Searching for CERFs

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Simonelli, Conference Program Manager, IACP

If you’re planning to hold an event at IACP 2012, this one’s for you . . .

Q. What’s  a CERF?

A. Convention Event Request Forms (CERFs) are for organizations attending IACP 2012 that wish to host a meeting, a meal function, or a hospitality suite in conjunction with the conference at an official IACP conference hotel.

Q. Who needs to fill out a CERF?

A. If your organization plans to hold an event at IACP 2012, you must fill out a CERF so conference staff can assist you with your planning and–importantly–your event’s inclusion in the IACP 2012 program. (Please note: Submissions received after June 1 cannot be included in the program.)

Q. What happens after I submit my CERF?

A. You must receive approval from the IACP in order to work with a hotel on your event. The IACP will review and approve CERFs on a first-come, first-served basis. Your specified hotel will be notified when your event is approved, and hotel staff will contact you directly to address next steps.

Q. What if I’m holding an event at a hotel that’s not on the list of official IACP hotels or at a nonhotel venue?

A. That’s fine, but we still recommend that you complete the CERF form for proper inclusion in the printed IACP 2012 program guide.

To begin the CERF process online, click here.

IACP 2012 is September 29 through October 3 in at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Housing and registration open on May 9. See you there!

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