NVC Conference 2019
Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  Where is the 2019 Conference being held?

A:  SBCC, School of Extended Learning (CLL) is sponsoring 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, Mar 29, 7-9pm, and continues Sat, Mar 30, 9am – 4pm and Sunday Mar 31, 9am – 4pm (hours subject to change)


Q:  How do I register?   

A:  Register on SBCC's School of Extended Learning site. Registration opens in Nov


Q:  What is the cost of the conference?

A: Friday evening is FREE. Conference fee for Saturday and Sunday is $95 tuition plus $5 materials whether you're coming for one or both days.


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

A:  Yes, tuition assistance is available now but you must apply during the application window Oct 2 - Nov 9, 2018.


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 School of Extended Learning (SEL) 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 $100 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 2019 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 do so.


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 food provided or am I on my own?

A:  Fri dinner and Lunch on Sat or Sun is available for an additional fee.   You can preorder in advance and it will be delivered or you can order and purchase on site.  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 $100 fee. 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:  We regret we are not able to offer a bookstore.  NVC products can be found on the www.CNVC.org site, Puddle Dancer and of course Amazon.


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.