Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have a question? We recommend glancing through our FAQs first.

  1. When is the conference?

    May 9-10, 2023 in downtown Chicago
    5/9 –8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Registration opens at 7:30 AM
    5/10 – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Registration opens at 7:30 AM
  2. Where is the conference?

    JW Marriott Chicago, 2nd floor Grand Ballroom, 151 W Adams St. Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 660-8200. Registration opens at 7:30am.
  3. Is there a Pre-Conference?

    Yes! An optional Employer-Only Pre-Conference Workshop & Dinner is on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (details forthcoming). Registration for this pre-conference is in the conference registration form.
  4. How do I register?

    Employers (HR benefits professionals): Click here to register

    Vendor and sponsor registration is now closed. 
  5. How is the event conducted?

    This is an in-person event only. Unlike other MBGH events, participation via webinar is not available for the conference.
  6. Interested in receiving HRCI credits for attending the event?

    Please complete a sign-in sheet at the registration desk the day of the event to receive HRCI credits. Contact Allison Larsen for further questions.
  7. Can I invite fellow employers who are not members and my internal colleagues?

    Yes, you may invite fellow employers who are not members – they may be eligible for a discount to the conference. Contact Mark Pfleger to learn more. You may also invite your internal colleagues. Special pricing for more than one person from the same company is available – see the registration link. Please note – conference registration closes on May 4 at 12PM CT.
  8. As an MBGH Member, can I invite other people from my company?

    Yes! Make sure when they register that they click on the "additional person, same company" registration fee for the discount. Registration closes May 4 at 12pm ct.
  9. Is there a conference mobile app?

    After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to the mobile app so you can download it to your phone prior to the event. A week before the conference the mobile app will be fully updated. All attendees should download the app in order to fully engage in the conference. This includes participating in informative and fun polling questions and accessing the latest information and important notifications.
  10. What is the cancellation policy?

    Registration cancellations must be requested in writing. Cancellations received on or before April 1, 2023 will receive a refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Registration fees paid after April 1, 2023 are nonrefundable. Substitutions are acceptable. To transfer your registration, login to your account or contact Allison Larsen at alarsen@mbgh.org. Approved refunds will be issued within 30 days.
  11. Are you a speaker and have questions?

    Contact Kathy Foulser.
  12. Are you a Sponsor and have questions?

    Contact Mindy McBee.
  13. MBGH Membership questions?

    Contact Mark Pfleger.
  14. Are there COVID-19 policies in place?

    The City of Chicago has declared “large-scale events are allowed to operate at full capacity.” Masks and vaccines are not required. Do not attend the conference if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
    1.In the past three days, have you had a fever of 100.4F or higher?
    2.Have you experienced symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, fatigue, chills, body aches, headache, new loss of smell or taste, congestion or sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
    3.Have you knowingly had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has new symptoms?

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