Conference Policies

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received by July 31, 2017 11:59 PM CST–– 100% refund 
  • Cancellations received between August 1, 2017 and August 14, 2017 11:59 AM CST ––50% refund
  • Cancellations received after August 15, 2017 11:59 pm––No Refunds
  • All cancellations must be made by sending an e-mail to
  • CSCMP memberships are nontransferable and never refunded
  • Cancellations of travel and hotel reservations are the sole responsibility of the registrant

Substitution/Transfer Policy

Registrant substitutions of equal membership levels (from individual-to-individual or educator-to-educator) will be accepted only with the written permission of the original registrant minus a $150 transfer fee. Substitutions will not be accepted nor can we accommodate any substitution requests after September 1, 2017. Substitution requests must come from the original registrant and include the original registrant’s name, membership level, and amount paid, plus a completed registration form by the replacement attendee. Send registration substitution requests to

CSCMP Antitrust Policy

The policy of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is to comply fully with all federal and state antitrust laws applicable to its programs and activities. Each member, officer, director, and employee is individually responsible for compliance to this policy.
Antitrust laws are designed to promote competition, and have been applied to prohibit a broad range of conduct among competitors that unreasonably restrains trade. CSCMP’s programs and activities, both in an aggregate and local on a roundtable level, may entail communications among competing organizations engaged in supply chain related activities. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid inappropriate conduct that could raise antitrust concerns.
The guidelines highlight conduct that can raise the most serious concerns, but do not describe all antitrust standards applicable to CSCMP and its members. You should use good judgment in connection with all CSCMP activities and avoid any conduct that violates the antitrust laws. You also should seek guidance from your own counsel if specific antitrust concerns arise.
DON’T discuss the following at CSCMP programs or meetings:

  • Prices or those of other industry members.
  • Other price-related information about your business or that of any other industry members (i.e., costs, discounts, profit margins, terms of sale, credit terms, pricing procedures, or formulas, etc.)
  • Allocation of markets, customers, products, or services
  • Whether pricing or other competitive practices of any industry member are improper or objectionable
  • Whether to deal or refuse to deal with any industry member dues to its pricing or other competitive practices
  • Your future intentions or those of any other industry member concerning pricing, marketing, purchasing, or the geographic/product scope of operations
  • Any confidential, competitively-sensitive information

Please note: Certain exchanges of sensitive information may be permissible within the antitrust laws under narrow exceptions. Only the CSCMP President/CEO, in consultation with legal counsel, may authorize such exchanges to ensure compliance with the law.

Affiliated Functions Policy

Because networking is a vital component to the CSCMP EDGE experience, CSCMP encourages social events held by your organization when association-sponsored activities are not occurring. These times are:

  • Sunday: Anytime except between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, the time of the Welcome Reception
  • Monday: In the morning but ending prior to the start of the General Session at 8:30 am. Evening events may start after 6:30 pm, the ending time of the CSCMP Supply Chain Exchange Reception
  • Tuesday: In the morning but ending prior to the start of the General Session at 8:30 am. Evening events may start after 6:30 pm, the ending time of the CSCMP Networking Reception
  • Wednesday: In the morning but ending prior to the start of the Mega Sessions at 8:30 am.

Please contact the CSCMP Meeting Services Department at +1.630.574.0985 if you are interested in hosting an affiliated function, they will be happy to assist your organization and will initiate contact with the convention center and hotel partners to begin the process of securing event space.

Please note: The organization requesting an affiliated function must be a paid participant of the CSCMP Supply Chain Exchange exhibition or at least three people from that organization must be registered for the conference before space can be reserved – these names must be provided to CSCMP and registration must be verified before the affiliated function can be confirmed. All affiliated function costs are the responsibility of your organization, and CSCMP assumes no financial commitment. Any organization using any CSCMP-controlled function space for an affiliated function will be required to remit an administrative fee of $0.25 US per square foot of function space.