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CSA Conference - FAQs

Registration Questions

1. What are the registration rates and deadlines?

1. When will registration open? What are the registration rates?

Registration is open from Jan 1, 2016 to August 26, 2016. Rates vary based on date of registration.

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Early Bird Registration:

January 1 to April 30, 2016

  • •$355 for CSAs

  • •$395for Non-CSAs

  • •$325 for groups of 5 or more
    (includes any member of the Leaders Network)

Regular Registration:

May 1 to August 10, 2016

  • •$395 for CSAs

  • •$455for Non-CSAs

  • •$355 for groups of 5 or more
    (includes any member of the Leaders Network)

Late Registration:

August 11 to August 26, 2016

  • •$455 for CSAs

  • •$495for Non-CSAs

  • •$395 for groups of 5 or more
    (includes any member of the Leaders Network)

One Day Registration:

  • •$195

2. What does my registration fee include?

2. What does my registration fee include?

Your conference rate covers all education sessions, conference materials, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and the receptions with heavy appetizers and cash bar on Friday and Saturday evenings.

3. What is the guest fee?

3. What is the guest fee?

Guest fees are typically used for spouses or significant others. Guest fees can be paid at the door for the following:

  • •$60 for Friday evening reception
  • •$60 for Saturday evening reception

4. Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

4. Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

A confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email immediately upon registering online. The confirmation will come from the email robbinc@csa.us. Additional confirmation materials will be emailed to you in advance of the conference.

5. Can I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

5. Can I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

Refunds are available for all individuals who have registered for the CSA Conference. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to society@csa.us. Once approved, you may receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Refunds are available until June 30, 2016.

6. Do you need to register for individual breakout sessions?

6. Do you need to register for individual breakout sessions?

We do not require that you pre-register for break-out sessions. However, seating for concurrent education break-out sessions is first-come, first-served. Seating is limited. Make sure to arrive early for sessions you wish to attend.

7. Can I transfer my registration to another individual?

7. Can I transfer my registration to another individual?

Yes, you may transfer your registration to another individual, or apply your registration to the 2017 CSA Conference. Requests to transfer registrations must be made in writing and sent to society@csa.us

8. What if I have special needs?

8. What if I have special needs?

Please email society@csa.us to make arrangements for special needs. Additionally, for those with dietary restrictions, reasonable accommodations can be made. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form if you have dietary restrictions. All dietary needs must be addressed prior to August 15, 2016.

 


 

Hotel & Transportation Questions

1. How do I make my hotel reservation?

1. How do I make my hotel reservation?

Book hotel rooms before July 26 in order to receive the guaranteed group rate of $159. Blocks of rooms are available from August 23 – 31.

2. Where can I find general hotel information?

2. Where can I find general hotel information?

Capital Hilton

Address: 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 393-1000

Set in downtown Washington DC, this contemporary hotel is a 12-minute walk from The White House and 1 mile from the Washington Monument.

All rooms offer upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus desks, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge's free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas, pull-out sofas and wet bars.

Amenities include a refined grill restaurant serving modern American cuisine and an informal lounge, plus a fitness center and spa (surcharge). There's also a business center and 30,000 sq ft of meeting space (including an opulent ballroom).

3. Can I make my hotel reservations now?

3. Can I make my hotel reservations now?

We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

4. Is transportation between the hotel and conference available?

4. Is transportation between the hotel and conference available?

The CSA Conference is located inside the Capital Hilton, therefore, no transportation or shuttles will be provided.

5. Is transportation between the hotel and airport available?

5. Is transportation between the hotel and airport available?

The hotel does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport.

6. Is parking available at the hotel?

6. Is parking available at the hotel?

If you choose to park a car during your stay at the hotel, overnight parking is an additional $56 per night.

 


 

Event Questions

1. What should I do upon arrival at the event?

1. What should I do upon arrival at the event?

Registration will be located in the Continential room. Here you will be given your name badge, conference bag, and program with additional information.

2. What is the dress code?

2. What is the dress code?

We encourage you to dress in business casual attire. August in Washington, DC is hot and humid, but rooms in the venue can be cool. Dressing in layers is advised.

3. What type of food is served?

3. What type of food is served?

SCSA provides a full breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and the receptions with heavy appetizers and bar on Friday and Saturday evenings.

4. What is the WiFi name/password?

4. What is the WiFi name/password?

Wifi Id: PSAV_Event_Solutions
Wifi Password: OATS

Provided courtesy of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS).

5. What is the guest policy at evening receptions, breakfasts, etc.?

5. What is the guest policy at evening receptions, breakfasts, etc.?

Conference attendees who wish to bring a guest or a spouse to any event must be advised of the folowing:

  • Session attendence: If you wish to bring a guest to a sessions, they must pay the day rate of $195.
  • Guests at meals: If you wish to bring a guest to breakfast or lunch they must pay $55 to cover the cost of the meal. If you wish to bring a guest to any evening reception the cost is $60 at the door.

Please contact Judy Rough at judyr@csa.us if you plan on having a guest attend a session, meal, or reception. Advanced notice is prefered.

 


 

Continuing Education

1. Is continuing education credit available for the CSA Conference?

1. Is continuing education credit available for the CSA Conference?

Yes, continuing education is available for the CSA Conference. 12 CSA CE credits will be given to CSAs who attend. Continuing education is also available for the following designations. CE credits vary based on sessions attended, for a detailed breakdown of CE credits please contact SCSA.

  • •CSA - Certified Senior Advisor (12 credits)

  • •CPE - Continuing Professional Education (9 hours)

  • •CRMP - Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional

  • •DTR - Dietetic Technicians Registered

  • •EA - Enrolled Agent

  • •ERPA - Enrolled Retirement Planning Agent

  • •NASBA - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (9 hours)

  • •PACE - Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (9 hours)

  • •RD - Registered Dieticians

  • •RTRP - Registered Tax Return Preparer

2. Is additional continuing education credit available for the CSAs who attend the International Conference on Positive Aging (Pre-Conference Option)?

2. Is additional continuing education credit available for the CSAs who attend the International Conference on Positive Aging (Pre-Conference Option)?

Yes, continuing education credit is available for the CSAs who attend the International Conference on Positive Aging prior to the CSA Conference. 6 additional CSA CE credits will awarded to CSAs who attend the pre-conference option. Therefore, CSAs who attend the International Conference on Positive Aging (6 CSA CE Credits) and the CSA Conference (12 CSA CE Credits) will receive a total of 18 CSA CE Credits.

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