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FAQs | Corporate Citizenship Conference

Below are frequently asked questions about the International Corporate Citizenship Conference. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us ccc@bc.edu.

What can I expect to get out of the conference?

Premiere networking: Connect with professionals from leading corporations from diverse industries and geographic regions. Exchange ideas, experiences, and challenges with a knowledgeable and committed network of corporate citizenship experts.

Valuable tools and frameworks: Through interactive sessions, participants will learn new methods and techniques to help build their capacity for developing integrated corporate citizenship strategies and programs.

Access to cutting edge research:

  • Learn about current education and research initiatives.
  • Collect the latest Center publications and research reports.
  • Connect with Center staff to access case studies, best practice learning, and presentations from both the Center and leading corporations.
  • Learn from your peers and share challenges in a more intimate setting throughout the conference.
Who should attend the conference?

Anyone working on the corporate citizenship or sustainability activities inside a corporation can attend the Conference. Our participant mix includes entry level to senior professionals, representing more than 400 corporations, traveling from more than two dozen countries. Attendees' areas of responsibility may include:

  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Sustainability
  • Reporting
  • Cause Marketing
  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Corporate Contributions
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Marketing
  • Government Affairs
  • Reputation Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Operations
  • Public Relations
  • Public/Community/External Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Environment, Health & Safety
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Please note that registration is open exclusively to corporate citizenship practitioners inside of companies. Nonprofit professionals, consultants, media, students, and academics are not typically a part of our participant mix unless they are a content partner. If you have questions about your eligibility to attend the conference, please email registration@bc.edu.
 

How can I contribute to the conference?

The Center depends on sponsorship to help sustain our efforts in providing you with the most compelling research and learning opportunities. If your organization would like to consider sponsoring this year's program, please contact ccc@bc.edu.

The best way to educate your organization on corporate citizenship is by attending the International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Invite members of your team, senior management, and those who need to know more about driving a corporate citizenship agenda. We offer team discounts for groups of three or more.

Can I get Boston College credit for attending the conference?

No. Participation in the International Corporate Citizenship Conference is not applicable toward completion of one of the Center's certificate programs.

Where is the conference being held?

The 2020 Conference will be held on March 30 - April 1 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Do I need to make my own hotel reservations?

The 2020 Conference will be held on March 30 - April 1 at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102. 

A block of rooms has been reserved with rates starting at $309/night. To make your hotel reservations at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, please click here. This link will take you to a reservation page that will automatically fill in our group code and ensure you receive the group rate.

Please note, the special room rate will be available until Monday, March 9, 2020 or until the group block is sold out.

What is the suggested attire for the conference?

The stated dress code is business casual; however, we encourage all attendees to dress as they feel comfortable. Hotel meeting spaces are often well air conditioned, so please dress appropriately.

Can I bring a guest to the dinner events?

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we are unable to allow non-conference attendees to attend the conference functions. 

How do I register for the conference?

Registration is now open. You can register here. 

As a reminder, registration is open exclusively to corporate citizenship practitioners and CSR professionals inside of companies. Nonprofit professionals, consultants, media and academics are not typically part of our participant mix unless they are a content partner. If you have questions about your eligibility to attend the conference or would like to request special consideration, please email registration@bc.edu.

How do I change an existing registration?

All changes to registration information must be submitted in writing. If at any time you need to update a piece of information submitted on your registration form, please email registration@bc.edu. This can be done any time prior to the conference. You will receive an email confirmation of your changes.

What are the conference registration fees?

Please reference the Conference Registration Page for fully detailed information on pricing and fees. Please note that members receive special discounts. If you have questions, please email registration@bc.edu.

Are there any discounts available?

· Sponsor Discount: If your organization is a conference sponsor you are eligible for a $200 discount on the listed registration fees. To find out if your organization is a Conference sponsor, please visit our Conference Sponsor page.

· Team Discount: 3+ Registrations receive $100 off per registration at current rate. 6+ Registrations receive 7th Registration FREE in addition to $100 off per registration at current rate

· New Member Discount: Registrants qualify for the new member discount if their company joined BCCCC on or after April 28, 2019. If you are unsure of your join date contact us at ccc@bc.edu

 

Is my company a conference sponsor?

To find out if your organization is a conference sponsor, please visit our Conference Sponsor page where you will find a complete sponsor list in addition to information on how to become a sponsor for the 2019 conference.

What are the benefits of sponsoring the conference and how do I become a sponsor?

There are many benefits to becoming a sponsor for the 2020 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, including (but not limited to) promotional opportunities, targeted exposure, complimentary registrations, and a discount for all company registrations. The benefits received correspond directly to the level of sponsorship your company chooses. Please visit the Sponsorship page to learn more. 

My organization became a sponsor after I registered for the conference, can I still receive the discount?

Yes. Please email ccc@bc.edu to inquire about refund or credit options.

How will I receive confirmation that I am registered?

You will receive an email acknowledgement from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship confirming your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation, please feel free to contact us at registration@bc.edu.

How do I cancel my registration for the conference?

Any cancellation requests need to be emailed to registration@bc.edu. Confirmed conference registrants canceling before 01/31/2020 will receive a full refund. Any cancellations between 02/01/2020 and before 02/28/2020 will be subject to a $500 cancellation fee. Confirmed registrants who cancel after 03/01/2020 or fail to attend will be charged the entire conference fee. Registrations are transferable to other associates within your organization but cannot be transferred towards a Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship certificate course or a future conference. There is a $100 fee for transfers after 03/01/2020.

Is my conference registration transferable?

Yes. Registrations are transferable to other associates within your organization. Simply email registration@bc.edu to indicate that your registration will be transferred and we will provide instructions for your replacement colleague's registration. Please note: While registration for the 2020 conference can be transferred from person to person within an organization, registration cannot be transferred to a Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship certificate course or future conference.

How do I pay for my conference registration?

Most conference participants choose to pay by credit card at the time of registration. Payments by credit card must be made using our online secure server. Some exceptions apply and those will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Register here.

I have a question that is not listed on this site, how do I contact the Center?

Feel free to contact ccc@bc.edu with any additional questions or concerns not addressed on this website.

 

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