Massachusetts Municipal Auditors' & Accountants' Association
Annual Education Program

March 16 - 18, 2020    ‚óŹ    University of Massachusetts Amherst


Registration Rates
The following rates and plans include the cost of registration, parking, coffee breaks, continental breakfasts, and lunches. The Full Program rate also includes the cost of dinner on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Additional dinner tickets for those who wish to bring a guest or for those who select the Commuter Rate are available for $40.00/person/dinner. Please note that registration does not include the cost of lodging: lodging reservations must be completed and paid for separately.  

A.     FULL PROGRAM   $355.00
          Monday: Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Banquet   
          Tuesday: Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
          Wednesday: Continental Breakfast

B.     COMMUTER RATE   $290.00
          Monday: Continental Breakfast, Lunch
          Tuesday: Continental Breakfast, Lunch
          Wednesday: Continental Breakfast

Please note: all registrations and payments received after March 2, 2020, will be assessed a $40.00 late fee.


Payment
Attendees may select to pay by credit/debit card or by check during registration. Credit/debit card payment can be made online through our secure payment gateway. To pay by check, complete your online registration and then mail a check made payable to UMass Conference Services to the address below with a copy of your registration confirmation. If you need an invoice sent to facilitate payment, please complete your online registration, select the "Mail a Check" payment option, and then email registration@umass.edu an invoice request. Please note: all payments received after March 2, 2020, will be assessed a $40.00 late fee. If you cannot have payment postmarked on/by this date please contact us at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102 to discuss the possibility of a late fee waiver. 

Conference Services CS20138
810 Campus Center
1 Campus Center Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003


Cancellation Policy
Attendees cancelling their registration before the close of business (5 p.m. EST) on March 9, 2020, will receive a full refund less a $60.00 cancellation-processing fee. Cancellations received after this deadline may be granted a pro-rated refund depending on the exact date of cancellation. No refunds will be granted after the close of business (5 p.m. EST) on Friday, March 13, 2020. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the UMass Conference Services Registration Office by email (registration@umass.edu) or fax (413-577-8130).


Important Reminders
The Campus Center Parking Garage is now automated!

If you are a commuter, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket in with you. When you check-in at the registration desk you will be provided with a complimentary parking coupon for each day of the program. As you leave each day, but before you get back to your car, you will need to stop at a pay station (located on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the garage). Enter your gate ticket in the pay station and, when prompted, scan the QR code on the parking coupon. This will validate your gate ticket without requiring any payment. Take your validated gate ticket from the machine and proceed to your car. As you drive out of the garage enter your validated gate ticket to raise the exit gate. Note: there is a Parking Services Office located on the 2nd level of the garage, right at the entrance to the Campus Center. If you experience any difficulty with the parking pass or pay station, please stop by the Parking Services Office for assistance.

If you are staying at Hotel UMass, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket in with you. You will pick-up your program materials at the registration desk, but you will receive your parking pass when you check-in at the hotel (available after 3 p.m. on your date of arrival). At hotel check-in provide the desk clerk with your gate ticket. The desk clerk will validate your gate ticket and provide you with a parking pass valid for the duration of your stay. Note you will not need to stop at a pay station.

On-Campus and Area Lodging Reservations
Registration does not include lodging: reservations and payment for lodging must be arranged separately from registration. A block of discounted rooms is being held at Hotel UMass, located in the Campus Center, at a rate of $140/room/night (plus applicable fees). This rate will be valid through February 14, 2020, or until space fills, so early reservations are strongly encouraged. Interested attendees should visit www.hotelumass.com and enter group code MMA20C to complete a reservation, or may contact the hotel at 877-822-2110 for assistance. Additional lodging options are available here

Registration Times & Locations
Registration will be available on Sunday, March 15, and Monday March 16. Sunday's registration will be available from 3:30 - 6 p.m. in the Hotel UMass lobby located on the 3rd floor of the UMass Campus Center. On Monday registration will be available from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. on the 1st floor of the UMass Campus Center, directly outside of the Campus Center Auditorium. Please stop by the registration desk to pick up your registration materials and, if necessary, a parking pass to the Campus Center Parking Garage. If you arrive after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, or if you need any assistance throughout the event, please come to the Conference Registration Office located in room 810 on the 8th floor of the Campus Center (note: if you arrive just after 10:30 a.m. we recommend checking to see if we are still on the 1st floor before coming up to the 8th floor!).

Certification Exam
MMAAA offers a certification program. To sign up, check off the boxes next to Track III Section 9 and Track III Section 10 during registration. You must also click here to download and complete the certification packet. This packet includes the Pre-registration form and Application for Certification form, which must be submitted to Wendy Nightingale no later than Friday, March 6, 2020. 

Class Materials
As in previous years Track IV presentations will be available online only. The course materials for Tracks I, II and II are also available online, but you are not required to print these documents as hard copies will be provided at the sessions. All materials can be found on the Member Section of the MMAAA website. You will need to click on "Member Login" first, and then look for the drop-down menu to access the "Members" section. Please bring your laptop or tablet with you to the program so you can access these materials as needed. Note that all course materials are copyrighted and as such are for MMAAA member use only.