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MNCPA Tax Conference

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

What are my attendance options?
You can choose hybrid or virtual only.

  • Hybrid:
    • Nov. 14-15 -- attend in-person at the Minneapolis Convention Center
    • Nov. 16 -- attend virtually
  • Virtual only:
    • Nov. 14-15 – attend the livestream
    • Nov. 16 -- attend virtually

You may also register for a single day of TAX22.
 

What options are available if I register for the hybrid event? What if I choose to attend virtually?

  • Hybrid attendees come in person day one and two, and will have access to a government relations lunch option; food including breakfast, snacks and lunch; and the happy hour Monday evening, as well as other opportunities to interact with attendees, sponsors and speakers.
  • There will be ways to engage and connect with attendees, speakers and sponsors virtually through the conference platform.


What do I need to know about the in-person venue?
For hybrid attendees, TAX22 takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis on the first two days of the event. When you arrive, follow the signs to the MNCPA registration desk and staff will direct you to session rooms.

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Where should I park?
Parking is available in a variety of ramps and surface lots near and connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Are hotel rooms available?
Yes. A block of rooms is available at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Reserve a room online or call 877-803-7534 and book your room before Oct. 21, 2022. Reference Group Code G-CPAM when making your reservation. Availability is limited.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Nightly rate: $119 (single/double occupancy)
Room block expiration date: Oct. 21, 2022

What are the COVID protocols?
Your health and safety is our number one priority. We continue to monitor the situation and follow MDH guidance. At this time, attendees are not required to be vaccinated or wear masks. For venue-specific details, please refer to the MCC website.


What technology do I need?

For the in-person portion of the conference:

  • Hybrid/in-person attendees must download the Eventsential app to your mobile device before arriving at TAX22 on Monday, Nov. 14.
  • You are required to use this app to check in at each session, via the app's QR code reader.
  • You'll receive more details via email in the days before the conference.


For the livestream/virtual portion of the conference:

  • You can choose to participate via your laptop/desktop computer or via mobile device.
  • If you participate via computer, you will need a functional computer with a strong internet connection. It’s not necessary to download an app if you’re not coming to the in-person portion and prefer to use your computer.
  • If you participate via mobile device, you’ll need to download the Eventsential app before the conference starts on Monday, Nov. 14.

View more details here or refer to the pre-conference emails, which will be sent to registered attendees starting Thursday, Nov. 10.

How can I ensure a smooth experience?

  • Add noreply@rdmobile.com and confirmations@mncpa.org to your safe sender list to ensure you receive login instructions and access links.
    • Pre-conference emails will be sent starting Thursday, Nov. 10.
    • If you don’t see these in your inbox, we recommend checking your spam folders or contacting your IT department for help.
  • Test your system to ensure a good connection for viewing sessions.
  • If you prefer hard copies of materials, download the materials and print them before the conference begins. Materials are available electronically only, and you can access them via your MNCPA account or within the conference platform.
  • In-person attendees: Download the Eventsential app before you arrive to ensure you’re ready to check into the first session at 8 a.m. You are required to use this app to check in at each session.
  • In-person attendees: Arrive by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 to park, check in, grab breakfast and find your first session.


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

Will printed materials be available at the Minneapolis Convention Center?
No, printed materials will not be available at the event. Materials are provided electronically only. If you prefer printed materials, please print them before you arrive.

How do I access the 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:

  • Go to the My CPE materials page and log in with your username and password.
  • Under the Tax Conference event, click the link to the session materials you want to access.
  • To access materials on the MNCPA website, we recommend using Chrome. Alternately, you may also use the instructions below to access materials within the conference platform

To access materials from within the conference platform:

  • Go to the “Materials” option in the platform’s navigation menu.
  • Or, select a session from the schedule and scroll down to the “Resources” area to find materials for that session.
  • Or, access materials during each session’s presentation.

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. To sign up for one of the in-person days, select the hybrid event when registering and choose the day you're attending during checkout. To sign up for one virtual day, select the virtual event and choose the day you're attending during checkout.


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.


Can I switch my registration from hybrid to virtual only, or vice versa?
Yes, you can switch your registration. Please call the MNCPA at 952-831-2707 or email customerservice@mncpa.org for assistance.


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. You may select or update your session selections throught the end of the event (Nov. 16). 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 Tax Conference 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, Nov. 8, 2022. 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.


How do I receive the VIP members-only discount?
Your registration and payment must be received by Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, to qualify for the VIP members-only fee. You must also be an MNCPA member at the time of registration and the day of the event. This discount is for MNCPA members only.


How do I receive the early bird discount?
Your registration must be received by Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, 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 20 or more people from the same firm/company can receive a discounted rate of $529 for members and $629 for nonmembers. Registrations must be submitted with payment by Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Visit the registration page for more information.
  • First-time Tax Conference attendees can receive a discounted rate of $529 (available to MNCPA members only). Visit the registration page for more information.
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

How many credits can I earn at the Tax Conference?
The Tax Conference qualifies for up to 24 CPE credits if you attend all three days. You may also be able to earn other types of continuing education credits: IRS CE, CFP, CLE and ethics. See the credits page for more information.


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


What type of CPE is the Tax 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.

For the in-person portion of the conference:

  • Your attendance will be tracked using the Eventsential app QR reader.
  • Open the app’s QR reader and hold your device up to the QR code at each session room.

For the livestream/virtual portion of the conference:

  • Your attendance will be tracked using random attendance checks during each session.
  • A chime will play and a pop-up will appear for each attendance check. You must click on the pop-up to verify your attendance.

 
How do I ensure I receive CPE credits?
Make sure you are registered for sessions, attend the sessions you’re registered for, and either scan the QR code at each session (in-person/hybrid portion) or click on all attendance checks (livestream/virtual portion).
 
How do I ensure I receive ethics credits?
Make sure you are registered for ethics sessions (F3, H3, O3), attend the sessions you’re registered for, and either scan the QR code at each session (in-person/hybrid portion) or click on all attendance checks (livestream/virtual portion).
 
Is there anything special I do for CLE credits?
There is no separate sign-in or tracking for CLE credit. Attendees must self-report CLE credits after the conference.

 Is there anything special I do for CFP credits?
You must complete the CFP Sign-In sheet. Please only sign-in once.

Is there anything special I do for IRS credits?
You must complete the IRS Sign-In sheet. Please only sign-in once.

When will my certificate of attendance be ready?
CPE transcripts (certificates of attendance) will be updated with TAX22 information three weeks after the program. You can access your transcript on the MNCPA website.

MISCELLANEOUS

How to ask a question to a speaker:
Type your questions into the event platform's chat or Q&A feature at any session. Questions will be answered as time permits.
 
How to interact with sponsors and exhibitors:

  • If you’re attending in person, make sure to visit the exhibitor booths and mingle with other attendees at lunch and happy hour!
  • You can also scan other attendees’ name badges using the app’s QR reader, which saves their information in the app so you can connect in the future.
  • To connect with sponsors and exhibitors virtually, go to the Exhibitors option in the platform menu. Click on an exhibitor link to learn more about offers, services and door prizes.

How to participate in the games:

  • In the platform menu, go to the “Fun for All” option and click the Door Prize Drawing to enter to win awesome prizes from sponsors and exhibitors.
  • Watch your inbox and stay tuned for conference announcements for more opportunities to participate in games and win other prizes!

 
Troubleshooting:
Call the MNCPA at 952-831-2707 or email customerservice@mncpa.org.

Emailed requests may not receive an immediate response. For urgent issues, please call. Please note that the MNCPA office phones are staffed Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.