Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to register? What is the Early Bird Deadline?

The early bird deadline is September 7, 2021. Registration closes for good on September 24. Register here.

Where does the in-person conference take place? What hotel should I reserve?

The Morton Arboretum will host our program. A block of hotel rooms is reserved at the Hyatt Regency Lisle. See the Host Venue & Lodging Page for more details.

What is the Event Schedule?

The In-Person Conference will be held September 28-October 1, 2021. The Virtual Package will include sessions on September 29 and 30, 2021. See the schedule here.

What is the cost to attend the In-Person Conference or Virtual Program?

Rates to attend the conference are as follows.
Early bird deadline is September 7, 2021.
The last day to register is September 24.

IPPS Member In-Person Conference - $499 ($549 after September 7, early bird)
Virtual Conference - $199 ($229 after September 7, early bird)

Non-Member (Join IPPS Eastern Region ($150) and receive member pricing.)
In-Person Conference - $649 ($699 after September 7, early bird)
Virtual Conference - $349 ($399 after September 7, early bird)

What is the cancellation policy?

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE PACKAGE: A full refund will be granted to Virtual Package registrants if cancellation is requested in writing on/before August 13, 2021.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE PACKAGE: A full refund will be granted to registrants if cancellation is requested in writing on/before August 13, 2021. After August 13, 2021, In-Person registrants may change their registration to the Virtual Package. The registrant will be refunded the difference between the On-Site Package and the Virtual Package. In the event that IPPS Eastern Region may need to cancel the event before it begins, due to circumstances beyond it's control, All In-Person Attendees would be contacted immediately. The Attendee Registration would be changed to the Virtual Program and each registrant would receive a refund for the difference in the In-Person Package and the Virtual Package.

Can I purchase a single day pass?

Due to the limited capacity of the meeting space, in-person registration is reserved for full registration packages only.

How do I sponsor the conference?

Opportunities are available at every commitment level.  See a menu of opportunities and contact us. 

How do I request special accommodations during the conference?

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us. If you are attending the in-person conference and need to share a dietary restriction, please contact us.

What is included in the Virtual Conference Registration?

 Virtual conference attendees will view the educational sessions and video tours live on zoom September 29 and 30. This will be presented as a webinar and your video and microphone will be hidden.  Attendees will receive video access to the sessions for six months after the conference. A strong internet connection is recommended and zoom compatible devise is required. New to zoom, it’s easier than you may think. We recommend you review this article – Joining and Participating in a Webinar (attendee).

I want to attend virtually, but uncomfortable with Zoom. How can I make sure I’m prepared to successfully attend? 

We recommend you review this article – Joining and Participating in a Webinar (attendee). Your video and microphone will not be activated during the program.

If I register to attend remotely,  how do I access the virtual conference? 

The Zoom link(s) and conference information will be sent to the email address which was provided at registration. The information will be emailed on September 28.

What are the policies to help prevent the spread of covid-19?

ENSURE A SAFE IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: Our In-Person Conference will be held at The Morton Arboretum and we will tour the The Chicago Botanic Garden. The Arboretum is following the DuPage County Health Department and Center for Disease Control current recommendation that all individuals, including those who are vaccinated, wear masks indoors. In accordance with State of Illinois mask guidance, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks outdoors. Unvaccinated (and partially vaccinated) individuals should wear masks outdoors when unable to maintain a social distance of six feet. Stay at home if you or members of your household are feeling unwell. Six feet of social distancing is recommended. Avoid direct contact with others, including handshakes and hugs. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

I have additional questions. Who should I contact?

You may contact us at ippser (at) gmail.com or 717-450-7979.