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TDU Global 2018 Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register?
Visit the registration page and click to login to the conference site.  Please note, this login is not the same as what you use to login to your TDS site.  In order to fully complete your registration, payment must be made and the registration form must be submitted.

Can I register for someone other than myself?
Yes.  You will be able to indicate that the registration is for someone other than yourself on the registration form.

Can I register more than 1 person at a time?
No.  Each person must be individually registered.

What are the costs?
Refer to the registration page for more information.

Do you offer group discounts?
No. There are no group discounts available at this time.

I will be presenting a session at the conference. Will I receive a reduced price for registration?
Yes. There will be a $100 registration discount (or refund) provided to client presenters.

I have completed my registration and want to make a change.  What do I need to do?
You can make changes to your submitted TDU Global registration form at any time by clicking the edit pencil next to the registration form link.  Please be sure to hit the submit button again after making changes.

I registered for the full TDU Global conference and now I would like to attend a pre-conference workshop as well.  How do I add a pre-conference workshop and make the payment?
Edit your TDU Global registration form to mark what pre-conference workshop you will attend and use the "Pay by Credit Card: Pre-Conference Workshop Only" payment option under "Credit Card Payments" to pay for the workshop.  If you need to pay by check, email and an invoice will be sent.

What is the cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be completed by March 31, 2018, at 11:59pm EST to receive a full refund.  Registration substitutions are allowed past March 31.  To cancel, email

How do I transfer my registration to a colleague?
You may transfer your registration to another person within your institution.  Substitution requests will be processed free of charge.  Please contact us at with the following information:

  • Current registrant name
  • New registrant name
  • New registrant title
  • New registrant email
  • New registrant phone
Please be sure to also contact the hotel directly to make any accommodation changes.

Call for Proposals

How do I submit a session proposal?
Review the policies and guidelines on the proposals page.  Proposals can also be submitted on this page. 

What is the deadline for submitting a proposal?
October 30, 2017.  Refer to the proposals page for more information.


Is there a discounted hotel rate?
Yes.  Refer to the accommodations page for more information and book your hotel online.

How do I book a hotel for the TDU Global conference?
Online and phone reservations are available.  Refer to the accommodations page for more information.

How do I make a change to an existing hotel reservation?
If you need to make a change, please do so directly with the hotel at (412) 261-2000.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?
If you cancel after 6:00pm hotel time on Friday, April 13, 2018, the forfeiture amount will be a 1 night stay.  There may be additional applicable charges and taxes.  Refer to the accommodations page for more information.


Which airport should I fly into?
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  For airport information, please see  Refer to the accommodations page for more information.

How far is the hotel from the airport and what transportation is available?
The hotel is approximately 19 miles (30 minutes) from the airport.  Suggested transportation is SuperShuttle, Taxi cabs, Uber, or Lyft.  Refer to the accommodations page for more information.

What is the weather like in Pittsburgh in April?
The average daily temperature is 64 degrees fahrenheit (17.8 degrees celsius) and the average low is 38 degrees fahrenheit (3.3 degrees celsius). 

At the Event

What are the registration hours and location?
The conference schedule is in planning.  Please check back soon for further updates.

What is the recommended attire for the conference?
Business casual.  Don't forget to bring your school spirit clothing for the karaoke dinner.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their school colors for the event.

What meals will be provided?
Opening reception drinks and light hors d'oeuvres, breakfast & lunch (17th-18th), karaoke dinner event, & all coffee breaks.

How do I request a special dietary need?
When completing the full TDU Global registration form, please note your restriction on the form.  When being served at the event, please let a waiter know that you have placed a request.  If you do not note a dietary restriction on the registration form, the hotel will not have prior notice and may not be able to accommodate your needs.

May I bring a guest to the karaoke event?
Yes, please indicate a guest will attend on the full TDU Global registration form.  Guest tickets to karaoke are $65.  Acceptable payment forms are credit card ahead of time or cash/check at the event.

Is there a mobile app for the TDU Global conference?
A mobile-ready schedule website will be accessible prior to the event and on-site.  The mobile-ready site launch will be announced by email and information will be provided on this site.  Please check back for further updates.

Contact with any additional questions.