NASHP’s 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Join us for NASHP’s 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference.  Planned by state health policymakers for state health policymakers, NASHP’s annual event is a “must-attend” for the state health policy community.  With a carefully crafted agenda focusing on emerging issues and current best practices within states, #NASHPCONF19 will bring together the nation’s leading experts to share, learn, and discuss.

About #NASHPCONF19

When and where is #NASHPCONF19?
NASHP’s 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference will take place August 21-23, 2019, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, in Chicago, IL.

Why should I attend the annual conference?
Planned by state health policymakers for state health policy makers, NASHP’s annual conference is a must-attend event for the state health policy community. With a carefully crafted agenda focusing on emerging issues and current best practices within states, our conference brings together the nation’s leading experts to share, learn, and discuss. This premier event offers unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge industry knowledge, the nation’s leading experts, and exceptional networking opportunities that will help take you and your state to the next level.

Who attends the annual conference?
Hundreds of state health policymakers representing all branches and of government and all 50 states and Washington, DC are in attendance each year. Also present are federal and government officials and representatives from nonprofit organizations that focus on state health policy, advocates, consultants, foundations, health plans, private providers, trade associations, health technology firms, and more! In short, anyone invested in advancing excellence in state health policy attends NASHP’s Annual Conference to benefit from the unlimited educational and networking opportunities.

Will presentations be available to conference attendees? 
Yes, presentations are made available to conference registrants approximately one week prior to the conference through the mobile app. Keep an eye out for an announcement via email.

Will Wi-Fi be available?
Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi will be available to all conference attendees in meeting spaces. Please watch for an email about one week before the conference with instructions detailing how to download the mobile app and utilize Wi-Fi on-site.

Is there a conference hashtag I can use on social media?
Yes, our conference hashtag is #NASHPCONF19. Include #NASHPCONF19 when talking about the conference on social media for a chance to be retweeted/shared by our official NASHP social media accounts. And don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Registration

How do I register for the annual conference?
Registering for the NASHP 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference is easy; just visit the online registration portal, which will be active in April 2019.

What is the cost of attending the annual conference?
The cost varies based on your company/organization type and the portions of conference you wish to attend (preconference only, conference only, or the entire event). Please visit the Registration Webpage for pricing.

How can I pay to attend the annual conference?
Conference registration fees can be paid by credit card, purchase order, or check. If you are paying by check please make the check payable to Center for Health Policy Development and mail it to the following address:

Center for Health Policy Development
Attn: Accounts Receivable
PO Box 405
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0405

Are scholarships available for the annual conference?
General scholarships are not available. Through the generous support of some state foundations, limited scholarships are available to participants from those states. For more information about whether a foundation in your state is supporting scholarships, please check back frequently for updated information about the NASHP State Leaders Program.

If I have registered but can no longer attend conference, can someone attend in my place?
Yes, follow the instructions below to change and update the attendee information.

  1. Go to the registration login page.
  2. Enter your email address and the confirmation number provided in your registration confirmation email.
  3. Under “More Options” select “Substitute Registration.”
  4. Enter the new registrant’s info as prompted. You will be asked to confirm the new registrant’s info. Hit “Confirm,” and the process is complete!

What is the cancellation policy?
If you wish to cancel your registration before Friday, July 19, 2019, NASHP will provide a refund of the registration fee less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be processed for registrations canceled after July 19, 2019. If you register and cannot attend, another person from your organization may attend in your place. Hotel cancellation policies are at the discretion of the hotel and apply separately.

Travel & Accommodations

Is there an official hotel of the annual conference?
Yes, the official conference hotel is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.

Is there a discounted room rate for conference attendees?
Yes! NASHP has partnered with the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile to offer conference attendees with a room rate of $183/night, plus 17.4% tax. This room rate will only be available until July 29, 2019, or until the room block is full.

Will I be contacted by NASHP and/or the conference hotel to book and pay for my stay?
No! Please be aware that third-party housing companies may contact NASHP conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors to promote lodging for our annual conference. If you are contacted by anyone who states they are contacting you on behalf of NASHP or the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile to book reservations and obtain credit card information, please exercise extreme caution, as it is a scam. NASHP and the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile will not contact you to request credit card numbers or housing reservations over the phone. If you have made hotel reservations and provided a credit card number to any company, please call your credit card company immediately and request that they investigate the charge.

What is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile cancellation policy?

The hotel reservation cancellation policy is at the discretion of the hotel. If you have questions about cancelling or modifying your hotel reservation, please contact the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile directly at (312) 836-0100.

Is there a recommended airport for flight arrivals?

There are 2 local airports in Chicago within close proximity to the conference hotel. O’Hare International Airport is 17 miles and approximately 36 minutes from the conference hotel and Chicago Midway International Airport is 12 miles and approximately 31 minutes from the conference hotel.