Important Dates and Deadlines

2021 Charleston Conference Dates and Deadlines:
(Subject to change)

March 17 – Call for Preconferences Opens 

April 26 – Call for Papers Opens

May 14 – Call for Preconference Deadline

June 14 – Vendor Showcase Registration Opens

June 21 – Conference Registration Opens, Hotel Guest Blocks Open

July 16 – Call for Papers Proposal Deadline

September 3 – Preliminary Schedule Posted

Registration Deadlines:

Virtual Attendance – one individual rate, one group rate, no deadlines. 

On Site Attendance:

  • September 10 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • October 8 – Regular Registration Deadline
  • October 9 – 22 – Late Registration Period
  • October 23 – Online Registration Closes (for On Site Attendance Only, virtual will remain open throughout the event)

Preconferences: Online during the month of October, and in person on Monday and Tuesday, November 1 and 2

Conference Week: November 1 – 5

Monday, November 1: 

  • Virtual Exploration Day – orientation video, help desk hours
  • On Site Registration Check-In Desk Set Up
  • On Site Preconferences/Seminars 1 pm – 4 pm
  • On Site Registration Check-In Desk Opens 4 – 6 pm for Vendor Booth Reps Only
  • Vendor Set Up 4 – 6 pm 

Tuesday, November 2:

  • Registration Check-in Desk Opens 7 am
  • Vendor Set Up 8-10 am
  • On Site Preconferences/Seminars 9 am – 4 pm
  • Vendor Showcase 10:30 am – 6:00 pm 
  • Vendor Info Sessions

Wednesday – Friday, November 3 – 5: Main Conference

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