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FAQs

Answers to common questions are in the sections below; we will continue to add more, so please check back! 

General Questions

Does NCORE require membership? 

No. NCORE is not membership-based. The webinars and conferences are open for anyone to attend.

May I get a copy of your W-9? 

Yes! Click to Download 

When / Where is NCORE 2024? 

Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 1, 2024. Location to be announced at NCORE 2023.

How do I learn more about NCORE? 

Click HERE to sign up for NCORE newsletters. 

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Additional questions? 

Email ncore@ou.edu.

NCORE 2023 - New Orleans

SCHEDULE

What is the conference schedule?

Click for an At-A-Glance outline

What is a Pre-Conference Institute? 

Pre-Conference Institutes are an optional day of NCORE content; these in-depth sessions provide attendees with formidable takeaways in information and skill development. Should you choose to attend this day, an additional fee will apply. You will register for a single session you'd like to attend the entire day Tuesday, May 30th (some institutes continue the morning of Wednesday, May 31st).

Will NCORE 2023 have a virtual option? 

There will not be a virtual or hybrid option to attend NCORE 2023

REGISTRATION

Is registration open for NCORE 2023? What are the rates?

Registration is open and rate information is posted here.

How can I convince my boss that I should attend NCORE?

Click for a Justification Letter template.

What are my payment options?

Payment can be made online during registration by major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). Groups of ten or more wishing to pay by Purchase Order followed by a check can email ncore@ou.edu to make arrangements.

Full payment is required to attend the conference. Accepted forms of payment onsite are major credit card or check/money order made payable to The University of Oklahoma. Cash will not be accepted as a form of payment. 

What are your refund, cancellation, and substitution policies?

These policies are listed on our Terms and Conditions document located on the registration page and repeated on the first page of online registration.

How do I make changes to my registration?

Your confirmation email contains a modification link and confirmation number. Click the link, enter your registration confirmation number, and you will be taken to a page to make changes, transfer your registration, or cancel.

What policies will be in place related to Covid-19, such as vaccination, testing, and / or masking?

NCORE will follow guidance and requirements set forth by local officials and the conference venue. NCORE will provide guidance closer to the conference. 

What food will be provided during the conference? 

Wednesday: morning beverages, afternoon snacks and beverages, evening Welcome Reception with hors d'oeuvres
Thursday: continental breakfast, afternoon snacks and beverages
Friday: continental breakfast, afternoon snacks and beverages
Saturday: morning beverages

Does NCORE offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Yes; if you attend a Pre-Conference Institute, you will earn one CEU. If you register for and attend a Pre-Conference Institute, your CEU will be made available to you after the conference. 

Will the CEU be accepted by my particular discipline or association (social work, psychology, etc.)?

The CEU will be issued by the University of Oklahoma and is not associated with any particular discipline. We suggest recipients submit their CEU certificate along with a description of the session to the governing body (NASW, etc.) and ask if it meets their requirements. 

Can I book a hotel room?

Yes! Hotel blocks are open now. Click here to learn more and book. 

ACCESSIBILITY

How do I request accommodations for accessibility at the conference?

The registration form has a section dedicated to accessibility. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests. Some accommodations require three to six weeks notice in order to schedule services and/or service providers. 

Where can I find more information about accessibility arrangements?

Visit our Accessibility page for details and connect with NCORE staff to discuss details.

Will all gender restrooms be available?

Yes. Locations will be announced and shown on maps.

Where is the Prayer / Meditation Room?

Location to be determined and posted online and in the Program Guide.

MISCELLANEOUS

What tips will help me prepare for NCORE?

  • Review from previous years to get a feel for the scope of the conference.
  • Pack business cards for networking opportunities!
  • Friday is School Spirit Day - show your campus pride with t-shirts, buttons, and pins.
  • Take time to practice self-care throughout the week. Bring a journal. Find some outdoor space. Unwind!

What happens with feedback provided to the NCORE Team? 

The NCORE team gratefully receives and processes conference evaluation data, comments, and other forms of feedback. In response, we have made some adjustments in an effort to improve attendee experience where we can. A letter was emailed to the NCORE community - a copy of which can be found here. Thank you!