Below are common questions we receive about GHC 17, grouped by audience.
|General Attendees||Sponsors||Speakers & Presenters||Scholars|
When is GHC?
When will registration open?
What is a registration link?
Do you have an age requirement for the Conference?
You must be 18 years of age to attend GHC. Students under the age 18 are required to execute and submit a Chaperone Agreement and Release Form at the time of registration. Chaperones must purchase their own individual general registration.
When will hotel information be available?
Can I cancel my registration?
I am no longer able to attend GHC. Can I transfer my registration?
- Go to GHC Registration page
- Select “Manage Registration”
- Enter the email address used to register and the registration reference number found on your GHC registration confirmation email
- Enter new email address and continue to the next page
- Update registration information
- Complete steps and submit
- A confirmation email will be sent to new attendee
How much should I budget to attend GHC?
Can a list of Conference registrants be provided?
I would like to register a group of people for GHC. Can I do that?
However, if you represent an academic institution or student group and would like to purchase a group of student or faculty registrations, you can do that in increments of two or more by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will verify your identity and help process your purchase.
What is the attire at GHC?
I will need to bring my child(ren) with me. Will there be child care?
Can my child(ren) or guest attend any of the sessions or events?
Whom should I contact if I have special dietary needs?
When will sponsorships become available?
What are the ABI Partner sponsorship options?
I would like to purchase multiple individual registrations. Can I do that?
What is the GHC sponsor portal?
How can I book hotel rooms for my attendees?
Can I purchase a career fair or interview booth without sponsoring GHC?
How can I speak at GHC?
To speak at any of our sessions, you will need to submit a proposal through the Call for Participation process. You can learn more about it here.
When will the Call for Participation (CFP) open?
How are speakers decided?
At ABI, we have a rigorous review process for all of our submissions. Find out about that process.
How many times can I submit to the CFP?
You can submit only one proposal per submission type. This rule applies to all submissions types: panel, presentation, workshop, student opportunity lab, and poster.
Can men submit a proposal to the CFP?
Yes! Men are welcome to submit a proposal to the CFP. We are looking for quality of content and experience, and we encourage all to apply.
I submitted a panel, but need help connecting to other panelists outside my organization. How can I find additional speakers?
ABI offers multiple places to connect with the community and find potential panelists outside your organization.
Can people from different teams or departments within the same organization be on a panel?
No, each panelist must be from a unique organization (company or institution). This requirement insures that we have a diverse set of panelists with different perspectives and experiences.
When will scholarship applications open?
Who can apply for a scholarship?
Scholarships cover conference registration, hotel accommodations, and you will also receive a stipend that, when used wisely, covers meals, flights, transportation to/from the airport, and other travel incidentals. We will provide the stipend after verifying your attendance. Selected scholars will initially pay for their flights and travel related costs for the conference prior to receiving the stipend.
Can I have more than one letter of recommendation associated with my application?
When will my recommender be contacted to submit my letter of recommendation?
Can I check to see if my recommendation was submitted?
I am graduating in May or will no longer be a student in October, can I apply for a scholarship?
We do have a program, GHC Hopper, which allows individuals to attend GHC for free if they donate eight hours of time. Hoppers still have to pay their own travel expenses. The applications will open in summer. Learn more about this program and more volunteer opportunities.
Can high school students/teachers apply for a scholarship?
When will I be notified if I have been selected to receive a scholarship?