FAQs

General Information

Date

March 27-29, 2017

Location

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Registration Information

Is there a deadline for registration?

The deadline to register online is Friday, March 24, 2017 by 4:00 PM PST. We recommend that you register early as the conference has sold out in the past.

What is included in the registration fee?

Your registration fee entitles you to the following:

  • Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Networking Receptions
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Lunches and refreshments

Please note, Pre-Conference courses are offered separately and are not included in the registration fee.

I already registered and paid the individual price, but now I want to add members to my group and receive the group discount. How can I do this?

If you would like to take advantage of the group discount, you must register your entire group of five attendees together during the same registration session. You cannot add members to an individual registration after the registration has already been submitted. If you are not sure whether or not you will be part of a larger group, please wait until you have confirmed your group members before you register.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refunds are limited to conference fees paid and do not include any travel, lodging, transportation, or other fees paid independently of conference registration. Cancellations completed for conference registrations on or before 11:59pm PST February 27, 2017, will receive a full refund minus a $100 per person processing fee. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations made beginning 12:00am PST on February 28, 2017, and after, or for no-shows. Substitutions can be made at any time for no processing fee, and must be requested by the original attendee to the registration manager (summitreg@carnegiefoundation.org). If a cancellation is completed for an attendee who has received a group discount (5 or more registered together), the discount will no longer apply if the cancellation causes the group size to drop to 4 or less. The regular registration rate will be applied to the remaining group members and they will be responsible for the difference.

Do I need a badge?

Yes, a conference badge is required for entry into the conference and should be worn at all times. Please pick up your badge at the Summit registration desk at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis during open registration hours.

Registration Rates

What are the registration fees for the event?

The regular Summit registration rate is $975. A special rate of $875 is available for federal government employees, $695 for full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and $695 for K-12 teachers.

Is there a special rate for government employees, students and/or teachers?

Yes, there is limited availability of a special registration rate of $875 for federal government employees, $695 for full-time students attending an accredited, degree granting college or university, and $695 for K-12 teachers. To take advantage of the special rates, you must upload a copy of an ID or an official letter confirming your status during the registration process.

Is there a group discount?

Groups of five or more from the same organization registering together at the same time will receive $100 off each person’s registration fee. The group discount is only applicable to the General Attendee registration rate and cannot be combined with the federal government, full-time student, or K-12 teacher registration rates.

How do we get the group discount?

The group discount is automatically applied to the total when you register as a group of five or more. To do so, have the primary contact register first by filling in the registration information page. On the Registration Summary page select “Add Person for Group Registration” to register another person from your organization. Add as many people from your organization as you wish, then select “Finish Registration.” On the Submit Payment page you will see $100 deducted from each registration.

Payments

What types of payment methods do you accept for registration?

You may pay by credit card, check, or purchase order.

To pay by credit card, select the “Credit Card” option and enter your credit card information in the selection following.

To pay by check, please mail your check to:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Attn: Summit Registration
51 Vista Lane
Stanford, CA 94305

Please note that, for your registration to be confirmed, we must receive your check within 30 days of your completing the registration process.

How do I pay by credit card?

To pay by credit card, select the “Credit Card” option and enter your credit card information in the selection following.

Can I register for the Summit and pay with a purchase order (PO)?

Yes, when completing the registration process, select Purchase Order as your method of payment and click the Finish button. Please note that, for your registration to be confirmed, we must receive your check within 30 days of your completing the registration process.

How should I send a PO to you after I have registered?

You can send your purchase order in one of three ways:

  1. Fax your PO to the Carnegie Foundation, Attn: Summit Registration at (650) 326-0278.
  2. Mail your PO to: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Attn: Summit Registration, 51 Vista Lane, Stanford, CA 94305.
  3. Email your PO to summitreg@carnegiefoundation.org.

POs must include a copy of your registration confirmation email and/or the name and organization of each registrant that the PO applies to. All POs should be made payable to the Carnegie Foundation.

Special Needs

What if I have dietary restrictions?

There is an opportunity to indicate any special dietary restrictions during the registration process. Please indicate your dietary restriction from the list under “Registration Questions”. A special meal will be prepared for you.  During lunch service, please pick up your meal from the ‘Special Meals’ table.

Transportation & Lodging

Where should I stay while attending the Summit?

As the Summit has a full schedule of educational sessions and networking events, we recommend staying at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis to ensure convenient access to all that the Summit has to offer. However, as of March 5, Carnegie Foundation’s Summit room block at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis has sold out. Rooms may still be available at the Marriott at standard rates. To check for room availability and rates, please visit Marriott.com or call Marriott reservations at 1.888.575.8934.

Where can I park?

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis has valet parking available. The hourly rates are $22.50 for the first hour and then increments of $12.50 each subsequent hour. The daily rate is $70.70. The closest public parking garage to the hotel is the Fifth & Mission Parking Garage (Mission Street, between 4th and 5th Streets). Incremental parking rates average $3.50 an hour. The daily rate is $34. Overnight parking is limited to four consecutive days.