2022 SCP Annual Conference, February 3 - 6, 2022
Creating Healthy Tomorrows

FAQ

General Info

What will the SCP Annual Conference look like?

We look forward to welcoming SCP 2022 Annual Conference attendees to the Westdrift hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA, “where the endless California summer starts.” We are offering two meeting experiences (in-person and virtual) to ensure all attendees can choose a format which aligns with their health and safety needs and have the ability to pivot with fluctuations in the pandemic situation.

To review the current Health & Safety guidelines at the SCP Annual Conference, please click here

How can I review the program prior to the conference?

The proposed agenda is available on the conference website. Our Conference Mobile App will be available in January. When it's available, download the app to view the program, create a customized schedule, and interact with other attendees. Also in January, we will upload a PDF version of the program to our website that will be available to download.

All presenters have the option to upload their work to our app for open access. Uploading to the app is not required of speakers and presenters.

Will content presented in-person be available for viewing on the virtual platform?

Some content presented in-person will be livestreamed to the virtual platform and recorded for on-demand viewing on the virtual platform after the conference. Details on what content this will include will be provided later.

Will in-person attendees be able to view the content presented on the virtual platform?

Yes, as part of registration, in-person attendees will be able to view all content made available on the virtual platform.


In-Person Conference Experience

Where will the 2022 SCP Annual Conference be held and what is the address?

The conference will be held at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection (1400 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266)

How far is the nearest airport to the conference hotel?

The nearest airport is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about a 9-10 minute drive. See our Travel & Hotel section for more transportation options.

Is there parking available at the hotel?

Parking is available at the westdrift Manhattan Beach; $25 for Self-Parking, $30 for Valet Parking

Do you provide childcare?

SCP does not provide childcare at the annual conference.

What should I wear at the conference?

Conference attendees typically wear a mix of business and business casual attire. There is no formal dress code. Presenters typically dress more toward business attire, while some attendees dress more toward the casual side of the spectrum. No matter your dress, comfortable shoes and a light jacket are highly recommended.

I have a question. Where can I get help at the conference?

SCP staff and volunteers will be available to answer your questions at the Registration Desk throughout the Conference.

Can I leave my poster tube, luggage, backpack, etc. at the Registration Counter while I attend sessions?

No, but poster check will be available for you to check your poster.

Are there printed paper copies of the program at SCP 2022?

No–in an effort to be more environmentally conscious and financially responsible we have chosen to not print a paper copy of the program. However, a digital version of the program will continue to be available online and in the Conference app with all information.

Is there food available at the conference hotel?

Yes, if you are attending in person SCP offers Breakfast, Coffee & Snack Breaks and Lunch on Friday and Saturday. The hotel does offer in room service from their signature restaurant, Jute.

I have food allergy how do I let you know?

During the registration process you will select any food allergies or special food requests. If you did not do this during the registration process, please make sure to do so prior to January 15, 2022 by emailing Heather Kennedy.

I lost something! Where is lost and found?

If you've misplaced something, come to the SCP Registration Desk. SCP staff and volunteers will do their best to help you locate your item.

Will content presented in-person be available for viewing on the virtual platform?

Some content presented in-person will be livestreamed to the virtual platform and recorded for on-demand viewing on the virtual platform after the conference. Details on what content this will include will be provided later.

Will in-person attendees be able to view the content presented on the virtual platform?

Yes, as part of registration, in-person attendees will be able to view all content made available on the virtual platform.

Will there be Wi-fi at the conference?

Yes, there will be Wi-fi in all session rooms and public space at the conference. The Wi-fi information will be included in the mobile app, and available on signage onsite. Just a friendly reminder– please be respectful and use Wi-fi responsibly while in session rooms.

What should I expect if I choose to attend the in-person conference experience?

In-person attendees will have access to all the sessions presented in Manhattan Beach, as well as the content presented virtually, available on-demand after the meeting. In-person attendees can meet with exhibitors, participate in unique networking opportunities, and interact with presenters and other attendees in an informal setting. Nothing can replace the energy and connections of an in-person meeting. Best for: in-person networking, career advancement, and community building as an addition to your educational experience.


Virtual Conference Experience

I have a question. Where can I get help at the conference?

SCP staff and volunteers will be available to answer your questions through virtual help desks on the virtual conference platform. More details will be available leading up to the conference.

What should I expect if I choose to attend the virtual conference experience?

Virtual attendees will gather online to view live content and participate by asking questions in the platform. Virtual sessions will be presented live, and the audience will be able to interact with presenters through an on-site moderator. The majority of virtual and in-person sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing after the meeting by all attendees (both in-person and virtual registrants). Best for: access to educational content and for those who need the flexibility of a remote experience.


Registration

When can I register for the 2022 SCP Annual Conference?

Registration opens November 1, 2021. Early bird registration closes January 1, 2022.

How much does it cost to register for the 2022 SCP Annual Conference?

Registration fees for the 2022 SCP Annual Conference are available on the registration page.

Do I have to be a member to attend?

No, however, the registration fees are reduced for members. Join here!

Will I receive my badge?

You will receive your badge and welcome material at the registration desk. The dates, times and locations will be available on the conference website and conference app.

Do I need to wear my conference badge to attend sessions or other SCP conference events?

Yes–attendees are required to wear their badge to all conference sessions, activities, receptions, meals/breaks, and while in the Exhibit Hall. Wearing your badge signals to security that you have paid registration fees and are permitted in these attendee-only areas. For any event that is outside of the hotel, you will not need your badge (ex. Social events).


Housing

When can we begin to reserve hotel rooms?

The SCP housing block will open November 1.

How do I make changes to my hotel reservation?

After you make your reservation, you should contact the hotel directly.

Will I receive a confirmation from the hotel?

Once you have reserved a room, you should receive a confirmation from the hotel. If you do not receive one, please email or call the hotel directly.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?

In general, hotel reservations must be cancelled 3 days prior to check in in order to avoid paying 1-night room and tax penalties. Please check with the hotel to be sure of their specific cancellation policies.




 

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