Frequently Asked Questions

 

If you have further questions after reading the questions below, please email conference@ussif.org.

 

 

REGISTRATION

How do I register?

Register online through the registration tab above. If you would like to register a group of 5 or more people and want a group discount, please email conference@ussif.org

What is the registration cost?

See full details here.

US SIF members receive discounted registration rates as part of their membership benefits.

Non-members pay the corporate/investor rate unless they work for non-profits, government agencies, academic institutions, pension funds, family offices or endowments.

Groups registering five or more people also receive discounted rates. Please email conference@ussif.org to set up a group discount rate.

What if I am a student?
Full-time students may attend for a special rate. To qualify for this discounted rate, you will be asked to provide proof of enrollment status.

We are also offering up to eight students the opportunity to have their registration fee covered through our Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Program. Applicants will submit a personal statement, resume and current transcript. All applications must be submitted online, and all components must be received by midnight EST on Friday, April 15, 2022. See more details on the Scholars page of this site.

I’m a member of the media, can I attend?
A limited number of the media with credentials may attend; please contact Jody Lowe of The Lowe Group at jody@lowecom.com.

Can I change or cancel my registration?
Before May 23, you may cancel your registration for Member Day, the Annual Conference and/or the Fundamentals course, less a $20 processing fee. All cancellations must be received via email at conference@ussif.org.

No refunds of any kind will be given for cancellation requests received after May 23, 2022, unless you have received a positive COVID test result in the week prior to the beginning of the conference.

You may transfer your registration to another employee at your firm at any time up until the day before the conference by emailing us at conference@ussif.org.

Can I share my registration with someone else?
Registrations and badges cannot be swapped or shared.

Can I bring a guest with me?
Conference attendees may, for an additional cost, add a family member, partner, child, or other guest to the guest list for the Tuesday evening reception only. Simply add a "Guest Ticket" add-on during check-out and provide us with the name of your guest. Guests are welcome for the evening reception, but not any of the daytime conference sessions or meals.

Can I register for just one part of the conference?
There are three parts of FORUM 2022, Member Day, the course on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment and US SIF Member Day. Member Day is open only to US SIF Members. Members may register for the Annual Conference or the Conference + Member Day. Our Annual Conference is open to members and nonmembers.

The Fundamentals course will be offered in the morning of June 7th. The course is open to members (who can attend for free) and non- members. To attend, add the Fundamentals course when prompted in the registration process. If you only want to take the course, select “Course Only” on the initial registration page.

Can I attend virtually?
We are thrilled to be returning to an in-person format and will not have an option for virtual attendance this year.

Can I see who has registered for the conference? 
A list of conference attendees is available on the conference website and mobile app before, during and after the conference.

 

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE

Where is conference check-in?  Where do I get my name badge?
Conference check-in and badge information will be sent to attendees closer to the conference.

What is the dress code for the conference?
Conference attire for sessions is business or business casual. We recommend bringing appropriate clothing for the weather and activities in New Mexico as the evening events and other meals will be in indoor/outdoor settings.

Can I see the schedule of events for the conference? 
An up-to-date agenda can be found on the Agenda page of this website.

Can I receive Continuing Education (CE) credit for attending?
The Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment, offered on Tuesday, will qualify for 3 hours of continuing education credit for the CFP designation and others. Select conference sessions will qualify for continuing education credits and will be announced as the agenda is released. For CE credit questions, email Michael Young at myoung@ussif.org.

Will there be photography or video at the event?
Yes. Portions of the conference will be captured by photographers or videographers. You understand that by attending FORUM 2022 you are consenting to the recording of your voice and likeness in video, photography or sound recording and the use of such likeness by US SIF in promotional materials for this event. 

What will the weather be like?
We picked the Tamaya Resort & Spa in part for its location and weather. In June, daily temperatures will likely have highs in the 80’s to low 90’s. Evenings are cooler.  The elevation is also higher than many other cities in the US.  We anticipate beautiful weather for attendees to enjoy outdoor activities and recreation areas during the afternoons and evenings.

What meals are included? 
Lunch and an evening reception is included for Member Day—those attending Member Day will also have breakfast provided on June 7.  Those registered for the Annual Conference only will be provided lunch and an evening reception on June 7 and breakfast and lunch on June 8.

Does the conference menu accommodate dietary restrictions?
The conference menu will focus on sustainable and local ingredients and will include vegetarian options. We can accommodate other restrictions and allergies. You will be asked about dietary restrictions during the registration process. If you have concerns, please email us at conference@ussif.org after registering.

How are you addressing safety concerns over COVID-19?
We are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination and at least one booster for all attendees. Attendees will verify their vaccination status ahead of the conference using the CLEAR Health Pass app.

To get started, download the CLEAR app and enroll for free here: https://clear.app.link/Aventri_Vax

  • Download the CLEAR app and tap the white Health Pass tile
  • Select ‘Have a code’ and enter the code AVENTRIVAX
  • Easily enroll and verify your identity with a quick selfie
  • Follow the prompts to verify your proof of vaccination

Read more about our safety approach on our Safety page.

Where can I get a COVID test before I fly home?
If you would like to test for COVID-19 before traveling home, we recommend bringing an antigen test with you, getting one over the counter in the area, or locating a testing facility nearby. We will have a limited number of tests available in the case that an attendee exhibits symptoms. Read more on our Safety page.

 

LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION

Where is this year’s conference being held?
The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico is home to the US SIF 11th Annual Conference. Standard guest rooms are currently sold out, however we have been able to secure additional rooms in our room block. Rooms with a balcony at $289/night with a discounted nightly resort fee of $10.00 plus tax are now available. Rooms are available at this rate from Sunday, June 5, through Thursday, June 9. To secure the US SIF conference rate, reservations must be made by May 13, 2022. Click here to book.

How do I get to the conference?
The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) is approximately 30 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF) is approximately 50 minutes from the hotel.

To get from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)  to the hotel where FORUM 2022 will take place, guests can rent a car and drive from the airport, book a shared shuttle ride, hire a private car, or can take an Uber or Lyft.

Driving/Rental Car

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa offers complimentary self-parking in their outdoor parking area. Click here for driving directions from the airport to the hotel.

Shuttle Rides

We are proud to be partnering with TiffanysXpress transportation service to provide attendees with a shared shuttle ground transportation option. You must book your ride directly at www.tiffanysxpress.com or by calling Tiffany at 505-227-9416 and reference you are with the US SIF group. Be ready to provide your name, mobile number, flight information and credit card for payment.

Hiring a Car

We are proud to be partnering with TiffanysXpress transportation service to provide attendees with a hired car option for their ground transportion. You must book your ride directly at www.tiffanysxpress.com or by calling Tiffany at 505-227-9416 and reference you are with the US SIF group. Be ready to provide your name, mobile number, flight information and credit card for payment.

There is also a list of additional local companies you can hire a car through on our Transportation page.

Lyft or Uber

Shared ride apps such as Lyft and Uber have limited availability in this location. Guests may find cars are available at the airport to take them to the hotel, but may have a harder time finding a driver willing to come out to the hotel to pick them up at the end of the event. Expected rates for ride-app services from the airport to the hotel begin around $35 and do not include surge prices, tax, or tip.

To call a ride-app car from the airport, pick up your bags from Baggage Claim and proceed out Doors 1 or 2. Open your preferred app, book a ride, and follow the instructions in the app to the appropriate pickup area.

Does the hotel offer free Wi-Fi? 
Yes, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya has complimentary internet access.

Is my room included in the cost of registration? Do I have to register separately? 
Room cost is not included in registration.   

To secure your discounted rate, reservations must be made directly with the hotel through this affiliate link by May 7, 2022.