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EPIC Frequently Asked Questions

EPIC 2024 will be held in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Harbor.

Formerly known as the Annual Meeting, EPIC stands for the Educational Procurement Innovation Conference, and it's more than just a name change; it's a transformative experience that will reshape the way you approach educational procurement.

EPIC is the largest in-person NAEP event of the year. Each spring, NAEP brings together over 500 procurement professionals from schools large and small, public and private, during its four-day conference.

EPIC unites procurement thought leaders across education sectors for an in-person opportunity to discover innovations and gain valuable education. Connect with hundreds of procurement professionals from around the country and discuss contracting, advancements, technology, supplier diversity, and more!

To update your registration information, you will need to log into the Attendee Service Center. Please use the email you registered with and the autogenerated password from your confirmation email.

Event check is a seamless process, please be prepared with your ID and your registration confirmation number.

Yes, full conference attendee registration provides access to all events, sessions, networking, and meals. It also includes access to evening receptions and entertainment.

To ensure the best attendee experience possible, access to the event or specific event activities such as breakout sessions, meals, receptions, and lounges may be limited due to capacity restrictions. Please arrive early.

Please email us at with as much detail as you can provide so we can help resolve your issue.

NAEP is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all conference participants, including but not limited to, member attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers, NAEP Staff and Board members, venue staff, service providers, and anyone else associated with the event. Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and safe manner at all NAEP meeting and/or conference related events, activities and/or functions.


NAEP and venue Staff reserve the right to deny service to participants for any reason and may require participant to leave both the event and the venue without warning. NAEP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit participants from attending future NAEP events/meetings.

Please indicate your dietary preferences during registration. We will have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.

The Gaylord National Harbor is easily accessible by 3 local airports with each offering a myriad of daily flight options:

DCA - Reagan National Airport - 8 Miles

IAD - Dulles International Airport - 35 Miles

BWI - Baltimore/Washington International Airport - 43 Miles

Yes! We have drafted an EPIC justification letter so you can communicate the value of attending.

Cancelation requests received by March 1, 2024, if approved, will receive a full refund of the amount paid minus a $50 processing cost charge. Requests received after March 1 will not be approved.

CONFERENCE NO SHOWS are liable for the full amount due. Substitutions are accepted and valid for this event ONLY. You will need to obtain the registration confirmation number for the person whose registration you will be using.

NAEP EPIC strives to be an inclusive, accessible experience. Please indicate the need for accessibility accommodations during your registration, and a member of the NAEP team will reach out to you to discuss your request.

Guest passes will go on sale on February 14th for the St. Patty's Party, Afterglow, and the Awards Luncheon. Guest passes have limited availability and are non-refundable. Unfortunately, due to capacity limitations, we are unable to offer guest passes for the Monument Cruise. 

The official conference hotel is the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center located at 201 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD 20745. The link to make a reservation will be provided in your conference registration confirmation email. We also have an overflow hotel option as well.