When: October 4 - 6, 2021
Where: Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA


Registration Rates
Register by July 1, 2021, to receive a $25.00 discount off registration!

Plan A 3-Day Registration: $375.00 *   (includes all sessions, breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and the social hour)
Plan B 3-Day Registration: $350.00 *    (includes all sessions, lunches, breaks, and the social hour) 
Plan C 3-Day Registration: $275.00 *    (includes all sessions, all breaks, and all the social hour)
One Day Registration: $150.00/day *     (includes sessions, breaks, and lunch on the day of attendance)
Webinar Registration: $50.00 - 90.00     

New this year: four sessions will be available to attend virtually! For one 3-hour session, the cost is $50.00. For one 6-hour session, or two 3-hour sessions on the same day, the price is $90.00. Virtual webinar registration is available for the following sessions: Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: IBC Mixed-Use with Rich Truitt; Monday 1 - 4:30 p.m.: IEBC Essentials with Rich Truitt; Tuesday, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.: IRC Plan Review with Rich Truitt; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Legal Aspects of Building Code Administration and Enforcement with Judith Rothschild.

* Register by July 1, 2021, to receive a $25.00 discount off of the posted registration rates. Note: the rates above are for registrations/payments received by September 20, 2021. Registrations/payments received after this date will be assessed an additional $40.00 late fee (see below)


Late Fee Policy and Waivers
All registrations and/or payments received after September 20, 2021, will be assessed a $40.00 late fee. During the online registration process you may select to pay online with a credit or debit card using our secure online gateway, or you may select to mail in a check. If you select to mail a check you must postmark your payment on or before September 20 to avoid being charged the $40.00 late fee. If you need an invoice sent to facilitate payment please complete your online registration and then send an invoice request to us at registration@umass.edu. If you are unable to submit/postmark payment on/by September 20 you may avoid the late fee by submitting documentation for a late fee waiver. To receive a late fee waiver, you must provide proof of payment processing to UMass Conference Services by 5 p.m. (EDT) on September 20. Accepted documentation for a late fee waiver include a purchase order, a copy of the check request, warrant and/or check, or a letter from a financial department representative confirming the check amount and estimated delivery date. 


Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel, please submit a written notice of cancellation to us by email (registration@umass.edu) or fax (413-577-8130). All cancellations received by the close of business on September 27, 2021, will receive a full refund less a $60.00 cancellation-processing fee. Cancellations received after the close of business on September 27, 2021, will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations made by phone must be followed with a written confirmation of cancellation by email or fax. The UMass Conference Services team may be reached at 413-577-8102 (telephone), 413-577-8130 (fax), or registration@umass.edu


Seminar Sign-in
On-site sign-in for registered attendees and for those wishing to register on-site is typically held on Monday from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the first floor Campus Center Concourse. of the UMass Campus Center. The program typically begins with Opening Remarks at 8 a.m., followed by classes at 8:30 a.m. Those arriving after 11:00 a.m. on Monday, or any time thereafter, can come to the UMass Conference Registration Office between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance. The Conference Registration Office is located in room 810 on the 8th floor of the Campus Center, the first office directly off of the elevators. Please check back here for updates and exact times!


On-Campus Lodging at Hotel UMass
Rated the best hotel in Amherst, Hotel UMass is located at the heart of campus in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. The convenience of staying at Hotel UMass is unmatched - an elevator ride separates your well appointed room from your classes and meals. Rooms are available for seminar attendees at the discounted rate of $149.00 per room, per night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night). Interested guests must make a reservation directly with the hotel and must reference group code NEB21C to receive the discounted rate. We encourage you to make your reservation early: this discounted rate is only available until September 3, 2021, or until the hotel  fills! Due to current staffing limitations, reservations should be made online (not by phone). Click here for instructions on how to complete your booking by visiting http://www.hotelumass.com/!

Please note: the Hotel policy regarding Campus Center Parking Garage passes has changed and complimentary parking is no longer offered to Hotel UMass guests. Instead, Hotel UMass now offers unrestricted in/out parking to all their guests for $6.00 per night (payable at check-in). Garage gate tickets will be validated upon check-in and can be used until 5 p.m. on your date of your departure. If your parking pass is misplaced you will charged an additional $6.00 fee per night to replace it. Additional information will be available upon hotel check-in, available on the 3rd floor of the UMass Campus Center anytime after 3 p.m. on your date of arrival. 

Click the "On-Campus and Area Lodging" tab above for more details on Hotel UMass and other area lodging options.


Parking
Parking is available for seminar attendees in the Campus Center Parking Garage, located at 1 Campus Center Way in Amherst, MA 01003 (garage clearance 7'2"). Click here to obtain directions from your location. Campus Center Way is located off of Commonwealth Avenue, across the street from the Mullins Center. Turn onto Campus Center Way and proceed up the hill to enter the garage. When possible recommend travel down to park on Level 2, where there is a flat walkway into the Campus Center. After entering the Campus Center follow the signs to the seminar sign-in desk (located down the escalators on the 1st floor on Monday morning, or on the 8th floor thereafter). For those commuting to campus each day, three day parking passes may be purchased for $25.00 in advance during online registration. For those who select to stay at Hotel UMass, a discounted rate parking pass can be purchased upon hotel check-in. For those who select to only attend one day, a discounted parking coupon will be available at the seminar sign-in desk. Please click the "Travel and Parking" tab above to learn more. 


UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response
As of June 2, 2021, consistent with the Massachusetts Governor’s lifting of all COVID restrictions with the exception of face coverings (see below), the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus is lifting COVID restrictions related to events and programming. The below best practice recommendations remain in place. Any updates to University policies, procedures and/or restrictions between now and October will be provided to registered attendees as additional information is received. Visit UMass Amherst Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for resources and updates on the University's COVID-19 response, including the latest campus news and comprehensive information.  

  • Attendees should stay home if they are feeling ill, particularly, if they are experiencing COVID symptoms such as: temperature over 100.3F; new loss of smell or taste; muscle aches; sore throat; cough; shortness of breath; chills; headache; fatigue; congestion or runny nose; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite; been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or been placed in quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19 unless you have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks past your final shot); been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or local public health official.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made readily available to attendees.
  • Venue permitted capacities will not be exceeded.
  • Guests should follow the University's Face Covering protocols. Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask or physically distance on campus, both outdoors and indoors. Fully vaccinated individuals who prefer to continue wearing face coverings are welcome to do so. Individuals not yet fully vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance. Such individuals may remove their face covering only in a private office when alone. Someone is considered fully vaccinated under these conditions: two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Face coverings are still required for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including ride shares, PVTA) and in healthcare facilities such as University Health Services.

Questions?
For registration, payment, campus, or travel related questions, please contact the UMass Conference Services team at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu. For seminar related questions please visit neboea.org or contact Joseph Summers, Facilitator, at 860-861-2567 or neboea.webmaster@gmail.com.


Coming Soon!

A schedule will be available for the 2021 seminar soon. A tentative schedule, included anticipated class times each day, can be found below. Updates will be posted below as details and classes are finalized. 


Monday, October 4

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Booth Setup (set booths by 8:00 a.m. and keep open/staffed throughout the day)
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.: Seminar Sign-in, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium Foyer
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:    Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
3 - 4:30 p.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
           

Tuesday, October 5

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Booth Setup (set booths by 8:00 a.m. and keep open/staffed throughout the day)
7:00 - 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:   Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
3:00 -  Exhibit Booth Tear-Down: please pack up and remove all booth materials, banners, table clothes, etc.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Social Hour, Campus Center 10th Floor Amherst Room
           

Wednesday, October 6
Note: exhibitor booths will only be setup on Monday and Tuesday. Please tear-down all booth materials, banners, table clothes, etc. after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5.

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:   Classes, Campus Center 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Raffle, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium
           

Reminders:

  • Each registration plan includes different meals (see the "General Information" tab above). If you did not purchase a plan that includes breakfast or lunch, retail eateries on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center will be open during the seminar for you to purchase items a-la-carte. You must have your name badge on at each meal included in your registration plan to gain entry to the meal space and buffet lines.
  • In order to obtain the maximum number of continuing education credits remember to have the class proctor scan you in and out for each program segment. Failure to scan in and out may result in not receiving credit for the course. Please have your name badge on at all times so your unique barcode can be scanned in and out of each class.

Information regarding the ICC Exam and CEUs will be updated here when available!


ICC Certified Code Safety Professional Exam
NEBOEA will be offering ICC PRONTO Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) exams all three days of the conference this year. More details will be posted here once available. 


ICC CEUs
NEBOEA is an ICC Preferred Educational Provider and programs are typically eligible for approval for granting ICC CEU's to those attending. NEBOEA will again be offering ICC CEU's for those classes as indicated on the program. Click here for additional information on earning ICC certifications.

Seminar Location 
The seminar is being held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003. Click here to obtain turn-by-turn directions from your location. Sessions, exhibitors, and meals will be located on the first floor of the Campus Center in the Auditorium, the Concourse, and a variety of nearby meeting rooms.  


Seminar Sign-in 
Sign-in for registered attendees and for those wishing to register on-site will be held on Monday October 4, from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the first floor Campus Center Concourse. The program typically begins with Opening Remarks at 8:00 a.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium, followed by 8:30 a.m. classes. Those arriving after 11:00 a.m. on Monday, or any time thereafter (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), may come to the UMass Conference Registration Office located in room 810 on the 8th floor of the Campus Center for assistance. Please check back as the program approaches for updates!


Parking 
Parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Garage. For GPS purposes, the garage is located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. Click here to obtain directions from your location. 

Campus Center Way is off of Commonwealth Avenue, across the street from the Mullins Center. After turning onto Campus Center Way stay to the left to go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance on your right. Take a gate tickets and park. We recommend following the Hotel UMass/Campus Center signs down to park on Level 2, where there is a marked entrance into the Campus Center. Alternatively, you can park on any level and use the Northeast or Southeast Stairwells to gain access to outdoor campus paths that lead down to the Campus Center. The garage clearance is 7' 2".  You will enter on Level 3 and exit on Level 4.

Reminder: the Campus Center Parking Garage is now automated! 

  • If you pre-purchase a parking pass during registration, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket inside with you. When you check-in at the seminar sign-in desk you will be provided with your parking pass and a detailed instruction sheet. As you leave each day, but before you get to your car, you will need to stop at a pay station. 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 at no additional charge. As you drive out of the garage enter your validated gate ticket into the exit kiosk to raise the gate. Repeat each day.
  • If you are staying at Hotel UMass, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket inside with you. You will pick-up your programming materials at the seminar sign-in desk, but you will be able to purchase a discounted parking pass when you check-in at the hotel (available after 3 p.m. on your day of arrival). At hotel check-in give the desk clerk your gate ticket. They will then provide a discounted pass that can be added to your bill, and you will not need to stop at a pay station.
  • If you are a one-day commuter, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket inside with you. At seminar sign-in you will be provided with a parking coupon and a detailed instruction sheet. As you leave, but before you get to your car, you will need to follow the instructions to stop at a pay station and submit payment prior to getting to your car.

Driving to Campus 

FROM THE SOUTH, VIA I-91 NORTH
Take Exit 19 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, stay to the right to merge onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North. Turn left onto 116 and go one mile to the UMass Exit. Stay to the right as you exit to merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take a left at the second set of lights onto Commonwealth Avenue. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Campus Center Way. Stay to the left to go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance up the hill on your right. 

FROM THE NORTH, VIA I-91 SOUTH
Take Exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Routes U.S. 5/10/116. Follow until the lights and then turn right to stay on 5/10/116. Go one mile and turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow Route 116 South for eight miles to the UMass exit. Turn left at the stop sign. Take a left at the second set of lights onto Commonwealth Avenue. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Campus Center Way. Stay to the left to go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance up the hill on your right.

FROM THE NORTH, VIA I-93 SOUTH
Follow I-93 to I-495 South. Follow to Route 2 West. Continue on Route 2 to U.S. 202 South. Follow for about 15 miles to the blinking light at the Pelham exit marked “Route 9 and 116 Amherst.” Turn right and follow for seven miles to Amherst center. Turn right onto North Pleasant Street. Stay on North Pleasant Street (you will need to turn left twice to remain on North Pleasant Street, - follow signs to the UMass Campus). As you enter campus you will come to a set of lights. Stay to the left to turn onto Massachusetts Avenue. Follow Massachusetts Avenue through campus until you come to a set of lights. At the lights take a right onto Commonwealth Avenue. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Campus Center Way. Stay to the left and go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance up the hill on your right. 

FROM THE EAST OR WEST, VIA I-90
Travelers have a choice of four routes:

  • Off Exit 8 (Palmer/Ware): Follow Route 32 South to Palmer; take Route 20 West to Route 181 North into Belchertown, and then Route 9 West to Amherst. Follow signs to UMass.
  • Off Exit 7 (Ludlow): Follow Route 21 North to U.S. 202 North to Route 9 West to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
  • Off Exit 5 (Chicopee): Follow Route 33 North to Route 116 North to Amherst center. Turn left at the light onto Route 9 West. Follow signs to UMass.
  • Off Exit 4 (West Springfield): I-91 North to Exit 19 to Route 9 East to Amherst. Follow signs to UMass.

Please don't hesitate to contact the UMass Conference Services team at registration@umass.edu with any campus, area, or travel related inquiries!

Hotel UMass
Rated the best hotel in Amherst, Hotel UMass is located at the heart of campus in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. The convenience of staying at Hotel UMass is unmatched - an elevator ride separates your well appointed room from your classes and meals. Rooms are available for seminar attendees at the discounted rate of $149.00 per room, per night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night). Interested guests must make a reservation directly with the hotel and must reference group code NEB21C to receive the discounted rate. We encourage you to make your reservation early: this discounted rate is only available until September 3, 2021, or until the hotel fills.

Due to current staffing limitations, reservations should be made online (not by phone). Click here for instructions on how to complete your booking by visiting http://www.hotelumass.com/!

Please note: the Hotel policy regarding Campus Center Parking Garage passes has changed and complimentary parking is no longer offered to Hotel UMass guests. Instead, Hotel UMass now offers unrestricted in/out parking to all guests for $6.00 per night (payable at check-in). Garage gate tickets will be validated upon check-in and can be used until 5 p.m. on your date of your departure. If your parking pass is misplaced you will charged an additional $6.00 fee per night to replace it. Additional information will be available upon hotel check-in, available on the 3rd floor of the UMass Campus Center anytime after 3 p.m. on your date of arrival.


Off-Campus Lodging
The Amherst area is full of many hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. Neighboring Hadley has many large chain hotels located a short 5 - 10 minute drive from the UMass Campus on Russell Street/Route 9, including a Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson's, Comfort Inn, EconoLodge and Courtyard Marriott. Local motels, including the Amherst Motel and University Lodge, offer convenience and affordability. Amherst itself is dotted with numerous inns and b&b's, such as the Lord Jeffrey Inn, the Black Walnut Inn and the Allen House. Some popular options, including estimated drive time to the Campus Center, can be found below.  A full listing can be found here.

AMHERST

  • Allen House Inn: award winning historical Victorian bed and breakfast; 599 Main Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-253-5000 (9 minutes)
  • Amherst Airbnb: over 8,000 guest reviews for places to stay in Amherst with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars; click here for available rooms and homes  
  • Black Walnut Inn: ranked #1 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns; 1184 North Pleasant Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-549-5649 (8 minutes)
  • Inn on Boltwood: a historic Amherst hotel with 49 unique guest rooms; 30 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst; click here or call 413-253-2576 (10 minutes)
  • University Lodge: a budget friendly motel just 1,000 feet from campus; 345 North Pleasant Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-256-8111 (6 minutes) 
         

HADLEY

  • Courtyard Marriott: centrally located hotel with an indoor pool, fitness center, and a newly renovated lobby with evening bar service and dinner menu; 423 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-256-5454 (8 minutes)
  • Econo Lodge: convenient and budget-friendly hotel with free breakfast and indoor heated pool; 329 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-582-7077 (9 minutes)
  • Hampton Inn: provides a mix of value, comfort and convenience, with free hot breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center; 24 Bay Road, Hadley; click here or call 413-586-4851 (16 minutes)
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites: easily accessible hotel with complimentary breakfast, fitness room, indoor pool and hot tub; 400 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-582-0002 (7 minutes)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton: offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites (including kitchenettes) and free hot breakfast; 340 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-387-0583 (15 minutes)
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham: conveniently located and pet friendly hotel with free continental breakfast, fitness center, and outdoor pool; 401 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-586-0114 (10 minutes)
  • Roadway Inn: pet-friendly hotel with indoor heated pool; 237 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-584-9816 (12 minutes)
         

DEERFIELD

  • Deerfield Inn: historic hotel with excellent restaurant and tavern; 81 Old Main Street, Deerfield MA; click here or call 413-774-5587 (27 minutes)
  • Red Roof PLUS+: easily accessible budget hotel with indoor pool close to Deerfield attractions; 9 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield; click here or call 413-665-7161 (19 minutes)
         

NORTHAMPTON

  • Fairfield Inn and Suites: new state-of-the-art hotel located a short walk to downtown Northampton; 115A Conz Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-587-9800 (22 minutes)
  • Hotel Northampton: historic hotel in downtown Northampton with two award-winning restaurants; 36 King Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-584-3100 (22 minutes)
  • The Ellery: colonial-style hotel in downtown Northampton with newly renovated rooms and lobby; 259 Elm Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-584-7660 (25 minutes)
  • Quality Inn & Suites: a well-appointed and conveniently located hotel with free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, and fitness center; click here or call 413-586-1500 (21 minutes)

Please don't hesitate to contact the UMass Conference Services team registration@umass.edu with any campus, area, or travel related inquiries!

For seminar related inquiries:
Joseph Summers, Facilitator
Email: neboea.webmaster@gmail.com
Tel.: 860-861-2567


For registration, payment, campus and/or travel related inquiries: 
Rebeccah Johnson, Sr. Conference Registrar/Coordinator
Kaitlyn O'Brien, Registration Office Coordinator
UMass Conference Services
810 Campus Center
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
Email: registration@umass.edu
Tel.: 413-577-8102
Fax: 413-577-8130


*Please note: our office staff is currently working remotely. When possible, please contact us by email for the quickest response. Our email is monitored Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). We will reply to emails received outside of these hours as soon as possible on the following business day. We appreciate your patience and understanding!