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the MassMutual Center

July 9, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you already registered or considering attending Grow with Google Springfield? Here’s what you should know before joining us at the event.

What is Grow with Google?

Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on our 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Why is Grow with Google coming to Springfield?

We are excited to bring Grow with Google to Springfield, Massachusetts! Springfield has a longstanding history of innovation as the “City of Firsts” and an emerging ecosystem of tech and workforce development organizations. Springfield is also a hub for new job growth and has a rich small business community, making it a great fit for Grow with Google. We believe Grow with Google’s tools and resources will help Springfielders develop new skills to gain jobs and grow their businesses.

When is Grow with Google Springfield?

The event will be held on Monday, July 9 from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

Where is Grow with Google Springfield?

The event will be held at the MassMutual Center. The address is 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103.

Is the event free?

Yes, there is no cost to attend Grow with Google Springfield.

Is there parking available for the event?

Yes, there is complimentary parking available at the Civic Center Parking Garage on 22 Bruce Landon Way. You can enter the garage on Bruce Landon Way or from Harrison Avenue. Upon entry, please inform the parking attendant that you are an attendee of Grow with Google Springfield. You will receive an event ticket that you should place on your dashboard (please make sure it is visible). Upon exiting, show the ticket to the parking attendant to receive complimentary validation.

What should I bring to the event?

You’ll want to bring something to take notes with -- a laptop (we’ll have free wifi) or a pen & paper are recommended so you don’t miss any information. Also consider bringing a light sweater or jacket just in case.

How do I register?

You can register for the event here.

When will registration close?

Registration will close on Sunday, July 8 at 12pm ET. If you miss the registration deadline, don’t worry -- we welcome walk-ins day of the event and are more than happy for you to join us!

Do I have to sign up for a workshop?

No, you are free to come to the event without attending a workshop. We have plenty of other things for you to check out, including hands-on demos, 1-1 coaching, and more. If you’d like to do this, please choose ‘General Event Registration’ on our registration page.

What does ‘General Event Registration’ mean?

If you select ‘General Event Registration’ on the registration page, this means that you are confirmed to attend Grow with Google Springfield. However, this option does not guarantee a seat in any of our workshops offered. If you’d like to attend a specific workshop, please select that on our registration page to secure your seat. 

What if the workshop I’d like to attend isn’t on the registration page or is full?

Unfortunately, this means the workshop is at capacity and we’re unable to take any additional guests for that workshop. If you are unable to register for a particular workshop, but would still like to attend, we recommend choosing ‘General Event Registration’ on our registration page. After you check-in at the event, you can wait in the stand-by line for the workshops you’d like to attend. If spots in the workshop open up, we will admit people in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis.

Why can I only sign up for two sessions?

To do our best to accommodate as many guests as possible, we have to limit the number of workshops each individual can sign up for. If you are unable to register for a particular workshop, but would still like to attend, we recommend choosing ‘General Event Registration’ on our registration page. After you check-in at the event, you can wait in the stand-by line for the workshops you’d like to attend. If spots in the workshop open up, we will admit people in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will there be Spanish language translation at the event?

The event and programming will be in English. Some Spanish-speaking coaches will be available at the 1:1 coaching sessions. Registration for these sessions will be open on-site.

Can I bring my spouse, children, or friends to the event?

Of course! Everyone is invited to join us at the Grow with Google Springfield event. 

Will food and beverages be available at the event?

Yes, we will have light snacks and refreshments available for you to enjoy at the event.

Still have a question?

You can email us at growspringfield@google.com.