Frequently Asked Questions

In-Person / Recorded Format

Will the conference be In-Person? Recorded?

The event will include a few options:

  • In-person in Anchorage:
    • November 15-17, 2022: Keynotes plus breakout sessions
    • November 18, 2022: Post conference
  • Recorded:
    • Select sessions from the in-person event will be available on-line and on-demand from December 1, 2022 until April 1, 2023.

Please note that registration for the in-person event automatically includes access to the recorded sessions.

Are there restrictions on in-person attendance?
The conference is conducted to provide training to those working with Child Advocacy Centers and their multi-disciplinary partners, including the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, behavioral health, forensic interviewing, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. We reserve the right to limit attendance based on discipline/job position for certain sessions, per request of the speaker. 
How will recorded sessions work?

Some of the sessions from the in person event will be recorded and available on-demand. They will not be streamed live.

Registration for the in-person event automatically includes access to the recorded sessions.

Recordings will be released on December 1, 2022 via email and can be accessed until April 1, 2023.

Will there be any live streaming?

No. The on-line component will be 100% pre-recorded and on-demand, and available from December 1, 2022 until April 1, 2023.

Will all the in-person sessions also be recorded?

Some (but not all) of the in person sessions will be recorded. You can find the recorded sessions here.

How long will the recorded sessions be available?

Until April 1, 2023.

Registration and Payment

What is the cost of registration? Where do I register?

Cost depends on the specific package selected.  To find out details and to register, visit our registration page.

Note that credit card purchases will incur a 3% processing fee when registering.

Scholarships are available!  Contact us at akchildrensalliance@gmail.com for an application and information.

How do I pay by check?

Make your check payable to the Alaska Children’s Alliance.  Mail your check to Alaska Children’s Alliance at PO Box 91054  Anchorage, Alaska 99509.  Include the name(s) of the people being registered.

Are scholarships available?

Scholarship opportunities are available through both the Alaska Children’s Alliance (ACA) and the Children’s Justice Act Task Force (CJATF).  

For ACA scholarships, contact us at akchildrensalliance@gmail.com.  The deadline to submit an ACA application in October 15, 2022.

For CJATF scholarships, apply here: http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/childrensjustice/scholarship.aspx

Email: richard.bloomquist@alaska.gov

Will be there any food served?

We will be providing beverages and light refreshments.  Lunch is on your own.  On November 15 and 16, we will be holding a discussion panel during lunch.  If you would like to remain and observe these panels, note that the Sheraton does not allow outside food.  You may preorder a box lunch from the Sheraton here.

Are there any hotel or airlines discounts available?

Yes!  The Alaska Children’s Alliance has coordinated with Sheraton Hotels and Alaska Airlines to obtain discounts for registrants.  Visit our Hotel and Travel page to find out more information and get the discounts.

 

Why do I need to pre-register for the In-Person sessions?

This will help us to plan for room capacity for each of the breakout sessions.

When are the registration and scholarship deadlines?
  • In person: Deadline to register is November 8, 2022
  • Recorded: Deadline is January 31, 2023
  • ACA Scholarships:  Deadline is October 15, 2022
What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received by October 25, 2022 to qualify for a refund, less a $75 administrative fee ($15 administrative fee for lunch purchases). Registration is transferable to another qualified applicant within the same organization. No refunds will be given beyond October 25, 2022 or if the registrant fails to show up for the conference.

I registered but I can’t attend. Can I send someone else in my place?

Yes. Please contact us using the link below or at akchildrensallliance@gmail.com for assistance with substitutions.

Can we pay one time for our group?

If you are interested in paying for a group of people, please contact us using the SEND US A MESSAGE button below, or through our ACA website to let us know.

Payment can be made for a group using a check sent to our mailing address: PO Box 91054 Anchorage, AK 99509. Each person still needs to register individually and identify the organization you are a part of for our tracking purposes.

What is the difference between "Add CEs" and "No CE credits"?

If you “Add CEs,” we will be able to verify your participation to meet the needs of the credentialing bodies. If you choose the “No CE credit” option, we will not be able to guarantee the ability to verify or track your participation.

What if I registered but didn't get any confirmation?

You should be getting a confirmation.  Please check your spam folder if you haven’t received a confirmation email.

Continuing Education

What credits will be available?

Sessions will be eligible for continuing education credit for the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) standards, Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC), and Alaska Bar Association.  Credits for other programs have been submitted and the amount of credits is pending provision of accredited interprofessional continuing education. Please check back or contact us for updates.

Visit the Continuing Education Credits page.

Covid Policy

What is the COVID policy for attending the conference?

The conference will follow COVID-19 policies established by the State of Alaska and Sheraton Hotel and Spa COVID Protocols.  These may change so please check the provided links for up to date information.

The Sheraton Hotel and Spa has enhanced cleaning protocols, including enhanced public space cleaning and disinfection, staff use of PPE, and electrostatic spraying.

Other Questions?  Let Us Know!