New England Secondary School Consortium

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What meals are included?
A: Monday – afternoon break, evening light hors d’oeuvres. (Lunch is on your own.)
A: Tuesday – continental breakfast, morning break, buffet lunch.

Q: I have a severe food allergy.
A: Please contact Becky Vance directly so we can connect with the convention center chef.


Q: Can I sign up a group? / I have a team of 10+ people; is there a different way for me to sign up?
A: All participants must be registered individually on the online form. If you have signed up a large group of participants and want to confirm your group, please email Becky Vance.

Q: Can I register with a PO (Purchase Order)?
A: Yes, if you intend to submit a PO, please use the “Pay by Check” option before submitting. We require schools to submit POs if they plan to pay by check.

Q: I am registering a team – can I submit one PO or do I need to submit one for each individual?
A: You can submit one PO for multiple registrants.

Q: When will my school be invoiced?
A: You should have received an invoice via email when you registered. If you did not, or can not find it, please email Becky Vance. The invoice is sent to the email listed on the registration form. Registrations are pending until payment has been received.

Q: I’m not sure who from my school will be attending the conference, but want to lock in the early bird rate and secure a definite number of registrations for my school. Can I do this?
A: No. Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept “TBD” registrants. Each registration must have a unique name and email address. Any duplicates will be removed. Names can be changed in accordance to our cancellation policy.

Q: I’m a presenter and my registration fee should be waived. Why am I getting an invoice for payment?
A: Please contact Becky Vance.  Presenters will be given a code to reduce the registration fee.

Q: Can I register for just one day of the conference?
A: No, we do not have any way to track if participants are attending one or two days.

Q: I will be joining the conference late or leaving early – can I get a discounted rate?
A: No, there is no discount for arriving late or leaving early.

Q: I made a mistake on my registration. How do I fix it?
A: Email Becky Vance; include the name on the registration name, school, and necessary edits.

Q: I need to update or make a change to my registration. How do I do this?
A: Email Becky Vance; include the name on the registration name, school, and necessary updates.

Q: I think I accidentally signed up twice!
A: Email Becky Vance; include the name on the registration name, school, and we will figure it out!


Q: Where should I stay overnight Monday night? Are there any special rates?
A: Up-to-date overnight accommodation information can be found on the conference details page.

Q: I am presenting at the conference; will I automatically have an overnight room?
A: No, presenters must secure their own overnight reservations. 


Q: Where is the Rhode Island Convention Center located?
A: 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903

Q: Where do I park? Is it free?
A: Parking is on-site in the convention center parking garage. Parking rates and additional information can be found here.

Q: What restaurants/shops/hotels/parking are close by?
A: Please visit the Providence Warwick Convention + Visitors Bureau’s website for more information.


Q: My question isn’t listed above.
A: Email Becky Vance.