General Registration Questions
What comes with my registration?
Registration includes 2 full days of workshops and experiences: keynotes, 35 breakout sessions, networking opportunities.
Are there additional add-on options for the Conference?
There are the following additional options available when you register:
- “Conference Meal Package” that includes morning coffee, tea, water, juice, and lunch option on both days for $45.00
- Networking Sunday Night Meet & Greet at the Sheraton (host hotel) for $31.50
- Networking Monday Night Crab Feast for $45.00
Where do I pick up my registration materials?
Registration materials will be available the morning of the conference. <Insert link to the conference schedule when available>
What do I do if I need to cancel?
All cancellations must be received via email at least 10 business days before the start of the conference (by midnight, October 9, 2020) – no refunds will be made for requests received after that time. Prior to the 10-day mark, any cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via fax (410.444.4695 / ATTN: Diane Paul). For these cancellations, refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow 30 days for processing. Registrants who cancel will not receive conference materials.
Can I transfer my registration if I can no longer attend?
Yes! Instructions for transferring your registration to another person are included in the email confirmation each participant receives after registering.
Is there a registration close date/ or are walk-ups allowed?
Registrations will be available for walk-ups as long as the conference does not sell out.
Is there a single day rate?
No, we will not be offering a single day rate.
General Conference Information
What is the conference attire?
Do I receive continuing education credits for attending?
Yes, social workers receive CEUs. Teachers, speech language pathologists, and occupational therapists will receive certificates of attendance.
When will break-out session information be available?
Please refer to the conference program <add link to program page> for ongoing updates regarding our speakers and learning experiences.
Will there be free WIFI at the conference?
Yes, WIFI is available throughout the conference.
Are there meal options?
A conference meal package is available for $45.00, which includes coffee, tea, juice, and ice water in the morning and a salad option or sandwich box lunch with a drink on both days. We highly recommend the meal plan as food venues at Towson University can be limited and crowded at meal times.
Hotel and Travel Questions
Is there a deadline to book my hotel room? Where do I make the reservation?
All details about our host hotel and making reservations can be found in our Hotel & Travel Info page. To be part of the room block and receive discounted rate, you must book by October 10, 2020.
Can I receive the discounted room rate for dates before and/or after the conference?
The discounted room rate is valid from Sunday, October 25– Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Does the hotel provide transportation to/from the airport?
This hotel does not provide shuttle service. However, a variety of options are available from BWI airport to the hotel.
Driving Directions & Parking Information for Host Hotel
What is the name, address, website, and phone number for the host hotel?
Sheraton Baltimore North
903 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD, 21204
Arriving from Points North or South, via interstate 95
Take exit 64 for Interstate 695 W toward Towson (1 mi). Merge onto I-695 N (7.4 mi). Take exit 27A to merge onto MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd. toward Towson (.5 mi). Turn right onto Locustvale Rd. (.2 mi). Turn left onto Fairmount Ave. (.3 mi). Destination will be on the left.
From the BWI Airport
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Continue to I-195 W for 5 min (1.0 mi). Take I-695 N to MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd in Towson. Take exit 27A from I-695 N for 26 min (25.7 mi). Continue on MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd to your destination for 2 min (0.4 mi). Merge onto MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Southerly Rd. for 354 ft. Turn right. Destination will be on the right for 0.1 mi.
Arriving From the North via Interstate 83 South
Follow I-83 S to the exit on the left toward Towson. Merge onto I-695 E (1.6 mi). Take exit 27A to merge onto MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd. toward S Towson (.4 mi). Turn right onto Locustvale Rd. (.2 mi). Turn left onto Fairmount Ave.(.3 mi).
Arriving From the West, via Interstate 70
Take I-70 East to I-695 N toward Interstate 95 N/New York/Towson (1 mi). Merge onto -695 N (13.2 mi). Take exit 27A to merge onto MD-146 S/Dulaney Valley Rd. toward S Towson (.4 mi). Turn right onto Locustvale Rd. (.2 mi). Turn left onto Fairmount Ave. (.3 mi). Destination will be on the left.
How much is parking? Is there a shuttle to the conference?
Overnight parking discounted to $5.00 per day for hotel guests. Complementary daily shuttle provided to Towson University for Kids First National Conference. The shuttle will make a trip in the morning and a trip at the end of the day; the shuttle will not be available throughout the day. Parking will be available at Towson University for an additional fee of $4.00 per day.
Driving Directions, Parking Information, & Public Transportation Options for Conference Location/Towson University
Where will the conference take place?
The Kids First National Conference will take place at West Village Commons at Towson University in Towson, MD.
Driving Directions to West Village Commons at Towson University
From I-95 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Drive 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard. Turn right at the light onto Osler Drive. Continue to the first traffic light, and turn right on Emerson Drive. You’re now in West Village.
Buildings within West Village include: the Commons, Paca, Tubman, Douglass, Barton, Millennium, and the Enrollment Center. View the campus map to locate specific buildings within the village.
What are the parking fees at the conference?
Parking will be available at Towson University for a discount rate at $4.00 per day.
What are public transportation option to get to Towson University?
Visit Towson University’s website to access public transportation options.