Starting September 23, 2024

Washington, D.C.

Frequently Asked



  • How do I receive my conference badge?
    • You may pick up your badge onsite on Level 3 of the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. beginning Monday, September 23, at 8:00 a.m. ET. NIC will no longer be mailing your credentials.  
  • What is the NIC Badge Policy?
    • You will need your badge and lanyard at all times to move about the space, so please wear it at all times. Badge swapping is not permitted. Anyone found wearing a badge that does not match their identification, or is not a current NIC conference badge, will be removed from the conference without a refund. In addition, the registration of any attendee whose badge is being worn by another individual will be forfeited. The NIC Conference does have security in place to ensure that only registered individuals have access to the conference space. Keep your badge in a safe place. Replacement badges can be printed onsite at a cost of $150 to the attendee. 
  • Do you allow on-site registration?
    • For the 2024 NIC Fall Conference, we are allowing on-site conference registration.   
  • When does the Early Bird rate end?
    • To take advantage of Early Bird registration rates, registrations must be received by the NIC Registrar no later than August 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM PT.  
  • Can I pay by check?
    • Yes, payments by check will be accepted until August 9, 2024. Registrations submitted using the check payment option are considered pending until payment is received. 
    • Make checks payable to:  National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) and mail to:

    c/o Registration
    One Park Place
    Suite 450
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    • To avoid cancellation, payment must be received within 7-10 business days of submitting online registration. In the event of cancellation, hotel rooms reserved at the NIC group rate may also be cancelled by NIC. Conference re-registration will be at the current registration rates. 
    • To pay by credit card, after selecting the check payment option, please select the “already registered” button, enter email address and confirmation number, and submit payment. 
  • What is NIC's event registration cancellation policy?
    • Cancellations must be submitted online via NIC’s event registration site or by email to
    • Cancellations received by August 29, 2024, will be assessed as a $295 administrative fee. After August 29, 2024, no refunds will be granted. In the event of registration cancellation, hotel rooms reserved at the NIC group rate may run the risk of also being cancelled. Conference re-registration will be at the current registration rates. 
  • What is NIC's event registration replacement policy?
    • If you are no longer able to attend the 2024 NIC Fall Conference and your company would like to replace your registration with another colleague, a $295 administrative fee will be assessed.
    • The original registration will be cancelled minus the $295 fee, and your company will be provided a code to honor the rate of the original registrant. 
  • What does my registration fee include?
    • Attendee listing (e-mail addresses are not included)  
    • Networking Lounges  
    • Educational Sessions  
    • Meals at the NIC Café   
    • Receptions  
    • Headshot Lounge  
    • Shoeshine  
    • Relaxation Station  
    • Specialty Coffee Bar  
    • LinkedIn Corner 
  • What are the closest airports to the Hotel?
    • Traveling to the NIC Fall Conference by air is convenient with 3 major airports servicing the Washington D.C. area:

    Regan National Airport (DCA) 

    2401 Smith Blvd, Arlington, VA 

    4 miles from Marriott Marquis Washington DC 


    Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

    1 Saarinen Cir, Dulles VA 

    25 miles from Marriott Marquis Washinton DC 


    Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) 

    7050 Friendship Rd, Baltimore MD 

    30 miles from Marriott Marquis Washington DC 


  • Is there a room block rate for the hotel?
    • NIC has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for registered attendees at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. The discounted rate ($389 per night for single/double occupancy + applicable taxes) will be available through August 26, 2024 or until the NIC room block is sold out. 



  • What is the discounted hotel room rate for registered attendees?
    • The discounted rate for registered attendees at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. is $389 per night for single/double occupancy + applicable taxes. 


    Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown 

    Starting at $355.00 per night + applicable taxes and fees 

     Residence Inn by Marriott Washington Downtown  

     Starting at $375.00 per night + applicable taxes and fees 

    The Westin Washington, DC Downtown 

     Starting at $384.00 per night + applicable taxes and fees 

    Once you are registered for the 2024 NIC Fall Conference, your confirmation email will detail how to book accommodations at the hotels. Hotel rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, for registered attendees, through August 26, 2024 or until the conference blocks is full (whichever comes first). 

  • How do I change/replace/cancel my hotel reservation?
    • Please refer to your individual hotel confirmation email for additional information. The hotel confirmation will include details regarding the hotel’s specific cancellation and deposit policy.   
    • For reservations at the Marriott Marquis and the Westin the final date for cancellation without penalty will be Monday, August 26, 2024. One-night room and tax deposit will be required and processed on August 27, 2024. Deposits will be forfeited for no shows, and cancellations on or after August 27, 2024  
    • For at the Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn all reservations must be accompanied by a one-night room and tax deposit at the time of booking. Deposits will be refunded for cancellations received on or before August 26, 2024. Deposits will be forfeited for no shows, and cancellations received after August 26, 2024.  
  • Can I reserve a suite or meeting room at the upcoming event?
    • Priority is given to NIC Partners and Sponsors. Please contact for assistance. More information on how to become a sponsor is HERE. 
  • What is a Huddle Space?
    • Huddle Spaces are semi-private reserved areas of the Networking Lounge that are available for purchase if a Tier 3-5 sponsorship is secured. Learn how to become a sponsor.
  • Who do I speak with regarding information to become a sponsor?
  • When will the Attendee Listing become available?
    • The electronic Attendee Listing will be available via the NIC Conference Mobile App in August.  

Networking Lounges

  • What is the Networking Lounge Etiquette?

    We kindly request attendees to observe good networking etiquette by following these policies:

    • The only company signage or display materials permitted are those posted by NIC.
    • Networking spaces must remain accessible and available at all times to all fellow conference attendees.
    • Networking Lounges are accessible only by badged conference attendees.

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