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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:  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 in the EDspaces Mobile Event & Networking Platform when submitted by speakers. You can access the desktop version of the Event & Networking Platform here. Navigate to the session you are looking for the presentation of, open that session and click on “Get Session Content” to download the presentation (if it is available).

Q:  I understand the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Fall Conference is co-locating with EDspaces. Will my registration allow me to attend both programs?

A:  Full Conference registrants can attend all conference programming being held in the convention center; although, some functions require tickets and additional fees.

The AIA CAE programming is included in the EDsessions.

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: We are excited to welcome the EDspaces community together to forge new relationships and celebrate old ones. Our team is committed to creating an event experience where our customers, partners, and employees can safely and effectively conduct business.

EDspaces is following all CDC, State, City and building guidelines for our event, which do not require vaccine checks and / or negative COVID tests at this time.

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 hotels in Houston. For budgeting purposes, EDspaces 2024 Group Rates range from $209 – $299 per night plus applicable state and local occupancy taxes (currently 17 percent).

Q:  How do I book a hotel room?

A:  EventSphere is the Official EDspaces 2024 Housing Bureau and the hotel block will open for reservations in April.

Q:  Need seven or more rooms?

A:  Contact EventSphere at EDspaces@eventsphere.com, the Official EDspaces 2024 Housing Bureau.

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

A:  Contact EventSphere at Edspaces@eventsphere.com, the Official EDspaces 2024 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 2024 registration open?

A:  Registration will open in April

Q:  How can I register my coworkers/team?

A:  Simply select “Add a Team Member” on the Review and Check-Out 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 27.

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.

 

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 Scholarships@ed-spaces.com for Scholarship Questions and for general information please email EDspaces@ED-spaces.com

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