Rescheduled Convention Fees and Process
ABC is offering an attractive registration fee that incentivizes attendees to take part in all elements of the August convention. The fee has been reduced to $475. No a-la-carte registration options are available, with the exception of the Excellence in Construction® Awards gala* and the National Craft Championships guest pass. Any registered convention attendee who paid more than $475 will be refunded the difference upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund.
The reduced $475 registration fee includes the following:
- • Opening General Session With Keynote Speaker
- • Opening Night Celebration
- • Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
- • National Craft Championships Competitor Viewing and Lunch
- • Construction Management Competition Presentation Viewing
- • Association Excellence Awards With Keynote Speaker
- • Closing General Session With Keynote Speaker
- • Careers in Construction Awards
- • Closing Night Celebration
*The Excellence in Construction Awards gala is a separate ticketed event and is not included in convention registration.
Registration Cancellation Policies
If a current registrant elects not to attend ABC Convention 2020 in August, a full refund will be granted upon request. Email email@example.com to request a refund.
ABC will not reimburse for airline cancellation fees; however, attendees are encouraged to inquire about change policies to re-book for the August convention.
ABC will work with convention speakers to present at another ABC event (the rescheduled ABC Convention 2020, Chapter Education Conference, Leadership Institute, etc.) and/or provide the opportunity to address convention attendees virtually. ABC will work with the speaker to mitigate travel expenses incurred, per the speaker’s agreement.
- • Excellence in Construction Awards Gala
If an EIC ticket holder(s) is unavailable to attend the gala in August, ABC’s first preference is to request that a substitute attend. If that option is not available, a full refund will be granted upon request.
- • National Craft Championships
All NCC events will take place at the rescheduled convention in August. All current NCC registrations will be applied to the rescheduled competition, unless otherwise notified. NCC competitors who elect not to attend ABC Convention 2020 will receive a full refund upon request.
- • Construction Management Competition
We plan to hold the Construction Management Competition Steps 1 and 2 virtually. Based on the scores of the first two components, 10 finalist teams will be selected to advance to Step 3 and invited to attend the convention in August to make their presentations in person to the judges. Each team must have four competitors and a faculty advisor in order to compete in the presentations. If a team elects to opt out of the competition completely, it will automatically receive a full refund. If a team decides to continue and submits Steps 1 and 2 for judging, and does not make the finals, the team automatically will be refunded the balance of their registration fee. All alternates will receive a full refund upon request and will not be eligible to attend the convention.
Convention sponsorships will continue to be recognized on the ABC Convention 2020 website and will be honored on site in August. There will be no refunds for sponsorships, as many of the contracted deliverables have been provided. The rescheduled convention will feature a trade show, and all exhibitor contracts will be satisfied at that time. If an exhibitor elects to cancel, a full refund will be provided upon request.
IMPORTANT: Hotel Bookings
All hotel rooms booked for March via ABC’s room blocks will be cancelled with no penalty, and any late cancellation fees that were previously applicable will be waived. You don’t need to take any action unless you booked outside the room block. If you booked outside the room block, it is your responsibility to cancel your room(s).
Watch for information on hotel room blocks for August in the coming weeks.