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FAQs

General

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

If you are in in-person attendee, you can receive over 40 CPE/CLP credits through live and recorded replays of World Congress sessions. If you are a virtual attendee, can earn over 30 CPE/CLP credits through live and OnDemand World Congress sessions. *Total credits earned is based on your actual session attendance Not all sessions are available for replay. You will need to be present in a session for at least 45 minutes in order to receive credit for attending.

 

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 World Congress Virtual Platform. Go to the Auditorium and select a session to view the recording. The platform will remain accessible until August 19, 2022.

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 July 20, 2022.  The platform will remain accessible until August 19, 2022.

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?

Virtual Attendee: Your participation will be recorded automatically when you enter each session and you will earn credit for that session once it ends. To access your certificate of completion, go to the Attendee Lounge within the Virtual Platform, and click on the Certificate menu option. You can also access it in the Attendee Service Center*. You will receive one overall certificate of completion for this event with a cumulative credit total. Your credits will be transferred to your NCMA account after the virtual platform closes on August 19, 2022. 
*Available April 2022

In-Person Attendee: You will have instructions prior to arriving onsite on how to receive credit for each session you attend in-person. To access your certificate of completion, login to the Attendee Service Center* and click on the Certificate menu option. You will receive one overall certificate of completion for this event with a cumulative credit total. Your credits will be transferred to your NCMA account after the virtual platform closes on August 19, 2022. 
*Available April 2022

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

Please indicate your need for special accommodations when registering for World Congress 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 and group nonmember registrations include a one-year membership to NCMA. Your membership term will run from August 2022-July 2023.  Memberships will be activated after World Congress, no later than August 31, 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 World Congress?

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please review the volunteer roles and submit your application by June 3. 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 June 15 and final assignments will be confirmed no later than July 8. 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 World Congress.  
 

Technology

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

To prepare for World Congress 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: 

  1. Please ensure you review the System Requirements Checklist prior to the event to ensure you can successfully participate online.    
  2. Review Firewall/Proxy Troubleshooting Guide if you are having issues with the platform. 
  3. Complete BigMarker System Check 
Other requirements to keep in mind:  
  1. The event platform is compatible with laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones.   
  2. No VPN  
  3. Clear cookies/cache  
  4. Check your internet speed    
  5. 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.

In-Person

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

As of February 28, 2022, the state of Illinois, as well as the city of Chicago, have lifted the indoor mask and proof of vaccination updates. For more information on what that means, check out this helpful website: Reopening Chicago | COVID 19

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

The Hyatt Regency Chicago has implemented the following COVID-19 guidelines in their hotel to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests. With hotel compliance through GBAC STARTM, the Hyatt Regency Chicago is committed to keeping a safe and healthy environment. For additional information, please visit Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel policies

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.
 

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

 

Speakers

Q. How do I speak at World Congress?

The call for presentations for World Congress 2022 is now closed. If you are interested in presenting at NCMA’s next event in December 2022 in Bethesda, MD, please look out for the call for presentations, opening in late May/June 2022.  




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