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FAQ

Conference Location

Registration

Hotel & Transportation

Exhibit Show

Social Events

General Questions

Conference Location

Where is the conference being held?
The conference is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Will there be a call for papers?
No, however, if you have a subject that you think might be of interest to the CTC attendees, please email jhaire@ncsc.org. This year there are 6 Tracks, click here for those tracks.

Registration

When will registration open?
It’s open now! Register before August 31st to get the lowest rate.

Who can attend CTC 2015?
Registration is open to anyone.

What does my registration fee include?
Admittance to all the concurrent sessions, keynote, midnote and endnote, exhibit hall, opening reception, three breakfasts and two lunches.

When do I receive a confirmation of my registration?
You will receive an electronic confirmation to the email provided on registration. It will be sent as soon as your registration is processed.

I am unable to attend the conference, can I transfer my registration to someone else in my court/company?
Yes. Please contact Conference Services at 888-609-4023 or conferences@ncsc.org.

Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my registration?
Registration fees are nonrefundable. 

Can I buy a day pass for the conference?
CTC does not offer day passes.

I am bringing my family with me; will there be activities for them to enjoy?
CTC has not planned any family activities and we do not encourage families to attend the conference, however, you can check out the Minneapolis website for fun things to do should your family join you! 

Hotel & Transportation

What hotels have been reserved? What are the rates?
There are five hotels in the CTC 2015 block:
Hilton Minneapolis - $169    Hyatt Regency - $169
Millennium - $165              Holiday Inn Express Downtown - $149
Hilton Garden Inn - $134

Can I make my hotel reservations now?
Yes from the CTC Housing Bureau. Click here to make your reservations.

Will I receive a confirmation of my housing reservation?
Yes.

Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my room reservation?
A penalty of one night's room and tax will be charged to your credit card by hotel for cancellations received within 24 hours of scheduled arrival date, or failure to arrive on your scheduled arrival date. Any other questions please contact conferences@ncsc.org.

Are there any airfare discounts?
Yes, CTC is partnering with Delta. Use the special CTC2015 code, NMLPR.

Will transportation be provided during the conference?
All the hotels are within walking distance to the convention center, so CTC will not be providing any transportation. Cabs & Uber are available at all the hotels should you need one.

How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

CTC has negotiated a special rate with Super Shuttle. A typical cab ride is 20-25 minute ride and will cost you about $40.00. Uber is also available in the area. 

Exhibit Show

What days are the exhibit show?
The exhibit show opens with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00 PM. Exhibits officially open on Wednesday, September 23 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and open Thursday, September 24 from 10:00 AM-1:30 PM.

Where is it being held?
The exhibit show is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Exhibit Halls B&C.

Can I buy a pass to the exhibit show only?
CTC does not offer exhibit hall only passes.

Who is exhibiting and what products/services do they provide?
Click here to see who is exhibiting.

Social Events

What night is the Exhibit Reception? 
The Welcome Reception takes place Tuesday night at 5:30pm in the Exhibit Hall. There will be light hors d’ oeuvres and a hosted bar available.

Can I bring a guest to the Exhibit Reception?
Guests are not invited to the reception.

Where can I eat lunch on Monday?
Click here for restaurants near the convention center.

We have free nights, are there places nearby to eat dinner?  
There will also be a Minneapolis Welcome Center at the convention center to assist with making dinner reservations. 

Is there shopping?
Yes, Nicollet Mall is located right downtown and has everything you might need.

Where’s the nearest drugstore?
Nicollet Mall has a Target.

General Questions

What is the dress code?
Business Casual. Bring a jacket or light sweater as the convention center may get cool.

What meals will be provided?
Breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and Lunch on Wednesday & Thursday.

What if I have special dietary restrictions, how do I get a special meal?
CTC will have vegetarian options available at each meal and all food will be labeled. If you are in need of something specific and have not already made notation on your registration form, please contact Conference Services at conferences@ncsc.org.

Is there WiFi in the hotel? Is there WiFi in the Convention Center?
Most hotels offer complimentary WiFi, some hotels will charge a daily fee. You will need to check with your hotel. CTC will offer complimentary WiFi in the general session area, breakout rooms and exhibit hall.

How do I obtain CLE Credit?
You will need to check with your local office on the requirements to obtain credit.

Will there be somewhere for me to check my luggage at the Convention Center?
No but you will be able to check it at your hotel.  

What time does the conference end?
The conference ends at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 24th.

Have another question not listed? Please email us at conferences@ncsc.org and we will be happy to get you an answer!