Here are some common questions about our conferences
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend this conference?
School Counselors (PK-12)
Special Education Personnel
School Resource Officers
Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
After-School Program Coordinators
Other Professionals Working with Young People
Is there a discounted hotel room rate for this conference?
Yes, please see the hotel page for each location for available room discounts!
If I register for the this conference do I also have access to the other conferences that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit?
YES! By Registering for this Conference, you are also able to attend the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit, including the School Discipline Conference, the Wired Differently Conference and the NextGen School Safety Conference. Attendees are allowed access to all of the co-located keynotes & breakout sessions and Exhibitors will receive traffic from all of the events.
Do you offer student discounts or scholarships?
At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.
Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:
· Your Local PTA
· Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org, (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)
· GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com, (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)
· Title 1 funding in your area
Can I receive Continuing Education Credit by attending this conference?
Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:
Association of School Work Boards (ASWB #1053) This organization Developmental Resources, #1053, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Developmental Resources maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (8/13/2016-8/13/2019). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
We are approved to provide continuing education activities for Marriage & Family Therapists by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Developmental Resources is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Professional Counselors in Texas by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
*NOTE: 17 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.
Do you offer partial registration for those that are unable to attend the entire conference?
We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.
Visa Information & Letters of Invitation for International Attendees
We warmly welcome attendees from other countries. As an international visitor, you should check current United States visa requirements with the US Embassy in your own country prior to departure. You should also check with your country’s immigration office on any travel-related restrictions that may be in place. Developmental Resources/AccuTrain cannot be responsible for travelers who do not confirm visa requirements or obtain the appropriate paperwork to travel.
When applying for a visa to enter the United States, it is highly recommended that participants apply early to allow enough time for the screening processes. The U.S. Consular Services suggests travelers begin the visa application process at least 60 days prior to the date of travel. However, it is also recommended that travelers contact their local Embassy to find out how long the typical wait is for an interview.
For security purposes, DR/AT’s policy for issuing official letters of invitation for the Innovative Schools Summits ® by Developmental Resources / AccuTrain Corporation (DR/AT) is as follows:
- Letters of Invitation can only be issued to confirmed registrants, defined as those who have paid the meeting registration fees.
- After you have received your official registration confirmation, you should then contact the DR/AT Office to request a letter of invitation via email: email@example.com or fax: +1-757-227-6804.
- Letters of invitation can only be issued for the person registered for the meeting. We cannot issue letters of invitation for guests of participants.
- Letters of invitation are addressed to the individual who wishes to attend the event. To expedite the preparation of a letter, please provide the following information in your request (fax is most secure method):
- First Name
- Last Name
- Job Title
- E-mail address
- Date of Birth
- Passport #
- Date & Country of Issue of Passport
- Period of Stay (dates)
- Meeting Registration Confirmation Number
Note: Obtaining a Letter of Invitation will not guarantee that your U.S. visa application will be approved. The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant’s intended purpose of travel to the United States. The decision to issue a visa is the sole judgment of the local Embassy or Consulate. U.S. Embassy officers look at the totality of an applicant’s personal and professional situation in determining visa eligibility. We are unable to assist with actual visa processing.
Should issues arise during the visa process and you are concerned that you may not receive your visa in time for the conference; you should contact the us immediately. If you are not able to attend the conference due to visa issues, we will refund your registration fee as long as the following two criteria are met:
What is your Cancellation Policy?
If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – by June 1, 2017. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing by May 1, 2017 will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After May 1, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.
How do I request Special Accommodations due to a disability?
Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.