FAQs

Education and CEUs | LUs

Q:  How do I select the EDsessions I want to attend? Do I need to sign up in advance?

A:  Registration opens May 17. Seating in EDsessions is on a first-come basis. Should a classroom fill to capacity, standing room may not exceed fire marshal limits.

Q:  How do I receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or Learning Units (LUs)?

A:  EDsessions are included in full conference registrations and day passes only. If you provide a certification number at the time of registration, AIA LUs and HSW credits will be reported within 30 days after EDspaces. GBCI credits and IDCEC CEUs are self-reported. If you need a certificate to report your participation, please email your request to Adrienne Dayton, EDmarket Vice President of Communications and Education.

Q:  How do I access EDsessions handouts and presentations?

A:  EDsessions handouts and presentations become available online when submitted by speakers. Click the session title and look for the .pdf logo.

Health and Safety

Q:  What steps are EDspaces and Emerald taking to ensure the safety of exhibitors and attendees in light of current circumstances?

A: The EDspaces team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and following the guidelines set forth by our federal and local governments and health agencies. We are also in close contact with local authorities in Pittsburgh and our show partners. We remain cautiously optimistic that we will be able to host our event safely in November. In addition, we are working with other show teams within Emerald who are staging shows ahead of our event to ensure the highest level of control measures and best practices are being implemented.

Please review these documents for the most up-to-date information:

Hotel Reservations

Q:  Are hotel rooms reserved for EDspaces registrants?

A:  Yes! EDspaces has contracted with 12 hotels in downtown Pittsburgh, all within walking distance of the convention center. For budgeting purposes, EDspaces 2021 Group Rates average $200 per night plus applicable state and local occupancy taxes (currently 14 percent).

Q:  When will EDspaces 2021 hotel reservations open?

A:  Housing will open May 17.

Q:  How do I book a hotel room?

A:  EventSphere is the Official EDspaces 2021 Housing Bureau. The deadline to make a new hotel reservation is 5:00 pm Eastern on Monday, October 4.

Q:  Need six or more rooms?

A:  Contact EventSphere at EDspaces@eventsphere.com, the Official EDspaces 2021 Housing Bureau. The deadline to finalize exhibitor and group hotel reservations is 5:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, September 22.

Q:  Interested in upgrading to a suite? Want to arrive early or extend your stay in Pittsburgh?

A:  Contact EventSphere at Edspaces@eventsphere.com, the Official EDspaces 2021 Housing Bureau, when reservations open.

Q: Why should I stay at an EDspaces hotel?

A:  Entering into agreements with non-endorsed companies may result in costly consequences including financial loss, identity theft, or no reservation at all. Beware of offers from other websites or vendors. Hotel resellers may contact you by phone or email offering hotel rooms at lower rates.

Q:  I booked my hotel room, but I can’t find the confirmation. What do I do?

A:  Please contact EventSphere at EDspaces@eventsphere.com for a copy of your confirmation email.

Registration

Q:  When will EDspaces 2021 registration open?

A:  Registration for EDspaces 2021 will open May 17, 2021.

Q:  How can I register my coworkers/team?

A:  Simply select “Add a Team Member” on the payment page to register a co-worker or team member.

Q:  May I pay the registration fee(s) with a Purchase Order (PO)?

A:  Yes, schools (only) may pay registration fees with a PO. All payments must be made in full and received by Friday, October 29.

Q:  I registered for EDspaces, but can’t find the confirmation. What do I do?

A:  Go to the EDspaces registration page and select “Resend Confirmation”.

Special Needs

Q:  I need assistance to attend EDspaces. How do I let you know what assistance I need?

A:  During EDspaces registration, you’ll be given a chance to let us know what assistance you may need.

Q:  What about dietary restrictions?

A:  Your dietary requirements are important to us, and all food items at EDspaces functions are labeled.

Q:  May I order Kosher meals at the convention center?

A:  Yes. The convention center’s in-house catering department, Levy, is the exclusive provider of food and beverage service at EDspaces. Contact Betsy Johnson, Senior Catering Sales Manager, to place your Kosher meal orders. Betsy will work directly with a Pittsburgh area Kosher caterer.

 

Who to Reach at EDspaces

Q:  Who do I reach about exhibiting and sponsorships?

A:  Please email Exhibits@ED-spaces.com.

Q:  Who do I reach about conference programming and/or presenter questions?

A:  Please email Adrienne Dayton.

Q:  Who do I reach about attending, the scholarship program, and general information about EDspaces? 

A:  Please email EDspaces@ED-spaces.com.

 

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