Attendee FAQ

Will I receive paper handouts for sessions I attend?

No. CUPA-HR provides attendees online access to a participant list and session handouts provided by speakers prior to the conference. An e-mail containing the website for session handouts will be sent to all registered attendees approximately one week prior to the conference.

Will I have access to the internet while I'm at the conference?

Yes! Stay connected to your office and home by taking advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi in the conference area.

What can I expect from service providers in the Expo?

CUPA-HR’s Expo is filled with companies that offer solutions, products and services for higher ed institutions. You’ll have the opportunity to meet professionals who are easily approachable and can provide information about products and services for tackling a variety of workforce challenges.

Should I budget meals outside of what the conference offers?

That depends on your dietary needs. Full conference registration fees include the following:

Opening Reception — Various heavy appetizers along with beverages
Two continental breakfasts
Two lunches
Breaks — Beverages
Day One and Day Two Evening Receptions — Light appetizers to accompany beverages

One-day registration fees do not include all the above items, but do include the meals and breaks at the conference on the day of your registration.

How do I get to/from the airport?

Directions from the airport to the conference hotel are provided in the Hotel and Travel Information section of our website.

What is the dress/attire at your conference and special events?

Conference dress is business casual. Pack a light sweater or jacket; hotel meeting rooms tend to be chilly. Workout clothes are recommended for the Healthy Campus Activities.

Will I have time to go to my room between conference events?

If you’re staying at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, there will be breaks between events, which should allow sufficient time for you to return to your guest room. Please refer to the Schedule for more information.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes. Guest pricing information is available in the registration section of our website.

Is the conference at the hotel?

The conference events will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown Hotel is connected to the JW Marriott Indianapolis by a short indoor walkway.

Will I get HRCI or SHRM credits for attending, and how do I get the credits?

The annual conference has been pre-approved by HRCI and SHRM for 10 credit hours. Forms will be available on the conference handout site on the last day of the conference.

As an international attendee, how do I obtain a visa?

Most conference attendees traveling to the United States will need to obtain a B-1 visa. For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Some international attendees may be required to provide a letter to obtain a travel visa. Contact conferences@cupahr.org to obtain a letter.