AFP ICON 2021 Information & Registration Policies

 

Registration Overview

AFP ICON welcomes anyone who supports the fundraising profession and the not-for-profit sector, and registration is open to AFP members and non-members without restriction (except children under 18). AFP members enjoy a discounted registration rate, and even deeper discounts are offered for certain membership categories including Collegiate, Young Professional, and Small Non-Profit Organization. Special discounted registration rates are offered to speakers, exhibitors, and international attendees from outside North America.

For questions about AFP membership categories, please contact the AFP membership department.

Note: Speakers should register through the Speaker Service Center. AFP's professional development department sends details to speakers and should be contacted directly for questions at ProfessionalDevelopment@afpglobal.org.

International Attendee Registration

AFP welcomes international attendees from outside North America, and registrants from outside North America receive a special registration rate. Sorry, but residents of Canada and Mexico are not currently eligible for this rate.

Group Registration

Register 5 people from your organization and the 6th registration is FREE.

Every 6th person registered from your organization after the first 5 paid registrations may attend the conference, pre-conference workshops, or both at no cost.* Begin Your Group Registration Now!

Please note: All team members must be registered by one person at the same time using our special group registration process (coming soon) for the conference, pre-conference workshops, or both. All team members must be listed using the same organization-based email domain; registrants having public domain addresses (e.g., @gmail.com) will not qualify in the count for the group discount promotion. No other discounts apply.

Individual registrants who registered as part of a group registration are not eligible for refunds, unless the entire group cancels. Individual registrations may be transferred to another person from the same organization by submitting a written request to customer service by June 15, 2021. See below the section covering Canceling or Transferring Your Registration.

*Does not apply to AFP Chapters.

Guest Registration

Conference registrants may register up to two (2) guests at a fee of $99 per guest. The guest category is intended for spouses, family, and friends who have no professional connection to AFP, the fundraising profession, or the non-profit sector. Guest registrants may attend general sessions, visit the exhibit hall, and attend networking events.

Special Offers & Discount Codes

Special offers and discount codes are valid only at the time of initial registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer or discount code was received after the initial purchase. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced or discounted registrations. Limit one special offer or discount code per registration.

Scholarships

No conference scholarships are available directly through AFP IHQ. Please consult your local AFP chapter for further information about scholarships the chapter might offer.

Canceling or Transferring Your Conference Registration

All conference registration cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to customer service by April 26, 2021. A refund of conference fees paid, minus a $100 administrative fee ($50 admin fee if cancelling a pre-conference workshop only), will be given for cancellations received or postmarked by this date. No refunds will be granted for requests received or postmarked after this date. No refunds will be granted for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing to customer service by the registrant with appropriate documentation no more than seven (7) calendar days following the conference. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

Individual registrants who registered as part of a discounted group registration are not eligible for refunds, unless the entire group cancels. Registrations may be transferred to another person from the same organization by submitting a written request to customer service by April 26, 2021.

Note that tickets for the local chapter event are not refundable (but they are transferable).

Transfers of registrations and tickets will be gladly accommodated prior to the conference by submitting a written request to customer service by April 26, 2021. Only one transfer/substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for financial obligations, including any balance due, associated with that substitution. Badge sharing or splitting is strictly prohibited.

Education Session Handouts

Handouts for conference education sessions are made available on the conference website and mobile app, if provided by education session speakers. AFP strongly encourages speakers to provide handouts in advance, but cannot guarantee availability. Printers will not be available on-site for printing handouts.

AFP Conference Code of Conduct

AFP is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion;
  • Sexual images in public spaces;
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; 
  • Harassing photography or recording;
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
  • Unwelcome sexual attention;
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

CFRE Credit

Full participation at the conference may be applicable for up to 11.25 points of CFRE credit for initial certification or recertification. Further details to be posted within a month before the conference.

ADA Accessibility

All AFP ICON VIRTUAL sessions will be closed-captioned.

Social Media Contest

AFP will hold a contest on social media, allowing participants to provide answers related to specific aspects of the AFP ICON 2021 experience. Follow AFP on Twitter at @AFPIHQ or download the conference app when ready to learn more about the contest.

Program Cancellation

AFP reserves the right to cancel programs. In the unlikely event that AFP cancels a given program—except as related to a force majeure event—all registrants will receive full refunds as applicable. AFP is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs.

Questions? Contact Customer Service

For questions related to registration and hotels, contact AFP ICON/Experient customer service:

  • By phone: (864) 208-8505
  • By email: frp@maritz.com
  • By postal mail: AFP, c/o Maritz, 5202 Presidents Court, Suite 310, Frederick, MD 21703

For questions related to AFP ICON programming, contact AFP's professional development department at professionaldevelopment@afpglobal.org.

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