Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 28, 2020   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 28, 2020 registration fee will be refunded.  If you need any further assistance with cancellation/refund, please email scott.hummel@ncat.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?  You may be able to claim up to 12 hours of CPE credits for this conference.  The number of credits will vary depending upon the sessions you attend.  To obtain your CPE credits you must sign the attendance log that is provided at each CPE eligible session.  Be sure to get your CPE form stamped upon leaving the room to validate your session attendance.  Don’t forget to sign your CPE form and turn it in at the Registration desk before you leave the conference.  The Host schools will validate and sign your form and email a scanned copy to you.  Participants who attend the full conference should be able to claim up to 12 CPE credits.  *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 the Monday night Welcome Reception & Entertainment and Tuesday night 80’s Throwback Party event. Payments should be received no later than February 28, 2020. Guests may NOT attend sessions, breakfast or luncheon.  For any other social event related questions, please contact ylcrim@uncg.edu or bapurnell@ncat.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.

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?

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)
1988UNCA & WCU(First Annual Spring Conference)
1990NCSU(Held in Dec. because of budget crisis)
1991No Conf.—Budget
1992UNCC(Spring conferences resume)
1996UNCFirst “FRS” Conference (Previously, “IA”)
2003ASUFirst UNC Financial Systems Conf. (from “UNC FRS”)
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-SOHeld in Fayetteville
2017UNCSA, WSSUHeld in Winston Salem
2018UNC-Chapel HillDurham, NC  Sheraton
2019ECUGreenville Convention Center
2020NCA&T & UNCGKoury Convention Center, Greensboro