Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions we receive about the EuroSTAR Software Testing Community and Conference.

Where & When

The 2020 EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference is taking place in Antwerp Zoo in Belgium – easily accessible by air, road and rail. Antwerp train station is directly opposite the venue and offers train connections to all major cities in Europe.

Conference days: Mon 16th to Thurs 19th November 2020

What are the days and opening hours?

Mon 16 Nov: 08.00-17.30 – Tutorials start 09.00

Tues 17 Nov: 07.30-19.00 – Social Events 19.00

Weds 18 Nov: 08.00-18.00 – Awards Night 19.00

Thurs 19 Nov: 08.00-16.00

Delegate Badge Collection

Once you have registered for the conference, we will send you instructions on how to collect your badge. We will also forward guidelines aimed at helping you get the most from your time at the conference. These will be emailed to you in October. Your badge and conference materials can be collected at the registration desk when you arrive at the venue. It helps to have some form of identification to hand when registering.

How can my company become a sponsor or exhibitor?

For details on exhibiting at EuroSTAR Conference 2020 – please contact sales@eurostarconferences.com or call +353-91-514477. Also visit the Sponsor & Exhibitor section of our website for more information.

Want to speak at EuroSTAR?

Anyone can submit to speak at the EuroSTAR Conference. Submissions are reviewed by an independent review panel of experienced software testers and also by the Programme Committee. The best scoring submissions are then used to compile the programme. A small number of speakers are invited and do not come through the submission process – this is at the discretion of the Programme Chair and his/her Committee. Our 2020 Call for Speakers is open until 7 Feb 2020.

How does someone get on the review panel for the conference?

If you would like to be considered for a place on the independent review panel, please send your letter of application to info@eurostarconferences.com stating why you believe you would be a suitable reviewer. These are the team of reviewers that volunteered their time for the community in 2019.

How is the host city chosen each year?

The host city is chosen by the EuroSTAR Conference team. The team looks for somewhere desirable and fun, with an international airport for easy access. In addition, we try to choose cities in areas where there are lots of testers to minimise the need to travel for as many people as possible. If you have any suggestions feel free to let us know!

What about 2021?

That’s a secret. We announce it at the end of each conference – join us in Antwerp to find out where to in 2021!

How do I get to Antwerp?

Antwerp is easy to reach from anywhere in the world.  You can fly directly into Antwerp but for more options consider Brussels Airport and take a 37 min train to Antwerp city centre. It is also accessible from Brussels South Charleroi, Eindhoven, Rotterdam & more.

Where should I stay?

When attending the EuroSTAR Conference, we compile a list of hotels where you can avail of negotiated rates for EuroSTAR delegates. These will be released shortly.

Ticket Prices

We have a range of tickets including 2.5 day ticket, 3 day ticket and full conference 4 day ticket. It is optional to add networking events which are always a highlight of the EuroSTAR Conference.

2.5 Day3 Day4 Day
Full Price€1,935.00€2,115.00€2,395.00
Early Bird€1,741.50€1,903.50€2,155.50
Super Early Bird€1,548.00€1,692.00€1,916.00

The above prices are based on the ticket option including evening networking events. BOOK TICKETS

Group Bookings

If you are bring your team to EuroSTAR we offer group discounts. Currently we have a 5-for-3 offer on tickets. Simply book your 5 tickets and our system with automatically deduct the price of 2 tickets.

Discounts

Promotional offers are available during the year.On 10th Dec we will have a 2-for-1 sale on Four Day Tickets. Register for this offer today!

There are discounts available for academics and members of testing special interest groups that are Supporting Organisations of the EuroSTAR Conference. For more details on discounts, visit our Discounts page.

What Makes EuroSTAR so Special?

Since 1993 the EuroSTAR Conference has been testing’s greatest stage. See testimonials from past attendees.

Help to Get Approval to Attend?

Download our convince your boss kit and check out the handy tips on getting budget approval. It’s also worth showing your what previous attendees have to say about the EuroSTAR Conference.

Payment Options

All prices are in euro (€) and exclude VAT. We accept payment via credit card or by invoice – in the case of invoice you have 30 days to make payment. In the month preceding the conference, the invoice payment method is unavailable. Please note that the 2-for-1 offer is available via credit card only.

Cancellations

Cancellations made prior to 25 Sept 2020 are subject to a 20% administration fee. From 26 Sept to 30 Oct 2020, cancellations are subject to a 50% administration fee. Thereafter no refunds will be made including in instances of non-attendance.

Is there a way to attend the conference for free?

Yes, each year there are several opportunities to secure a free place at the Conference. Throughout the year we run a number of competitions – some of which offer prizes of free places at the EuroSTAR Conference (Individual and team prizes on offer – stay tuned to the EuroSTAR Conference blog and online software testing community for details).

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. See our Code of Conduct in full.

Have more questions?

If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please email info@eurostarconferences.com with your query or call +353-91-514470.