Location & Dates


Travel & Hotel

Agenda & Sessions



Location & Dates

Where is the Americas ATC 2013?
For 2013, The Americas are welcoming the ATC to sunny Garden Grove, California in Orange County at the Hyatt Regency located at 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, California, USA 92840.

What are the conference dates?
The conference will take place Tuesday October 1, 2013 through Thursday October 3, 2013.


What is the cost to register for the conference?
One of the greatest benefits of ATC 2013 is that it’s a complimentary conference.

How do I register?
Registration for ATC 2013 is currently not open. There will be announcements made when registration is open and available to you. Check back to the website for dates and details.

Can I bring a guest?
Additional colleagues are always welcome at ATC 2013. Please have them register so we can ensure to have the proper conference materials for them.

Travel & Hotel

Where can I find information on Garden Grove, California?
For more information on things to do during your stay in Garden Grove, please visit http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/.

What is the weather like in southern California in October?
Typically, October weather in California is characterized by milder, warm temperatures. The days are warm with temperatures in the 70’s, while evenings can drop into the 50s. Make sure to check the weather report before you arrive.

Are there special hotel rates?
All ATC 2013 attendees are eligible for the special discounted rate of $139.00 per night. Click here to reserve your room today!

I’ve already registered for ATC 2013; how can I add a hotel reservation or make changes to my existing hotel reservation?
To make new reservations visit the official ATC 2013 hotel reservation page.

To change your current reservation please call the hotel directly at 1-714-750-1234.

Through what date can I book a hotel room with the guaranteed discount rate?
The discounted hotel rate is available up until the day of the conference. However, the room block for ATC 2013 is only held until September 16, 2013 before it is released to the general public. To ensure you have a reservation within the block, book your room today.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?
You must cancel before 6:00 PM of arrival day. Cancellation penalty is 1 night not including tax.

If I cancel my registration, can I transfer my hotel reservation to another attendee?
Hotel reservations made through ATC 2013 registration are not transferable. The substituting attendee will need to complete a hotel reservation through the registration process and submit a new credit card to secure the reservation.

Can I make a hotel reservation for a second hotel room for family or friends traveling with me?
Yes, you can make a second hotel reservation for family or friends by contacting the hotel directly at +1 714 750 1234.

At check-in, can I pay the hotel with a different credit card than I provided as a guarantee for my online reservation?
Yes, you may pay with a different credit card than the one originally provided with your online registration.

Whom do I contact with special requests for my hotel room, such as adding my hotel awards program number?
Please contact the hotel directly at (888)421-1442 for any special room requests.

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Agenda & Sessions

What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?
ATC 2013 sessions are organized by tracks based on industry and domain. Each track features detailed breakout sessions in a variety of formats and levels, giving you a chance to meet with Altair product teams and hear from expert users at leading companies.

When can I register for sessions?
There will be announcements made when registration is open and available to you. Check back to the website for dates and details.

When is the abstract submission deadline?
The deadline to submit an abstract was April 30, 2013. For questions please contact Jennifer Cecchetti at jcecchetti@altair.com.

What should my abstract include?
Your abstract should include a brief summary about the topic you'd like to present at the conference. Key components like a main title and what technology was used in your case that will be part of your discussion, will help greatly in deciding if your paper is right for the conference.

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What are the scheduled events for ATC 2013?
Join us on Tuesday October 1st for the Welcome Reception. At this reception you will have the opportunity to enjoy hors 'devours and cocktails while networking comfortably with our exhibiting partners. On Wednesday October 2nd the ATC 2013 After Hours Social will bring together colleagues, presenters, product experts to gather in a casual and relaxed setting for strolling dinner and cocktails.

Whom should I contact if I have special dietary needs or allergies?
There is a section on the conference registration form for special requests. Please complete this section upon registering or email the Altair ATC team americasatc@altair.com.

What is the recommended attire for the conference?
Business casual attire is suggested for all conference functions. Meeting room temperatures are cool and the climate can vary, so we also suggest you wear layered clothing for comfort and flexibility.

Are spouses and families invited to ATC 2013 social activities?
Guest passes are currently not available for the social activities occurring at ATC 2013.

Do I need to wear my badge at ATC 2013?
Yes, you should wear your badge at all times. Your badge is your passport into all official ATC 2013 activities.

What should I do if I lose my badge during ATC 2013?
If you lose your badge, please go to the registration desk for a replacement.

What if I still have unanswered questions about ATC 2013?
For additional questions, please contact americasatc@altair.com.

Where can I find ATC 2013 event sponsorship information? UPDATE LINKS
Visit the Exhibiting Opportunities page to see more information about having a booth at the show and to download the sponsorship packet.

Where can I park for this event?
Visit the Venue & Accommodations page on the ATC 2013 website for rates and maps for parking. Venue & Accommodations

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