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GENERAL REGISTRATION & IN-PERSON EVENT

  • When is the 2022 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition?

    The Winter Conference & Exhibition will be held Sunday, 30 January through Thursday, 3 February as a hybrid event – both an in-person and virtual experience. The Pre-Conference Masterclasses will be available for the in-person event only on Sunday and Monday. The exhibit hall will be open at the in-person event Monday through Wednesday and Tuesday through Thursday for the virtual event.

  • Where is the 2022 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition?

    The Winter Conference & Exhibition will be a hybrid event. Attend in person at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center or virtually from the comfort of your home or office: choose the option that works best for you.

    Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center

    8701 World Center Drive

    Orlando, FL 32821

  • What is the actual start date of the conference?

    For the in-person event the exhibit hall opens on Monday evening, 31 January from 4 – 7:30 p.m. The opening general session begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 1 February.

    For the virtual event you can login to the platform beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, 1 February. The opening general session will begin at 8:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, 1 February.

  • What types of registration options are available?

    We are offering both in-person events in Orlando and a virtual digital program – with education and opportunities unique to the environment.

    Please visit our registration pricing page for all of the registration options.

  • What is included with my registration fee?

  • How do I register for the conference?

    There are four easy ways to register:

      • Web: bicsi.org/winterreg
      • Phone: +1 813-979-1991 or 800-242-7405 (USA & Canada toll-free)
      • Fax: +1 813-971-4311
      • Mail:
        Send the Registration Form to:
        BICSI 2022 Winter Conference
        8610 Hidden River Parkway
        Tampa, FL 33637-1000 USA

    Registration for the live and virtual event is open at the Early Bird Rate through 31 December 2021. Registration at the Regular Rate will run 1 January – 27 January 2022. After 27 January 2022, online registration for the in-person event will be closed. Registration at the On-Site Rate for the in-person event will be available at the conference beginning 31 January.

    Registration for the virtual event is open at the Early Bird Rate through 31 December 2021. Registration at the Regular Rate will run 1 January – 29 January 2022. Virtual registration at the On-Site Rate will be available 30 January until 3 February.  

  • What are the Pre-Conference Masterclass registration rates?

    The conference registration fee does not include admittance to the in-person BICSI Pre-Conference Masterclasses. Click here for a full list of descriptions for each masterclass and pricing for each. You may register for any of these masterclasses while registering for the conference.

    Please Note: Pre-Conference Masterclasses will not be available for virtual attendees.

  • What is the difference between a Pre-Conference Masterclass and the concurrent sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday?

    The pre-conference masterclasses are three to six hours in length and are not included in the cost of the registration fee or available virtually. Individuals are able to earn additional CECs by registering and paying for the masterclasses.

    The concurrent sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday are one-hour sessions that are included with the conference registration fee. Individuals do not need to select the concurrent sessions they wish to attend.

    Please Note: Pre-Conference Masterclasses will not be available for virtual attendees.

  • Can I bring a guest or spouse?

    Yes – The guest registration fee will include access to the exhibit hall only on Monday and Tuesday.

    There will be no guest hospitality lounge or guest-specific activities available at the 2022 Winter Conference & Exhibition.

  • How do I sign up for the free registration that comes with my company‚Äôs corporate membership?

    Please contact the Membership & Volunteer Services department via email at membership@bicsi.org or via phone at +1 813-979-1991 or 800-242-7405 (USA & Canada toll free).

  • How do I register if I have a credit from a previous conference registration?

    Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 or x 709 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.

  • How do I get a Visa letter of invitation since I am from another country and plan to attend the live event?

    Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 or x 709 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org

  • How do I change information on my registration?

    Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 or x 709 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813-979-1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.

  • Do you offer a special registration for members of the press?

    If you would like to be considered to receive a press registration, please send your name, publication and contact information to Amy Slowik BICSI's Marketing & Communications Manager, at aslowik@bicsi.org.

  • Is housing included in the conference registration fee?

    No. Attendees must book their housing separately. Special rates are available to attendees at Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center through our official housing site.

  • Can I cancel my conference registration?

    If you would like to change your in-person event registration to a virtual registration or vice versa, please contact our BICSI Meeting Services department via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org to request the change.

    If cancellation of your Winter Conference registration is necessary, you must send written notice (email is acceptable) to the BICSI Meeting Services department at bicsiwinter@bicsi.orgAll cancellations must be received in writing on or before 7 January 2022 and are subject to a $99 cancellation fee. Confirmed Winter Conference registrants who do not attend or who cancel after 7 January 2022 are responsible for the entire registration.

    Pre-Conference Masterclass registration is refundable less a $20 cancellation service charge until Friday, 7 January 2022. Those who registered for a Pre-Conference Masterclass and cancel after 7 January 2022 or who do not attend the masterclass are responsible for the entire masterclass registration fee.

    A Winter Conference attendee may substitute another person at no additional charge. The substitution request must be received by 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 27 January 2022.

    If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the BICSI Meeting Services department at 800.242.7405 x 841 or x 709 (USA and Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991 x 841 or x 709, or via email bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.

  • If the live event is cancelled, will I be able to transfer my registration to the virtual option or receive a full refund?

    Yes – if we are unable to hold the in-person event we will still hold the event as a virtual option only. We will be able to transfer the registration fees to the virtual option, a future conference or issue a refund.

  • I registered but have not received my confirmation email. How do I get it sent to me?

    Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 or x 709 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.

  • What are the on-site registration hours and locations?

    Full registration and badge pick-up/check-in is available at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center on:

      • Sunday, 30 January: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Monday, 31 January: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      • Tuesday, 1 February: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, 2 February: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      • Thursday, 3 February: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • What are the Exhibit Hall hours?

    The Exhibit Hall will be open during the following hours at the in-person event and virtually:

      • Monday, 31 January: 4 – 7:30 p.m. – In-Person Only
      • Tuesday, 1 February: 12 – 6:30 p.m. – In-Person and Virtual
      • Wednesday, 2 February: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – In-Person and Virtual
      • Thursday, 3 February: 8 – 10 a.m. – Virtual Only

       
      Click here for the full Exhibit Hall schedule.

  • Who do I contact if my company wants to exhibit?

    Coming soon is a detailed list of exhibit and sponsorship options. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Nalls at +1 800-242-7405 x. 842 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813.769.1842 or via email at cnalls@bicsi.org.

  • Who are the keynote speakers?

    Coming Soon is information on the Winter Conference keynote speakers.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CECs)

  • How many CECs will I earn at the conference?

    Coming Soon is a complete list of CECs earned, per credential by attending the Winter Conference in person or virtually. Attendance at the 2022 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition fulfills the conference attendance requirement for RCDD renewal whether you are attending in-person or virtually.

    CECs will appear on your transcript approximately 30 business days after the conference.

  • How do I know that I have checked in and will receive my CECs?

    For the in-person event, you must check-in at the registration desk to pick up your badge. Once you have picked up your badge you are officially checked into the conference and you do not need to do anything else.

    For the virtual event, once you have logged into the platform you are officially checked into the conference and are not required to do anything else.

    For the pre-conference masterclasses you must check-in to the masterclass within 30 minutes after the start time to receive CECs for the masterclass.

    CECs will appear on your transcript approximately 30 business days after the conference.

HOTEL INFORMATION

  • What is the conference hotel and when will I be able to book my reservation?

    The official hotel for the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition is the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center. Special rates are available to attendees at the Orlando World Center Marriott through our official housing site.

    BICSI has secured special reduced rates of $279 per night at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center – discounted rate ends 7 January 2022Rates do not include tax or optional resort fee. By booking within the BICSI official hotel block, the $35 nightly resort fee is optional.

    Orlando World Center Marriott

    8701 World Center Drive,

    Orlando, Florida 32821 USA

    Please Note: Neither BICSI nor the Orlando World Center Marriott will contact attendees directly to solicit new reservations.

  • Does the hotel require a deposit?

    When making a reservation, a deposit of the first night's room and tax will be charged to your credit card immediately. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival for a full refund of first night's room and tax.
  • Is there a fee for parking?

    Registered hotel guests of the Orlando World Center Marriott will receive a 50% discount on self-parking fees.

    For guests not staying at the Orlando World Center Marriott there is a self-parking fee of $24 plus tax or valet parking fee of $40 plus tax.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • How is BICSI addressing safety and health concerns for the event?

      • BICSI is working diligently, hand-in-hand with internal and external advisors and experts who are guiding informed conversations and evidence-based decision-making.
      • Given the evolving nature of the vaccine rollout, current environment, global considerations, and more, these conversations and decisions are fluid. We expect that the planning and protocols will change over time, and our plans are built with that evolution in mind.
      • We will continue to stay up-to-date on all relevant guidance from both global and local health authorities.
      • We are also in coordination and ongoing conversations with the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center.
      • As BICSI prepares for the event, we will continue to build the comprehensive on-site preparedness plan to address the safety and well-being of all attendees. We will provide details about the on-site preparedness plan to all attendees in the coming months.
  • What health and safety protocols will attendees need to plan for onsite?

    BICSI will implement specific health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the conference. BICSI will provide further details on these requirements as we get closer to the event.

    Compliance with some or all protocols adopted by BICSI may be mandatory for in-person attendance and participation at the conference.

VIRTUAL EVENT

  • Do I need to download or install any software?

    No, it is all hosted online on your browser. You will only need access to the Internet.

  • Which browser is best for video streaming?

    We recommend Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge. We do not recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • What can I do to improve my video streaming quality?

    High-speed internet connectivity will ensure high-quality video streaming.

  • Can I login using my phone or tablet?

    Yes, but we recommend you do not use the iPad Pro.

  • Can I test my system before the event?

    Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface beginning at 07:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

  • How do I log-in on day-of?

    Your login details will be included in your confirmation email and will be resent again the week before the start of the event from bicsi@bicsi.org. You can use these details to access the online event.

  • How long will the on-demand content be available online after the event concludes?

    The on-demand content will be hosted for thirty (30) days following the close of the event.