How do I access the virtual conference?
NILA 2021 will be held on Hopin. Instructions to access the platform for the Presidents Summit will be sent to you via e-mail on Wednesday, August 11.
Please note - Using the latest versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on your laptop or computer guarantees the best experience.
Will NILA sessions/events be recorded?
Yes! The sessions will be recorded. You’ll have access to the recordings following the conference.
I didn’t receive my workbook and NILA swag. Who do I contact?
If you did not receive your workbook and NILA swag, please contact email@example.com.
Who should attend part one and who should attend part two?
PART 1, the Certified Chapter Leader Program on July 16-18 is for all chapter and regional leaders, and advisors. It will include deep dives into chapter operations, available chapter support, and a chance for like chapters to collaborate on best practices.
PART 2, the Presidents Summit on August 13-15 is for regional leaders and chapter presidents. It will include subject matter experts offering leadership and professional development specifically for SHPE chapter presidents.
What does it cost?
Part 1: $35 per person
Part 2: Included with purchase of Part 1
What is required to attend?
Be a PAID and APPROVED SHPE E-Board member for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to register and be sure to renew your membership before July 1, 2021 to attend. You must also have a resume uploaded to the SHPE Career Center.
All SHPE Chapter E-Board members may attend.
All attendees must submit their Chapter Management Tools prior to NILA.
NOTE: NILA IS AN INTENSE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR THE ATTENDEE TO BE PRESENT FOR THE DURATION. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE, PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEND FROM YOUR CHAPTER, AS MISSING ANY OF THE SCANNED EVENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CCLP (CERTIFIED CHAPTER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM).
What does registration include?
- Keynotes, workshops, and breakouts where you can apply your learning
- NILA playbook
- Conference materials
- Networking opportunities to build relationships with chapter and regional leaders
Where can I find the registration form?
All registrations will be processed online through this webpage.
We do not have a paper registration form available. However, you can print your receipt from the registration site. If you require an invoice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I pay my registration fee by check or purchase order?
Payment by credit card via online only.
For university issued checks, please contact email@example.com.
I received an error message when making my online registration payment.
DO NOT submit your payment transaction more than once. If you receive an error submitting your credit card payment, please send an email with the error message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I find my SHPE Member ID?
Log in to your SHPEConnect member account. Your member ID is listed under member details. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
When will I receive my confirmation notice?
A confirmation notice will be emailed immediately from the registration site confirming your registration. Please check your spam/junk folder. If you still have not received it, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
More than two executive board members from my chapter would like to attend NILA.
All e-Board members from both professional and student chapters are welcome to register and attend NILA. Registration and payment are required by the registration deadline, June 23, 2021.
Can I register my chapter executive board member(s) instead of having them register individually?
Chapter executive board members do not have the option to register a second officer or an officer other than themselves. Each attendee will have to register individually. If you would like to request a bulk registration invoice, once invoice is paid, we will provide you with a promo code so that members can register without submitting payment.
What is the registration deadline?
Registration deadline: June 23, 2021 11:59 PM PT
What if my chapter has exhausted all resources and does not have any funding?
You can do a fundraiser with your chapter or formally contact local companies to request financial assistance. Reach out to your Regional Vice President or Professional Local Chapters for possible sponsorship opportunities.
What is the cancellation deadline?
Cancellations received by June 16, 2021 11:59 PM PST, are eligible for a 100% refund of registration fees. Cancellations received after June 16, 2021 11:59 PM PST, are not eligible for a refund of registration fees.
All cancellation requests must be received by email email@example.com.
I can't attend NILA, but someone else from my chapter executive board wants to replace me.
Registration is only transferable with prior authorization. Please send attendee substitution requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional executive board members may register and there is no limit to the number of chapter executive board members who may participate in NILA Part 1.
I attended NILA last year. Can I attend again this year?
Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements you may attend NILA even if you attended the previous year.
I work for an organization who recruits STEM talent and I would like to sponsor and contribute. What are my next steps and options?
Please download our NILA Sponsorship Brochure and contact email@example.com. We would love to have a conversation about how NILA can help meet your recruitment goals.
How do I register my organization for this event?
NILA is tailored to empower and prepare SHPE undergraduate and professional chapter leaders to be the best leaders for their prospective chapters. NILA offers alternative recruiting methods like workshops, event sponsorships, and branding opportunities.
To sign up as a sponsor, please complete the commitment form from the NILA Brochure and send it completed and signed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you are confirmed as a NILA sponsor, the sales team will send attendee registration instructions via email.
What should I wear?
Business casual on the top and casual attire on the bottom is appropriate for the virtual conference. Wear your SHPE shirts to show your pride in SHPE.
You will be on camera in the breakout sessions, so be aware of your appearance and your surroundings. We recommend you find a quiet, distraction-free, appropriate space to attend the event. Ideally, you'll be upright and attentive while on camera.
And please remember to mute yourself and turn off your camera as needed to take breaks. (Don't take your laptop or phone on your break with you please!)
Are there Rules of Behavior for this virtual event?
Yes! Here are the Rules of Behavior that attendees agree to when they register.