/ Frequently Asked questions

 
IMPORTANT WORKSHOP POLICIES
 
Refund & Transfer Policy 

A full refund will be issued until May 27 with a $25 admin fee. After that date, the administrative fee will be increased to $50.

 

Tickets can be transferred to another attendee until May 27, 2022, without penalty.

 

To request a refund or transfer a ticket, please contact Martina James, martina@bellatrixcg.com

COVID-19 Policy

There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID in any public space and exposure is possible despite following all recommended guidelines. By attending the 2022 FPD Annual Workshop, you are assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. The Federal Planning Division will not be liable for any real or perceived exposure to COVID-19 or other transmitted conditions.

 

No later than May 25, 2022, registered attendees will be notified about the 2022 Workshop COVID-19 protocols based on recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC. These protocols may include guidelines and requirements for the use of face masks, social distancing, proof of vaccination, and testing. These protocols will be made publicly available on this webpage.

TICKETS

How do I buy a ticket?​

You can purchase tickets on the Registration page.

 

Where will the workshop be held?​

The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. See the Venue page for more details.

 

How do I attend the workshop?

To attend the workshop, you must first purchase a ticket. Attendees must also make their own hotel accommodations if planning to stay at the hotel.

How do I make hotel accommodations?

Hotel accommodations can be made by individual call-in or here no later than May 9, 2022, to secure the Workshop rate of $96/night. Reservations made after this date are subject to the availability of the hotel and their current rates.

Please call the hotel directly at 757-622-6664 and ask for the Federal Planning Division room block.

 

How do I go on the mobile tours?​

To participate in the mobile tours, you must first purchase a ticket. The seven mobile tours will take place at different times throughout the week.

 See the Program page for more details about the mobile workshop options.

What qualifies me for the student rate?

By registering for this rate, you are certifying that you are currently enrolled full-time or recently graduated in 2022 Spring semester.

 

What qualifies me for the young professional rate?

You are within the first five years of working as a practicing planner. You will be asked to confirm the number of years of your employment when you register.

What qualifies me for the speaker rate?

This rate is available to those individuals who are presenters in one of the workshop sessions.​

REGISTRATION

 

How should I register if I am purchasing tickets for multiple people?

Please register each person individually and be sure to use their email address when completing the registration process. This is imperative as we use this to communicate with conference attendees before and during the conference.

 

Please register each person individually and choose MANUAL PAYMENT at checkout. Please contact Workshop Staff, martina@bellatrixcg.com, for an invoice for the total of tickets purchased. That invoice can be paid by check or credit card. IMPORTANT - Please indicate the first and last names of each person you registered in your email.

 

What if I am registering one or more people and then passing my registration on to be paid with a Government Payment Card?

Please register and select MANUAL PAYMENT. If registering MORE THAN ONE PERSON - COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS.

 

Once you have completed that process, please request an invoice for payment from Workshop Support Staff, martina@bellatrixcg.com and include the following,

  • Name of attendee or attendees that are being paid for with the Government Payment Card

  • Name and contact information of the individual managing the Government Payment Card for your team.

 

What happens if I need to cancel my registration?

Please contact Martina James at martina@bellatrixcg.com immediatelyPlease note, you will be charged an administrative fee per the Cancellation Policy.

 

What is the Cancellation Policy?

 

A full refund will be issued until May 27 with a $25 admin fee. After that date, the administrative fee will increase to $50.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Registration is transferable until May 27. Please contact Martina James at martina@bellatrixcg.com directly to do so.

 

What is the last day to register for the conference?

​Tickets are available through the duration of the conference.

 

PAYMENT

What are payment options?

You can pay online with a credit card or pay by check. 

 

The Federal Planning Division is working with APA Virginia as a workshop partner. All checks should be made payable to, APA Virginia. Please indicate 2022 FPD Workshop on the memo line. 

All checks can be mailed to: 

APA Virginia 

Attn: 2022 FPD Workshop  

24 East Cary Street, Suite 100 

Richmond, Virginia 23219

What if I need to pay with a Government Payment Card?

Please register and select MANUAL PAYMENT. Once you have completed that process, please request an invoice for payment from Workshop Support Staff and include the following,

  • Name of attendee or attendees that are being paid for with the Government Payment Card

  • Name and contact information of the individual managing the Government Payment Card for your team.

What if I am paying for more than one attendee?

Please contact Workshop Support Staff, Martina James, Martina@bellatrixcg.com, if you would like to pay via invoice. Payment must be received before the conference.

 

Do you accept payments by check?

Yes. The Federal Planning Division is working with APA Virginia as a workshop partner. All checks should be made payable to, APA Virginia. Please indicate 2022 FPD Workshop on the memo line. 

All checks can be mailed to: 

APA Virginia 

Attn: 2022 FPD Workshop  

24 East Cary Street, Suite 100 

Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

OTHER QUESTIONS

 

What are your COVID protocols?

There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID in any public space and exposure is possible despite following all recommended guidelines. As such, we are requiring all attendees to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, while indoors on hotel property during the conference. By attending the APA Federal Planning Division Annual Training Workshop, you are assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. The Federal Planning Division will not be liable for any real or perceived exposure to COVID-19 or other transmitted condition.
 

There will not be a virtual ticket option.

 

 

Will all sessions be certified for AICP CM credits?

Yes, all sessions will be certified for AICP CM credit.

 

**Please check back as FAQ page will be updated continually as needed.

contact

Abbey Ness, AICP

2022 FPD Workshop Chair

fpdworkshopchair@gmail.com