Frequently Asked Questions
About Relativity Fest
What is Relativity Fest?
Relativity Fest is an annual user conference designed to educate Relativity users and connect the Relativity community. This two-and-a-half-day event features engaging panel discussions, hands-on labs, breakout sessions, and insights from both kCura staff and Relativity end users—all designed to provide a great Relativity educational experience.
kCura strives to ensure that Relativity Fest attendees enjoy their time in Chicago. Social events throughout the conference are planned to provide time to relax, share Relativity experiences, and spend time with the kCura team.
Who should attend Relativity Fest?
All Relativity users are invited to attend Relativity Fest. To ensure that the conference is valuable for all user types, we work to tailor the agenda to a variety of job roles, including reviewers, case managers, case strategists, external developers, and business development professionals.
Why should I attend Relativity Fest?
Relativity Fest provides unique educational opportunities that only happen once a year and that ultimately increase the value of your organization’s investment in Relativity. You’ll roll up your sleeves and dig into the software while connecting with other Relativity users and the kCura team. Whether you review documents, lead the case team, are part of your firm’s litigation support group, manage a Relativity infrastructure, or frequently discuss the benefits of Relativity with others, the education you’ll receive at Fest will help you take full advantage of the software.
To find out more about the benefits of attending Relativity Fest, please visit the Justify Your Trip page.
When will the Relativity Fest 2013 agenda be available?
The agenda for Relativity Fest 2013 will be posted to the Agenda page this summer.
How many RCE credits will I receive for attending Relativity Fest?
The exact number of RCE credits will be announced in early summer.
Can I take the RCA exam at Relativity Fest?
Yes. On Sunday, October 6, 2013, we will offer a morning exam at 10:00 a.m. Central and an afternoon exam at 2:00 p.m. Central. These exams will be proctored in our corporate office, and are open only to Relativity Fest attendees who do not live or work in the Chicago area. If you would like to register to take one of these exams, please email email@example.com and include your preference for the morning or afternoon session. Space is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the $250 fee to take the RCA exam is not included with your Relativity Fest registration.
When does registration open for Relativity Fest 2013?
Registration opens on April 4, 2013 at an early-bird rate of $750 per attendee. Beginning June 10, 2013, the standard registration rate of $950 per attendee will take effect.
When does early-bird registration end?
Early-bird registration ends on June 9, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. After that date, the standard registration rate of $950 per attendee will take effect.
When does registration close for Relativity Fest?
Registration for Relativity Fest closes on September 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
How much does it cost to attend Relativity Fest?
Early-bird registration is available at a rate of $750 per attendee through June 10, 2013. After that date, the standard registration rate of $950 per attendee will take effect.
Please note that the registration rates include accommodations at the Palmer House for the nights of Sunday, October 6 and Monday, October 7, as well as food and beverages throughout the conference.
Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes, you can transfer a registration to someone else by logging into the Relativity Fest registration portal and updating the registration information. Please note that all registration transfers must be made by September 16, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Can I cancel my registration and receive a refund?
Yes, you can cancel your registration for a refund, minus a $75.00 cancellation fee, through September 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. After that date, all registrations are non-refundable.
Please note that all registrations are transferable to another person. Any registration transfers must be made no later than September 16, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
I want to register several people from my organization, but I don’t want to name them quite yet. Can I register to hold spaces until I decide on whom to send?
Yes, you can complete registrations for attendees who have yet to be determined. When registering, enter a placeholder for their name (e.g., Organization 1, Organization 2, etc.). When you’re ready to update the registration, you can log in to the Relativity Fest registration portal and update the registration information. Please note that the names of all attendees must be finalized by September 16, 2013.
I'm a Relativity partner. Can I sponsor my clients to attend Relativity Fest?
Yes, current Premium Hosting Partners and Consulting Partners are invited to sponsor their clients at Relativity Fest. Please register clients under your company name so we know that they are affiliated with your organization.
Can I pay for multiple registrations at once?
Yes. To pay for multiple registrations at the same time, complete the first registration and then click the “Add Another Registrant" button from the verification screen. When you’ve added all attendees, you can then pay for the entire order.
Are there any scholarships or discounts available?
At this time, there are no scholarships or discounts available for Relativity Fest. If you need assistance securing permission to attend Relativity Fest, please visit the Justify Your Trip page.
Are hotel costs included in the registration fee?
Yes, kCura will cover the cost of accommodations at the Palmer House for the nights of Sunday, October 6 and Monday, October 7.
I do not need hotel accommodations for Relativity Fest. Can I get a discount?
No. Because the registration fee is applied to costs other than hotel accommodations, there are no discounts offered for Relativity Fest.
Can I stay an extra night(s) at the hotel?
Yes. kCura will cover the cost of accommodations for the nights of Sunday, October 6 and Monday, October 7. You can book additional nights between Friday, October 4 and Friday, October 11 at The Palmer House Hilton via the hotel reservation link in your Relativity Fest registration confirmation email. When booking your room, please indicate any extra nights to take advantage of our group rate of $239 per night, plus tax. This rate is valid until Tuesday, October 1.
Please note that rooms at The Palmer House outside of October 6 and October 7 are subject to the hotel's availability.
What is the rate for extra nights at the hotel?
For any extra nights at The Palmer House Hilton between Friday, October 4 and Friday, October 11, our group rate is $239 per night, plus tax. This rate is valid until Tuesday, October 1.
To take advantage of our group rate, please indicate any extra nights when booking your room via the hotel reservation link in your Relativity Fest registration confirmation email.
Can I bring a guest to Relativity Fest?
Any individual attending a Relativity Fest event must be a registered attendee, as badges are required for entrance to all activities, sessions, and social events. However, if you bring guests to Chicago, they are welcome to stay with you in your hotel room.