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2018 Closed-End Fund Conference
November 14
New York, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQs applied to the 2018 Closed-End Fund Conference.

REGISTRATION

1. What is the registration cancellation policy?

Cancellations received by November 7 are subject to a $250 administrative fee. After November 7, we regret that no registration fees can be refunded. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a colleague in your place, substitutions can be made online and the administrative fee will not be applied. Cancellations and substitutions can be made online through your registration confirmation.

2. How can I transfer my registration to a colleague?
  1. Go to the 2018 Closed-End Fund Conference website and select already registered.
  2. On the next page, enter the email address you used to register and your registration confirmation number, then click OK.
If you do not know your confirmation number, click confirmation number and your confirmation number will be immediately emailed to you.
  1. On the next page, hover over more options and select substitute registration.
  2. Enter the required fields for the person substituting for you. Click next.
  3. A pop-up box will appear. Confirm that the substitute’s information is correct, and click confirm.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to the substitute.
If you need additional assistance, please contact the ICI Conference Division.
3. How can I cancel my registration?

To cancel your registration for a refund (minus a $250 administration fee):

  1. Go to the 2018 Closed-End Fund Conference website and select already registered.
  2. On the next page, enter the email address you used to register and your registration confirmation number, then click OK.
If you do not know your confirmation number, click confirmation number and your confirmation number will be immediately emailed to you.
  1. On the next page, click modify and select unregister. If you have any guests, please note that this will cancel their registrations as well.
If you need additional assistance, please contact the ICI Conference Division.
4. How do I complete my payment with check?

Registration with check payment is available online. For payment, select check as your payment method.

Investment Company Institute
PO Box 759456
Baltimore, MD 21275-9456

If you are mailing by an express carrier, please return to:

Investment Company Institute
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Attn: Lockbox 759456

Check or money order payments are due five days before the start of the conference. If payment is not received before the start of the conference, your registration will be cancelled.

5. Is there a deadline to register for the conference?

No. Registration will remain open online through the duration of the conference and onsite registrations are accepted.

6. How do I determine if I am eligible to register at the ICI member registration rate?

The “registration type” on your attendee registration should reflect your firm’s membership status at the Investment Company Institute.

ICI member firms consist of mutual fund companies, their investment advisers, and principal underwriters, who purchase and distribute directly or through stockbrokers and security dealers. Unit investment trust sponsors and closed-end funds registered with the SEC may also be members. Employees of ICI member firms should always choose the member rate.

ICI associate member firms consist of broker-dealers registered with FINRA, and SEC-registered investment advisers who do not manage mutual funds (or subadvisers of mutual funds). Employees of ICI associate member firms may submit up to two registrations at the member rate; additional registrations should be submitted at nonmember rate.

Law firms and accounting firms are not eligible for ICI membership.

If you are uncertain of your firm’s membership status, please check the membership listing to avoid any possible invoices and registration cancellations.

7. Is this conference open to the media?

No.

8. How do I pick up my name badge onsite?

Conference registration will be in the Convene foyer, which is located on the second floor of 32 Old Slip. All conference badges are preprinted. Please stop by the registration desk to pick up your conference badge upon arrival.

9. Where is the onsite registration desk located, and what are the registration hours?

The conference registration desk will be in the Convene foyer, which is located on the second floor of 32 Old Slip. It will be open on Wednesday, November 14, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

10. Is financial aid available?

ICI will make full or partial scholarships available for Institute conferences to lawyers and law students experiencing financial hardships. Under this policy, a financial hardship is defined as income of $35,000 or less. To apply for financial aid, please submit a completed registration form, along with a letter stating your interest in attending the specific program. Law students must include a copy of their current student ID card. All requests for financial aid must be submitted at least four weeks before the start of the conference. ICI will review the submitted materials and communicate whether you have been approved for financial aid.

No income:

100 percent discount

Income below $35,000:

50 percent discount

Income above $35,000:

No discount

11. Can I get a receipt for my registration payment?

Yes. Your confirmation email contains the financial record of your conference registration payment. If you misplaced your confirmation email or need another copy, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the 2018 Closed-End Fund Conference registration website and select already registered.
  2. On the next page, enter the email address you used to register and your registration confirmation number, then click OK.
If you do not know your confirmation number, click confirmation number and your confirmation number will be immediately emailed to you.
  1. On the next page, click modify and select email this page, then enter your email and click send.
If you need additional assistance, please contact the ICI Conference Division.
12. Can I be placed on a mailing list to receive updates for this conference?

Yes. Please contact the ICI Conference division with your name, company name, and email address.

 

HOTEL

13. How can I make a hotel reservation?

This conference does not have an official hotel block. However, you can find several hotels near Convene on the hotel page.

14. Is parking available at the conference venue?

Limited parking is available near Convene 32 Old Slip.

15. Which airports, subway stations, and train stations are near the conference venue?

For more information on nearby airports and train stations, please visit the Convene 32 Old Slip’s map and directions page.

 

LOGISTICS

16. I am attending the conference and have dietary restrictions or other special needs. How do I let the conference organizer know?

Please provide any dietary restrictions or special needs during your conference registration. If you would like to modify this information, simply click view event summary on your confirmation email to access and edit your information.

17. Are CLE and CPE credits available?

Yes. Your conference badge will be scanned automatically when you enter and exit conference sessions. Information collected by this process is used by ICI and will not be shared with any other organization for any purpose other than state-required audits.

CPE certificates will be available at the conference registration desk on the final day of the conference.

For more information, please visit the CLE/CPE credit page.

18. Does this conference offer sponsorship opportunities?

Yes. Registration for sponsorship opportunities is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To view a list of current available opportunities, costs, and benefits, visit our sponsorship page.

19. How can I suggest a speaker for this conference?

To suggest a conference speaker, contact the ICI Conference division. Please be sure to include the speaker’s biography along with your request.

20. What is the conference dress code?

The conference dress code is business attire.

21. Is conference Wi-Fi available onsite?

Yes, free Wi-Fi is available to attendees in all ICI meeting spaces. The network name and password will be available onsite. Wi-Fi in the hotel sleeping rooms is subject to hotel pricing and packages, and is the responsibility of each guest.

22. Is there a mobile app for the conference?

Yes. The mobile app will enable you to view a wide variety of information about the conference, including general logistics, speaker information, schedule details, and session presentations. It also will enable you to pose questions electronically directly to session moderators, view and download conference materials, view and download the attendee list, and take notes during the sessions. More information about how to download and access the mobile app will be available approximately one week before the conference.

24. How can I access the attendee list?

ICI no longer distributes paper copies of conference attendee lists onsite. You may view and download the conference attendee lists (organized by name and by company) beginning approximately one week before the conference. Attendee lists also will be available in the mobile app.

25. How can I access the conference materials?

Materials will be available for you to review and, if you’d like, download approximately one week before the conference. You may download materials by individual session or as a single eBook version of the conference binder, which is viewable on your iPad, Kindle, or tablet. Conference materials also are available through the mobile app. ICI no longer distributes notebooks of materials onsite.

If you have any questions, please contact the ICI Conference Division at 202-326-5968 or conferences@ici.org.