Frequently Asked Questions


What's covered in the cost of registration? Is there a room block at the hotel? How can I submit a workshop for consideration? We know you're going to have questions about your trip to Monterey and we're here with the answers to make this conference your best! Use this page to make all of your preparations.


If we missed anything, feel free to reach out to us at any time:


A:This year we now offer the option to pay with a credit card right on the registration page. However, if you do not with to pay with a credit card, we still offer the option to pay by invoice. Once we receive your registration with invoice selected, our billing team will send you an invoice for the amount. The amount must be paid before attending the conference.

A:Yes, you are able to cancel your registration with no penalty before October 5, 2023.

A:Unfortunately, discount codes can only be used on current registrations until the discount code expires. Discount codes are not eligible for previous registrations.

A:On the registration page, click "My Account" in the navigation bar in the top right corner. This will take you to a page where you can either claim your account or log into an existing account. This link will also take you directly to this page. To claim your account, enter the email address you used when registering.

A:First you will need to log into or create your account (see above question). Once you enter the account home screen, you can change any personal or account info. However, to change your registration/ticket information, click "Registrations" in the top navigation bar. Click "View Details" on the registration you wish to edit. From here you have the option to Add Registrant to your order, Print Receipt, Resend Confirmation email, edit attendee info including changing the ticket type, add or remove pre-conference training, etc.

A:Follow above instructions and edit the attendee info for the person you are transferring the ticket to. If the billing information is the same, this is all you will need to do. However, if you wish to change the billing information please cancel the registration and start a new one.

A:Go to the registration page and in the top right corner, click "Resend Confirmation" and enter the email that was used when signing up.

A:If you wish to pay for the new registrant by credit card, yes. You will do this in your account and click "Add Registrant" and enter the new information. If you wish to be invoiced for the new registrant, you will need to start a new registration.

A:Please email with your name and session idea and we will get back with you to confirm with instructions on how to register with the discounted speaker rate.

A:The cost of registration covers the following meals and entertainment:


Complimentary Breakfast: Tuesday through Thursday.

Refreshment Breaks: All are included Tuesday through Thursday.

Complimentary Lunch: Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, the conference ends at 12:00 PM, and boxed lunches will be provided ONLY for attendees who have scheduled meetings with the Geographic Solutions team.

Welcome Reception: Tuesday evening (open to all attendees. Join fellow conference attendees and conference speakers for a casual networking event. Enjoy music, drinks, and dinner. Casual attire is encouraged. Dress accordingly for the weather.

President's Reception: Wednesday evening (open to all attendees. Join Geographic Solutions for a reception, located just a short walk from the host hotel. Enjoy drinks, buffet dinner, and live music. Casual attire is encouraged. Dress accordingly for the weather.

A:We kindly ask that you not bring personal guests to the after-hours networking socials unless personally approved by Geographic Solutions' management. As you are probably aware, there is a cost per person associated with all events we are coordinating. We appreciate you understanding.

A:Yes, we have a discounted room block available at our host hotel the Portola Hotel and Spa. You can book your hotel room by clicking here.