At NTEN headquarters here in Portland, Oregon, preparations for the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is picking up speed, with Early Bird registration in full swing, and exhibit booths going fast. We're excited to see so much energy around the event and are looking forward to connecting with our community in person in March!
Unfortunately, it has been brought to our attention that there are multiple companies out there that are trying to scam our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees on hotel bookings. We are looking into this situation and express our sincerest apologies to all those who have been contacted by one of these entities, and want to remind everyone that the only way to receive the NTC hotel block rates is to call (877-212-5752) or book your rooms directly through the special NTEN portal at the Marriott Wardman Park and say that you're with NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference in March. If you have questions about your hotel reservation, please contact NTEN staff at 415.397.9000.
No one should contact you directly to book your rooms or offer you a "special discounted conference rate." If you receive one of these calls, it is a scam. Please beware. If you receive an email from email@example.com with the subject line “Reservations Department has sent you the document ‘Hotel Booking Forms’ to sign”, please ignore this message. This company is not affiliated with NTEN, and it is a scam.
If you receive a phone call from someone wanting to speak to the 'tradeshow coordinator or the person who is handling this event from your side' or tries to alert you to a 'decrease in the Marriott room pricing' or 'very limited availability', please ignore it. This company is not affiliated with NTEN, and is trying to scam you.
Following is a list of entities and phone numbers reported to be offering scam deals and of which you should be aware:
- Exhibition Housing / Exhibitor Services / EHS (800-217-4402) and (909-270-2446)
The 14NTC will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, March 13-15, 2014, with pre-conference events starting March 12, 2014. The Science Fair will be Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, 2014. To see the full schedule, visit: http://www.nten.org/ntc/agenda. For the Marriott Wardman Park's contact information and other travel resources for the conference, please visit: http://wwwnten.org/ntc/travel.