UD Arena

Professional FAQs

Where is the RISE Forum held?

The RISE Forum's keynote presentation day, to which you have been invited, will be held at the University of Dayton Arena, 1801 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45417. Please see "Dayton Guide" under the "Contact Us" tab for driving directions. Plenty of parking is available at no charge.

The UD Arena is a large venue. Can you be more specific?

If you are driving, enter the Arena grounds through Gate B. Admission to the Arena itself is through the southwest entrance.

Is this a one-day conference?

Yes, for our professional registrants it is a one-day conference. You will be joined at the Arena by university students and faculty from across the nation for whom keynote speaker day is the first day of a two-and-a-half day conference.

What is the format of the conference?

Keynote speaker day will consist of a keynote speech and discussion panels on the economy, the financial markets, and international/emerging markets. Panels are interactive, providing students from the audience with the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists.

We'll be traveling from out of town to attend the RISE Forum. Is there a particular hotel that you would recommend?

Yes. We have contracted for a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at the special room rate of $94 per night (available until March 15 and/or block of rooms is depleted). A link to this hotel is available on both our conference and registration websites.

I'll be flying to Dayton for the conference. How do I get from my hotel to the Forum?

The RISE Forum operates shuttle buses between the Courtyard Marriott and the Arena. You'll find a bus schedule posted in the hotel lobby. The buses make runs to the Arena in the morning and back to the hotel at the day's conclusion. They do not operate throughout the day. For those who drive to the RISE Forum, there is plenty of parking available at the Arena.

Where and when is conference check-in held?

Registration packets will be available at the check-in tables at the Arena on Thursday morning beginning at 7 a.m. The Forum begins at 8:15 a.m.

What is the cost of the RISE Forum?

The registration rate for professionals is $315. Online registration closes March 10. Discounts are available to firms registering five or more attendees.

What’s included in the registration fee?

In addition to the conference itself, the registration fee includes two breaks, a box lunch, and continuing education credits if applicable.

What kind of continuing education credits might be available?

RISE has applied for approval to offer continuing education credits toward the following professional designations or licensures: CIMA, CIMC, CPWA, CFA, CIPM, CFP, CTFA, CSOP, CPA and Ohio Department of Insurance. Be sure to complete, sign and submit the CEU application that you'll find in your registration packet the day of the Forum to qualify.

What are the payment options available when registering for the conference?

You may elect to pay by either check or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. If you opt to pay by check, we must be in receipt of the check by March 4, 2014. After that date, all new registrations must be paid by credit card, and all outstanding account balances must be settled by credit card as well.

We have a group of business professionals from our company who plan to attend RISE. Must we each register individually?

No. Our online registration system accommodates group registrations. The first person registered is considered the "primary attendee" and will be given the opportunity to "Add Another Person" on the Checkout screen as each registration nears completion. All others are considered "secondary attendees." When group registering, the primary attendee will be billed for all registration fees. If registrants need to pay individually, they cannot be group-registered. They will need to register themselves separately. When group registering, you must enter a unique email address for each registrant. Do not use the same email address for multiple registrants.

If I group-register the attendees from my company, will the “secondary attendees” be able to access our registration records and retrieve my credit card information?

No. Our system encrypts credit card numbers so that only the last four digits are ever visible. Also, while secondary attendees have the ability to access their "Personal Information" screen to make changes, they do not have the capability to initiate any money transactions whatsoever.

Who can I contact for further details?

Phone Connie at 937-229-1444 or email us at rise@udayton.edu