Registration and FAQs

Registration for the 17th National Conference and Global Forum


Pre-registration is closed.

Registration will re-open at onsite registration on

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  at 8:00 AM.


ONSITE REGISTRATION TYPES AND RATES

Individual Attendee
Full Conference: $545
Single Day: $305
Registration code: GENERAL

Full-time Student
Regular: $380
Single Day: $215
Registration code: STUDENT

Nonprofit Organization*
Regular: $465
Single Day: $260
Registration code: NPO2017

University Affiliate Member
Complimentary slots are distributed by the Affiliate Representative. After the complimentary spots are filled, cost is $275 for the full conference. Click HERE to find your representative.

Community College Affiliate Member (Tiers 2 & 3)
One (1) complimentary registration, to be distributed by the Affiliate Representative. One (1) additional registration is available at a discounted rate of $275 to each eligible member institution. Click HERE to find your representative.

 

*This discount is intended for use by those with a “.org” email address. It does not apply to universities, embassies, or governmental institutions.


 Refund Policy

100% of original amount refunded if cancelled by 11/26/2016

50% if cancelled by 1/7/2017

25% if cancelled by 1/21/2017

Please reach out to Lilah Sloane, Conference Manager, at conference@ncseonline.org if you need assistance canceling your registration.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What’s the difference between a “registration code” and a “discount code”?
  2. Is there a way to register multiple people at once?
  3. How do I modify my registration?
  4. My registration failed, what happened?
  5. I am a University/Community College Affiliate Member. Who do I contact to receive the complimentary registration code?
  6. I am a University/Community College Affiliate Member, but my school is not listed on the registration page. Why not?
  7. What is the registration code for non-profit registrants and how do I receive this discount?
  8. Who is eligible for the non-profit registration rate?
  9. Where can I find information on hotel options in the DC area? Are there discounted rooms specifically for conference participants at the venue?
  10. Does NCSE assist with travel and lodging?

 

1. What’s the difference between a “registration code” and a “discount code”?

A “registration code” is the code you need to start the registration process for your correct registration pathway – whether you are an individual, student, university affiliate member, etc. It is entered on the first page of the registration process. The “registration code” automatically makes the proper adjustments to your registration fee and in most cases you can ignore the “discount code” box.

Common registration codes:
Individual attendee – GENERAL
Student attendee – STUDENT

A “discount code” appears on the final page of registration. Most discounts are applied automatically. You can ignore this box unless specifically instructed otherwise.

2. Is there a way to register multiple people at once?

Yes! On the page that follows the agenda items selection page you will see a page with the people you have begun registering. There is a button for “add person” that will allow you to register another individual. You will need to enter their contact information, proper registration code, select the sessions they will attend, etc. Each person registered will receive a separate confirmation email and will have the ability to change their contact information and sessions for which they are registered.

3. How do I modify my registration?

Follow the link to register for the conference (click the button above). Below the request for your name, email, etc. is a link that says “Already registered? Click here.” Follow the link and enter the required information, including your confirmation number (this can be found in your confirmation email or you may click the link on that page to have it re-emailed). To change any personal information, navigate to the desired page by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page, being sure to select “Next” or “Finish” to save any modifications. To change your session options, re-select the session you are currently registered for as well as a new, different session you wish to participate in (two boxes will be checked.) Be sure to click “Next” or “Finish” when applicable to save your changes.

4. My registration failed. What happened?

Most of the failed registrations are caused by problems with a credit card. Please try the same credit card again or try an alternative card. If it continues to fail or you do not have access to an alternate card, please contact conference@ncseonline.org. Please note that if the registration process cancels, your information is removed from the system, and your credit card will consequently not be charged twice.

5. I am a University/Community College Affiliate Member. Who do I contact to receive the complimentary registration code?

Please contact your University or Community College Affiliate Representative directly.

A list of current University members and their representatives can be found here.

A list of current Community College members and their representatives can be found here.

To receive more information regarding your Affiliate payment status, number of complimentary registrations, and Affiliate Representative information please contact affiliates@ncseonline.org.

6. I am a University/Community College Affiliate Member, but my school is not listed on the registration page. Why not?

The registration site will only allow Universities and Community Colleges from which NCSE has received a membership payment to complete the registration process. If your school is not listed it probably means we have not received your membership dues yet. For more information please contact affiliates@ncseonline.org.

7. What is the registration code for non-profit registrants and how do I receive this discount?

To receive the nonprofit registration code, please email proof of your organization’s non-profit 501(c)(3) status (or equivalent) to conference@ncseonline.org. This can be a 501(c)3 document, another legal document proving your nonprofit status, or a link to your organization’s website where it clearly states that it is a nonprofit organization.

Once proof of your non-profit status is confirmed NCSE will send you the non-profit registration code. This registration code must be entered in the “Registration Code” box on the first page after being prompted to enter your name and email address. Once the registration code is entered, the discount is automatically taken out from that point on. There is no need to worry about additional “discount codes”.

8. Who is eligible for the non-profit registration rate?

Anyone who is employed full time at a non-profit organization that has proved its non-profit 501(c)(3) status to NCSE (excluding universities and governmental institutions). Once the registration code is received at that organization, anyone who is employed there full time may use the code.

Universities and governmental institutions are not eligible for this discount.

9. Where can I find information on hotel options in the DC area? Are there discounted rooms specifically for conference participants at the venue?

For more information on hotel and travel options in Washington, DC please visit our travel and lodging page. We have also secured a number of discounted rooms at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Information on how to register for these rooms can be found at the end of your confirmation email as well as online.

10. Does NCSE assist with travel and lodging?

Unfortunately NCSE is unable to provide financial assistance for registration, travel, and lodging fees.


Please direct additional questions to Lilah Sloane, Conference Manager, at conference@ncseonline.org.