PRIOR TO REGISTERING...
Reserve your room at one of the NIGP contracted hotels.
Copy or Print your hotel confirmation code to use on your Forum registration. (Attendees choosing alternate accommodations will be assessed a $250 surcharge on their registration fee.) Staying at these contracted hotels helps NIGP meet its contractual obligations, thus keeping registration fees down.
After receipt and confirmation of your registration information, you will receive two e-mails: one that confirms your Forum registration and a second with a copy of your invoice.
Should you need assistance during your registration process, our Customer Care team is ready to answer your questions. Contact Forum@nigp.org or call 800-367-6447.
If you plan to commute daily and live within a 60 mile radius of Downtown Austin, we will waive the $250 surcharge fee assessed to attendees making alternative hotel accommodations. To avoid the surcharge fee you must register using our print/fax form and in lieu of a hotel confirmation number, include mileage verification when registering.
Attendees sharing a room at the Austin hotels are exempt from the surcharge fee, however must provide a confirmation number and list all names on reservation for verification.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received before July 15, 2019 will receive a full refund less a $175 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after July 15, 2019. Registrations are transferable at any time to another individual within your agency. There will be no refunds for no-shows or early departures from the event.
Student members are eligible for complimentary Forum registration, which allows access to all Forum educational sessions and products expo events at no cost. Tickets may be purchased for other meal functions. Advance purchase of tickets is encouraged as a limited number may be available on site. Student is defined as “Individuals enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited community college, college or university and actively pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in business or public administration, public purchasing or materials management, or related field of study. Student members must be unemployed or employed on a part-time basis consisting of less than twenty-one hours per week.”
Retired NIGP members are eligible for complimentary Forum registration, which allows access to all Forum educational sessions and products expo events at no cost. Tickets may be purchased for other meal functions. Advance purchase of tickets is encouraged as a limited number may be available on site. “Retired” shall be defined as “retired from a public purchasing organization with full retirement benefits and neither self-employed or employed in the public or private sector.”
Participant Code of Conduct
NIGP is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly, welcoming, and harassment-free environment for all conference attendees and participants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. NIGP has adopted a code of conduct which outlines expectations for all attendees and participants, including member and non-member attendees, speakers, contractors, exhibitors, sponsors, guests and volunteers. Cooperation is expected from everyone and NIGP will actively enforce this code throughout the event. Read the complete version of our participant code of conduct
Registering for the NIGP Forum indicates acknowledgement of participating in NIGP events and activities at the attendee's own free will and intentional act. Attendees should be aware that possible physical injury could occur as a result of participation in these events. Attendees acknowledge freely and knowingly and that they are able to participate in NIGP events and hereby assume responsibility for their own well-being. Attendees also agree not to allow any other individual to participate his/her place without written notification to NIGP.
NIGP plans to take photographs at the 2019 Forum and Products Exposition and reproduce them in NIGP educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the NIGP website. By participating in the 2019 Forum, you grant NIGP the right to use your name, photograph and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of NIGP. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by NIGP for any purpose.