Will I need to be vaccinated to attend the 2021 NIC Fall Conference?
Yes, as an elevated safety measure, we are requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
How do I submit my vaccination record?
After you register for the conference, you will receive a link in your confirmation e-mail that you will use to submit your photo for your badge as well as an image of your vaccination card. All vaccinations cards must show that you have been vaccinated no later than October 17, 2021 to be granted access to the conference. You will need to submit your vax card as well as your photo before you arrive at the conference. We will not be verifying this information onsite.
What are the current conference safety protocols?
Please refer to the Covid-19 Safety page for the latest safety recommendations. It’s possible the protocols will be revised leading up to the conference. Check back often. Also, upon registration, you will be asked to agree to the COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk and Release.
Family or friends are accompanying me during my hotel stay, what areas will they have access to at the Marriott Marquis Houston?
Guests will have access to the Lobby Level of the hotel, spa, and the restaurants.
Guests will not have access to any of the secured meeting space including the Pool Area, which includes the High Dive restaurant, and outside Event space until after 6:30 PM on October 31, November 1, and November 2.
How do I receive my conference badge?
If you are registered by October 1, 2021, your badge, a PPE kit, and a printed schedule at a glance will be mailed to you to create a more efficient check-in process. If you registered after October 1, you will pick up your conference credentials onsite at the conference at the NIC Registration Desk located on the Lobby Level of the hotel.
Do you allow on-site registration?
For the 2021 NIC Fall Conference, we are not allowing on-site conference registration. Conference registration must be completed and your vax card must be submitted by Thursday, October 28.
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 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.
Can I pay by check?
Payments by check will be accepted until September 24, 2021. Registrations submitted using the check payment option are considered pending until payment is received. 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. Conference credentials will not be mailed to anyone who has not paid in full by September 24. Please note that registrations purchased using company checks/credit cards can be cancelled by company personnel on your behalf. 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. Please make checks payable to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) c/o Registration to:
One Park Place
Annapolis, MD 21401
What is NIC's event registration cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be submitted online via NIC’s event registration site or by email to email@example.com. Cancellations received by Friday, October 1 will receive a total refund. Cancellations requested after October 1 will be assessed a $275 administrative fee. No refunds will be given without prior communication received before November 1. NIC does not issue credits for future NIC events.
What is NIC's event registration substitution policy?
Replacement of a registered conference attendee by a business colleague/co-worker within the same company and professional category will be accepted. A $125 processing fee will apply to all substitutions prior to September 24, after which time substitution requests will be assessed a $275 administrative fee. Substitution requests may be submitted in writing to the NIC Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org until Friday, October 1. Substitutions are not permitted on-site at the conference.
What does my registration fee include?
What are the closest airports to the Hotel?
William P Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77061
10 miles from hotel property
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Rd
Houston, TX 77032
20 miles from hotel property
Is there a room block rate for the hotel?
NIC has reserved a limited amount of rooms at a discounted rate for registered attendees at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The discounted rate ($299 per night for single/double occupancy + applicable taxes + destination fee) will be available through October 1, 2021 or until the NIC room block is sold out.
What other hotels are located near the conference venue?
To assist registered conference attendees, below is a list of hotels near the Marriott Marquis Houston that may have availability over the 2021 NIC Fall Conference dates.
Hilton Americas Houston
1600 Lamar, Houston, TX
The Westin Houston Downtown
1520 Texas Ave. Houston, TX
Hampton Inn Houston Downtown
710 Crawford Street, Houston, TX
Four Seasons Houston
1300 Lamar Street, Houston, TX
Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown
151 Dallas Street, Houston, TX
Do I need to reserve my hotel room or does NIC do that for me?
Registered attendees are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Please review your registration confirmation email for details on how to book a hotel reservation for the Conference.
What is the discounted hotel room rate for registered attendees?
The discounted rate for registered attendees at the Houston Marriott Marquis is $299 per night for single/double occupancy + applicable taxes + destination fee.
How do I change/substitute/cancel my hotel reservation?
Please contact the hotel directly for name changes, arrival/departure changes, and/or cancellations. You may cancel your hotel reservation on or before 30 days prior to your check-in without penalty, deposits are forfeited for cancellations received after 30 days prior to check-in.
- Can I reserve a suite or meeting room at the upcoming event?
Where are the overflow hotels?
Overflow hotels will be made available based on need. Please check the website for updates.
Who do I speak with regarding information to become a sponsor?
Contact email@example.com for information and a list of available sponsorships.
When will the Attendee Listing become available?
The electronic Attendee Listing will be available via the conference mobile app in mid-September.