- Main Conference FAQ keyboard_arrow_right
Is there a schedule for the event days?
We have planned two days full of product learning for you. Check out the schedule for the workshops and conference for the workshops and conference.
Who is speaking at the conference?
We have a mixture of world-renowned and local speakers at MTP Engage Manchester including some of the top names in product. Learn more about each speaker here.
Will you release the topics that will be presented before the conference?
The topics being covered by our keynote speakers will not be shared ahead of the conference. This is mainly because this is a fast-moving industry and we allow speakers to alter their talks up to the last minute to ensure we have the most relevant content. Also, since #mtpcon is a single-track conference, you don’t have to worry about picking talks ahead of time. To get an indication of what to expect, you can see talks from our past conferences.
I am interested in speaking / I represent a speaker who is interested in speaking – what are my next steps?
We review speakers on a rolling basis and often have speakers confirmed for events a year in advance. You can learn more about speaking for Mind the Product and apply to speak on our website. Someone who doesn’t fit our current line-up might be a good fit for another event, so we will keep the application in case it’s relevant for one of our other events.
Will I be able to have a copy of the keynote presentations after the conference?
We do not distribute slides from the conference talks as the content belongs to the speakers, however, we are happy to share the ones that have been made publically available. Just get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request this. Videos of the talks will all be available on our blog after the conference – we will release one video a week in the weeks and months following the conference.
Is there a new mother’s area at the conference?
If you’re a new mother, we’ve got a private room set aside just for you at the conference venue. Just get in touch with the team and let us know if you need it! If you are attending our workshops or Leadership events the day before the conference, please let us know if you need this and we will help make arrangements.
Is there a coat or bag check at each of the events?
- Conference Day – There is a manned coat and bag check on the ground floor which you can use as soon as you’re through registration.
- Workshops – There is no manned coat check at our workshop venue but there will be space in the training rooms to put aside your belongings.
- Food & Refreshments keyboard_arrow_right
What food and refreshments will be provided at the conference events?
- Full-Day Workshops – light breakfast and lunch provided. Coffee and water will be available all day.
- Conference – light breakfast and lunch provided. Coffee, water, and snacks will be available all day.
- Afterparty – snacks and drinks will be available.
Will special food be provided for special dietary requirements?
We will always provide at least one vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free option as well as dairy alternatives for coffee and tea. Given the scale of the event and the limitations of the venue, we are unable to cater to specific dietary requirements or allergies, although food is marked with allergens.
If you have specific questions about dietary needs please get in touch beforehand.
- Locations, Hotels, & Travel keyboard_arrow_right
How do I get to each of the conference venues?
Manchester Central (main conference venue)
On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi. Get directions from Google Maps
etc. Venues Portland Street
etc. Venues is easily accessible to parking, public transportation, freeway and airport connections, and there is a pay and display NCP car park on Major Street (directly behind the venue). Car Park address is Major Street,
Manchester, M1 3ED.
Get directions on Google Maps
Where can I stay during the conference?
There are plenty of suggestions for hotels for you to stay at during your time in Manchester which are close to the conference venue, on Manchester Central’s website.
What is there to do around Manchester ?
Manchester is a super-vibrant city that retains a certain creative ‘edge’ that made the city famous in the ‘Madchester’ era. There is a whole pile of stuff to explore and we just wanted to list out some of our favourites – so if you’re sticking around for a little longer, or don’t know the city, check out a few of the things we recommend for you to do when you’re in the city.
Where can I park?
If you’re driving to MTP Engage Manchester, you will need to pre-book your parking. Juse use the code MCEXHIB14. Parking for the full day will cost £14 if booked 24 hours before hand.
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Do you share a list of attendees?
We don’t share any attendee info before or after the event. We respect our attendee’s privacy and are compelled by GDPR laws to respect this.
- Fringe Events keyboard_arrow_right
Is there an afterparty?
After the final talk, join us for drinks in the sponsor hall at the conference venue. We’ll then kick off the MTP Engage afterparty with plenty of food, drinks, and networking opportunities available.
- Your Ticket keyboard_arrow_right
Does my conference ticket give me access to the workshops?
Tickets for the conference and workshops are all completely separate. Conference tickets do NOT give you access to workshops, nor do workshop tickets give you access to the conference.
Do I need to print out my ticket?
No, just turn up with your e-ticket (QR code) ready to scan and we’ll welcome you in. Your e-ticket was emailed to you when you bought your ticket and will be sent to you again 48 hours before the conference.
Can I have a receipt for my ticket?
You may indeed! Just get in touch with email@example.com with your order number(s) and we will generate one for you.
I can no longer attend, can I transfer the ticket to my colleague?
If you were the person who purchased the ticket, you can change the details associated with your ticket by following these instructions.
If you were not the ticket buyer and you cannot reach the person who purchased the ticket in order to get them to change the information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you make the updates.
Do you offer discounts for students, startups, non-profits, etc?
The only discounts we offer are the Early Bird conference tickets (limit one ticket per order), which sell out in a matter of minutes, and the group discounts on General Release conference tickets where we do a 10% discount on 10 or more tickets. The ticket limit for purchasing online is 25. If you require more than 25 tickets, please email us at email@example.com. Team Discount does not apply to our Early Bird or Last Chance tickets. We do not have any discounts available for group purchases of our workshops or Leadership Forum.
To ensure you hear about future conference Early Bird tickets, make sure you are part of our Slack channel and receive our newsletter.
Please see our full ticketing FAQs to understand how to change ticket name, the refund policy and invoicing questions.
- Accessibility keyboard_arrow_right
Are the venues you use accessible?
For all accessibility information for Manchester Central, please visit Manchester Central’s website where you can view all information about the conference venue.
For accessibility information about etc.venues Portland Street, please click here
If you have any accessibility requirements you think we should be aware of, please let us know before the day so that we can ensure we meet your needs and have someone on hand to assist you if required.
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Can I have a supporting letter for my visa application?
Absolutely. Please fill out this form and we will issue you with an invitation letter. You will need to have already purchased a ticket for us to send you a letter. If your visa application is rejected for whatever reason, you can still request a refund in alignment with our refund policy.
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Are there volunteering opportunities?
Volunteering for Mind the Product is a great opportunity to experience the conference and meet other like-minded people, and we are so happy to have volunteers! You must be available for the full day – it is a lot of hard work but it is a lot of fun. We have a global network of volunteers. We have a small number of spaces available for every conference and give priority to our alumni volunteers. Please register your interest and we will be in touch closer to the time to let you know if space is available.