Frequently Asked Questions

When I first registered, my registration was approved, but now I have been informed that my registration is pending. What do I need to do?

Currently no action is required. Unfortunately, due to extremely high interest in the Forum, and evolving COVID-19 precautions, FNS must limit attendance. We are in the process of reviewing registrations for approval and will accommodate as many attendees as possible, taking into consideration geographic and stakeholder diversity. If you are not initially approved, you will be placed on a wait list. As space becomes available, we will reach out to those on the waiting list.

Is there a registration fee to attend the conference?

No, the conference has no registration fee. However, attendees are responsible for their own travel and food.

Will there be a virtual options to attend the event now that in-person space is limited?

FNS is pleased to be able to offer virtual attendance for select sessions. More information will be available as the Forum date draws closer.

Will event presentations be shared following the event?

Yes, all presentation materials will be shared on the 2022 SNAP E&T National Forum website following the event.

Will sessions be recorded for viewing at a later date?

Select sessions will be recorded and made available after the conference on the 2022 SNAP E&T National Forum website.

Are hotel rooms available for Forum attendees?

Yes, there are many rooms available at the prevailing government per diem rate at the host hotel, the Westin Alexandria. You can book a room here:

What precautions will be taken during the conference in relation to COVID-19?

For your safety, all attendees are welcome to wear a face mask in all public areas of the hotel. Mask wearing will be determined by USDA, State, and local guidelines, so policy is subject to change. If you are at high risk of getting very sick, it is recommended to wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public. We also encourage practicing responsible physical distancing.

All travelers, including fully vaccinated Federal employees, should continue to take CDC recommended COVID-19 prevention measures. USDA employees traveling for official business should adhere to CDC guidelines on travel.

Information will be provided on site regarding what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 during the event or become exposed to someone who tested positive.