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GRC2020: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions




1/24/2020 Update: The room block at DoubleTree is now full. There is an overflow block available at the Hampton Inn (3265 6th St S.W. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404) under the name United Way Great Rivers Conference. This block is available until January 31. Book reservations online here.


Host City

United Way of East Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Lani Forbes, Executive Director

Barry County United Way

Hastings, MI

Kristin Brandner, Executive Director
United Way of Washington County

West Bend, WI





Great Rivers 2020 will be held in Cedar Rapids, IA from Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020. Tuesday will feature "Introduction to United Way" sessions as well as several 101 and user group sessions valuable to registrants who have been with United Way 10 days or 10 years. 



Read more and learn about our keynote schedule here



For a quick overview, visit our Schedule at a Glance. A printable schedule of sessions and faculty is available here


Access Schedule and/or Make Changes: If you wish to view the session schedule you selected at registration or make changes to selections, please download the conference mobile app that is live as of February 10, 2020. After downloading, you will be able to access and edit your personal schedule. 


Mobile App

The Great Rivers event app is now available. For the full schedule and conference details, download the conference app:

  1. Search for “United Way Event Hub” in the Apple or Google app store
  2. Install the app as instructed
  3. Once installed, open and select Great Rivers Conference from a list of upcoming events
  4. Sign in using the email you registered with and your last name as the password, using normal capitalization.

Why download the app?

• Access Full Schedule and Descriptions
• See Faculty Bios and Session Resources
• Complete Session Feedback
• Attendee Contact Information
• Share Your Experience!


Dietary Restrictions

Foods appropriate for common dietary restrictions will be labeled on the buffet. If you have a dietary restriction that was indicated during registration and is not accommodated through the labeled buffet, please seek venue staff to request your reserved meal. 


Conference Pricing

Registration will be available online beginning Monday, December 2, 2019.

Early Bird Registration (applies until January 17, 2020): $599

Full Registration after January 17: $699

One Day Registration: $300

Paying by check? Enter the promo code "GRC2020Check" to save $15 off your registration. This discount is only available prior to completing registration. 


Please make checks payable to:

United Way of Wisconsin 

2059 Atwood Ave

Madison, WI 53704


Hotel and Rates

Great Rivers 2020 will be held at:


Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

350 1st Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


King or double/double rooms are available at $135 per night.


1/24/2020 Update: The room block at DoubleTree is now full. There is an overflow block available at the Hampton Inn (3265 6th St S.W. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404) under the name United Way Great Rivers Conference. This block is available until January 31. A reservation link will be added shortly. The hotel phone number is (319) 362-8144. 


ONLINE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE HERE. Make your reservation by Friday, January 24, 2019 to receive our block pricing.


Flex Credits

This event has been approved by United Way Worldwide for flexible credit use. That means each U.S.- or Canada-based attendee can use flex credits for up to $599 in registration, up to $500 for travel and up to $740 ($185/ day x 4 days) in per diem. Please pay for expenses as they arise and submit the request form below after the event concludes to receive your reimbursement.


The link to the digital travel reimbursement form will be email after the even and must be completed by March 20, 2020 in order to be reimbursed. Once this deadline has passed, no further reimbursement requests can be accepted. A processing fee of $35 will be applied to your flex credit application.


Please note that it is the responsibility of each attendee to obtain internal approval to use flexible credits. Check with your supervisor or flex credit manager before submitting any reimbursement requests. For more information, access your account balance or view the flexible credit policy. If you have a question at any time, please contact Ask United Way (United Way Online access required).


Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations emailed by Friday, January 17, 2020 will be honored with a refund of less a $75.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received after January 17 will not be refunded, however you may arrange for a substitute to attend in your place.


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