When and Where

When will the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Meeting (NCCAN) be held?
Wednesday through Friday, April 24–26, 2019.

Where will the meeting be held?
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC.


When will registration be open for the meeting?
Registration will open January, 2019.

Do you offer one-day registration?
No, registration is for the entire meeting.Yes, information for one-day registration to come.

When is the registration deadline?
Pre-conference registration closes April 1, 2019 or when the maximum capacity of registrations has been reached, whichever comes first.

Are there any registration fees associated with the 21st NCCAN?
No. There are no registration fees associated with the 21st NCCAN.

Do I have to pre-register for the sessions I want to attend?
Session selection will be required when you register for the 21st NCCAN.

What if I forget what sessions I selected during registration?
Your selected sessions will be provided to you with your confirmation email. They will also be printed and provided to you with your name badge when you check in onsite at the 21st NCCAN in April 2019.

What is the difference between the session types at the 21st NCCAN?
There are a variety of session types at the conference. Due to the interactive nature of workshops, they must be small and therefore have a maximum capacity range of 80 participants. Workshops are available for any participant to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is recommended.

I am attending both the CB Annual Grantee Meeting and the 21st NCCAN, do I need to register separately for each meeting?
Yes. Registration for the CB Annual Grantee Meetings and the 21st NCCAN will use separate registration sites. Please be sure to register for both your grant meeting and the NCCAN.

Will there be a waiting list if the registration capacity is reached?
Yes, a wait list will be established when the registration capacity has been reached. Waitlisted members will be notified of their status no later than April 1, 2019.

What are the onsite registration hours?
Registration hours are as follows: April 23, 2019: TBD April 24, 2019: TBD April 25, 2019: TBD April 26, 2019: TBD

Where is onsite registration located?
Onsite registration will be located (TBD).

Can I send a substitute in my place if I cannot attend the conference?
Substitutions are allowed with the written authorization of the person who is no longer able to attend. Send the name of the registrant and substitute attendee, with contact information to the NCCAN Planning Team. Requests may be submitted via email at NCCAN@impaqint.comemail icon (link sends e-mail), with “NCCAN Substitute” in the subject line.

When will I receive my badge?
You will receive your badge when you check in at the onsite registration desk at the 21st NCCAN.

Am I required to wear my badge?
Yes, badges are required for admittance to all 21st NCCAN functions. Please stop by the registration desk if you have misplaced your name badge.

Financial Assistance

Are there any sponsorships or grants available to help support the cost of travel to the 21st NCCAN?
No. Unfortunately, there are no funds available to assist with travel to the 21st NCCAN.


How do I make hotel reservations?
Please refer to the 21st NCCAN’s Hotel & Travel page.

What is the deadline for making hotel reservations in the conference room block in order to receive the government per diem rate?
The hotel block cutoff date is March 3, 2019 at 6:00pm ET. We encourage all participants to make their reservations as early as possible, as we anticipate that the room block will fill quickly. Once the room block is full, there is no guarantee that the government per diem rate will be available at the conference hotel.

How do I get to the Washington Marriott Wardman Park?
Directions to the hotel can be found on the 21st NCCAN’s Hotel & Travel page.

I do not want to stay at the meeting hotel or I did not make my hotel reservation in time. Can you provide me with discounted rates at other hotels in the area?
We are not offering discounted rates at additional hotels in the area.

What meals will be served at the conference?
Due to government regulations, no food or beverage will be provided with your conference registration.

What lunch options are available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park?
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park has multiple restaurant options located within the hotel and within walking distance. A selection of hotel offerings are listed below.

  • Stone’s Throw Restaurant and Bar is a stylish restaurant and bar showcasing classic American fare with modern accents, prepared with farm-fresh, mid-Atlantic ingredients.

  • Harry’s Pub is a relaxed, welcoming restaurant open for lunch and dinner, featuring an Old English menu with a modern American twist.

  • Woodley Park Pantry offers fresh, chef-crafted “fresh bites menu” options and also features Illy Coffee. Fresh Bites is perfect for any snack or meal.

Call for Abstracts

How do I submit my Abstract for review? What is the deadline for submission?
The submission deadline is closed.

When will I find out if my submitted abstract has been selected?
Selected presenters will be notified by email in January 2019.

Champion Awards

How do I submit a nomination for the Children’s Bureau Champion Awards?
Nominations for the Children’s Bureau Champion Awards should be submitted online by visiting the “Children’s Bureau Champion Awards” page of the NCCAN website.

What is the deadline for the submission?
The deadline for submissions is November 12, 2018.

When will I find out if my submission won an award?
Selected award winners will be notified by email in early 2019.

Meeting Materials

Will there be a printed program or meeting agenda available at the meeting?
An Agenda at a Glance will be provided at onsite registration. There will not be any printed programs available at the meeting. The conference program and meeting agenda will be located on the About page of the 21st NCCAN Website and on the 21st NCCAN mobile app. We encourage you to download or pre-print a program to refer to at the meeting before traveling to Washington, DC.

Will there be printed presentations available at the meeting?
No. Printed presentations will not be provided at the meeting. As part of our continuing effort to be green, all NCCAN course materials will be available on the 21st NCCAN mobile app (if speakers have provided the materials). No paper handouts, USBs or CDs will be available onsite. We encourage you to download course materials or pre-print materials before traveling to Washington, DC.

Will a participant list be made available?
A participant list will not be made available. You will be able to connect with other meeting participants using the 21st NCCAN mobile app. For additional details, please see the mobile app page on the 21st NCCAN website.

21st NCCAN Mobile App

How do I access the 21st NCCAN Mobile App?
To maximize your conference experience, download the 21st NCCAN app on your mobile device or tablet today ! The 21st NCCAN mobile app has a number of features: personalize your conference schedule; access speaker biographies, session presentations, and exhibitor details; connect with other conference attendees; stay up-to-date on conference events; and receive real-time communications from conference staff. Find the app in the App Store or Google Play by searching for “21st NCCAN” on your mobile device.

Will the sessions I select during registration populate my schedule on the mobile app?
No, unfortunately they are two separate systems. You will need to set up your profile on the mobile app and set your personal agenda.

Virtual Participation

I’m not able to attend the meeting in person; will virtual participation be available?
Yes. Those unable to attend the conference in-person can still participate in part of the meeting via the conference livestream, NCCANLive. Several of the conference sessions will be streamed live on the Internet, with the opportunity for online participants to ask questions and follow the conversation via the 21st NCCAN website and social media. The schedule for sessions that will be made available via livestream are located in the full agenda. Register for NCCANLive.external link icon (link takes you to an external site in a new browser window)

Social Media

How do I join the conference Facebook page?
Stay updated about all of the 21st NCCAN news and announcements on the 21st NCCAN Facebook page external link icon (link takes you to an external site in a new browser window)

What is the conference Twitter handle?
The conference twitter handle is @NCCAN21.

Exhibitor Interest

How do I get more information on becoming an exhibitor at the conference?
Contact the 21st NCCAN Planning Committee by email at: NCCAN@impaqint.comemail icon (link sends e-mail). Subject line should include Exhibitor Information.

General Questions

How can I stay updated on changes to the meeting?
The 21st NCCAN website is frequently updated with new information as it is available. The Home page will provide important meeting updates. To be added to the email list, contact the 21st NCCAN Planning Committee by email NCCAN@impaqint.comemail icon (link sends e-mail).

What happens if there is a schedule change during the meeting?
At times it might be necessary to relocate sessions within the conference. The mobile app will send push notifications with any room changes during the conference and hotel reader boards will be current to reflect all session locations.

I’m deaf/hard of hearing. Will American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters be provided at the conference?
Yes, there will be ASL interpreters at the Plenary and Master Sessions at the 21st NCCAN. Please self-identify during the registration process and we will provide additional information to you on-site during check-in.

What should I wear?
Business casual is appropriate. We suggest you dress in layers for your comfort as the temperature in the meeting rooms can vary considerably.

I cancelled my registration for the 21st NCCAN. Will my hotel reservation automatically be cancelled?
No, cancelling your NCCAN registration will not cancel your hotel reservation. Please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. You hotel reservation cancellation is subject to the hotel’s cancellation policy.

Will there be Wi-Fi available at the meeting?
Free (limited bandwidth) Wi-Fi is available in the main meeting areas and session rooms. Due to the limited bandwidth, Wi-Fi is not recommended for use by exhibitors for their displays/presentations.

Who do I contact with additional questions?
Questions? Contact the 21st NCCAN Planning Committee by email at: NCCAN@impaqint.comemail icon (link sends e-mail).