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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? 

NCORE 2024 will be held in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 1, 2024. 

What about NCORE 2025? 

Save the dates of May 27-31, 2025, and plan to join us in New York City.

Will NCORE continue to offer online conferences? 

Yes. Stay tuned for more information!

What policies do you have related to event safety and inclusiveness?

You may review our policies by clicking here.

How do I learn more about NCORE? 

Click HERE to sign up for NCORE newsletters. 

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NCORE 2024 - Honolulu


What are the dates?
Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1, 2024. 


What is the conference schedule?

Download a schedule at-a-glance. (opens in a new window)


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 28th (some institutes continue the morning of Wednesday, May 29th). The final day to add or change a Pre-Conference Institute is Tuesday, May 21st.

What are the conference sessions?

Download a PDF of the full conference program guide.


Will any virtual sessions be offered at NCORE in Honolulu? 

No. There will not be virtual or hybrid sessions offered during NCORE 2024. 


Will NCORE have any community and/or environmental relief projects specific to Hawaiʻi?

Yes. An array of projects and initiatives will be enacted before, during, and after NCORE. Those are in development with local NCORE community partners. Announcements will be sent via email, posted on our website, and appear on our social media channels.



Is registration open for NCORE 2024? What are the rates?

Registration is open now and rates are as follows: Students/National Advisory Council Members/Caucus Leaders: $495. Professionals: $695 (early bird) or $795 (after-early bird). Pre Conference Institutes are $100. Click to access the registration page for additional information.


Is a day rate available? 

No. The only rates are for the conference (Wednesday-Saturday) or for the conference plus a Pre-Conference Institute (Tuesday-Saturday).


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

Download this Justification Letter template.


What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment can be made online during registration by major credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover). 

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?

Policies are outlined on our Terms and Conditions document and appear during online registration. Please review carefully and ask questions before registering. 


May I obtain a copy of your W-9?

Click here for a current W-9.


How do I make changes to my registration?

Your confirmation email will contain 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. A refund will be made automatically and according to the refund policy. 


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. 


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


Where will NCORE sessions be held?

All sessions will be at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.


Where do I check into the conference?

The first level of the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. You will sign into a kiosk to print your badge and pick up your materials.


When is onsite registration / check-in open?

Monday, May 27: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, May 28: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 29: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday, May 30: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday, May 31: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM



What hotels will have group rates?

Group blocks have closed.



Do you have a group discount?
Yes. Groups of ten or more may register online together in one transaction to earn 10% off current registration rates. The discount will be applied automatically when the tenth registration is entered. Payment must be made during that transaction by credit card only (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover). 



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. Four weeks notice is required 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. In the first level near Kamehameha Exhibit Hall III, and on the third level of the convention center near Meeting Rooms 313 C and 316 C.


Where is the Prayer / Meditation Room?

Room 309 on the third level of the convention center.




Will airline discounts be available?

Yes. Visit the airfare discount page for more information and links. 


What tips will help me prepare for NCORE?

  • Review archived program guides 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!


Does NCORE offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Yes. You will earn 3 CEUs for attending NCORE 2024 from the University of Oklahoma Outreach. If you attend a Pre-Conference Institute, you will earn one additional CEU. A link to download your CEU certificate(s) will be emailed to you after NCORE. Please allow one month post-conference for these to be made available.


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

Counselors: during registration, you may opt in to receive CEUs from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7489. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


The CEUs are otherwise not pre-approved with any particular discipline. We suggest recipients submit their CEU certificate along with a description of the sessions to their professional organization(s) to ask if the content meets their requirements. It will be the discretion of the professional organization(s) whether they choose to accept as credit.


Are there fees associated with receiving CEUs? 

No. NCORE does not charge registrants for CEUs.


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 following NCORE 2023. Thank you!