Know Before You Go To STPCon Fall 2015Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us in Framingham! Here are some last minute travel tips and reminders before you head out for the Software Test Professionals Conference Fall 2015.

STPCon Registration & Information Desk

Welcome to STPCon Fall 2015Please plan on checking in and picking up your conference materials at our on-site registration desk, located in the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center – Lower Level – Ashland Foyer. From the main lobby look for our signs in the right side corridor. The registration desk is open during the following hours:

Monday 10/5 7:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 10/6 7:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 10/7 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 10/8 8:00am – 4:30pm

Look for the STPCon staff!

Workshop Prerequisites/Technical Requirements

wsSeveral of the workshops on Monday and Tuesday have prerequisites or technical requirements in order to participate and get the most out of these workshops. If you selected one of these workshops (in the registration system) you should have already received an email explaining these requirements. If you did not select your workshops in the system, please be aware of these requirements as they apply to the following workshops:

Monday 8am-12pm: Accelerate Mobile QA & Deployment with Automated Testing & Continuous Integration – Akhilkumar Patel Download

Monday 8am-12pm: Personality Types – Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Others – Leo Hepis MBTI Assessment Administered at BEGINNING of workshop, please be on time.

Tuesday 8am-5pm: Ben & Ilari’s Spectacular Testing Circus – Ben Kelly, Ilari Henrik Aegerter Bring Laptop

Tuesday 8am-12pm: Selenium Frameworks From Entropy to Extropy – David Mamanakis, Charles McElwee Download

Download the Speaker Presentations Before You Go

Download HandoutsDownload, print and review speaker presentations now to help you decide which sessions you would like to attend. These handouts are available for immediate download.
For access, go to: This is a protected page intended for registrants of the conference only. Check your email for the “STPCon Know Before You Go” email – it contains the password to access these presentations. Don’t see this email? Contact us for registration verification and we will provide you with the password.

Recommended Dress Attire/What to Pack

What to PackAll attendees are encouraged to dress business casual. Hotel meeting rooms are generally kept a little cool, so a sweater or light jacket can be useful during the sessions.

Happy Hour Welcome Reception: Attire for the reception is business casual. The reception will be held on the Main Level in the Grand Ballroom Wednesday 10/7 – 5:30-7:30pm.

Plan Your Meals

food210x275STPCon Fall 2015 will provide the following meals during the conference:
Monday, October 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only)
Tuesday, October 6: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only) + Meet & Greet Reception @ uTest & Applause Headquarters (Off-site: All STPCon registrants are welcome to attend)
Wednesday, October 7: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks + STPCon Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 8: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks

Weather in Framingham

Framingham WeatherFall in the northeast is generally very pleasant and Framingham is no exception.  Please check the 10 Day forecast prior to leaving your home to gain an idea of what to expect. Currently, the highs are expected to be in the 60’s and 70’s during the day and in the 50’s at night. Showers are always possible.

Arriving in Boston/Framingham

Hotel & Transportation
airportThe Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center is located at 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701. When you arrive at Logan Airport there are a few options for transportation to the hotel. Taxi Cabs are available at the taxi stands near ground transportation at all terminals. A taxi to the Framingham Sheraton will cast as much as $80 one way. There is a MUCH MORE INEXPENSIVE option… The Logan Express, Framingham will get you to and from the hotel with ease. More information is provided on our blog post “Getting To Framingham MA”.

* For Locals, self parking is available and complimentary for STP Con attendees. Please inquire at the registration desk about parking.  Driving directions are available on the Sheraton website.

Is There Anything We Can Assist You With?

ContactIf there is any assistance we can offer prior to the conference to make your experience as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service Center:

Software Test Professionals
Phone: +1.877.257.9531

We look forward to seeing you in Framingham!