Frequently Asked Questions
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Registration Info
How much does it cost to attend the Forum 2016?
The earlier you register, the more money you can save! We offer Early-Bird pricing for those that register by May 13, 2016. Anyone who registers after May 13, 2016 will register at full price, accordingly. Learn more.

What’s included in my registration?
Attendee registration rates include access to educational sessions, the Marketplace Exhibit Hall, Monday/Tuesday lunch and continental breakfasts, as well as all receptions.

How much do the pre-conference workshops cost?
The pre-conference workshops are an additional fee of $275.00 to attend. You can register for the pre-conference workshops at checkout, or if you’ve already registered for The Forum, give us a call (1-800-275-4367) or email us and we’ll be happy to get you registered manually.

How much does the post-conference seminar (Prepare for CECL) cost?
If you register for CECL at the same time as The Forum, you can save up to $300 off your seminar registration. This special combo pricing is exclusive of early-bird pricing and any other special offers. If you’ve already registered for The Forum, give us a call (1-800-275-4367) or email us and we’ll be happy to get you registered manually.

Are there group discounts?
FMS is happy to offer member-only team pricing, exclusive of early-bird pricing and any other special offers. Please call (1-800-275-4367) or email us for specific details.

Do you offer guest registration?
We do! Guest registration fees are $195 and include access to opening and Monday night receptions, as well as continental breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. 

Do my children need to be registered?
Children under 12 are free; however, they must be accompanied by a registered attendee and registered to attend guest events. 

What is The 2016 Forum cancellation policy?

Refunds minus a $150 processing fee will be issued for written cancellations received by FMS no later than May 13, 2016. No refunds are given for cancellations received after May 13, 2016, however a substitute from your institution is welcome. 

FMS reserves the right to change instructors or reschedule/cancel sessions when necessary and is not responsible for airfare penalties incurred due to the cancellation of a program. Optional Events are non-refundable except when the events themselves are cancelled by FMS.        

 About the Conference
Who presents each year and how do you pick Forum Sessions?
Every fall preceding The Forum, FMS’ four Advisory Councils decide upon key areas for discussion at The Forum.  These key areas include topics in the field of Finance, Accounting, Risk Management/Internal Audit, and Strategic Issues.  Once the councils pick their suggested topics, we open the Call for Presentations to industry leaders and experts in the field. Once the Call for Presentations closes, the submitted presentations are voted upon by our Advisory Council members to select what presentations will be offered at The Forum.

When will the conference agenda be released?
Please check the Forum website for the conference agenda to be released in early February 2016. 

Do you have a mobile app? 
For the third year running, FMS is pleased to provide its Forum attendees a mobile app.  The conference app will be updated and available June 1, 2016.  Once available, the app allows you view and create your own customized itinerary at The Forum and communicate with other attendees via email. It also provides convenient access to all session hand-outs and presentation materials.  

Is the mobile app available on my device and how do I get it?
 
Our mobile app is available on Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets. Simply download the app from your device’s app store by searching for “FMS Events.” 

What if I have dietary concerns or need special accommodations?
We would be happy to assist you with your dietary or any other special accommodations that may be necessary. Please call (1-800-275-4367) or email us for specific details.

Can I attend any session?
Yes! We offer four separate concurrent sessions in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Risk Management/Internal Audit, and Strategic Issues, and all registered attendees are welcome to attend as many of the sessions they would like. Some sessions fill up quickly, so be sure to arrive early.

What is the appropriate attire for The Forum?
Business casual attire is appropriate for The Forum. Please remember to bring a light jacket or sweater, as hotel rooms are often cool. 

I’m active on social media; is there a hashtag I can use for The Forum? 
Absolutely! Please use #FMSForum2016 whenever you share your thoughts, questions, or general enthusiasm for The 2016 Forum. Our handle on most social networks is @FMS_inc, but can also be found below in our footer.

What is the FMS Connect Forum Community?
All materials and the most up-to-date content and news can be found in our robust, online community, called The Forum Community on FMS Connect. This community is available to all attendees of The 2016 Forum and is available now. You can use this unique online community to ask questions, access meeting hand-outs, learn session information, and communicate with friends and colleagues. If you’re a registered attendee of The Forum, you can access The Forum Community here. If you have any questions, please email Christine Gill at FMS and she will be happy to help.

Hotel & Venue 
Will the entire conference take place at The Roosevelt New Orleans?
The entirety of The Forum will take place on-site at the beautiful and historic Roosevelt New Orleans, with exception of the optional activities, which will be outlined and offered beginning February 2016. 

How much are rooms at The Roosevelt New Orleans?
We’re happy to offer Forum Attendees a special discounted room rate at $219.00 per room/per night for single/double occupancy. This rate does not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.75%, or the $2.00 fee per night.

Is there a "resort fee" at The Roosevelt?
There is not a resort fee at The Roosevelt. 

What nights should I stay at The Roosevelt?
Our discounted room rate is valid three days prior (June 9, 2016) and three days post (June 17, 2016) The Forum and is subject to space and rate availability.

Can I extend my stay at The Roosevelt?
You’re always welcome to extend your stay after The Forum; however, the discounted room rate expires June 17, 2016.

How do I make or change reservations at The Roosevelt New Orleans?
Reservations or changes can be made by contacting the hotel directly, via either their online reservation system or by phone at (800) 925-3673.

Can you make any special accommodations for us through the hotel?
Unfortunately, any special room or reservation requests in regards to your hotel reservation must be made directly through the hotel. 
"Great conference as usual. Topics were spot on!"
–2015 Attendee

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