Sep 21 - 23, 2020 | Virtual

Frequently Asked Questions

NAMIC has made the decision to move all in-person events for remainder of 2020 to a virtual setting, including the Annual Convention in Boston scheduled for September where we had planned to celebrate NAMIC’s 125th Anniversary. The health and well-being of NAMIC members and staff are the most important factors in considering our options and hosting large event gatherings in these times is just not feasible.

Those who have already registered for an event will receive a separate communication with the details of transferring to a virtual event. All members will soon receive information about exciting new ways to experience what they have come to expect from NAMIC events.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AND WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Before COVID-19 impacted travel and event attendance, dedicated NAMIC member volunteers worked with staff to develop outstanding educational content for this event focused on emerging issues and important industry updates. The speakers for those issues and updates are still booked and ready to deliver this timely and important education in the dynamic context of an interactive virtual setting.

As an association focused on pursuing education excellence – even in innovative and adaptive ways – NAMIC is offering an exciting new event opportunity with multiple options for both learning and connecting with peers virtually.

The virtual NAMIC Annual Convention is one of these opportunities and will feature

  • current and relevant topics from outstanding speakers.

  • a newly added COVID-19 industry update session.

  • the flexibility to watch live or on-demand.

  • connections with vendors and sponsors at a one-on-one level.

Many service providers and sponsors have signed on to show their support and you will be interested in what they show you about existing or coming industry solutions for your company.

We realize this is all moving very quickly, and NAMIC staff continues working just as quickly to publish the virtual details online. We want to assure you that the great content featured on the previous event agenda will still be offered.

WHAT REGISTRATION PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

The registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments, and multiple registrations under the same payment method.

WHEN AND HOW IS REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION SENT?

Confirmation is sent via email, so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time, you will need to forward the confirmation email to each attendee. Paying online with a credit card allows for the most expedient confirmation. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information. If registering online and indicating a check will be mailed separately, a confirmation email will be sent once NAMIC receives and processes your payment. Your confirmation includes a receipt, cancellation policy, and other important event information.

I AM REGISTERED BUT PLANS CHANGED, AND I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND. WHAT DO I DO?

All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. You may transfer your registration to another individual in your organization without penalty. Cancellations received on or before August 21 are 100% refundable. After August 21, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days following NAMIC’s receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after August 28, so please plan accordingly. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax (317) 415-0802.

ARE SPEAKER HANDOUTS OR VIDEO COPIES OF PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE?

Speaker presentations will be available through NAMIC’s meeting app and on the Event Materials page for any speaker who has provided handouts in advance.

HOW DO I OBTAIN AN ADVANCE COPY OF THE REGISTRATION LIST?

To provide our sponsors, speakers, and attendees the best level of service, we will send a list of current registrants to each attendee’s or main contact’s email address as follows:

Attendees: 7-10 days in advance of the event with the pre-conference communication.

Sponsors: 60, 30 and 15 days in advance of the event, once payment has been received.

Exhibitors: 30 and 15 days in advance of the event, once payment has been received.

Speakers: 60 and 30 days in advance of the event.

Questions can be directed to Julie Bacher.