FAQ

Find detailed, topic-specific information on our Registration, Program, Accommodation, and Miscellaneous FAQs to learn everything you need to know about CPSI, and maybe some stuff you didn’t know you needed to know.

COVID-19:

Q: What are your COVID-19 policies?
We want YOU and all those joining us at live events hosted by CEF to remain healthy and safe. Click here for all the details on our COVID-19 Health Policy.

Q: If there is another Covid-19 related surge or variant that results in the cancellation of live CPSI, can I get my money back?
If a severe surge or new dangerous variant forces us to cancel live CPSI we will refund your registration fees without penalty.

Q: Do I have to be vaccinated to attend CPSI?
CEF has a duty of care to guests we bring together for CPSI. We want all attendees, particularly the most vulnerable among us, to be safe and comfortable. To this end, as CPSI approaches, registrants will receive a Clear Health Pass email that will request vaccination information. If you are not vaccinated, we will require proof of a negative PCR test immediately prior to the start of CPSI. We will also have rapid tests available on-site.

Q: Do I have to wear a mask at CPSI?
We defer to our host venues policy on masking. Currently, Niagara University has dropped the mask mandate for their campus. For more information and for any updates to this policy please refer to the Niagara University Covid-19 webpage: https://www.niagara.edu/admissions-coronavirus/

REGISTRATION:
Q: What’s the easiest way to register for CPSI?
The easiest way to register is to click here and follow the registration instructions: https://cpsiconference.com/registration/ You will have the opportunity to choose your sessions and add in any additional information through the process. To make sure you receive all notifications, sign up for the CEF/CPSI email list.

Q: When should I register for CPSI?
Register early to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount off full pay registration fees, to ensure you get workshop information and updates, and to secure your preferred housing. Plus, inquire about discounts for registering your team.

Q: When is the last day I can register for CPSI?
The last day to register online is June 13, 2022. To register after that date, please call us at +1-508-960-0000, ext. 1, or email us at contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.orgYou will not be able to book on-campus housing after June 5.

Q: Do I have to pre-register for sessions at CPSI?
It is highly recommended that you register online and choose your Main Track (CPS Track, Immersion Track, or Creative Variety Track.) If you do register online, you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen Main Track (until maximum capacity is reached). Individual Creative Variety Track sessions and PM Breakout workshops are open seating and do not require preregistration.

Q: Can I walk in and sign up to attend CPSI?
Yes, you can, but some sessions may be filled.

Q: I can no longer attend CPSI. Can my colleague or friend attend in my place?
Substitutions for paid registrants may be made at any time. Please email contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.org with written notice and include all pertinent changes for the substituting attendee. Refunds will not be issued for substitutions.

Q: Something has come up and I need to cancel my CPSI registration. How do I cancel?
If you must cancel, please email contact@creativeeducationfoundation.org with the reason for your cancellation. Please make note of our cancellation policy. Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email to contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.org no later than May 27, 2022. No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel after May 27, 2022, or who fail to attend the Conference.

Q: What is the process to pay via check or wire transfer?
Please email contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.org for specific instructions on paying via check or wire transfer.  All payments must be received within 30 days or your registration will be cancelled. Please note, discounts and seats in specific sessions will not be honored until full payment is received and may no longer be valid.

Q: What discounts are available?
Early-bird and group discounts are available. Please email contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.org for further information.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Q: Where is the Conference taking place?
The conference is taking place at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY.

Q: How do I get to Niagara University?
The University is accessible by car, train, bus and plane. Click here for useful travel information.

Q: Where should I stay? What hotel should I stay at?
Accommodations are available in residence halls on the Niagara University campus or at local hotels. Click here for more information about housing.

Q: Are meals included? What about breaks?
All meals and breaks are included beginning with dinner on Sunday, June 26.

Q: I have some dietary restrictions, what do I do?
Food Services at Niagara University is prepared to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and preferences including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and more. All foods are labeled with allergen information. Please speak to a member of the Food Services staff at your first meal on campus to help you locate items that fit your needs. If you require Halal or Kosher meals, please let CEF know no later than June 10.

PROGRAMMING:
Q: What is there to do on Sunday, June 26?
Sunday will include registration, housing check-in, campus tours, and networking and connecting events.

Q: Will I receive the presentations and handouts from the sessions?

CPS Track and Immersion Track programs include in-depth materials. The Creative Variety Track and PM Breakout Sessions vary by each individual presenter. Feel free to ask the presenter to send you additional information.

Q: Will there be an evaluation for each session?
Yes. Evaluation forms will be available at the end of each session both on paper and electronically and a final conference evaluation will be sent to you after the event.

Q: What workshops should I take?

If you are having a challenge deciding which program suits you best, contact Missy Carvin at mcarvin@creativeeducationfoundation.org. She will be happy to advise you.

Q: I am a teacher. What workshop track should I take?
If you are a first time attendee, we recommend that you take Foundations in CPS. If you would like more guidance on other workshops, please contact Missy Carvin at mcarvin@creativeeducationfoundation.org.

Q: Is there a one-day option?
Yes, one-day registration is available for Thursday, June 30, to participate in a day-long Spark Your Creativity workshop. Registration includes 3 meals.

Q: Is there a children’s program?
Yes, CPSI offers children from age 8 to 17 the opportunity to take part in the YouthWise program. Children younger than 8 will not be allowed to participate in YouthWise; families will be required to provide proof of age to ensure your child is old enough to participate.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Q: Is there a dress code?
The dress code is casual.

Q: Do I receive a certificate for attending the conference?
We offer a certificate of participation, but not a certification for a course. Participants who take Foundations of Creative Problem Solving or Creative Problem Solving Tools will be invited to take the appropriate CPS Credential assessment for their level after the conference ends.

Q: Are sponsorship opportunities available?
Yes. Please email Beth Miller at bmiller@creativeeducationfoundation.org for information about becoming a CPSI sponsor.