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Do presenters get discounted conference registration?

EACE22 break-out session and/or speed learning session presenters do not receive discounted registration. If a presenter cannot attend the full conference, entry for the session only can be granted. Presenters needing financial assistance to attend are encouraged to apply for a Professional Development Grant and/or Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship which will open in late Fall 2021.

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How do I register others for the conference?

Only designated Key Contacts within a group membership can register others for the conference. (See how to designate Key Contacts.)

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When will I find out if my proposal was accepted?

All lead presenters were notified via email provided on their proposal regarding the status of session proposals in the beginning of April.

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When will I find out the location and date of my session?

Presenters will be assigned a date and time based on the EACE22 scheduleVisit the website to find your designated time and location for 60-minute break-out sessions. If you were selected as a Speed Learning Session presenter, your session can be found here.

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What do I need to bring for my presentation? 

Presenters will be provided with basic WiFi, a projector and cable at the conference in your assigned break-out room. You are required to bring your own laptops, chargers, and adapters (if applicable). Adapters are typically only needed for Mac devices. Laptops will not be provided on-site.

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What technology will be available in my session room?

Break-out session rooms are equipped with a podium, standard WiFi and an LCD projector package. If your session is located in Salon A, a microphone will be available at your podium. Microphones are not needed in Studio break-out rooms. If additional audio/visual is needed for your session, such as sound playback capabilities, contact EACE HQ no later than May 1, 2022. Additional A/V requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Are options available for presenters to participate virtually?

EACE22 will be a fully in-person event unless otherwise announced. If you have a co-presenter or panelist that would like to participate in your session via Zoom, contact EACE HQ ASAP. Arrangements cannot be guaranteed.

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How will my session room be set?

Unless otherwise discussed, break-out sessions will be set in classroom/theater-style. The ratio of classroom to theater seating will depend on registration numbers.

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Do my co-presenters/panelists need to register for the conference?

Yes. All presenters are responsible for registering should they wish to attend the conference. Presenters not registered for the conference do not have access to the event, including social/food functions. ALL presenters will need a badge to enter the meting space. If you or one of your co-presenters are not registering for the conference, contact EACE HQ by April 29, 2022. The appropriate presenter-only badge will need to be picked up at the EACE22 Registration Desk to access your session.

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Do I need to follow any guidelines for my presentation? 

As part of Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for EACE22, presenters will be required to prepare and present slides in a universal design format that focuses on respecting diversity and creating a culture of inclusion. Click here to view the Universal Design Format guidelines and download the PowerPoint template.

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Does EACE print copies of my handouts to distribute?

EACE does not print copies of break-out session handouts or presentations. You can expect to be contacted closer to the event with instructions on how to upload presentations and/or handouts to the conference mobile app.

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What if I have changes to my original presentation proposal?

Any changes to your proposal should be indicated on the presenter confirmation form. Any major changes, such as a topic change, will need to be approved by the 2022 Annual Conference Programming Committee Co-Chairs. Updates to the final programming posted to the website must be submitted to EACE HQ.

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What comes with my registration?

Full conference registrants have access to all sessions and events. The following food and beverages are also included:

  • Wednesday lunch
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks for Wednesday's Welcome Reception
  • Thursday breakfast
  • Thursday Awards Lunch
  • Thursday Entertainment Night drinks
  • Friday brunch

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Where do I pick up my registration materials?

You will need to pick up your name badge along with conference materials when you arrive on day one of the conference. View maps linked below for location and visit the schedule of events webpage for registration times. Remember to wear your name badge at all times, as it serves as entry to all conference functions, including social functions.

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What do I do if I need to cancel?

All cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

  • An 85% refund will be granted when the cancellation request is received 10 business days prior to the scheduled event.
  • 50% refund will be granted if the request is received between 9 and 5 business days prior to the scheduled event.
  • No refunds will be granted if the request is received fewer than 5 days prior to the scheduled event.
  • If the event is cancelled by EACE, registrants may be extended a full refund (100%).

Any cancellation request received fewer than 10 business days prior to a scheduled event (or after the event date has passed) due to an extenuating circumstance may be reviewed by the respective committee chair(s) who in turn will recommend the appropriate refund and action to the Board of Directors. EACE22 registrants who cannot attend due to a positive COVID-19 test are eligible to receive a full conference registration refund.

You may also consider transferring the registration to someone else in your organization. See below for instructions.

Hotel cancellations must be made by the registrant.

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Can I transfer my registration if I can no longer attend?

Yes! You may transfer your registration to someone else in your organization. There is no fee for equal transfers. If you are transferring to a non-member, you will be invoiced for the difference in member vs non-member pricing. The request must be made via email to [email protected] and include the name and email of the person you are requesting to transfer registration to.

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I am a member of NACE. Does that mean I receive member pricing for EACE? 

No. EACE is independent and autonomous from the national association.

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Are masks required at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa?

In compliance with New Jersey Governor Murphy’s Executive Order, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear masks. Guests who have not been fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing a mask. (May 9, 2022)

EACE will have optional disposable masks on hand at the EACE22 Registration Desk for attendees.

Where can I find more information on current COVID-19 health and safety measures?

The Borgata and EACE remain committed to the health and safety of our conference attendees, hotel guests and employees, and the overall well-being of the state. EACE22 registrants should stay at home if they have COVID-19 related symptoms or live with someone who has recently tested positive. EACE22 registrants who cannot attend due to a positive COVID-19 test may receive a full conference registration refund in accordance with EACE's Event Registration & Cancellation Policy. View the full Borgata COVID-19 Mitigation Plan here.

BorgataEATS, digital menus, hand sanitizing stations and mobile check in/out are just a few of the extra safety measures you can expect at the Borgata. Find out more.

While the Borgata is a fully indoor venue, the EACE22 meeting space is large and open. It is also separate from the casino floor. Room capacity and seating will allow those wishing to social distance to do so. 

Color coded bracelets will be available near the EACE22 Registration Desk for those who wish to utilize as a sign for social distancing preferences. Red = greet from a safe distance; yellow = greet with elbow/fist-bump; green = open to handshake.

Is there a deadline to book my hotel room at the group rate? Where do I make the reservation?

The deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted group rate of $159 per night (plus taxes/fees) is May 20, 2022. It is highly likely that the group room block will sell out prior to the deadline, therefore, it is recommended to book your room early. 

Book online or call 1-609-317-1000 and mention the EACE22 Annual Conference with group code GBEAC22 to receive the group discount.

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What is the deadline to cancel my hotel room reservation? 

Contact the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa at 1-609-317-1000 to cancel your reservation. All cancellations less than 72 hours before your scheduled arrival time will be subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the first night's room + tax. 

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Can I receive the discounted room rate for dates before and/or after the conference?

Yes. The discounted room rate of $159 (plus taxes/fees) is available to EACE attendees from June 20-26, 2022, so consider extending your stay to enjoy the beach and all the resort has to offer!  The group rate deadline is May 20, 2022 and is subject to availability.

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Does the hotel provide transportation to/from the airport?

No, the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa does not provide transportation. Taxi services and train services are available from the Atlantic City Airport. Fare starts from $36 USD for taxi/Uber and $13 USD for the train. For more information click here. 

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What are the driving directions to the hotel? What are the parking fees?

The Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa is located at 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

The self-parking fee is $5 each time you enter the garage.

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How do I get an attendee list?

Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the event, you can expect to receive an email entitled "Tips For Your Trip." This email will contain the attendee list including name, organization, city, state, and email in PDF format. EACE does not distribute attendee lists in excel format. Attendee lists are not distributed by request.

Additionally, EACE members have access to the attendee list which updates in real-time! If you are a current member AND logged into the website, you can access the EACE22 Attendee List at the bottom of the dropdown under the EACE 2022 Annual Conference menu of the website.

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When will break-out session information be available?

Break-out session information if now available here.

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Will I receive a printed conference program?

Due to the popularity of the EACE Annual Conference app, the Association does not provide printed copies of the schedule. The interactive schedule, presentation handouts, speaker bios, transportation information and more is easily accessible from your mobile device! If you prefer a printed copy, please print out the schedule to bring with you. 

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What is the conference attire?

Business casual is suitable for all conference activities. Social functions are casual. It is recommended to dress in layers as meeting rooms can get chilly.

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Do I receive continuing education credits for attending?

Many conference sessions may offer credit through SHRM for attending. Sessions offering credit will be noted on the schedule.

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When will the 2022 EACE Annual Conference App be available?

The EACE22 Mobile App will be available closer to the event. Details to come!

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Will there be free WiFi at the conference?

Yes. WiFi information will be posted at the EACE Registration Desk.

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Can I bring my spouse/children?

Although attendees may bring family members to the hotel, only paid registrants wearing conference name badges will be permitted to attend conference events and food/social functions. 

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Is a pump room available for nursing mothers?

Yes. Please see EACE HQ Staff at the EACE22 Registration Desk to pick up the key to access this room. If special accommodations are needed, contact EACE HQ prior to arriving at the conference.

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