Convention Rules & Conditions

Convention Rules & Conditions

All attendees of Council of Exceptional Children’s (CEC) events agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the event, including all rules published at and related event websites and brochures. Attendees of any CEC activity must wear the official event name badge to gain access to professional sessions, general sessions, workshops, and the Expo are closely monitored to prevent unauthorized persons from participating in the CEC event. CEC event registration may not be used for advertising, promotions, giveaways, sweepstakes, or other trade purposes without express written consent of CEC.

Attendees must behave responsibly at all CEC events. Threatening physical actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the event, denial of access to event facilities and other penalties. CEC event attendees voluntarily assume all risk and danger of personal injury (including death) and all hazards arising from, or related in any way to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event, however caused and whether by negligence and/or otherwise. Rules and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Attendees may not under any circumstances conduct any live or recorded audio, video or photographic activities without the express permission of the Executive Director or Director of Membership, Marketing, and Communications. Contact Annie Baldauf at with a request for photography/videography.

Convention Registration Policies

Does CEC accept purchase orders for convention registrations and workshops? CEC does accept purchase orders. Any purchase order processed and invoiced for registration  for Early Bird registration rates must be paid by September 30, 2018. A rate increase will apply on purchase orders billed at Early Bird rates that are not paid by September 30, 2018. All invoices for convention registration generated on or after November 30, 2018 will need to be paid in full by December 30, 2018. Purchase orders are subject to the CEC refund/cancellation policy. Please review the policy below before submitting a purchase order.

What is CEC’s refund/cancellation policy? Registrations paid or promised by check, credit card, or purchase order are subject to the following: Before December 1, 2018 – Cancellations will be accepted in writing postmarked no later than December 1, 2018. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from all refund checks. After December 1, 2018. Cancellations will be accepted in writing postmarked no later than December 30, 2018. A $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from all refund checks. No cancellations accepted or refunded after December 30, 2018.

Substitutions will be accepted. Send substitution requests to:

Convention Workshops are non-refundable, regardless of form of payment. Substitutions will be accepted for convention registration and convention workshops.

Substitution requests should be sent in writing to: Please contact CEC Customer Service at 1-888-232-7733 for assistance.