Q. The 2013 Geospatial & Engineering International Conference is postponed to what date?
A. The Geospatial & Engineering International Conference has been rescheduled for September 25-26, 2014.
Q. Will the 2014 conference still be at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA?
A. Yes, the conference will remain at The Westin Hotel.
Q. Will the agenda change?
A. At this time it is not our intent to change the program. We are working with all of the scheduled 2013 speakers to reconfirm their participation in 2014, subject to their availability.
Q. Does the theme also stay the same?
A. Yes, the theme will be focused on providing private sector companies in the geospatial and engineering professions with the resources and education to export their professional services internationally.
Q. I plan to attend the rescheduled conference in the Fall 2014. Do I have to cancel or re-register for the event?
A. No. Because the event is postponed, not canceled, MAPPS is maintaining all registrations for the new dates. All current registrations for the Geospatial & Engineering International Conference will automatically transfer to the new dates in Fall 2014. Attendees will receive a new confirmation email once conference dates and details are confirmed.
Q. What if the Fall 2014 date doesn’t work for me?
A. MAPPS will be in contact with all who paid a registration fee for the 2013 conference regarding credits for 2014 conferences or refunds.
Q. How do I request a refund?
A. If you would like a refund instead of the credit, refund requests should be submitted in writing to Margaret Bulas, Finance and Administration Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests based on scheduling conflicts with the Fall 2014 dates must be received by Dec. 2, 2013, to be eligible. MAPPS will refund the registration fee less a $10 administrative processing fee. Requests received after Dec. 2, 2013, are ineligible for refund.
Q. Can I make a substitution at no cost if I am unable to support the new dates?
A. Yes, we will happily support substitutions of another person from your firm or organization. Please send your substitution requests in writing to email@example.com. A substitution credit can also be applied to other MAPPS events in 2014.
Q. What happens if I cancel my registration now and later learn I’m available to attend?
A. You must register again for the conference if you canceled your original registration or credited your registration to another MAPPS conference in 2014.
Q. What if my company used a Member discount code to register for the conference, but the MAPPS membership is going to expire before the new dates? Will I have to pay more?
A. No. Although we hope you’ll renew your membership, we will honor any existing Member comp codes/registrations made for the original dates of the Conference.