NVC Conference 2017
Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  Where is the 2017 Conference being held?

A:  SBCC, Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is hosting the conference this year, we’ll begin in the Thornton Auditorium at the Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111.


Q:  What are the dates and hours of the conference?

A:  The conference happens on Fri, May 12, 7-9:30pm, and continues Sat, May 13, 9am – 5pm and Sunday May 14, 9am – 4pm


Q:  How do I register?   

A:  Register on SBCC's The Center for Lifelong Learning site. Registration opens Nov 8th.


Q:  What is the cost of the conference?

A: Friday evening is FREE. Conference fee for Saturday and Sunday is $75 tuition whether you're coming for one or both days.


Q: I have limited resources, is tuition assistance available?

A:  No, tuition assistance was available but deadline for application has passed.


Q: Can I pay by credit card?

A: Yes, when registration opens, just follow the registration link.


Q: Who’s sponsoring the conference this year?

A: This conference is sponsored by SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) and Choose Connection.


Q: Are Continued Education Units (CEU’s) available? And if so, for which professions?

A:  CEU’s are not available.  If this changes, an announcement will be made.


Q:  Can I attend only one day of the conference or do I need to attend both?

A:  You are welcome to attend one or both days of the conference.  You will be able to indicate this as you register for the event. The price is still $75 for one day or both days.


Q:  Will there be NVC beginner classes and if so, what day(s) with these be offered?

A:   Yes, NVC beginner classes will be offered Fri evening and then again on both days.


Q: Will the same classes be offered both days of the conference?

A: No, different topics will be offered each full day. The Schedule of Classes will be posted on the Choose Connection website by early February. Go to www.chooseconnection.com and click on "NVC Conference", there you’ll find the 2017 schedule for both days when it's posted.


Q:  Can I sign up ahead of time for specific classes?

A:   We regret that’s not available. You may choose to attend any class you wish, as long as the room has not reached maximum capacity.


Q:  I live out of town, where can I stay in Santa Barbara?

A:  Check out “NVC Conference” tab and click on “Restaurants & Accommodations” in the drop down menu.


Q:  I would like to attend the conference and would enjoy carpooling with someone who lives in my area.  Are carpools being arranged?

A:  We regret we’re not able to organize carpooling but encourage you to arrange your own. Please go to the yahoo group LA NVC and post a message there so you can connect with others.


Q:  I have a child that is interested in attending the event.  What is the allowable age of a child to attend the conference?

A:   The classes are designed for those who are 18 and older.


Q:  Is daycare provided?

A:  Day care will not be provided for this conference.


Q: Is lunch provided or am I on my own?

A:  Lunch isn’t included. There are several options for lunch you can see on this page – you can preorder it from Live Oak, maybe purchase it from the vender at the site (pre-ordering is highly recommendede). There are several restaurant options close by (click on http://chooseconnection.squarespace.com/accommodation-and-restaurants/ or you may wish to bring your own.


Q:  Is there parking at the venue and if so, what is the fee?

A:  There is ample free parking at the Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111.


Q:  I realize that this NVC conference is only $75 fee due to funding from the SBCC Foundation. May I donate towards the event to help it remains at a low cost?

A:   Absolutely! Your generosity is very much appreciated!  You are welcome to donate to the event on the day of the conference.  An appeal will be made at the event with instructions on how to do so.


Q: Will I be able to purchase NVC products at the conference?

A:  As in the past years, there will be bookstore available for attendees to purchase a variety of NVC materials (books, CD’s, DVD’s, puppets, GROK cards, etc.)  Forms of payments accepted are cash and credit card via PayPal.


Q:  What are some of the items I should plan on bringing to the event?

A:  A notebook and pen would come in handy to jot down information you would like to capture.  A light sweater or jacket should the weather become a little chilly.