1. What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes the Summit program, Summit materials, Summit parking at the TD Convention Center, lunches and afternoon breaks.
2. Why is the Summit a four-day event?
The Summit has been structured to offer a significant number of opportunities to educators for certificate renewal, opportunities that include Educators in Industry courses. However, due to the quality of the programming and following extensive review by the SCDE’s Office of Educator Quality, the entire event has been approved as a certificate renewal experience. Hundreds of educators are attending the Summit annually to support renewal of their certificates. These attendees track their attendance each year using the personalized scan cards provided at registration. Our commitment to these educators is that, they will have available to them enough opportunities to track renewal units of credit to support renewal of their certificates.
3. Is there a one-day or partial registration fee for the Summit if I plan to attend only a portion of the event?
No,there is not a partial registration fee or daily rate for the Summit. The Summit registration fee is already among the lowest nationwide for events of this magnitude offering the variety in programming and credential renewal options. Conference materials provided, meals, and breaks provided exceed the expense incurred by paying the registration fee.
4. How is the Education and Business Summit site selected?
Sites are selected based on event needs, including but not limited to, size of facility, cost of facility, facility features, support facilities available and their costs, event date flexibility and offerings, and overall cost to the attendees and/or their sponsors, school districts, or agencies. Currently the TD Center in Greenville, SC is the only venue that can support all of these requirements.
5. Is the Education and Business Summit only for career and technology education (CATE) educators?
No. Programming at the Education and Business Summit, now one of the nation’s largest state conferences, certainly does serve CATE educators and administrators. All guidance staff, administrators, core academic instructors, CATE instructors, and business partners are among those categories of individuals for whom programming is provided. Post-secondary staff and leadership are also very much included in the scope of possible attendees, and programming exists for those audiences as well.
6. Can I replace/substitute my registration with another person’s name if circumstances prohibit my attending the Summit once I have registered?
Yes. Complete the substitution form.
7. Is on-site registration an option?
Yes, we do provide on-site registration as an option for Summit attendees. Of course, this is not the preferred method of registering, but we understand that situations arise that dictate on-site registration needs. As a reminder, the on-site registration fee is higher than the preregistration fee.
8. Is it possible to get a refund once I have registered and paid my Summit registration fee?
There are no cancellations allowed or refunds available for registration fees for the Education and Business Summit. Participants may, however, submit a substitution if someone is unable to attend. To make a substitution on a paid registration, please download the substitution form below and follow the instructions. This form must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 803-777-2663.
9. What is your policy on presenter registration?
All presenters are required to register for the Education and Business Summit. The first presenter of selected presentations will not pay a registration fee. Second and subsequent presenters will be required to pay the registration fee. If your presentation is not selected for the EBS, the registration fee will be required and the early registration rate will be honored.
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