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Management and Business Advisers Conference

FAQs

MBAC21 will be held virtually June 21-23, 2021. Please read on for answers to common questions or visit the event platform page for detailed instructions for conference attendees.
 

CONFERENCE PLATFORM

What technology do I need in order to attend?

  • You'll use an event platform called CrowdCompass to access all MBAC21 sessions.
  • Conference sessions are viewed through Zoom within the event platform. Depending on your device, you may also need to download Zoom.
  • Instructions for accessing the conference will be emailed to attendees.

More details and how-to instructions

 

How can I make sure my device/system will work smoothly?

Who do I contact if I need technical assistance?

  • Call the MNCPA at 952-831-2707 or 1-800-331-4288 (toll-free) if you need help.
 

CONFERENCE MATERIALS

How do I access my conference materials?

Most sessions have materials available for download. You can access the PDFs via the MNCPA website three business days before the event and two weeks after, or via the conference platform during the event. Your registration fee must be paid in full to access the materials on the MNCPA website.

To access materials from the MNCPA website:

  1. Go to the My CPE Materials page and log in with your username and password.
  2. Under the MBAC event, click the link to the session materials you want to access.

To access materials from within the conference platform:

  1. Click "All Sessions" or "My Schedule."
  2. Select date of session at top of page.
  3. Select desired session.
  4. Scroll down to documents section.
  5. Click the file name to download.

If you don't see a "Documents" heading on the session page, there are no materials for that session.
 

FEES AND REGISTRATION

Can I register for only one day?
Yes. We recommend attending all days to maximize your learning and value, but you may register for only one day at a reduced fee.

Is there a two-day registration option?
No. If you would like to attend two days of the conference, the best deal is to register for all three days and simply attend the two days you'd like.

Can I register for a single session?
No. A la carte registration is not available for this event.

Can I split a multiple-day registration with a friend?
No. Each person who attends the conference must be registered individually to ensure continuing education credits are given appropriately.

I'm already registered, but still need to pick sessions. How do I do this?
Session registration is required to receive continuing education credits for the sessions you attend. To pick your sessions:

  • Go to your CPE schedule and log in with your username and password.
  • Click on the "Sessions" link listed under the MBAC event.
  • Click the "Add/Remove Sessions" button (above the "List of Your Sessions" heading).
  • Use the check boxes to make your session selections.
  • Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to complete the session selection process.


I'm not sure which sessions I want to attend. Can I submit my conference registration now and choose sessions later?
It is important that we receive your session selections to ensure your continuing education credits are awarded correctly, so please select your sessions as soon as you're able to. 

What if I need to cancel my registration?

  • Cancellation: Receive a full refund if you cancel your registration by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Cancellations must be received at least four (4) business days prior to an event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued if you cancel within three (3) business days of the event and no CPE credit will be earned. Cancel online or contact MNCPA Customer Service at 952-831-2707. Please see our cancellation policy for more information.
  • Substitution: Rather than cancel your registration, you do have the option to send a substitute. You will not incur any cancellation/transfer fees if you send a substitute, even if the substitution is made within three (3) days of the event. To make a substitution, call MNCPA Customer Service at 952-831-2707. Please note: Additional fees may apply if the original registrant is an MNCPA member and the substitute registrant is a nonmember. The difference in fees will be charged to the substitute registrant.


What is the deadline to receive the VIP member-only fee?
Your registration and payment bust be received by Friday, May 21, 2021, to qualify for the VIP member-only fee. This fee is for MNCPA members only.

What is the deadline to receive the early bird registration fee?
Your registration and payment must be received by Friday, June 4, 2021, to qualify for the early bird registration fee.

What other discounts are available?

  • MNCPA members receive a discounted rate. You can join today to receive the discount on all MNCPA continuing education.
  • Multiple registrations of 10 or more people from the same firm/company can receive a discounted rate of $449 for members and nonmembers. Registrations must be submitted by Friday, May 28, 2021. Visit the registration page for more information.
  • First-time MBAC attendees can receive a discounted rate of $449 (available to MNCPA members only). Visit the registration page for more information.
 

CPE

How many credits can I earn at the Mangement and Business Advisers Conference?
The Mangement and Business Advisers Conference qualifies for up to 21 CPE credits if you attend all three days. You can also earn other types of continuing education credits - CLE and ethics. See the credits page for more information on continuing education credits.

Refer to the event platform page for instructions on how to qualify for CPE and specialty credits.

Who is the CPE sponsor?
The MNCPA is the sponsor of this conference.

What type of CPE is the Mangement and Business Advisers Conference?
This entire event is categorized as group internet-based CPE. 
 
How is my attendance tracked?
In compliance with CPE standards, your participation will be tracked using polling questions throughout the conference. Answer all polling questions to ensure you receive full CPE credit.
 
How do I receive CLE credit?
Please refer to the event platform page for more information on how to qualify for specialty credits. 
 
When will my certificate of attendance be ready?
CPE transcripts (certificates of attendance) will be updated with MBAC21 information three weeks after the program. You can access your transcript on the MNCPA website.