Starting October 23, 2023

Chicago, IL

Frequently Asked

Questions

Attendance Protocols

  • Will I need to be vaccinated to attend the 2022 NIC Fall Conference?
    • No, but as an elevated safety measure, we are requiring all attendees, speakers, and staff to be either fully vaccinated OR to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test (Antigen, NAAT Molecular or PCR) that has been administered by an accredited lab, pharmacy, or clinic no more than 48 hours prior to badge pick-up.
    • If you supplied your vaccination record for the 2021 NIC Fall Conference or the 2022 NIC Spring Conference, you do not need to resubmit your vaccination information again unless requested by NIC.
    • Attendees who are showing proof of a negative Covid-19 test onsite, will not receive their badge credentials in the mail.

    Review our Health and Safety page for more information.

  • 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 an image of your vaccination card. All vaccination cards must show that you have been vaccinated no later than August 30, 2022 to be granted access to the conference. We encourage you to submit your vaccination card before you arrive at the conference.
    • If you supplied your vaccination record for the 2021 NIC Fall Conference or the 2022 NIC Spring Conference, you do not need to resubmit your vaccination information again unless requested by NIC.
  • Can I take a Covid-19 test on-site at the 2022 NIC Fall Conference?
    • While we encourage you to take and have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before traveling to the conference, there will be professionals on-site who can administer tests. The testing will cost $95 and must be paid for before the test is administered.
  • What is the cost of taking a Covid-19 test on-site?
    • The cost is $95 and must be paid for at that time.
  • What are the current conference safety protocols?
    • Please refer to the Health and 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.

Registration

  • How do I receive my conference badge?
    • If you are registered, paid, and have submitted proof of vaccination by August 1, 2022, your badge and a printed schedule at-a-glance will be mailed to you to create a more efficient check-in process. If you registered after August 1, 2022, you will pick up your conference credentials on-site at the conference at the NIC Registration Desk.
    • Note that attendees who choose to submit a negative Covid-19 test will not receive their badge on-site.
  • Do you allow on-site registration?
    • For the 2022 NIC Fall Conference, we are allowing on-site conference registration. We strongly encourage supplying your vaccination credentials ahead of the conference to ensure that you are approved to enter the space. If you are not supplying proof of vaccination, we strongly encourage that you have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before travelling to the conference.
  • 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 June 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Can I pay by check?
    • Yes, payments by check will be accepted until August 10, 2022. 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:

    NIC
    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.
    • Conference credentials will not be mailed to anyone who has not paid in full by August 1, 2022. 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.
  • What is NIC's event registration cancellation policy?
    • Cancellations must be submitted online via the event registration site or by email to registrar@nic.org
    • Cancellations received before August 1 will be assessed a $295 administrative fee.
    • After August 1, no refunds will be granted.
    • NIC does not issue credits for future NIC events.
    • In the event of registration cancellation, hotel rooms reserved at the NIC group rate may run the risk of also being canceled. 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 2022 NIC Fall Conference and your company would like to replace your registration with another colleague, the original registration will be cancelled, and your company will be provided a code to honor the rate of the original registrant. Any replacements after August 1 will be assessed a $295 administrative fee.
  • What does my registration fee include?
    • Pre-conference Mailing
    • Networking Lounges
    • Educational Sessions
    • Meals
    • Networking Receptions
    • Headshot Lounge
    • Shoe Shine
    • LinkedIn Corner
    • Attendee Listing
  • What are the closest airports to the Hotel?
    • Traveling to the NIC Fall Conference, via air, is a convenient option with three major airports servicing the Washington DC area:
    • Regan National Airport (DCA)
      4 miles from Marriott Marquis Washington D.C.
    • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
      25 miles from Marriott Marquis Washington D.C.
    • Baltimore/Washington International (BWI)
      30 miles from Marriott Marquis Washington D.C.
  • Is there a room block rate for the hotel?
    • NIC has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for registered attendees. Room blocks are available at the following hotels:
      • Marriot Marquis Washington D.C – starting at $369 per night + applicable taxes and fees
      • Courtyard Washington Downtown – starting at $355 per night + applicable taxes and fees
      • Residence Inn Washington Downtown – starting at $375 per night + applicable taxes and fees
      • Renaissance Washington DC – starting at $364 per night + applicable taxes and fees
    • Guestrooms, at the reduced rate, within the various blocks will be available through August 12, 2022 or until the NIC room blocks are sold out, whichever comes first.

     

  • What is the discounted hotel room rate for registered attendees?
    • Room blocks are available at the following hotels:
      • Marriott Marquis Wahington D.C. – starting at $369 per night + applicable taxes and fees
      • Courtyard Washington Downtown – starting at $355 per night + applicable taxes and fees
      • Residence Inn Washington Downtown – starting at $375 per night + applicable taxes and fees
      • Renaissance Washington DC – starting at $364 per night + applicable taxes and fees
    • Guestrooms, at the reduced rate, within the various blocks will be available through August 12, 2022 or until the NIC room block are sold out, whichever comes first.
  • How do I change/replace/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?
  • 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 early 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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