Frequently Asked Questions

Location and Dates
Agenda and Sessions
Sponsor Expo
Sponsorships and Exhibits
Hotel and Travel

Location and Dates

Where is FOCUS 11 being held?

FOCUS 11—McAfee’s fourth annual security conference—will be held at The Venetian and The Palazzo Congress Center. For hotel accommodations, FOCUS guests should take advantage of special discounted rates at The Palazzo. See the Travel Information page for details.

The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702.607.7777 or (toll free) 1.877.883.6423

What are the dates of the conference?

FOCUS will be held Tuesday, October 18 through Thursday, October 20, 2011.

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Agenda and Sessions

Where can I find an agenda and a schedule of conference sessions?

For a snapshot of conference activities, visit the FOCUS at a Glance page. In July, a detailed schedule of sessions and events will be posted on the site. Be sure to check back then for more information.

What type of sessions can I expect at FOCUS 11?

McAfee customers, experts, and select partners will deliver sessions ranging from executive breakouts for CIOs and line-of-business managers to extremely technical presentations for developers and advanced security professionals. To view the latest list of conference sessions, visit the FOCUS Sessions page.

When does the Global SecurityAlliance Partner Summit take place?

The SecurityAlliance Partner Summit takes place on Monday, October 17 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Partners are also invited to attend the FOCUS opening general session on Tuesday, featuring keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson. Find out more.

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Sponsor Expo

What are the hours of the Sponsor Expo?

Attendees can visit the Sponsor Expo during the Welcome Reception on Tuesday night, during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and after breakout sessions on Thursday afternoon. For details on Expo hours, visit the Expo Information page.

Which companies are exhibiting at FOCUS 11?

For a complete list of FOCUS sponsors, visit the FOCUS Sponsors page.

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Sponsorships and Exhibits

Where can I get information on exhibiting at FOCUS?

For information regarding conference sponsorships, visit the FOCUS Sponsors section.

When is the exhibit registration deadline?

Sponsorships are now available and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the FOCUS Sponsors section.

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Who should attend FOCUS 11?

FOCUS 11 is open to all security professionals interested in gaining knowledge to help them formulate and implement their security initiatives. A wide variety of individuals—including executives, security directors, system administrators, engineers, and IT professionals—will benefit from attending FOCUS.

What is the registration cost for attending FOCUS 11? Are any special discounts available?

Discounts are available for FOCUS 11. Rates vary based on when you register. Visit the Registration Information page for complete details.

How do I register to attend the conference?

Register now to attend FOCUS 11.

What is the payment policy?

Acceptable methods of payment include money order (U.S. funds only), check, wire transfer, purchase order, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa). Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

What is the conference's cancellation/substitution policy?

A $200 administrative fee will apply to all cancellations received between April 15 and July 31, 2011. A $400 administrative fee will apply to all cancellations received between August 1 and October 1, 2011. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after October 1, 2011. If you have registered for FOCUS 11 but are unable to attend, you may substitute another employee from your company once at no additional charge. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at

May I register at the conference?

Attendees may register on-site for a fee of $995.

Who is eligible to register for the Global SecurityAlliance Partner Summit at FOCUS?

All McAfee SecurityAlliance Partners—Elite, Premier, and Associate levels—as well as Global Security Alliance Partners, Strategic Innovation Alliance Partners, Managed Security Service Providers, SaaS partners, and OEM Partners are encouraged to register and attend Partner Summit.

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Hotel and Travel

Are special hotel rates available for FOCUS attendees?

The Palazzo is offering FOCUS attendees a special conference rate. Visit the Accommodations page for complete details. To receive the conference discount, be sure to mention McAfee and FOCUS when making your reservation.

How do I make my hotel reservation for the conference?

Please contact The Palazzo directly to make your reservation. Visit the Accommodations page for contact information.

Is there parking available at The Palazzo?

The Palazzo offers free self-parking in their main garage, as well as valet parking.

Where can I find more information on Las Vegas?

For information on Las Vegas attractions, dining, shopping, and more, check out our About Las Vegas page.

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What is the weather like in Las Vegas in October?

October highs in Las Vegas generally run in the low 80s (F) with lows dropping to the high 50s. Visit for the most accurate information.

Can I bring a guest to the special events?

Guest passes can be purchased for $250. This pass allows attendees to bring one guest (must be at least 21 years old) to the Welcome Reception on October 18 and the final night event on October 20. Guests are not permitted in the general sessions, conference breakouts, or daily meals. Visit the Guest Program page for details.

What should I wear during the conference?

Because FOCUS is set in a relaxed, professional atmosphere, attire for the conference is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can be cool and the climate may vary, so it is recommended that you wear layered clothing for comfort.

What should I do if I require special assistance or have special dietary needs?

During the conference registration process, you will be asked if you have special needs or requests. If you require special assistance or have particular dietary needs, be sure to complete this section when registering for the conference.

What if I still have unanswered questions regarding FOCUS 11?

For more information regarding FOCUS 11, please contact one of the following:

General questions —
Registration questions —;
866.925.5706 (Toll Free in North America) or 612.331.3948 (International Toll Line)
Sponsor questions —; 678.221.6214
Call for Topics / Speaker questions —
McAfee employees –

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October 18-20, 2011


Sir Richard Branson

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October 22-24, 2012
The Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center
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