Q: Are scholarships available?
A: Yes! We offer a limited number of tuition scholarships that cover a portion of the registration fee. Scholarship recipients can register for the Summit at a rate of $225. Scholarships do not assist with travel or lodging. The scholarship application will be posted online in May 2019, and applicants will be notified of the outcome in June 2019 in advance of the July 1 early bird registration deadline.
Q: Are group discounts offered?
A: Group discounts are not available. However, sponsors receive free and discounted registrations depending on the sponsorship level. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Ellen Lawton at email@example.com.
Q: May I register for a single day at a reduced rate?
A: No. All attendees must register for the full 2-day Summit.
Q: Can I get a refund for the Summit?
A: We offer refunds for family and medical emergencies only. Otherwise, if you register and are unable to attend, we are happy to transfer your registration to a colleague.
Q: Do presenters receive a complimentary registration fee?
A: All presenters must register for the conference. Workshop presenters can register at a discounted rate of $325. There is not a discounted registration rate for research poster presenters. Everyone who submits a workshop proposal will be notified of the outcome prior to the July 1 early bird registration deadline.
Q: What does my registration fee include?
- Access to 3 plenary sessions;
- Ability to choose from among 24 workshop sessions;
- Entry to the poster session;
- Entry to the opening night reception, which includes light hor d’oeuvres;
- Access to networking sessions with other attendees and presenters;
- A discount on your hotel room* (if booking at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel);
- Breakfast and lunch on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20^;
- Coffee breaks available throughout the day Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20;
- Access to the conference mobile app, which contains the agenda and networking features.
*Registration does not cover the cost of a hotel room, so please reserve your room separately.
^Participants are on their own for dinner all days.
Q: Are there limits on how many sessions I can participate in?
A: No. Once you are registered, you are allowed to attend as many sessions as you would like.
Q: How do I register for workshop sessions?
A: It is not necessary to register for workshops. If you register for the Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your sessions on-site.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: The dress code for the conference is business casual. The temperature inside the hotel fluctuates, so we strongly suggest you dress in layers. The temperature in National Harbor, Maryland in late September is typically around 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Please note that the majority of the conference will be held indoors, but the hotel is located on a beautiful waterfront that participants can take advantage of at night. Please plan accordingly.