GENERAL CONFERENCE QUESTIONS
Where and when is the conference?
The Conference is October 4-8, 2014 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown http://2014.ncdcconference.org/hotel-transportation/ on Michigan Ave.
How can I register?
How do I make my hotel reservations?
What is the dress code for the Conference?
Business casual attire is acceptable for the Conference. The average temperature in Chicago during the time of the Conference is 59º, with a high of 68º and low of 49º. Meeting rooms are notoriously chilly. Dress in layers to ensure comfort.
Will sessions be recorded and available for purchase?
Where will future conferences be held?
In 2015, NCDC will host its Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL, from September 13-16. Click here for the complete 2014 NCDC Conference site history and future conference dates.
Can I volunteer at the Conference?
Yes. We greatly appreciate our Conference volunteers and they are necessary to a well-run Conference. Volunteer during Eucharistic liturgies or to serve as a conference session moderator.
How can I register for the conference?
Register online. If you prefer to pay by check, you can still register online. Once you’ve completed the registration, you will be able to print an invoice to include when you mail your check.
What’s included with my registration fee?
- Entrance to all breakout and general sessions throughout the Conference
- Access to an exhibit hall full of experienced vendors that understand fundraising
- Awards Luncheon
- Networking Breakfast
- Continental breakfast on Monday and Tuesday
- Daily Eucharistic Celebrations and Prayer Room
- Roundtable Sessions
- Affinity Group Gatherings
- Fundraising as a Ministry
- Innovation Station Technology Classrooms
- And Much More!
Are there any discounts available for registration?
Yes! The earlier you register for the conference, the more you save on registration! NCDC Members receive additional discounts and are also eligible for volume discounts.
Also new for 2014: Combine conference registration with a three night hotel stay and save $150 on your registration! (Available through May 31)
If you are not yet a member, join NCDC today and save on your conference registration!
Can I purchase a one-day pass to the conference?
Yes, but not online. Please call the NCDC Office at 888-TRY-NCDC (879-6232) for more information about purchasing a one-day pass.
Can I purchase a pass only for the Exhibit Hall?
No. If you are a prospective exhibitor and would like to tour the Exhibit Hall, please call Patricia Newman, Exhibitor Manager, at the NCDC Office at 888-TRY-NCDC (879-6232) for more information.
Can my spouse/child attend the Conference?
Conference sessions are only open to paid attendees. Eucharistic celebrations are open to the public and spouses and children are more than welcome to attend. Additional tickets for special events like the Awards Luncheon and the Welcome to Chicago Reception are available for purchase. Please call the NCDC Office at 888-TRY-NCDC (879-6232) for more information.
How can I change my registration?
Please call the NCDC Office at 888-TRY-NCDC (879-6232) to change or cancel your registration. Please see the cancellation policy below.
How can I cancel my registration? What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received on or before July 14 will receive a full refund minus a $150 administrative fee. Cancellations received after July 14 will not receive a refund. Special considerations may be given in serious, unforeseen circumstances, at the discretion of NCDC. Spouse/Guest, Special Event, and workshop fees are non-refundable.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND TRAVEL
How do I make my hotel reservations?
Make your hotel arrangements directly through the Chicago Marriott online or by calling 312-836-0100
Are there dining options at and near the hotel?
Yes, there are two restaurants and a Starbucks in the hotel. The Marriott is also centrally located in downtown Chicago near a wide variety of dining options. The hotel concierge will be able to assist you in finding a dining option to suit your needs.
EXHIBITING AND SPONSORSHIP
I’m interested in exhibiting. Who should I contact?
Read more about exhibiting at the conference. For more information, please contact Patricia Newman firstname.lastname@example.org , Exhibitor Manager, at the NCDC Office at (516)481-6000.
I’m interested in sponsoring or advertising. Who should I contact?
Read more about sponsorship or advertising.
For more information, please contact Patricia Newman email@example.com , Exhibitor Manager, at the NCDC Office at (516)481-6000.