General Information & Frequently Asked Questions

Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference activities. Please keep in mind, the meeting rooms will be air-conditioned so you may want to bring a blazer or sweater for the sessions.

Please remember to wear your badge while attending all NAGDCA functions. This allows you access to conference sessions, meals and receptions. Your badge is proof of registration. Without it, you will not be allowed to participate in any conference activities. 

The use of cell phones and/or iPads is encouraged during conference sessions to take full advantage of the conference mobile app. Please be respectful of those around you while dusing mobile devices. 

NAGDCA takes photographs and videos during its meetings and events for use in association advertising, newsletters and other promotional materials, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the NAGDCA website. By participating in this conference you grant NAGDCA the right to use your name, photograph and/or video for such purposes.

Luggage storage will be available on Wednesday, September 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There is also a FedEx Office® Print & Ship Center in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Click here for more information. 

No. These are independent of each other, and you need to cancel each separately. As a reminder, the hotel will charge a penalty for all reservations not canceled at least 72 hours before the scheduled arrival date.

Conference registrations will be handled via NAGDCA's secure registration website. Media Representatives can register complimentary through the online form. If you need to pay by check, please complete the online registration form and print the final summary page. Then mail it, along with your payment to: NAGDCA, PO Box 1017, Lexington KY 40588-1017.

Sorry, NAGDCA does not offer single day registration.

A registration and purchase confirmation will be e-mailed to you, generally within 2-3 business days after payment is received.

Yes. All substitution requests should be sent via email to Liz Fossett at

A registration and purchase confirmation will be e-mailed to you, generally within 2-3 business days after payment is received. If you need a copy of your receipt please contact Liz Fossett at

Access to advance registration lists is a benefit of Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond level conference sponsorships. All attendees may access the preliminary conference roster utilizing the conference mobile app. Registration lists are provided as a service for conference attendees, offering a convenient way to network with colleagues. The data provided in these lists may not be harvested, sold to others, incorporated into any type of database, used to generate mailing lists, or employed for any promotional purpose.

Any presentations made available on-site will be posted on NAGDCA's website and on the mobile app prior to the event. An e-mail will be sent to all attendees once these materials are available for review and download.

Still have questions? We are here to help! Contact NAGDCA HQ at (859) 514-9161 or with any additional questions.