general questions:

What meals are provided with my registration fee?

  • Breakfast: continental breakfast on Monday and Tuesday, buffet breakfast on Wednesday, and plated breakfast on Thursday
  • Lunch: Buffet lunch on Monday
  • Dinner: Buffet dinner on Thursday

Can I bring a guest?

  • Guest passes are available for purchase for the Foundation Breakfast/Auction on Thursday morning. All other events, including meals, are open only to registered attendees of the NES.

How many CEUs can I earn?

  • Up to 17.5 CEUs can be earned at NES. Attendees must scan into sessions to earn credit for attendance

What is the dress code?

  • For the seminar, business casual is appropriate. The meeting rooms may be cool, so bring a jacket or sweater. For the Closing Ceremony, smart casual is appropriate.

How do I obtain a receipt for my registration fee?

  • A receipt will be included in the email confirmation received during registration – please note this email will go to the email address used during registration. Members can also log in to their profile on the NPMA website to access a copy of all prior receipts.

What are the cancellation policies?

  • Registrations must be canceled via email to by July 10 for a refund less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days before the event will result in no refund being given. Registrations can be transferred to another person via email (rate differences may apply based on membership status).


How do I make my hotel reservations?

  • Hotel reservations are not included in the cost of registration for the NES. Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel directly. Details can be found here:

What are check-in/out times?

  • Check-in: 3PM EDT
  • Check-out: 12PM EDT

Is there a charge for parking?

  • Valet parking with in/out privileges $49/night
  • There are over 3,000 parking spaces surrounding the hotel and convention center. Click here for more details. 

Which airport should I use?

  • The Washington Marriott Marquis is located just 5 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport and 24 miles from Dulles International Airport.

What are my ground transportation options?

  • Taxi
  • Uber/Lyft


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