Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2022 Families Learning Conference. The following are frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answer to your question below, please email us at conference@familieslearning.org.

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General Information

When is the Conference?

The virtual component of the Families Learning Conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Two Regional Meetups will occur on Friday, Nov. 4 in Nashville, Tennessee and on Friday, Dec. 2 in Phoenix, Arizona.

What are the starting and ending times?

The schedule will be published in the summer of 2022.

Where is the Conference being held?

The concurrent presentations will be broadcast virtually Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26, and will be followed by Regional Meetups on Friday, Nov. 4 in Nashville, Tennessee and on Friday, Dec. 2 in Phoenix, Arizona.

What is the 2022 Families Learning Conference about?

The Families Learning Conference is for passionate people looking for innovative family learning strategies and practices to support families in reaching their academic and economic goals. Attending will provide exposure to a network of peers and funders, industry knowledge, and new teaching methods that contribute to a holistic approach to family engagement.

Who attends the Conference?

The Families Learning Conference attracts educators spanning preschool to adult learning, literacy practitioners, staff of community-based organizations and coalitions, librarians, parent leaders, funders, policymakers, researchers, and anyone with a vested interest in improving the lives of families.

Will translation and interpretation services be offered?

NCFL is committed to language justice and will provide interpretation based on the needs of our attendees. During the registration process, registrants must indicate their language preference.

Does the Conference accommodate persons with disabilities?

NCFL is committed to serving all attendees who have disabilities and adheres to the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Attendees requiring special accommodations should contact conference@familieslearning.org or call Sara Ulliman, conference manager, at (502) 584-1133 x206.

Are there opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors at the Conference?

Yes. For information and pricing, contact Jenna Maxwell, jmaxwell@familieslearning.org.

Does the Conference give school credits or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

NCFL is pursuing CEU certification and will publish the information when it is available. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to download a certificate of attendance through the virtual platform.

Does the Conference give a Certificate of Attendance?

Attendees will have the opportunity to download a certificate of attendance through the virtual platform.


Virtual Platform Information

How do I access the virtual conference?

Registrants will be emailed instructions for accessing the virtual platform before the event start. Once you are registered, ensure you receive this notification by adding @cvent-planner.com to your email provider’s list of safe senders.

When will I be able to access the virtual platform?

Registrants will be able to access parts of the virtual platform before the event start. On Tuesday, October 25, presentation content will be accessible. Registrants will receive email notification when access is available. Once you are registered, ensure you receive this notification by adding @cvent-planner.com to your email provider’s list of safe senders.

Help! I can not access the virtual platform.

Tech support contact information will be published when the virtual conference begins.

Is the virtual platform mobile friendly?

Yes. The platform is mobile friendly and responsive but you’ll have the best viewing experience on a larger screen.

How will attendees network during the virtual format?

There will be a variety of ways to network with attendees, including chat during presentations and discussion forums.


Registration Information

What is the Conference registration fee?

The cost of the two-day virtual conference is $395. The cost of one Regional Meetup is $125. The virtual conference registration must be purchased in order to register for a Regional Meetup.

What is included in the virtual conference two-day registration fee?

The virtual conference two-day registration fee includes admission into the conference virtual platform to view concurrent presentations taking place Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26. Also includes on-demand access to all recorded presentations for 90 days after the event.

What is included in the Regional Meetup registration fee?

Includes admission into either the Nashville Meetup on November 4 or the Phoenix Meetup on December 2. In order to attend a Regional Meetup, registrant must also purchase a virtual conference registration.

Why is there a registration fee for the virtual conference?

Virtual events have associated costs to produce. Even though some things are being eliminated—food and beverage for example—a lot of learning content is being added. Whereas an attendee would have only been physically able to attend a dozen presentations in person, they’ll now have access to all presentations for 90 days after the event.

How do discount codes work?

Discount codes apply to one $395 registration only until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the date specified. No more than one discount code can be used per order.

Can I register online?

Online registration is at conference.familieslearning.org/register.

Can I pay with a purchase order or check?

To pay by purchase order or check, registrants may either register online or download and complete the registration form located at conference.familieslearning.org/register.

If registering online and paying by check, mail check to National Center for Families Learning, ATTN: Conference, 325 W. Main St., Ste. 300, Louisville, KY 40202. Make sure to include the name of registrant and confirmation number.

If registering online and paying by purchase order, a copy of the actual signed purchase order must be submitted to conference@familieslearning.org, faxed to 502-212-4840, or mailed to National Center for Families Learning, ATTN: Conference, 325 W. Main St., Ste. 300, Louisville, KY 40202. Make sure to include the name of registrant and confirmation number.

Registrations will not be approved until the signed purchase order or check is submitted. Purchase orders and checks submitted without registration forms or registrant’s name and confirmation number cannot be processed.

What is NCFL’s cancellation policy?

A full refund less a $75 administration fee will be issued if NCFL receives cancellation from the registrant in writing by Monday, September 26, 2022. NCFL will not be held responsible for, nor issue refunds based on, illness, travel or weather-related interruptions, or other independent issues requiring cancellation after September 26, 2022. Registration substitutions are permitted.

How do I cancel?

Reach out using one of the following methods with the registrant name and confirmation number.

Email: conference@familieslearning.org

Mail:
National Center for Families Learning
ATTN: Conference dept.
325 W. Main St., Ste. 300
Louisville, KY 40202

Fax: 502-212-4840


Speakers and Sessions Information

What is the process to become a concurrent session presenter?

In 2022, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is curating all presentation content and not opening a Call for Presentation Proposals. Presenting concession sessions will be on an invite-only basis this year. 

What is the format for each day of Conference?

Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 kick off with a General Session. Afterward, concurrent sessions divided into time blocks will begin. 

The format for the Regional Meetups on Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 and the full schedule of sessions will be announced in the summer of 2022.

What are the content strands?

The Conference’s strands are currently being finalized.

How long are sessions?

The Conference’s session lengths are currently being finalized.

When will the descriptions of all sessions be on this website?

The finalized schedule will be posted at conference.familieslearning.org/schedule in the summer of 2022. Updates regarding speakers and special sessions will be posted as they are confirmed.