“404” Awards Dinner

Once you’ve had your thrills for the day, get ready to enjoy a byte of BBQ!

The 404 Awards Dinner kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday, June 8th and will be held in the Gatorland Pavilion for some good ole’ fashioned fun and BBQ. The cost is $30 per person, which includes dinner.

Enjoy cocktail hour (cash bar) and a photo-op during the “animal encounters,” which may include a hatchling or photo-sized gator, birds, iguanas, scorpions, tarantulas and more. Next will be a BBQ dinner followed by the 404 Awards.

Bus transportation back to the Embassy Suites will be available after dinner (approximately 7pm) until the conclusion of the awards.

(If you plan to attend only the dinner, park admission of $30 per person will still apply.)

404 History

Named for the infamous 404 Error, the NETC 404 Awards are a hallowed and time honored tradition. Individuals in the NETC community come together in a spirit of fun to celebrate and exchange stories of their most interesting, challenging, and entertaining technology related experiences over the past year. Although the categories may vary from year to year as determined by the hosts, the person with the most compelling story in each category receives a coveted 404 Award. Participants present their stories to their peers in attendance and winners are determined by audience response. The 404 Awards Dinner is an event you will not want to miss! Please help us encourage all conference participants to attend. Download this invitation to share with someone new. Go ahead and start compiling your best stories early. We look forward to hearing what you have to share!

404 Award Categories

Alligator Alley

Stories from the road to nowhere that give that feeling “I don’t think this is going to end very well!”

From the Land of Make Believe

Unbelievable stories inspired by true events that may not be entirely true.

Gator Wrestling

How you won the nastiest IT/Technology challenge ever with tenacity and perhaps grace.

That Dawg will Hunt

How quick thinking and solutions saved the day - at least for a few moments.

The Orange

Orange you glad you never have to do that again! IT stories you don’t ever want to relive.

Download 404 Flyer and Award Categories

Registration for the 404 Awards Dinner will be available on the conference registration page.
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