Attendee FAQs

Will I receive paper handouts for sessions I attend?

No. To create the safest and most comfortable conference experience possible, in-person attendees will have access to electronic copies of handouts or slides within the conference app and virtual platform.

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

Yes! In-person attendees will have free, high-speed internet access in their guest rooms. Also, 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. Virtual attendees will also receive access to a Virtual Expo Hall.

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 the 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 Workouts.

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

Depending on the location of your guest room, you should have time to visit your room in between conference events. 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?

Yes. The conference will be held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. 

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

The conference will be submitted for continuing education credits through HRCI and SHRM. The recertification form will be available on the handouts site following the conference. Check back for more details as they become available.

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 to obtain a letter.

Note: For up-to-date travel restrictions due to COVID-19, please visit


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