Thank you for your interest in the National Chinese Language Conference. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you know more about the conference.
WHAT IS NCLC?
The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is the largest annual conference of Chinese language teachers and education leaders in North America. Over the past 13 years, NCLC has formed a tight-knit community- with 18,000+ education leaders, school principals, teachers, and higher ed faculty from the U.S. and around the globe joining the conference throughout the years.
The NCLC is organized by Asia Society.
Who should attend NCLC?
- PK-16 Chinese Language teachers;
- World language specialists and supervisors;
- Education leaders and Chinese language program administrators;
- Chinese language program administrators and managers;
- Professionals of Chinese language and world language companies.
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What is the payment method? Can we make payment by check or purchase order?
Since this year it’s an all-virtual event, we cannot do payment by check or Purchase Order anymore. We use the online platform Hopin to host the conference and all the payments have to be processed through Hopin. In order to participate in the virtual NCLC, each of the participants need to have his/her own Hopin account in order to register for and attend the Conference. All major credit cards are accepted, and you will get a confirmation and a receipt from Hopin. You could either get reimbursed by your school with the receipt, or use a credit card from your school to make the payment. Here is the link to the registration page: https://hopin.com/events/2021-national-chinese-language-conference.
Are tickets non-refundable?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. But great news! Plenaries, breakout sessions, teacher swapshops, and NCLC explains will be available post-event for 14 days. We will send a link and password for you to access. So, don’t worry if you miss something!
Where do I find my receipts? Will I get a receipt for the NCLC registration?
Yes. You should receive both a confirmation saying that you are in 2021 NCLC, and another email with the receipt showing how much you paid from Hopin as soon as you finish the registration. The receipt email is with the subject link called “Your Hopin Ltd receipt [#xxxx-xxxx].” Please make sure to check your spam or promotion folder too. If you still couldn’t locate the receipt this way, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help to provide a receipt for you.
Can I register on others' behalf?
We strongly recommend that you register for NCLC on your own because you will need to create an account with your email address. You will need the same email address to access the conference. If you have to register for someone else, please make sure to use that person’s email instead of your's. Otherwise, once you register, you will not be able to swap your own email account to that person’s email account later.
What if I can't attend the live event?
Your ticket includes the recording of plenaries, breakout sessions, teacher swapshops, and NCLC explains, as available, so if you aren’t able to attend live - we got you covered! After the live event, we will send you password access to an online portal where the recordings will be available for 14 days. You can watch all of the great content anywhere, anytime.
Who are the speakers?
All speaker information can be found on the REGISTRATION page for the conference. We are adding speaker information as we confirm.
I would like to be a speaker. How can I submit my information to you?
Our speaker roster is currently full. Please look out for our request for proposals for 2022 NCLC in the Fall of 2021.
How can I become a sponsor or event partner?
We would love to learn more about your company and how we can help you connect to our community. For sponsorship inquiries, please click here to visit our SPONSORSHIP page and fill out the Sponsorship Interest Form.
We will be in touch as soon as possible.
How do I access the event?
The conference is powered by Hopin—a virtual event platform. Once you register for NCLC via Hopin, an email with a link will be sent to you to access the conference area. You will have access to the event 5 minutes before it starts.
Here are a few links on how to use Hopin:
Hopin Demo (Attendee Experience)
Using Hopin as an attendee
Can I ask questions during the event?
Absolutely! On the day of the event, you will notice the live chatbox on the right-hand side of your screen. You will be able to chat with other attendees and ask questions. The EVENT, MAIN STAGE, and SESSIONS each have their own dedicated chat box. What’s great is that all plenaries and breakout sessions will be LIVE, so you will get to ask your questions in real-time.
What do I need on the day of the event?
Laptop or desktop- Hopin suggests you use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Great internet speed. Your morning coffee or tea!
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