FAQ

Find answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

What is your refund policy?

Refunds for cancelled registrations will be given until the Early Bird Registration period ends. Refunds will not be given after the Early Bird Registration Period ends, but a different attendee may be substituted at no charge.

Can I earn CPE credit, and, if so, how much?

Attendees at the 2017 Southern Grants Forum can earn up to 18 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  Credits are based on a 50 minute hour.  Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a CPE sponsor.  Please keep in mind, though, that individual state accountancy boards have final authority on the acceptance of courses for CPE credit.

Do I need to download or print any materials for the conference?

You do not need to print or download any conference materials for the Southern Grants Forum.  Session handouts (when available) will be provided during each session.  However, you should print and bring your admission ticket with you.

Do I need to bring my admission ticket to the Southern Grants Forum?

Please print and bring your admission ticket with you to onsite registration on the first day of the Southern Grants Forum.  (Your admission ticket was included with your advance registration confirmation email.)  You will exchange the ticket for your conference credentials.  Bringing the ticket with you will speed up the onsite registration process.

Are meals provided?

The Southern Grants Forum will host a luncheon for attendees on Wednesday (April 19), the day set aside for plenary sessions.  A continental breakfast will also be provided on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  Beverage breaks and light afternoon refreshments will also be available during the conference.  All other meals are “on-your-own.”

Do I need to make my own hotel reservations?

Because not all attendees will require hotel accommodations, hotel reservations are not included in the registration fee and the Southern Grants Forum does not make hotel reservations on behalf of attendees.  All attendees are responsible for making their own hotel and other travel arrangements.  The conference hotel is the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel located at 165 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-404-659-6500 and asking for the “Southern Grants Forum” group rate or by clicking on this link to the Southern Grants Forum hotel reservations page.

What is the dress code for the Southern Grants Forum?

The Southern Grants Forum does not have a formal dress code.  In the past, most attendees have worn business casual or business dress, but what to wear is left to the discretion of each attendee.  We do recommend that attendees either dress in easily removable layers or bring a light sweater or jacket that can be donned and removed easily.  Although the hotel makes every attempt to keep room temperatures at comfortable levels, room temperature does tend to be a personal preference and some attendees may find rooms to be cooler or warmer than what they prefer.