Conference Registration Fee Refund Information

This year NASSH decided to have a no refund policy and has engaged Rainprotection Insurance to provide a refund insurance policy.  The price of the insurance was included in your conference registration fee.  If you need to cancel your registration for any of the reasons listed on the linked document, you can file a claim with the insurance company to receive a full refund.  This coverage started on the date you registered and ends on the first date of our meeting (May 27, 2022). Click here for a link to the claims website and then click on the tab Policy Terms & Conditions to see what is covered under the policy.  For more information about the policy see here.

Covid Updates

The Covid-19 rates in Chicago are ever-changing. Please see the the NASSH Health Policy for our plans. Please note that proof of vaccination at registration (photo are fine) is required. As the situation changes, our policy regarding masking might as well.

Updates re Meetings

The Executive Council will not be meeting in person on Friday as was tradition; instead the Council met remotely via zoom on May 10, 2022. Contact Lindsay Pieper for details. The NASSH Business meeting will also be held remotely via zoom on Thursday May 19, 2022 at 6 pm Eastern time. Watch your email for details. Similarly, the Caucus for Inclusion will also meet remotely on June 3 at 5 pm Eastern time. Please register in advance for this zoom meeting. More details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

2022 Conference Update

The Program Committee was excited to receive many presentation and panel submissions:  this is terrific. It also means that we will be very busy with full days.  You can see the NASSH 2022 program here.  Please note that the room assignments are just placeholders.  I hope that you’ll consider staying for the entire conference if you can.  If you haven’t been to NASSH before, the opening Wine and Cheese reception is fun, and the closing banquet is lovely.

The conference registration link can be found here.  The total registration fee includes conference registration insurance (please read the fine print) and credit card fees.  The in-person registration fee also includes the Friday night Wine and Cheese reception, lunches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, as well as Monday night’s banquet.  There will also be some coffee breaks with snacks.  If you plan to have a guest for some or all of the meals, please email Kim Scott, our conference manager at KimScott.NASSH@gmail.com to discuss purchasing options.

In-person registration fees give you access to all live events as well as the remote events on Hopin.  The remote registration fee gives you access to all the remote sessions on Hopin as well as some live-streamed keynote addresses.

The in-person conference will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Magnificent Mile.  Unfortunately, all of our rooms in the block have been reserved.  If you currently have a reservation at the DoubleTree and you cancel your trip to NASSH, please contact Kim Scott before you cancel your hotel reservation.  She’s going to keep a list of NASSH members who want a room at the DoubleTree and facilitate a switch.  If you cancel the room through the hotel website, we lose the room and can’t accommodate a different NASSH participant.  Thanks to all for helping us meet our contractual obligation to the hotel.

Kim Scott has arranged for an overflow hotel nearby.  The Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile (511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611) will accept reservations for dates between May 27 and May 31, 2022.  Please use this reservation link for the NASSH rates:   https://book.passkey.com/go/NASSH2022.  Reservations will not be accepted after Friday, May 13, 2022.  These are King Suites (king bed and pullout bed).

The rate is $234 per night (plus sales tax 11.75% and occupancy tax 17.4%); however, the hotel offers the following amenities: COMPLIMENTARY COOKED TO ORDER BREAKFAST (served in the Atrium Lobby Monday-Friday 6:30-9:30 AM) and Saturday/Sunday 7:30-10:30) with breakfast vouchers you’ll receive at check in; and and EVENING RECEPTION (in the Atrium lobby daily from 5:30-7 pm) with beverage vouchers you’ll receive at check in).

In general if you are looking for a roommate, you can start here.

For those who are presenting remotely, information about how to upload your pre-recorded presentation has been sent via Conftool. You can find the link here as well.

I understand that the pandemic and life generally might still change your plans.  If you planned to present in-person and now you need to present remotely, please email me directly as soon as you can. I’ve tried to build in some extra sessions for last minute shifts from in-person to remote.  I can’t make promises, but I’ll try.  Similarly, if you want to shift from remote to in-person, I may not be able to accommodate that, but you should come to Chicago!  You can present remotely and participate in all the live events as well as the remote sessions.

Even if you don’t plan to present, please know that we on the Program Committee would love to have you join the conference either in-person in Chicago or virtually via Hopin.  It has been a long couple of years, and I personally really look forward to seeing many of you again soon.

–Sarah Fields, NASSH 2022 Conference Program Chair

Registration Rates

Registration Fees for NASSH 2022

NASSH 2022 is a unique moment in our organization’s history:  not only do we hope to return to a partially in-person conference for the first time since 2019, but this will be our first attempt at a hybrid conference.  Further, and most importantly, this conference marks the 50th Anniversary of NASSH.  Given all of these elements and extensive feedback from the membership, the organizers have settled on a tiered fee structure as outlined below (all costs in USD):

Regular Registration (beginning April 11, 2022)

  • All remote registrations:  $64
  • Returning student registrations (in-person):  $214
  • 1st Time NASSH attendees (in-person):  $320
  • Returning retired/under-employed registrations (in-person): $320
  • Returning regular registration (in-person):  $508

These are total fees including registration insurance and credit card fees.   In-person registration fees include a reception, three lunches, the closing banquet, and various coffee breaks.

Students who present papers in-person at the conference may also be eligible for a small stipend from the Roberta Park Fund.