2019 UNC SYSTEM FINANCE CONFERENCE

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register? Registration is online for attendees and sponsors. 

How do I register for Sessions? Registration for sessions is online.  Login to the SCHED Application.   

How do I modify my session schedule? Login to the SCHED Application.   

How can I print my selected sessions schedule? Login to the SCHED Application.   

What is the conference cancellation/refund policy? If a registrant is unable to attend the conference, one may substitute someone else from the same institution. A written change request must be submitted to Conference registration contact person no later than February 27, 2019   If a registrant is unable to attend and cannot transfer it to another person from the same institution, a written cancellation request must be submitted to Conference registration contact person. If a registration is cancelled on or before February 27, 2019 registration fee will be refunded.  If you need any further assistance with cancellation/refund, please email peeblesp@ecu.edu.

What happens if I register and do not let the host school know I am not attending and have not paid?  If the registration is not cancelled before the cancel date (usually the payment due date unless otherwise indicated) your university will be billed your registration fee.  

Will I receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours?  If so, how do I receive my CPE certificate? Max CPE hours: 12 You may claim up to 12 hours of CPE credits for this conference. The number of credits will vary depending on the sessions you attend. To obtain your CPE credits, please make sure to sign-in to the attendance log that is provided at each CPE eligible session. Be sure to get your CPE form stamped upon leaving the room. Be sure to get the CPE form signed at the end of the conference at the Registration desk. It is not valid without an ECU Host signature. Participants who attend the full conference will receive 12 CPE credits. A certificate will be provided to you during the conference. *Please note: you will not receive CPE for unconference sessions. 

Can I bring a guest to any of the social events? Guests are registered with attendees registration. $60.00 charge per guest allows a guest to attend Wednesday night Welcome Reception & Entertainment and Thursday night Game Night event. Payments should be received no later than March 1, 2019. Guests may NOT attend sessions, breakfast or Luncheon.  For any other questions, please contact MAYORO@ECU.EDU  or BESTGW@ECU.EDU

Can registration be shared between two attendees?  No. Attendees may not share registration.  An attendee must be individually registered for the conference regardless of how many sessions or days they plan on attending.   

Can I get the session materials in advance?  Materials available ahead of time will be on the SCHED App. 

Do I need to print the session materials prior to arriving, or will the materials be provided at the conference? As received Session Materials will be posted on the website.  Not all sessions will have printed material.  You may refer to materials online or print prior to the session.  Materials available ahead of time will be on the SCHED App. 

What should I wear? Dress is business casual during session hours.  For the welcome reception and hospitality room events, attendees may elect to wear more casual attire.

Whom should I contact if I have a question?

  • Registration questions: Monique Best – BESTGW@ECU.EDU  – 252-328-1839 or   Robin Mayo –MAYORO@ECU.EDU – 252-737-4729
  • Vendor Information or Questions:  Stephanie Stroud – WEBERS@ECU.EDU – 252-737-4709
  • Hotel Registration Questions: Monique Best – BESTGW@ECU.EDU  – 252-328-1839 or   Stephanie Stroud – WEBERS@ECU.EDU – 252-737-4709


What
 is SCHED APP? SCHED is an application that can be run on a computer or on a mobile device.  Below is UNC Conference information for using the SCHED APP.

  • All the Conference Sessions are online in our SCHED APP.
  • SCHED is available for you to download to your mobile device
  • SCHED is available online https://uncsystemfinance.sched.com/grid/ 
  • SCHED has all the session information & presenter information
  • SCHED will let you see who else is signed up for a session along with their contact information (optional)
  • Registration for sessions is done through the SCHED App
    • As you know registration is critical for the host team to assure enough space in rooms.

SCHED DOWNLOAD:

  1. Open the App store and search for SCHED
  2. Install the app
  3. Create an account with SCHED
  4. Search for the 2019 UNC SYSTEM FINANCE CONFERENCE
  5. Once installed SIGN-UP  and LOG IN

        SCHED VIEW ONLINE:

  1. Navigate to https://uncsystemfinance.sched.com/grid/
  2. Create an account in the upper right hand corner.
  3.  SIGN-UP  and/or LOG IN

How is this conference organized? The conference is governed by a board of directors.  Each NC University is represented on the Board with one Finance person and one Systems/Technical person.   A Planning Committee is organized each year according to the By-Laws.  See the Board webpage for a list of board members and to find a copy of the By-Laws.

What are session facilitators?  Facilitators are usually Conference Board members who are attending a session:

  • To  introduce the Speaker Name/Session name
  • Shut the door at the start of the session
  • Remind people to sign in if they are attending for CPE credits
  • Remind people to sign out if they are attending for CPE credits 
  • Stamp the CPE form as the attendee is leaving the session

What are round table moderators?  Roundtable moderators are responsible for organizing topics of interest for discussion.   A list of attendees for the Roundtable will be emailed to the moderators prior to the conference.  It is recommended that the moderators do the following:  

  • Email the attendee list and ask for topics of interest. 
  • Use these topics to plan the time during your session
  • Create an Agenda.  It will help keep items on topic 
  • Assure during the roundtable that the discussion doesn’t get too much off topic 
  • Try to cover each topic submitted for discussion
  • Attendees get CPE credit for the roundtable discussion. Roundtable needs to be at least 50 minutes long. 
  • If  discussions take more time than available – remind the group that they can sign up for Unconference session to continue the discussion
  • Keep side conversations to a minimum 

What schools have hosted the conference? First planning meeting:           UNC-GA August 19, 1986   (Jeff Davies, Discussion Leader) First Program Committee:      Jane Berg  (ECU)   Tim Jordan  (UNCW)   Clayton Cooke  (ASU)   Ernie Murphrey  (NCSU)   Jeff Davies  (UNC-GA)   Scott Hummel (NCA&T)

1986ASU(First Semi-Annual Conference; November)
1987UNCW(March)
1987(December)NCA&T 
1988UNCA & WCU(First Annual Spring Conference)
1989ECU 
1990NCSU(Held in Dec. because of budget crisis)
1991No Conf.—Budget 
1992UNCC(Spring conferences resume)
1993UNCW 
1994ASU 
 1995UNCG 
1996UNCFirst “FRS” Conference (Previously, “IA”)
1997ECSU 
1998NCSA 
1999UNCA 
2000UNCW 
2001ECU 
2002UNCC 
2003ASUFirst UNC Financial Systems Conf. (from “UNC FRS”)
2004NCA&T 
2005UNC 
2006WCU 
2007NCCU 
2008ECUNew Bern
2009ECSUCANCELED due to budget constraints
2010ECSU/NC STATEheld at McKimmon Center, Raleigh – budget constraints
2011UNCWCANCELED due to budget constraints
2012WSSUheld at McKimmon Center, Raleigh
2013UNCCHeld in Charlotte
2014UNCWHeld in Wilmington
2015ASU,UNCA,WCUHeld in Ashville
2016UNCP, FSU. UNC-SO Held in Fayetteville
2017UNCSA, WSSUHeld in Winston Salem
2018UNC-Chapel HillDurham, NC  Sheraton
2019ECUGreenville Convention Center
2020NCA&T & UNCG 
2021NCSU & NCCU