General FAQ

Where is the Government Contract Management Symposium being held?

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202 

How can I register?

Visit the Registration Page for details.

What are the program dates and hours?

Monday, December 4: 8:15am–6:30pm
Tuesday, December 5: 7:30am–5:00pm

How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours will I receive from this event?

Individuals that attend both days of the event will receive 14.5 CPE hours. Please note that individuals may receive less (those who register for only one day of the event) or more hours (those who also attend the National Education Seminar) depending on what they register for.

Does GCMS have a mobile app?

Yes! Maximize your GCMS experience with our event app. Click here or search "NCMA Events" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download. NCMA is offering live polling again and introducing keynote speaker Q&A during the general sessions through the mobile app. Participate by going to the Q&A and Polling icon inside the app or the polling link - ncma.cnf.io.

When will I receive my certificate of attendance?

GCMS 2017 attendees will receive an e-mail with their certificate of attendance in January 2018.  

Who can I contact with questions regarding the event?



Speaker FAQ

How do I become a GCMS speaker?

The GCMS 2017 Call for Presentations closed on June 23. The GCMS 2018 Call for Presentations will open in April 2018.

Can I bring a co-presenter?

Each session can have a maximum of three presenters. All presenters must have a name badge and be registered in order to gain entry to the meeting room. Please report any co-presenters to meetings@ncmahq.org by September 22, 2017.

Does NCMA cover any of my expenses?

No, please note that registration does not include travel, lodging, personal expenses, or special events. Also, NCMA does not provide honoraria for session presentations.

Where should I go the day of my presentation?

All speakers should check in and pick up their name badges in the Speaker Ready Room located in Roosevelt Room on the 3rd Floor at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

How do I prepare for my presentation?

To help you prepare, NCMA has created a short informative speaker video containing helpful tips and “day-of” logistics. 

What are the Speaker Ready Room hours?

Monday, December 4: 7:30am–4:30pm
Tuesday, December 5: 7:30am–3:15pm

Will there be internet in my presentation room?

No, we cannot provide internet access in the breakout rooms. If it is absolutely essential to your presentation, please request assistance when you submit your presentation. Every effort will be made to provide you with the tools you need; however, we are not able to accommodate all requests. There will be complimentary internet in the Speaker Ready Room for you to use.

Who can I contact with additional questions?


Hotel FAQ

Are there any special hotel rates available?

Yes. NCMA’s group rate at the Hyatt Regency is $199 single/double per night. There are also a limited number of government rooms available at the rate of $179/single/double per night. To qualify you must present a current government ID at check-in.

All room rates are subject to applicable tax. These rates will only be available until November 11, 2017, or until they sell out. Make your reservations early!

How do I book a room?

Book online.
Book by phone: 1-877-421-1442, reference "NCMA's Government Contract Management Symposium" when booking your room. 

Do I have to be registered for the event before I can book my room?

No. Hotel rooms can be booked prior to registering for the event.

Press FAQ

How can I register as press for GCMS 2017?

Press registrants must be pre-approved and cannot register online. To become approved and attend, contact marketing@ncmahq.org.

Who can register as press?

Press registration is open to editorial staff covering GCMS 2017. Press passes will not be distributed to sales personnel. 

Where do I pick up my press badge when I arrive?

Badges can be picked up at the main registration desk.

I'd like to interview a member of NCMA, or a GCMS 2017 speaker at the show. Who should I contact?

Onsite interview inquiries can be directed to Jessica Friedman at jfriedman@ncmahq.org

21740 Beaumeade Circle, Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

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