© 2017/2018 Courage to Risk Conference

FAQ

PRESENTERS/SPEAKERS
  1. What audio-visual equipment will be available? You will be provided with an LCD projector, screen, and access to electricity. Larger rooms will have a microphone. No special request is needed for these items. You will be required to use your own computer and slide advancer.  If you are using an Apple computer, you will also need to provide the dongle (adapter) for the LCD projector.  If you have audio in your presentation, you will need to provide your own speakers.

  2. I don’t want to travel with my laptop. Do you have one available? No, the CTR committee does not provide laptops.

  3. Does the Broadmoor provide wireless internet access in the meeting rooms? No, the only wireless access that is available is in the lobby of the hotel. If you need wireless access for your presentation, you will need to provide your own (through a hot spot or mifi device).

  4. I forgot to print my handouts, how do I get them printed? You should plan on 50 participants. You have 3 options:

  5. The hotel can print them for approximately $1 a page.

  6. You can print them at any office supply or copy store; such as Kinko’s, OfficeMax, Office Depot, or Staples – many within 2 miles of the Broadmoor.

  7. You can create a sign up list and email the handouts to the participants after the conference. However, this option is NOT recommended, as participants prefer handouts during the sessions.

  8. Do I need to submit my presentation prior to the conference?

  9. Yes, your presentation is due to the conference presentation chairperson atpapers@couragetorisk.org  no later than December 15, 2016.  Your presentation will be posted on the website and on the mobile app prior to the conference.

  10. What happens if there are not enough chairs? No chairs can be added to a session due to fire codes.

  11. What happens if there is a medical emergency during my session? Seek the help of hotel personnel, a conference committee member, or a volunteer. Conference committee members and volunteers will have badges identifying themselves.

  12. Will someone introduce me or should I just begin the session at the start time? If you submitted a proposal for a session, you will introduce yourself at the start of your presentation. ** A committee member will introduce invited speakers.

  13. What if I need technical assistance for my equipment? Technical assistance will not be available for personal equipment. Please ensure that your equipment is in working order prior to your presentation. A troubleshooter will be periodically checking on LCD projectors; however, you should be knowledgeable of connecting to the LCD projector if you are going to use it. If you have an Apple computer, you must bring the appropriate adapter (dongle) for your computer.

  14. Do I have to register for the conference if I am a presenter? Yes, you are expected to register for the conference if you are presenting. Presenters must register by December 1, 2016.

  15. If my school-age son/daughter is presenting, may I attend his/her presentation without registering? Yes, please support your child and his/her success in sharing his/her story at Courage to Risk (no registration is needed to attend that session). You must register for the conference if you would like to attend other sessions.

  16. What if the composition of my presentation team changes? Please let the conference proposal chair know of any changes in your presentation team by emailingpapers@couragetorisk.org We may not be able to reflect those changes in the program, depending on when the change has been made.

PARTICIPANTS
  1. When will I receive my program and name badge? If you have preregistered, you may pick up materials between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.on Thursday evening prior to the conference. On-site check-in for pre-registered participants begins at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

  2. Can I register online? Yes. ALL registrations will be done online.  Registration will be open in the fall, and information will be sent to past participants of the conference.  Registration information will also be posted at www.couragetorisk.org .

  3. Can I pay with a credit card? MasterCard, Visa and PayPal will be the only forms of payment for registration. Discover and American Express are not accepted.  Districts can use a procurement card. We are unable to accept purchase orders.

  4. Is on-site registration available? Yes. MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal are the only accepted forms of payment.

  5. Will I get a receipt for payment? Yes.  For online registration, you will receive a receipt from PayPal as a separate email.  The receipt will be sent to the email address under which you registered.

  6. Whom do I speak with if I haven’t received my conference confirmation? You will receive an electronic confirmation when registered. The confirmation will come to the email you included during registration.  Your district may have your confirmation if they registered for you. You may check with the conference registration chair also.

  7. Will my money be refunded if I need to cancel? No, your money will not be refunded.

  8. Where will I park at the Broadmoor? The Broadmoor has a parking garage adjacent to the resort ($10.00 per day, no in-and-out). Valet parking is also available for $27.00 per day. You may be ticketed or towed if you park on the street or in residential lots. Carpooling is recommended as parking is limited.

  9. Will breakfast or lunch be provided? Coffee and Danish will be provided each morning after the keynote address in the Exhibit Hall. You must register for luncheon sessions for an additional fee when you register for the conference. No on-site luncheon registrations will be accepted. No lunch will be provided if you do not register for luncheon sessions.

  10. Can I get college credit for attending the conference? Yes, Adams State College is offering 1 credit for 2 day attendance for $55.00 and 1/2 credit for 1 day attendance for $27.50. The Adams State College table will be set up in the registration area.

  11. Can I get ASHA CEUs for attending the conference? No, ASHA CEUs will not be available.

  12. Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance for the conference? Yes, you will be emailed a link to complete an online conference evaluation.  Once the evaluation is complete, you will receive your certificate(s) of attendance attached to the acknowledgment of the receipt of the evaluation. You can only receive the certificate if you have completed the evaluation.

  13. Do you offer group discounts? No. Our conference is very reasonably priced, thus, we don't offer group discounts. If this is something that the committee should consider, please make a comment about it on the evaluations.

  14. Should I plan to arrive earlier than the conference start time? If you are arriving the morning of the conference, plan to arrive an extra 30 minutes to one hour prior to the start of the conference. This will give you ample opportunity to park, pick up your registration materials, and get a seat for the keynote.

EXHIBITORS
  1. When can I set up my exhibit? Exhibitors set up between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening prior to the conference.

  2. Will volunteers be available to man my table? No.

  3. Will my money be refunded if I need to cancel? We will refund 50% of your fee if you cancel on or before December 15, 2016. There is no refund if you cancel after December 16, 2016.

  4. Will I have wireless access to the internet? No, you will need to provide your own hot spot/mifi if internet access is needed.

  5. Will I have access to electrical outlets? You will need to request access when completing the exhibitor agreement letter.  Access to electrical outlets is limited in the exhibit room.