Frequently Asked Questions

Are media passes available?

SSDP welcomes news media representatives who want to provide coverage of the conference. All Media Pass applicants must currently be employed or on assignment by the outlets they are representing. For eligible applicants, a Media Pass may be provided as a courtesy to cover the official event. It permits access to the event during programming and does not include meals or access to the dance party which follows the award ceremony. SSDP is not obligated to provide a Media Pass and will approve requests based on its judgment of eligibility. Email with information about your beat, outlet, and plans for coverage to be considered.

What does my registration include?

Conference registration entitles you to: access to the entire event, including Monday’s Lobby Day if you are interested, lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, and snacks at Friday’s opening reception and during Saturday evening’s concert and dance party.

Are one-day passes available?

Yes. One-day passes will be available for purchase through Eventbrite starting February 7, 2020.

I’ll be speaking at the conference. Do I have to register?

Yes. Everyone who will attend the conference must register. If you are only attending your own session(s), you may register at no cost. Ask your SSDP staff liaison to provide you with a discount code to use. 

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds may be requested through Eventbrite until 30 days before the event (February 27, 2020). After that, refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis upon written request sent to  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, just change the name, contact information and other attendee question responses in EventBrite to the person who will attend. 

I’m an SSDP chapter member. How do I use my CAT points to register?

Your SSDP staff member can help you make arrangements with CAT points. For U.S. based students, contact Luis Montoya or Rob Hofmann. For students based in any other country, contact Róisín Downes.

My company or organization is interested in sponsoring the conference. Where can I find out more about that?

Visit the sponsorships page on our website, or contact Lauren Padgett

Where can I find information about the schedule and content?

Visit the programming page on our website. Frequent updates are made there as details are confirmed.