Convention FAQ

SHPE 2018 FAQ

General Convention

  • Where is the 2018 National Convention?
    • Hunting Convention Center of Cleveland 300 Lakeside Ave E Cleveland, OH 44113
  • When is the 2018 National Convention?
    • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018
    • Registration opens Wednesday June 6, 2018
  • Why should I upload my resume?
    • Over 250 corporate and government partners are seeking top talented STEM graduates. The majority of companies are pre-screening candidates through our portal and scheduling interviews in advance that take place during conference.
  • Where do I upload my resume?
    • You can upload your resume when you begin your registration on SHPEConnect.
  • Are meals provided?
    • Meals are not provided as part of your convention package. Some events however may have meals such as the Empowering Latinas in STEM Breakfast, High Achievers Breakfast, Discipline Luncheons, and the STAR Awards Gala. Please note that some of these programs are invite only.
  • When is the Career Fair?
    • Friday, November 9, 2018 from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
    • Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. (Saturday Check-In Only)
  • Where can I find a list of Career Fair participants?
    • You can find the most current list at the Convention Agenda page, we have over 250 exhibitors which consist of Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, start-ups, and engineering firms.
  • When can exhibitors move in to the Expo floor?
    • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 8 A.M. – 12 P.M. (IPC Only)
    • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 12 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    • Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    • Friday, November 9, 2018 from 8 A.M. – 11 A.M.
      • (*) All empties must be cleared of the floor by 11 A.M. ON Friday, November 4, 2016
  • What are the exhibit hours?
    • Friday, November 9, 2017 from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
    • Saturday, November 10, 2017 from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
  • When is exhibitor move-out?
    • Saturday, November 10, 2017 from 4 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Registration

  • When does registration open?
    • Registration opens June 6, 2018.
    • When does registration close?
      • Early Bird– Closes August 31, 2018, 
      • Regular with Lodging – closes September 30, 2018,
      • Late Registration – Available On Site
    • Where do I register?
      • You can register through SHPEConnect.  A free SHPEConnect account is needed to register for National Convention.
    • Are we able to submit a bulk registration?
      • Bulk registration will open May 1, 2018. Contact registration@shpe.org to request bulk registration.
  • What is included in registration?
    • Access to all workshops, career fair, and all networking events and socials, with the exception of paid meal functions and invite only events.
  • Do I have to be a member to register for the National Convention?
    • No, non-member convention packages are available, however we encourage you to sign up to be a SHPE member and take advantage of the member discount.
  • What if I am a recent graduate?
    • Please update your membership on SHPEConnect and select the chapter you most recently affiliated with. Your registration information will update accordingly.
  • What is the refund policy?
    • Cancellations on or before September 29, 2018; 50% of the registration will be refunded.
    • Cancellations after September 29, 2018; no refund will be issued.
    • Contact Registration for refund requests
  • I am no longer able to attend the convention. Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    • The deadline for registration transfers is September 26, 2018
    • Please email Registration for assistance
  • Are there registration discounts available?
    • SHPE Lifetime Members are eligible for 10% off Professional registration. Please email membership@shpe.org

Lodging

  • How do I book lodging through SHPE’s block of rooms?
    • There will be a separate housing portal available with a selection of hotels near the convention center. More information will be announced soon

Travel & Transportation

  • Which airport should I arrive into?
    • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  • What is the best way to get to my hotel and the convention center from the airport?
    • Cleveland Hopkins offers shuttles and rideshare options are also available.