NNA 2014
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June 1-4, 2014, Phoenix, AZ

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FAQs

General Questions

Where is the 2014 Conference?

The NNA 2014 Conference will take place June 1—4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.

Who attends NNA Conferences?

Notaries Public from coast-to-coast, employers of Notaries, Notary Signing Agents, representatives of state governments, and special guests including the NNA® Notary of the Year and Keynote speakers all participate in the NNA® Annual Conference. And, with all of the sights and fun things to see and do in Phoenix — you may want to bring the whole family along!

What can I expect?

The NNA Conference is "The Notary Event of the Year" and offers educational workshops to build your skills, your business and your knowledge. NNA Conferences also provide you with new and exciting ideas for income opportunities and the world's largest arena for Notary networking.

Where can I find a full agenda?

The Conference Agenda can be found here. You will also find regular Conference updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in the Bulletin, The National Notary magazine, and in periodic email updates from the NNA.

What is different about this year's Conference? Why do I need to attend another one?

Every year brings changes in Notary laws, regulations, and industry standards, and 2013 was no different. By attending NNA 2014, you’ll keep abreast of the changes, develop new business strategies, and walk away with a plan of how to succeed and prosper in future endeavors.

What is the dress code?

Business casual attire is recommended for all workshops, and for the Welcome Reception.Cocktail attire is encouraged for all men and women attending the Gala Banquet on Tuesday, June 3.

Will Notary supplies be available for purchase?

Yes. Free shipping is available for all NNA supply purchases made at the Conference. Cash, credit cards, checks and money orders will be accepted.

How can I become a presenter?

Click here for more information about Conference speaking opportunities.

How can I become an exhibitor or sponsor?

Click here for details on opportunities.

Where can I send suggestions for workshop topics or other Conference ideas?

Please e-mail suggestions to conference@nationalnotary.org or join our NNA 2014 Conference LinkedIn group.

May I attend if I am not an NNA® member?

Absolutely.

Are members of the media welcome?

To inquire about a Media Credential, please contact Phillip Browne, Director of Communications, at (818) 739-4039 no later than Friday, May 16, 2014.

Cancellations / Refunds

I need to cancel my Conference Registration; am I entitled to a refund?
  • Due to financial obligations incurred by the NNA, no-shows and cancellations submitted after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, are non-refundable.
  • If you need a refund, please send an email to conference@nationalnotary.org. Please include the reference number you received in your confirmation email.
  • Full Refunds: Cancellations submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, May 2, 2014, will be refunded the purchase amount.
  • Partial Refunds: Cancellations submitted after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, May 2, 2014 will be processed minus a $75 late cancelation fee.
  • Registration and Guest Passes purchased at the Conference are non-refundable.

Travel & Transportation

What is the best way to get to Phoenix?

Click here for complete details on traveling to Phoenix.

Are Conference attendees eligible for any travel discounts?

Click here for information on travel discounts.

I'm driving to the Conference and will need to park my car at the hotel. What are my options?

Hyatt Regency Phoenix offers guests the convenience of covered self and valet parking, with in and out privileges. Overnight Valet Parking is $28 per 24 hours. Short Term Valet Parking is $12 for the first hour, +$1 for each additional hour, and $28 after 10 hours. Overnight Self-Parking is available at a 25% discount to NNA 2014 Conference attendees for $14.25 per night with in/out privileges, charged to your room. Parking rates are subject to change, however the 25% discount for NNA 2014 attendees will still be honored. Parking is available at the Regency Parking Garage located adjacent to the hotel. Regency Garage entrance is located just south of Hyatt Regency Phoenix on N. 2nd Street; clearance of 6 feet, 3 inches.

Registration

How much is registration?

Click here for complete registration details and pricing.

May I register onsite?

Conference Registration and Signature Event Guest Passes will be available for purchase onsite using cash or credit cards only. Registration and Guest Passes purchased onsite at the Conference are non-refundable.

What is covered by the full Conference registration fee?

Your Conference registration includes:

  • Admission to all General Sessions
  • Admission to Conference workshops and hands-on labs
  • Your personalized registration packet, including your name badge, along with a complimentary tote bag, Conference lapel pin, and more!
  • Admission and two complimentary drink tickets for the Welcome Reception on Sunday, June 1
  • Admission to the Gala Banquet on Tuesday, June 3
  • Continental breakfast June 2, 3, and 3
  • Coffee and morning/afternoon snack breaks June 2, 3, and 4

Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in your registration fee.

May I bring a spouse or friend?

Yes! Your guest may join you at the Welcome Reception and/or the Gala Banquet with a Signature Event Guest Pass purchase. A guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, friend or an adult child (18 or over). Guests are not permitted to attend workshops or learning labs.

Signature Event Guest Passes

  • Welcome Reception Only Pass: $115 (Welcome Reception and General Sessions only. No workshops.)
  • Gala Banquet Only Pass: $155 (Gala Banquet and General Sessions only. No workshops.)
  • Full Guest Pass: $265 (Welcome Reception, Gala Banquet and General Sessions only. No workshops.)
When do I check-in for the Conference once I'm at the hotel?

Registration will open on Saturday, May 31 (time TBD). All Conference attendees must check in at the NNA Conference Registration desk, located in the main lobby of the hotel, to receive your name badge (which is required to enter all events and workshops during the Conference). To obtain Conference materials, such as a schedule and workshop content, attendees will need to check in at the Exhibitors’ area located on the 2nd floor of the hotel.

Are scholarships available?

Unfortunately, scholarships to attend the NNA Conference are not available at this time.

I didn't receive a confirmation when I registered online. May I obtain one by calling the NNA?

Yes, if for any reason you have not received a confirmation of your registration, please call the NNA at 1-855-5NNA-2014 and a confirmation receipt will be forwarded to you right away.

What do I need in order to check-in at Conference registration?

A confirmation email/number will be needed in order to check-in at the Registration desk.

What happens if I lose my Conference badge?

Badges may be replaced at the Conference registration desk once your registration has been verified.

I can't attend the entire Conference. Are you offering 1-Day Passes?

A One-Day Pass program is available for Arizona Notaries who cannot attend the full NNA Conference. The one-day pass is valid for sessions on Monday, June 2, 2014 only. The Day Pass will not grant access to the Welcome Reception on June 1 or Gala Banquet on June 3.

Will excursions be offered?

Yes! Click here for more details.

Hotel Accommodations

At what hotel will the Conference be held?

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Is there a discounted hotel room rate for attendees?

A special discounted rate of $109 per room, per night is available at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix for NNA 2014 attendees. This rate is available until May 9, 2014, OR until the room block is sold out. Booking early is advised as we cannot guarantee discounted room rates after the room block sells out, even if the room block sells out prior to May 9.

To avoid possible early checkout fees, please advise the hotel at or before your arrival at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix of any change in your planned length of stay.

How do I make my hotel reservation?

Click here to make your hotel reservation online. If you prefer to book by phone, you may call the Hyatt Regency Phoenix directly at 602-252-1234 and request the National Notary Association conference rate.

All About Phoenix

Why Phoenix?

Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stop you in your tracks.
It’s a feeling that can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright. Come to Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand, too.
America’s sixth-largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries.
Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: Resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and inspiring patio views. Golf courses that beckon players the year round. Shopping centers as stylish and eclectic as the fashions they house.

I am bringing my family. Are there any kid-friendly activities in Phoenix?

There are plenty of activities for families visiting Phoenix. Popular activities include the Desert Botanical Gardens, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Sea Life Children’s Entertainment Center, The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix.

What is the weather like in Phoenix in early June?

The weather in June is warm and sunny, with an average temperature of 91 degrees.

Where can I get a Phoenix Visitor Guide?

You can find travel guides here.

Food & Dining Options

Are any meals included with my registration?

Yes. The following meals are included:

  • Welcome Reception — Sunday, June 1. Includes food and non-alcoholic beverages, along with two drink tickets per attendee (cash bar service will also be available)
  • Gala Banquet — Tuesday, June 3. Includes sit-down with wine or non-alcoholic beverages and one hour of complimentary bar service (cash bar service available thereafter)
  • Continental breakfast June 2, 3, and 3
  • Coffee and morning/afternoon snack breaks June 2, 3, and 4
What are my dining options in the hotel?

There are several dining options at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix:

Name Cuisine Hours
Compass Arizona Grill The only revolving rooftop restaurant in Phoenix offers American cuisine with a southwest flare. Dinner
Compass Lounge This revolving rooftop lounge offers appetizers and cocktails. Evenings
Einstein Bros. Café Enjoy a cappuccino and a breakfast bagel, soup, salad, sandwich or satisfying yogurt between meetings, or relax and savor a cup of Einstein's signature brew. Breakfast
Networks Bar and Grill Enjoy a familiar favorite sandwich or burger with a hand-crafted cocktail or local microbrew and relax on the patio. Lunch, Dinner
Terrace Café Terrace Café has created tantalizing Southwest specialty items as well as American favorites for our morning and mid-day menus. Breakfast
Are there dining options near the hotel?

There are many dining options within walking distance. A guide to dining in downtown Phoenix is available here.

I have special dietary needs. Can I request special meals?

If you have dietary restrictions, it is important that you include that information when you register. While it is not possible for us, or the hotel, to guarantee all dietary accommodations, we will do our best to arrange suitable meal options.

Veterans
The National Notary Association is offering complimentary Notary training to discharged U.S. military veterans at the NNA 2014 Conference on Monday, June 2, 2014!

Platinum Sponsor

Merchants Bonding Company

Silver Sponsor

ServiceLink

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors