NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit FAQ

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NBCC has decided, after careful consideration, to hold a 2020 Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit and a Virtual Lobby Day

The Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit will consist of a series of live webcasts featuring all the topics and speakers you would have seen at the live in-person meeting. We are currently identifying hosting platforms that will allow for dynamic, interactive Q&A with live speakers while also providing for online engagement among our advocates. For those who are unable to attend a specific Virtual Summit webcast at the specified time, don’t worry. We will archive all the Virtual Summit videos and make them available on-demand to paid registrants.

The previous Lobby Day scheduled for May 5th will also be moved to a virtual format. Instead of coming to Washington, D.C., and meeting with elected officials in person on Capitol Hill, advocates will be asked to schedule online meetings or conference calls with their representatives or their staff.  Melanie Wyne, Chief of Policy Officer, will spearhead the effort using NBCC’s online platform to assist in tracking meetings and reporting results. 

Please know that your registration, and any related fundraising, each year underwrites only a small portion of the actual in-person Summit expenses, which are more than $3,600 a person.  NBCC covers the remaining cost, including scholarships, through registration, small foundation grants and NBCC general operating funds.  This year, the cost will be less than $3,600 a person, but more than the registration fee. We need your help more than ever to make the Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit a reality!

Please see the information below to answer any questions you may have about registration and hotel arrangements.  We will communicate our final program plans with you over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support of NBCC and our mission to end breast cancer.

 

2020 Advocate Leadership Summit

Questions and Answers

Registration, Funds Raised, Sponsors, and Refunds

 

Q. I paid a $350 registration fee for the live Summit. Will my registration transfer to the Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit?

A. Your registration fee will automatically be applied to the 2020 Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail.  If you were fundraising towards the $350 registration fee and haven’t yet reached your goal, you can continue to fundraise or pay the difference directly to NBCC.

 

Q. My fundraising efforts raised more than the $350 registration fee. How will the surplus above the $350 be handled?

A. If you raised more than $350, we kindly ask that the remaining funds be donated to NBCC.   In these unprecedented times, nonprofits like NBCC face significant challenges, including financial ones. Your donation will help us continue to fight for our mission of ending breast cancer. If your donors request a refund, please have them contact Skye Wilson (swilson@stopbreastcancer.org), who will issue the refund, minus any service fees incurred by NBCC.

 

Q. What if my donating sponsor requests a refund?

A. If you raised more than $350, we kindly ask that your sponsors consider donating the funds to NBCC. In these unprecedented times, nonprofits like NBCC face significant challenges, including financial ones. Your donation will help us continue to fight for our mission of ending breast cancer. If your donating sponsors request a refund, please have them contact Skye Wilson (swilson@stopbreastcancer.org), who will issue the refund, minus any service fees incurred by NBCC.


Q. I can’t attend the Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit.  What do I need to do?

A. First, we hope you will consider donating your registration fee to NBCC. In these unprecedented times, nonprofits like NBCC face significant challenges, including financial ones. Your donation will help us continue to fight for our mission of ending breast cancer. If you choose to cancel, and not donate, please send an email to Skye Wilson (swilson@stopbreastcancer.org) to request a refund, minus any service fees, incurred by NBCC. Refund requests must be received within 30 days of this announcement. Please note that Virtual Summit videos will only be available to those who have paid the Virtual Summit registration fee.

Q.  I would like to attend the Virtual Advocate Leadership Summit but have not registered.  What do I need to do?

A. Please visit http://act.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/site/PageServer;jsessionid=00000000.app30132a?pagename=Registration&NONCE_TOKEN=0D7DA7A81DED250B267C0FFFD59701C9 to register today!


Hotel and Travel

Individual Hotel Reservation Cancellations. Any reservation booked through NBCC’s room block will be canceled automatically without penalty. Registrants who booked through other sources or directly with hotels must cancel their own reservations.

Travel Reservation Cancellations. Any travel reservations you made must be canceled directly with the company with which you booked your reservations.