IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

In-person registration includes in-person access to the trade show, all programming and all meal/networking functions. In-person attendees will also have virtual access to all CEC programming content. In-person registration begins Sept. 14. Early bird rates expire Nov. 1. Only early bird registrants are guaranteed branded event swag. 

Attendee Type Early Bird
Registration Fee 
Regular
Registration Fee 
 On-site
Registration Fee

Member

 $675  $725  $825

Non-Member

 $825  $875  $975









The conference program and room block will be hosted at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Hotel room block information will be sent to attendees upon completion of registration.

In-person registration

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

Virtual registration includes live and on-demand access to CEC programming. No early bird rate means you can register right up until the event with no penalty. NGFA member virtual registrants only: register a group of virtual attendees and take advantage of group discounts.  

Attendee Type Single
Virtual Registration Fee 
Group (5-9)
Virtual Registration Fee 
 Group (10+)
Virtual Registration Fee

Member

 $275  $250 per person  $225 per person

Non-Member

 $375  n/a  n/a








Group discount for NGFA members only. All registrations must be completed at the same time to receive discount.

To receive the NGFA member rate, individuals must be employed by an NGFA member company.
View list of NGFA member companies.

 Virtual Registration



When is CEC 2021?

CEC 2021 will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.

Can you provide more details about how I “attend” the virtual event?

NGFA will once again use a virtual event platform for the virtual portion of CEC. This platform - a password protected website for registered attendees only - is where you'll go to access live and on-demand content.  To attend the live session broadcasts simply click the “Live Content” button on the home page of the website at the appointed times. All content will broadcast directly to you – no need to log in for each session or find the right link.

When is the registration window?

Registration opens Sept. 14. You may register up through the event, including once it has started. All material will be available in the CEC media library if you register after the event has started.

What is the cancellation policy?

Both in-person and virtual attendees will receive a full refund if cancellation notice is received before Nov. 1. Cancellations received after Nov. 1 will receive a refund equal to 50% of the paid registration rate. Both in-person and virtual attendees may transfer their registration to an un-registered person at no financial penalty; written notice of the substitution must be received by Faith Silvers on or before Nov. 26. No cancellations or substitutions of any kind will be honored after Nov. 26.


What if I want to change my attendance from in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person?

In-person attendees wishing to change to virtual attendance may do so at no penalty until Nov. 1; the attendee will be credited the difference between the in-person registration rate they paid and the virtual registration rate. After Nov. 1 in-person attendees will be credited the difference between the in-person registration rate they paid and the virtual registration rate less a $100 administration fee. No refunds of any kind will be given to in-person attendees wishing to change to virtual attendance after Nov. 26.

Virtual attendees wishing to change to in-person attendance may do so at any time as long as space allows. Such attendees will be charged the difference between the virtual registration rate they paid and the prevailing in-person registration rate at the time of the change.

What does my registration include?

In-person registration for CEC 2021 includes access to the trade show, all education sessions and all meal/networking functions and virtual access to all CEC programming content. Virtual registration includes live access to general session programming and on-demand access to additional programming in the CEC media library.

How do I become an exhibitor?

Please contact Faith Silvers, NGFA manager, database and member services, for exhibitor inquiries.

How do I become a sponsor?

Please contact Rebecca Grubbs, NGFA vice president of meetings and marketing, for sponsorship inquiries.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please visit the "Contact" page for a complete list of contacts.