Frequently Asked Questions



When does the conference start? 

The 2020 conference has been postponed until August 11 and 12, 2021. Programming will begin promptly at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 11. Registration will open at 8:00 am. The first session is a plenary session and the speakers will begin at 9:00.

Do you offer scholarships?

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for the conference. These scholarships are made possible because of our generous sponsors. We are offering scholarships to cover all conference registration costs and will also provide up to $50 in expenses to cover the costs of the hotel and travel. Reimbursement for these costs will be provided after the conference, once we have received receipts. Scholarship recipients will receive reimbursement procedures at registration. To apply for a scholarship, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Name
  • Organization/Company/Affiliation
  • Have you received a scholarship for this event in the past?
  • A statement explaining why you require a scholarship in order to attend, and what you hope to gain from this year’s conference.

Please do not register with a scholarship ticket until you have been approved. 

Can I pay by check?

Please contact for information on how to pay by check for your registration. Please note that your registration will not be confirmed until we receive payment.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you find you need to cancel your conference registration, please email If you cancel before July 1st, you will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee. If you cancel your registration after July 1st, no refund can be made.

How much does registration cost?

The different registration types include:

  • Early Bird Two-Day Registration (prior to July 1, 2021) – $150
  • Regular Two-Day Registration (after July 1, 2021) – $175
  • Wednesday Only Registration – $100
  • Thursday Only Registration – $100

When does registration start?

Registration has been closed and will re-open in 2021.

How do I make a hotel reservation?

We will have a room block available. Information will be posted as the event approaches and registration opens.