NSPA Conference 2022 FAQs

Our annual conference will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022, both at the Kia Oval in London, and online. To help you with planning and booking, and to make the day go more smoothly we have put together some FAQs, if you can’t find the answer you are looking for here, please do email us at events@nspa.org.uk.

Frequently asked questions

  • What time does the event start and finish

Registration will be open from 9.15 to 9.45, the conference will start at 10am and end at 4pm

  • Where can I find the full conference programme?

The programme is available on our website here 

  • Can my organisation pay by invoice?

If you are unable to pay by card or require an invoice before making payment this is not a problem. You should go to ‘checkout’ as normal which will take you to the registration information page. When completing the form if you scroll down to the payment section one of the options under ‘payment method’ includes ‘pay by invoice’. If you select this, it will circumvent the card payment process and we will contact you separately to get an invoice raised.

  • If I am unable to attend the event can someone else attend in my place?

Yes, but please email us at events@nspa.org.uk and include the full name and email of the new attendee, their workshop choices, dietary and access requirements as we will need to add them to our registrations.

  • How do I get a discount code for conference?
    • Organisational members of the NSPA receive two discounted tickets for conference, the details of which are sent to the ‘Lead contact’. Please contact us on events@nspa.org.uk if you don’t know who your Lead contact is
    • Individual members get one discounted ticket, and are sent their unique code
    • If you are not a member you can join here
  • I have forgotten my discount code, what do I do?

Please email us your full name and the name of your organisation (if you are an organisational member) and we will resend your code.

  • I have bought my ticket without using my discount code in error can you refund me the difference?

Yes, please email us your full name and the name of your organisation (if you are an organisational member) and we will refund the card your ticket was purchased on. If you have selected to pay by invoice if you let us know we can amend your invoice amount.

  • Is there emotional support at the conference?

At the Oval: Samaritans listening volunteers will be available on the day for anyone who is experiencing distress.  We will also have a quiet room available for those who would appreciate a break from the event, whether or not they would like emotional support.

Online: there will be online support available on the day, and a calm video to watch for those who would appreciate a break from the event, whether or not they would like emotional support.

FAQs for in person attendees
  • What is the best way to get to the Kia Oval?

The address of the Oval is: The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS

Directions to the Kia Oval can be found here

  • If I change my mind and want to attend online instead of the in-person event nearer the time, can I do this?

Yes, you can attend online if you prefer, you will need to contact us so we can send you the online registration details and make a partial refund.

FAQs for online attendees
  1. When will I receive my event login details?

These will be emailed to all attendees a week before the conference; the email will include all joining instructions. We encourage all attendees to log on to the conference platform before the day of the conference to familiarise themselves with it.

  1. Do I need access to any other programmes to participate?

Yes, online workshops will run on Microsoft Teams so please ensure you can access this via your computer.

  1. Can I opt to attend in person if I’ve booked an online ticket?

If you wish to attend in person you need to purchase an in person ticket, as there is an additional cost for the venue and catering.