Attending the Conference

Do I need to register for the conference?
Yes, every attendee has to register. Please visit the Registration page to register.

How much does it cost?
We are still working out the details for the 2017 conference.

When does registration open and close?
We are trying hard to get an early start this year. Please check back very soon for details about when registration will open.

What is the dress code for the conference?
Typically at this type of conference people dress casually. You do not need to dress like you would for a job interview.

What should I bring with me to the conference?
It is a good idea to bring a notebook and a pen to take notes during the panels and workshops. You should also bring plenty of copies of your resume if you are attending the career fair. To make the most of the networking opportunities, bring plenty of business cards.

How does lodging and accommodations work?
Lodging is included in the registration fee for the students and faculty but you must register early. Please check back frequently for more details. Students will be booked (up to) four to a room. During registration, students and faculty may request roommates. We will do everything we can to honor requests; otherwise we will group by schools.  

Do you provide childcare or may I bring a minor with me?
At this time, we do not provide childcare. All attendees must be registered and 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult (advisory, parent, teacher, etc.).

Career Fair

As a student, what should I do to prepare for the career fair?
To prepare for the career fair, you may wish to dress in business clothes and bring your resume and cover letter. Companies participating in the career fair will be listed on the website, and it is a good idea to research a few companies you are interested in before you attend the fair.

What does a company need to do to participate in the career fair?
Companies are encouraged to participate in the CAPWIC career fair. The career fair will be held both days of the conference.  If your company is not a sponsor, a deposit will be required to secure your spot at the career fair.  Spaces are limited so please contact Sharon Simmons (simmonsj@jmu.edu) if you are interested in becoming a career fair participant. Companies must book and pay for their own lodging if needed, and should register any participant who would like to attend the rest of the conference.

Conference Polices

Picture Policy
As a registered attendee of the conference, your photo may be use for marketing purposes. CAPWIC takes photographs and video of attendees throughout the conference. These images often include attendees in talks, workshops, demos, the career fair and the big group photo. CAPWIC reserves the right to use these photographs and video in the promotion of the conference. Attendees who register for the conference do so with the understanding that photographs and video may be taken which would include them and which may be used in publications, newspapers, and other media for promotional purposes including advertising and marketing.