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.

Q: What’s the easiest way to register for the conference?
The easiest way to register for the conference is online, starting in December. 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?
Register right away to take advantage of early-bird discounts off the full registration price for individual and organizational registrations (no other discounts apply). Plus, inquire about discounts for registering your team.

Q: When is the last day I can register online?
The last day to register online is June 5, 2020. To register after that date, please call us at +1-508-960-0000, ext. 1, or email us at contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.org. You will not be able to book on-campus housing after June 5.

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

Q: Can I walk in and sign up for the conference?
Yes, you can, but some sessions may be filled.

Q: I can no longer attend, but my colleague can. Can my colleague go 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. How do I go about canceling?
You can email and we can cancel your registration. Please make note of our cancellation policy. Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email to contact@CreativeEducationFoundation.org no later than May 22, 2020. No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel after May 22, 2020, 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.


Q: Where is the Conference taking place?
The conference is taking place at the University at Buffalo (UB) North Campus. Find more info here about UB.

Q: How do I get to the University at Buffalo?
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 state-of-the-art, air-conditioned residence halls on the UB campus or at local hotels. Click here for more information about housing.

Q: Are meals included? What about breaks?
Nearly all meals and breaks are included with the exception of dinner on Friday, June 19, as this afternoon and evening will be open and available for you to explore the greater Buffalo area.

Q: I have some dietary restrictions, what do I do?
Please indicate your dietary restrictions when you register; these details will be shared with the University at Buffalo food service.

Q: Is there an orientation for first timers?
First-timers are welcome to attend the CPSI Kickoff Meeting on Tuesday to help you get the most out of the learning and networking opportunities at CPSI. The CPSI Kickoff will bring you up to speed on what you need to know about the week’s events and connect you to other first timers and alumni.

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

Main Track programs include in-depth materials. The Extending Track and 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 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’m a teacher, what class should I take?
We recommend all first timers take Foundations of Creative Problem Solving.

Q: Is there a one-day option?
Yes, one-day registration is available for Wednesday, June 17, to participate in a day-long Spark 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.

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.

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