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FAQ

General

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

You have the opportunity to receive over 30 CPE/CLP credits through live and OnDemand World Congress sessions virtually or In-Person. Please note that individuals may receive less (those who register for only one day of the event) or more (National Education Seminar) depending on what they register for.

 

Q. Are sessions recorded?

All general sessions and most breakout sessions will be available live and OnDemand. The OnDemand sessions will be available for replay within 72 hours of the live session.


Virtual

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

To prepare for World Congress 2021, 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.

Other requirements to keep in mind:
The event platform, eShow, is compatible with laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Ensure you review the
System Requirements Checklist prior to the event to ensure you can successfully participate online.

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

There is no need to download or install anything prior to the conference. 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.


In-Person

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

We are working extremely hard to create a comfortable and sanitary environment for all attendees. Working closely with the Gaylord Rockies and the Marriott’s Commitment to Clean, we will be implementing health screening for attendees, speakers, and staff, redesigning space to facilitate proper social distancing, providing hand sanitizer stations, providing individually packaged nourishment, and increasing cleaning and disinfection frequency.

While we can certainly take these steps, it is critically important that you, the attendee, also do your part. Therefore, every person attending this event is expected to diligently follow the well-being policies and protocols put in place for this event.

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

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

Q. How do I volunteer for World Congress?

If you would like to volunteer for World Congress, please visit here for more information and to submit your application by June 11, 2021. 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. For your dedication to NCMA, you will be given a $200 credit on your registration once you complete your assigned four-hour shift. Any applications received after June 11 will be considered based on shift availability.

 

Sponsorships

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

 

Speakers

Q. How do I speak at World Congress?

The call for presentations for World Congress 2021 is open for a shorter window. Due to the hybrid format, NCMA will be very limited in the number of breakout sessions selected and can only select the top-rated, highest quality submissions. The Call for Presentations for World Congress 2022 in Chicago, IL will open in early to mid 2022.




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