FAQs

GENERAL

Q. How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or Continuous Learning Point (CLP) credits will I receive from this event?

In-Person Attendees: Earn up to 41.1 CPE/CLP credits through live and recorded replays of GCMS sessions.
Virtual Attendees: Earn up to 29.1 CPE/CLP credits through live and OnDemand GCMS sessions.

Total credits earned is based on your actual session attendance Not all sessions are available for replay. 


Q. How can I tell which sessions are offered in-person only or hybrid?
On the Agenda page, look for the in-person only or hybrid tag on the session description. You can also search at the top of the Agenda page by clicking on the Search/Filter option, then selecting 'In-Person Only' or 'Hybrid' under the Session Track drop-down. 

Only hybrid sessions will be recorded for Replay in the GCMS virtual platform. In-person only sessions will not be recorded for Replay.

Q. Is there an Employer Justification Packet?
Yes! Download it here.

Q. Are sessions recorded?

Yes! All regular general sessions and select breakout sessions will be available for replay. Special sessions such as Exchanges and in-person only breakout sessions will not be recorded.
Session replays will be available 72 hours after the session in the GCMS Virtual Platform. Go to the Auditorium and select a session to view the recording. The platform will remain accessible until January 6, 2023.


Q. Can I download slides?
Yes! Speaker presentations can be accessed in each session description on the Agenda under Handouts.


Q. How long will I have access to the virtual platform?

Both virtual and in-person registrants will have access to the virtual platform, including session replays to earn additional credits for 30 days after the event ends on December 6, 2022. The platform will remain accessible until January 6, 2023.

Q. Can I earn credit for watching session replays?

Yes! You will receive education credit for watching session replays as you would for live sessions. Your certificate of completion will automatically update your cumulative credit total after you finish watching a session replay.

Q. How will I receive my certificate of completion?

You must self-report sessions attended or Replays watched by logging into the Attendee Service Center in order to receive a certificate of completion. You will receive one certificate of completion with a cumulative credit total and a list of sessions you earned credit for. Instructions will be provided on how to do this online. Your credits will be transferred to your NCMA account after the virtual platform closes on January 6, 2023.

Q. I have a disability and need special accommodations. How can I ensure accessibility?

Please indicate your need for special accommodations when registering for GCMS and NCMA will contact you to ensure your reasonable requests are met. Every effort will be made to accommodate advanced requests and day-of requests may be delayed.

Q. Is membership included in my registration?

Individual nonmember and group registrations include a one-year membership to NCMA. Your membership term will run from January 2023-December 2023. Memberships will be activated after GCMS, no later than December 20, 2022.

Q. Who can I contact about questions regarding my NCMA membership?

Please contact Memberservices@ncmahq.org or call 800.344.8096 and choose option 1 to speak to a Member Advocate.

Q. How do I volunteer for GCMS?

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please review the volunteer roles and submit your application by October 14. Assignments will be made based on your location (virtual or in-person), comfort with technology, event-based needs, and arrival/departure dates provided in the application. Selected volunteers will be notified by October 17 and final assignments will be confirmed no later than November 15.
For your dedication to NCMA, you will be given a $200 credit on your registration once you complete your assigned four-hour shift. All volunteers must register on their own for GCMS.

Q. What is NCMA doing to ensure a comfortable and safe event environment?

As of February 22, 2022, the state of Maryland has lifted the indoor mask and proof of vaccination updates. 

If national, state, local, and/or hotel guidelines change prior to the start of the GCMS, this page, and conference policies and procedures will be updated accordingly.

For additional information, please visit Marriott North Bethesda hotel policies and Marriott’s Commitment to Clean.

Q. What happens if I do not feel safe attending after registering for In-Person or get sick prior to GCMS?

We understand circumstances change and will switch your registration to virtual and refund you the difference between in-person and virtual.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Q. What are the technology requirements to attend this event?

To prepare for GCMS 2022, make sure your technology is compatible with eShow virtual event platform.
Browser: Make sure you are using a compatible browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Safari, Internet Explorer and Edge are not compatible with our systems.
WiFi/Internet: You will need a high-speed, internet-connected device. At least 20Mbps download speed is recommended for the best experience.
Security Restrictions: Check with your company’s IT department to ensure you don’t have any pop-up blockers or spyware installed that would limit your access to the event.
Webcam and Mic: If you would like to participate in 1:1 appointments and networking with other attendees, speakers or exhibitors, you will need to have a working webcam and mic.

System Requirements Check and Troubleshooting Tips:
Ensure you review the System Requirements Checklist prior to the event to ensure you can successfully participate online.

Other requirements to keep in mind:

  • The event platform is compatible with laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • No VPN
  • Clear cookies/cache
  • Check your internet speed
  • Close any other applications on your computer if you experience difficulties during the event as they can slow down your connectivity.

Q. Do I need to install or download anything to attend the event?

Download the NCMA mobile app to get access to the event right in the palm of your hand! Search for "NCMA Meetings" in the App Store or Google Play.

There is no need to download anything to access the eShow virtual platform. The event will automatically open in a web browser. If windows do not open automatically, be sure to double-check that pop-ups are allowed in your browser.

 

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Q. Who do I contact for Sponsorship Opportunities?

Contact

Blake Boynton

Business Development Manager

National Contract Management Association

Office: 800-344-8096

Email: Blake.Boynton@ncmahq.org