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Common Convention Questions

How can I contact the NCDVD National Office?

Please ask for:

Miss Cathryn Sullivan, Assistant to the Executive Director
Miss Shannon Sullivan, Convention Liaison
Mrs. Rosemary C. Sullivan, Executive Director

Office Phone: (631) 645-8210 (This number will be manned during convention as well.)
Office Fax: (631) 812-0249
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Who is payment made payable to and where do I mail the check?

Please make all checks payable to NCDVD.
Mailing Address: 440 West Neck Rd, Huntington, NY 11743 USA

Can I pay by credit card?

We do not accept credit cards at the present time. Only cash, checks, or wire transfer are acceptable forms of payment. Please make all checks payable to NCDVD

Can I pay by International Wire Transfer?

Yes, the National Office now accepts International Wire Transfers. If you would like to take advantage of this, please e-mail [email protected] to ask for the correct information.

What does the convention registration fee include?

The fee includes:

  1. Meals (as specified on schedule).
  2. Admission into Keynote presentations.
  3. Daily workshops (NOTE: Additional fee for Saturday – Monday workshops).
  4. Admission into the Exhibit Hall.
  5. Nightly Hospitality, including an open bar.
Will there be on-site registration for the convention?

On-site registration is extremely limited. It is highly recommended that you register prior to arriving at the conference. There is a $100 extra registration fee for registration made after September 10, 2017, or on off site.

I forgot to print a copy of my registration to include with my payment?

Please be sure to include a copy of your registration with your payment. You should have received a copy via email after you registered. You can contact us at the National Office [email protected] for a copy of your registration or simply indicate in a note with your check what the payment is for, and who it is for.

How do I make changes to my registration?

Contact the National Office at [email protected] with your updated information.

How do I add/change my transportation information?

Contact the National Office at [email protected] with your updated information.

I am leaving the conference early, how can I get back to the airport?

NCDVD will be providing return transportation ONLY on Friday, September 29th. The hotel’s Front Desk will be happy to assist you in getting a taxi to the airport for other times.

Do I need to make my hotel reservations separately?

Yes, please see the Hotel Registration link on the NCDVD Convention page to make your reservations. We highly recommend you make your reservations as quickly as possible. Please note the room rate is only honored until September 1, 2017 or until the room block runs out, whichever happens first.

What is the room rate for the New Orleans Marriott?

$179 a night plus tax and fees

What is the address of the hotel?

New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

I am driving my own car, how much is it to park at the hotel?

Valet parking is available for $43.00 per day, plus tax. Only one vehicle per room is permitted, onsite parking is limited during events and weekends.

I am not sure if my office is a member of NCDVD, how can I find out?

Contact the National Office at [email protected] or via telephone at (631) 645-8210

Do priests need to bring their own alb and stole?

Yes please bring your own al and stole. Coat racks will be provided in the Chapel area should you choose to leave your alb there for the week.

What is the dress code for the convention?

Business casual. Priests are asked to wear clerical dress for the keynote presentations and the closing banquet.

How do I obtain a press pass for the convention?

Contact the National Office at [email protected] or via telephone at (631) 645-8210.

Exhibitor Questions

What is the size of the exhibit space?

Exhibitors use table tops NOT booths. Tables are typically 72”x30”, draped, with two chairs.

How much does a table cost? How much is a 2nd table?

The cost of the first table is $300.00, and the second table is $150.00. NOTE: the number of “2nd tables” are limited. Every effort is given to assure at least one spot per exhibitor before second tables are assigned.

How many of my representatives need to register for the convention?

ALL representatives who will be attending convention need to register at the member rate of $430.00. NOTE: With your required registration, you are entitled to attend keynotes, workshops, meals and nightly hospitality.

How do I ship materials to the conference?

NCDVD will NOT be handling any of the shipping of materials to/from the conference. To ship materials, please see the hotel’s Exhibitor Form found HERE and be in contact the New Orleans Marriott at (504) 581-1000.

How much will electricity cost for exhibitors?

If you wish to take advantage of this service, please contact the New Orleans Marriott at (504) 581-1000.

How much will the Internet fee be for exhibitors?

If you wish to take advantage of this service, please contact the New Orleans Marriott at (504) 581-1000.

When can exhibitors set-up/take down?

All exhibitors can begin set up at 9:00 AM on Sunday, September 24th. Exhibitors are asked to break down prior to 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 28th.

As a sponsor I am entitled to a complimentary exhibit table; do I still need to register the table?

Yes. Please register as an exhibitor, ignoring the fee request. Second tables for a sponsor would cost $300.