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General FAQ

Where is World Congress being held?

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

How can I register?

Visit the Registration Page for details.

What are the program dates and hours?

Sunday, July 23

Monday, July 24

Tuesday, July 25

Wednesday, July 26

How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or Continuous Learning Point (CLP) credits will I receive from this event?

Individuals that attend all four days of the event will receive 20 CPE/CLP credits. Please note that individuals may receive less (those who register for only one day of the event) or more (National Education Seminar) depending on what they register for.

Does World Congress have a mobile app?

Yes! Maximize your World Congress experience with our event app, sponsored by Geico. 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?

World Congress attendees will receive an e-mail with their certificate of attendance 7–10 days after the event.

What is the dress attire for World Congress?

Business or business casual attire is appropriate for World Congress. Plan to bring a sweater as meeting room temperatures may vary.

Who can I contact with questions regarding the event?


Speaker FAQ

How do I become a World Congress speaker?

The World Congress 2017 Call for Presentations closed on January 11. The Call for Presentations for World Congress 2018 will open in October 2017.

How do I register?

World Congress 2017 speakers will receive a one day complimentary pass for the day in which they are speaking. A speaker wishing to attend any other days of the event, can add on those days for $200 each.  Please note the complimentary registration does not include any add on events such as the Leadership Master Class, NCMA Celebrates!, Certification Exams, or the National Education Seminars. All of these items need to be purchased for an additional fee.

Registration can be completed online, using the code provided to you in your speaker kit email. To have your code reissued email meetings@ncmahq.org.

Visit our registration page to begin your registration today. All speakers must be registered by May 12, 2017.

Can I bring a co-presenter?

Each session can have a maximum of two presenters. Up to two presenters for each session will receive complimentary registrations. All presenters must have a name badge and be registered in order to gain entry to the meeting room. Please submit any co-presenters to meetings@ncmahq.org no later than May 8, 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 on the day of my presentation?

All speakers should check in and pick up their name badges in the Speaker Ready Room located in room 329 at the Navy Pier.

What are the Speaker Ready Room hours?

Sunday, July 23: 10:00am–6:00pm
Monday, July 24: 7:00am–5:15pm
Tuesday, July 25: 7:00am–5:15pm
Wednesday, July 26: 7:00am–12:30pm

Will there be internet in my presentation room?

No, due to the cost 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.

Where can I find the speaker kit that was e-mailed out?

The full speaker kit is location online at http://www.ncmahq.org/wc17/speaker-kit


Please contact the meetings department at meetings@ncmahq.org

Hotel FAQ

Are there any hotel contracted rates available?

Yes. View housing information on our Location & Lodging page. Contracted rooms are available at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago, and Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown.

How do I book a room?

Book online or by phone. Reference NCMA when booking your room over the phone.

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.

What do I do if there are no hotels available at per diem?

You may ask your agency to authorize the actual expense allowance provision. The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) §§301-11.300 through 306 notes that if lodging is not available at your temporary duty location, your agency may authorize or approve the maximum per diem rate of up to 300% of per diem for the location where lodging is obtained.  You should also ensure you have checked www.fedrooms.com to confirm there are no rooms available at per diem in the area where you need to travel.

Press FAQ

How can I register as press for World Congress?

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 World Congress. 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 World Congress speaker at the show. Who should I contact?

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

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