release.

Enjoy Arizona! Take advantage of the scenic beauty of Arizona before or after the Conference by visiting the Grand Canyon or the fiery red rock cliffs of Sedona. Take a ride through the saguaro cactus-studded desert in a Hummer, embark on a hot air balloon ride or enjoy rafting down a river. For information on Arizona, visit www.arizonaguide.com

Yes, you can pre-purchase the meal tickets at a reduced rate, or pay regular price at the conference.

Meal Adult
Purchased prior to
August 9
Adult
Purchased at
Conference
Child (<12 years)
Purchased prior to
August 9
Child (<12 years)
Purchased at
Conference
Child (<5 years)
Breakfast $15 $30 $10 $15 Free
Lunch $20 $35 $15 $20 Free
Dinner $35 $55 $20 $30 Free
Daily Total $70 $120 $45 $65 Free
All of the above meal costs have been discounted by Microchip due to their high cost.