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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have difficulty registering for the conference?

If you have difficulty registering (or need to make changes to your registration), please contact us at

Where can I find information about the venue?

This year’s conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency, 808 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Please see information on the hotel here.

Will this conference be hybrid or have a virtual component?

No. We are looking forward to an in-person conference this year, and we apologize for any inconvenience for those who are unable to travel to the event.

What about hotel reservations?

We have a limited block of rooms reserved for attendees this year. To secure your room at this rate, we encourage you to book your room early. Please see the Hotel and Travel page for more information.

Where can I see the line up of workshops, speakers, etc.?

Keep an eye on the program on this website. We will continue to update this page with session details, speakers, and more!

Do I need to pre-register for the session I want to attend?

All plenary and concurrent sessions are included in the conference program, and you can choose the session you are most interested in attending at the conference. Attendees need to register for preconference workshops separately.

How did you set conference prices?

Being mindful of escalating costs, which we are all seeing as we travel and attend conferences and meetings, we have set the Registration Fees for NWCCU’s workshops and conference with the intent to offer an intellectually outstanding, fun, and affordable experience at the 2023 Annual Conference. The Registration Fees include prorated costs for meeting rooms, setup, food and beverage services, technical and hotel staffing, audiovisual equipment, and WiFi. In addition, a part of the Registration Fees cover honoraria and travel expenses for invited speakers and workshop facilitators, along with the complimentary registrations that are extended to select participants as part of our commitment to inclusivity.

We are grateful for the generous support from sponsors, as their contributions offset the costs of organizing this event. If you have questions or require additional information about the event or Registration Fees, please contact

Do you provide scholarships?

Yes! To help ensure broad participation and attendance at our Annual Conference, we are offering a limited number of scholarships to attendees from institutions with limited resources. Scholarships will be available on a first come, first served basis. To request a scholarship, please contact no later than October 1.

What if I have other questions?

Please reach out to us at and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have!

Who should attend the conference?

The Annual Conference is intended for members of the higher education community to learn information and practices from fellow colleagues and NWCCU staff. Presidents and chancellors, peer evaluators, administrative professionals, CEOs, faculty members, ALOs, and institutional representatives are encouraged to attend.

What will I have access to as a general program attendee?

Access to all sessions including Keynote, Welcome Address, and Closing Address.
Access to the Thursday evening reception.
Access to all networking breaks, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, and lunch on Thursday.
Connect with other attendees in and exhibitors in the beautiful Prefunction area.
Access to all concurrent session on Thursday and Friday.
Additional fees will be charged for pre-conference programs on Wednesday, November 8

Do I need to sign up for concurrent sessions?

No, attendees are not required to sign up for any concurrent sessions, but space may be limited in some rooms.

What if I want to pay by check?

For payments via check, make your check out to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
ATTN: Kayli Martin
8060 165th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, Wa 98052