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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our events. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email the Conference Staff at

General Questions

Are you still accepting proposals for the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience?

Unfortunately we are unable to take additional proposals at this time. However, we highly encourage you to submit proposals for our 2019 National Conference on Students in Transition or 2020 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience; the call for proposals for both will go out next summer. 

Where will the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience be held this year?

The conference will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. For your convenience, we have a room block available for participants at Caesars Palace as well. 

Do you have a room block available for the conference?

Our room block is filled. As a result, reservations are only accepted on a space-available basis and may not be available at the conference rate. Reservations can be made at one of Caesars' nearby properties at the links below.

NOBU Flamingo Planet Hollywood | Paris Rio | The Cromwell | LINQ Bally's Harrah's

What are the parking and airport shuttle rates for Caesars Palace?

Up to 60 minutes: Free 
1 - 4 hours: $12 
4 - 24 hours: $15 
Valet Parking
Up to 4 hours: $18 
4 - 24 hours: $23 
Oversized vehicles: $28 per day 

Airport Shuttle
Shared Ride: Ride with others headed in the same direction $11
Non-Stop Ride: Direct ride with no stops in-between $48


Presenter Questions

What A/V is provided in the session breakout rooms?

A flipchart and markers, LCD Projector and screen, and a head table for two will be provided for all session types except for Facilitated Dialogues. For Facilitated Dialogues, an LCD Projector and screen will not be provided so as to promote discussion.

What type of laptop will I need?

Laptops will not be provided. The laptop that you bring for your session needs to have either an HDMI or VGA port for it to be compatible with the projectors.

What do I do with my session handouts?

Please send the conference staff a digital copy of your slides and/or handouts after the conference by emailing them to We will then upload them to our conference archives for others to access. If you have extra unwanted printed handouts at the conference, you may place them at one of the designated "Session Handout" stations throughout the venue.