2017 ATC FAQs



Who is eligible to attend?

Supervisors, managers, or representatives of management in the public sector, not representing any union. 

Is there a brochure available? 

A brochure was mailed in November to all NPELRA members. The online version is available HERE.

What is the dress code for the conference?

Business casual attire. Remember, conference rooms can be, and often are, very cold and we don't have much control of that at the hotel - bring a sweater or light jacket to help keep you comfortable.

What time is the conference over on the last day?

The conference concludes at 4:05 pm on Wednesday, April 26th.

If you would like to extend your learning, the Elective Academy: The Investigations Process, will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for an additional registration fee of $299 (member rate).

Can my guest attend? 

Your guest can attend the Sunday Welcome Reception for $40 and the Tuesday Night event at the Queen Mary for $100 - prices for each guest registration go up after March 24, 2017. Tickets for your guest can be purchased when you register yourself for the Conference. Guest tickets for the Queen Mary event are not available for purchase after April 7, 2017. If you have already registered and wish to add guest registration, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch is provided on Monday, April 24 at the Annual Robin Hall Awards Luncheon, and on Wednesday, April 26 at the NPELRA Foundation Luncheon.

Will I receive a confirmation receipt when I register?

A confirmation will be sent to your email address immediately upon registering online. If you did not receive confirmation, please check your spam/junk folder.

What does my registration fee include?

Full conference registration fees include:

Access to all learning activities Monday through Wednesday
Monday through Wednesday morning continental breakfast and afternoon beverages
Sunday evening Welcome Reception
Monday Annual Robin Hall Memorial Awards Lunch

Monday Evening Networking Event
Tuesday Night Event - Queen Mary
Wednesday NPELRA Foundation Luncheon
Conference tote bag with gift items
Flash drive which includes all session materials and roster of all attendees
Online link of all session materials and audio recordings taken during the sessions (emailed 5-7 weeks after conference).

What methods are available to provide payment?

When registering online, you will have the option to pay by credit card or mail in a check. We do not accept purchase orders as payment. We accept all major credit cards through a secure network. Your credit card number will be unknown to us and cannot be accessed by NPELRA. If you will be paying via check, please be sure to include a copy of the invoice receipt to NPELRA when mailing. In order to receive the Early Bird or the Regular Registration rate, check must be post-marked by the cut-off date. If we do not receive your check in time, your registration fees will automatically be adjusted to the next level rate.

Are hotel guest rooms included in the conference fee?

Your hotel room is separate from the conference fees. The Hilton Long Beach Executive Meeting Center has set aside a limited block of rooms for NPELRA conference attendees. The special rate is $179 (+ tax) per night (single/double). This rate will be available until March 30, 2017, or until the block has sold out. Please visit the Travel webpage for complete details.

How will session materials be provided to me?

There are four (4) ways you will receive your needed session materials:

  1. You will receive a link to access all materials online before you leave for the conference.
  2. On the conference Guidebook App, there will be a link to any materials provided by the speakers, on each session's description.
  3. You will also receive a flash drive upon checking in at the registration desk.
  4. Approximately 4-7 weeks after the conference, a multimedia online link will be emailed to you with all materials as well as the audio recordings of the sessions.

You will not receive printed materials at the conference.

How can I learn more about how to use the conference app or social media at the conference?

NPELRA staff will be available to help you learn about how to access and use the Guidebook app on your smartphone and/or tablet, and how to be more active on our social media venues.

How and where do I check in at the conference?

You will need to check in when you arrive at the conference to receive your badge book - which must be worn at all sessions and networking/social functions - and conference bag. The hours for the registration desk are as follows:

Sunday, April 23: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday, April 24: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, April 25: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

What if I need to cancel my registration?

We are sorry you won't be able to join us and you will be missed! But things happen... The following is our cancellation policy:

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by March 24, 2017 to qualify for a refund. Cancellations received after March 24, 2017 are non-refundable. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status. No-shows are non-refundable.

Conference Registration: A $75 administrative fee will be deducted. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status.

Guest Registration: A $25 administrative fee will be deducted. 

Academy Registration: A $50 administrative fee will be deducted. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status.

Pre and/or Post Conference Workshops: A $25 administrative fee will be deducted.

One-Day Registration: A $50 administrative fee will be deducted for each day.

CLRP Exam: A $50 administrative fee (conference rate) will be deducted.

After March 24, 2017, all transfers will incur a $35 administrative fee.

Will CLE be offered?

Yes, pending approval from the State of California.

Will HRCI and/or SHRM credits be offered?

Pending approval, each session at the 2016 Annual Training conference will be worth between 1.25 - 2.25 credit hours, with a total of 16 credit hours for the entire conference. A certificate of attendance will be provided to you for the entire conference.

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