NIGP Forum 2023

Forum 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We heard you loud and clear. That’s why we’ve organized your common questions on a single page. Here are solutions, answers, contact details and vital information that can help you make more informed decisions and choices about attending NIGP Forum 2023.


Where will the in-person Forum take place?
All Forum activities will take place at the Kentucky International Convention Center located at 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202.

Which airport do I fly into? 
The closest airport to the Kentucky International Convention Center and NIGP host hotels is the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). 

Where should I stay?
There are three hotels with room blocks available exclusively to NIGP Forum participants: The Omni Louisville, The Galt House, and the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Some hotels now have limited availability so check our website and reserve your room via our reservation links. 

How do I get to the hotels from the airport?
There are no hotel shuttles. Participants may use taxi services, or shared ride services, such as Uber, Lyft, and zTrip. 

What is included in my registration?
There are multiple registration packages available to meet individual needs. If you register for the full registration, all forum sessions, access to the products expo, Sunday full breakfast, the Sunday evening social event (dinner), daily continental breakfast, and the Tuesday awards lunch are included in your fee. Conference only registrants receive access to all forum sessions, the exhibit hall and continental breakfast Monday-Wednesday. 

Is there a mobile app available and when can I access it?
Yes, there will be a mobile app available this year. The app should be released approximately two weeks prior to the start of Forum. We highly recommend that you download the app in advance using a high-speed internet connection and start using the app immediately to plan your schedule. We will announce the release of the app on the Forum Nsite Community. 

Where can I find out what companies are exhibiting in Louisville?
You can find a current list of exhibiting companies here: Exhibitors


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NIGP Forum 2023 Preview Webinar

NIGP staff walk you through this year's program and highlight our lineup of keynote speakers, learning sessions and workshops, networking opportunities, and exhibitor activities.


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Which sessions will be offered virtually? 
There will be 38 sessions live streamed from Louisville to the virtual audience. The Virtual Schedule includes all sessions that will be streamed live from Louisville. There is an icon indicator on the in-person schedule on our website identifying which sessions will be live streamed, and then available on the platform for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the Forum. 

When can I register for specific sessions? 
There is no pre-registration for individual sessions. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. Most session rooms will be set to accommodate approximately 200 people. The workshops taking place Monday and Tuesday afternoon are set to accommodate only 90 people as these are designed for a more intimate audience. 

If I’m attending in-person and a session is closed due to capacity, what alternatives are available? 
Session rooms are set to accommodate as many people as allowed by the Fire Marshall. If a session that is being live streamed is closed due to capacity, overflow rooms will be available nearby where you can watch the session live through the mobile app. Alternatively, you can attend another session taking place at that time and watch the on-demand version of the session for up to 30 days after the forum ends. 

In what time zone do live sessions take place? 
All sessions will take place live in Eastern Daylight Time.  

If I’m participating virtually, how can I actively participate in sessions? 
The virtual platform includes a text chat where you can interact with others, make comments and ask questions. There will be a “producer” in each live streamed session that will speak on behalf of the virtual audience during activities or q&a periods. 

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How do the learning paths work? 
There are 3 learning paths, each containing 4 sessions (75 minutes each). Learners build their knowledge, skills, and abilities as they progress through the sessions in a path. An attendee can attend individual session in a path OR attend all the sessions in a path and earn a badge (upon successfully passing an assessment).  

The learning paths are available in person, live streamed, or on demand for 30 days after Forum. The Forum 2023 Learning Paths are only available to Forum 2023 attendees. 

Do the learning path sessions overlap on the Forum schedule? 
The Forum 2023 Learning Paths sessions are part of the overall Forum schedule. However, all the Learning Path sessions are being live streamed and recorded for on demand access for 30 days after Forum. 

Can an individual take a mix of sessions in different learning paths? 
Yes, the sessions in each Forum 2023 Learning Paths is designed to be standalone learning opportunities that can be taken individually or taken together (stacked) to earn a badge (upon successfully passing an assessment).  

Is there a limit of attendees for the learning paths? 
No, there is no limit on the number attendees that may attend learning path sessions. Note that all session rooms will be set to accommodate the maximum number of participants that safely fit in the room and as approved by the Fire Marshall. For sessions that close due to capacity, participants can watch the live stream in one of our overflow rooms (located near the meeting rooms) or view the recording of the session on demand up to 30 days after Forum. There are no capacity limits for virtual participation. 

Is the badge earned for a learning path equivalent to a Specialization badge? 
The Forum 2023 Learning Paths badges progress the learner through various aspects of the topic and range from foundation to some advanced content. All of the Forum 2023 Learning Paths are a total of 5 hours. The Specialization badges primarily focus on advanced content with an intensive exploration of the topic. They are longer in duration – ranging anywhere from 8 hours to 20+ hours depending on the specific topic.  

How exactly do the assessments work following successful attendance of all the sessions in a learning path? 
When an attendee has attended all the sessions in a Forum 2023 Learning Path (any combination of in person, live streamed, or on demand), they will be sent a link to the learning path assessment in Aspire (Learning Management System) to complete within 10 business days. Upon successfully passing the assessment the attendee will be awarded a badge. 

Are all Forum 2023 Learning Paths sessions included in the registration cost of Forum? 
Yes, all Forum 2023 Learning Path sessions are included in the registration cost of Forum.