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Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE SYMPOSIUM?

The 2019 ABET Symposium starts Wednesday, April 10, with Program Assessment and Self-Study Workshops. The main plenaries and breakout sessions are Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12. There will be another chance to attend one of our assessment workshops on Saturday, April 13.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

The ABET Symposium will have a dedicated room block at the Omni Dallas Hotel at a discounted rate. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. You can click here to book your stay, or you can contact the hotel directly at (214) 744-6664. Please mention the ABET Symposium room block upon check out. 

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 744-6664

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE ABET SYMPOSIUM?

Plenary Sessions
Plenary sessions will bring together leaders from industry, academia and government to discuss all things cybersecurity. 

Breakout Sessions
Symposium speakers are all specialists in their fields from around the globe. Each of our Symposium speakers will be there to share best practices and lessons learned. Sessions at the ABET Symposium fall into four focus areas: accreditation, assessment, cybersecurity and sustainable development. Using these focus areas, you can budget your time and make sure you can get the most out of your Symposium experience. 

Networking
With over 800 people in attendance, it is not hard to imagine that you’ll meet peers that will connect to share experiences, best practices or inspiring sessions with. Plus, we help you break the ice with daily networking breaks, meals and a welcome reception. 

WHAT IF I NEED HELP ONSITE?

The Symposium features an onsite help desk and knowledgable ABET staff to help with any information you might need. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION? 

People who register for a regular pass may attend plenaries, breakout sessions, Discussion Dens, networking breaks, lunches and the welcome reception. 

ARE THERE GROUP DISCOUNTS?

During the registration process, there is a button to click once you are partially through that allows you to “Add Person.” The only way to have a group discount applied is to register in this manner. The group discount is applied at every fourth interval calculated at the non-discounted registration rate of $1095.00 per person. At the full registration price of $1,095.00, the fourth person in the party would receive a 66% ($728) discount. 

HOW DO I PRESENT AT THE SYMPOSIUM?

We are no longer accepting proposals to speak at this year’s Symposium. We encourage you to check back in the Fall of 2019 in order to submit a proposal to speak at the 2020 ABET Symposium in Nashville.

HOW DO I GET A VISA FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL?

If you need a visa letter for international travel to the Symposium, there are only a few short steps to take.

1. Register and pay for the Symposium.
2. Send an email to visa@abet.org to request your letter.
    Please include:
         Full Name
         Position/Title
         Institution
         Address
         Email Address
         Confirmation Number

Please allow seven (7) business days for processing. More info on visa letters can be found here.

JUSTIFY YOUR TRIP

Do you need assistance in providing your organization with information to justify your trip to attend the 2019 ABET Symposium?

We’ve developed a “Justify My Trip” letter template you can use to help state the business and academic case for your attendance. Please download this letter template which outlines some of the highlights of the event and provides an area for you to enter your requested budget. This document is in Microsoft Word format and is fully editable. 

REGISTRATION CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS

Registrants for the ABET Symposium agree to provide ABET with written notice to cancel their registration. To receive a refund, mail or e-mail a written notice of cancellation to:

ABET
Meetings Department
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
E-mail: meetings@abet.org

Refunds

A. If written cancellation notice is received 15 days or more prior to the Symposium date, ABET will refund the amount paid to date, minus a 25% service charge.

B. Written notices of cancellations will not be accepted within 14 days of the event start date. ABET will not refund the registration fee and will bill the registrant for any amount left unpaid to date, based on the applicable fee at the time of registration. 

C. If you must cancel your registration because you are unable to obtain a visa in time to attend the Symposium, ABET will refund the full amount of the registration fee paid to date.

Substitutions

If you are not able to attend the Symposium after registering and paying, you may transfer your registration to anyone. All registered attendees may access this option via their ‘Accounts’ page on Cvent. The option to modify your account and transfer your registration will close 24 hours before the event start date. 

Workshop Cancellations

– Please be sure to register for the workshop you plan on attending. Space is limited and the workshops will sell out. 
– When registered for a Symposium workshop, you are only registered to that exact workshop. If space is available, you may switch to another time slot of the same workshop. 
– Because of limited space and high demand, there will be a cancellation fee if written notice is not given 14 days before the event start date.

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