Registration Questions, Media and Recording Policy

CSMG Registration Confirmations or Questions:

A confirmation email will be sent to the registrant upon completion of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, or if you have any registration-related questions, please contact CSMG@Cvent.com.

Meeting Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Any request for cancellation of CSMG 2021 registration must be received by to be eligible for a refund.

Any request for cancellation of CSMG 2021 registration must be in writing and received by the following dates, to be eligible for a refund.  Refund or requests should be directed to CSMG Registration at CSMG@Cvent.com. For general registrants, a $5.00 fee will be deducted for refunds requested by Dec. 31, 2020. A $25.00 fee will be deducted for refunds requested between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2021. After Jan. 31, 2021, no refund will be available.  For scholarship recipients, a $5.00 fee will be deducted for refunds requested by Dec. 31, 2020. A $10.00 fee will be deducted for refunds requested between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2021. After Jan. 31, 2021, no refund will be available.

Media, Social Media, and Recording Policy

  1. Professional media organization representatives are required to obtain advanced accreditation to attend the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (see CSMG Media Accreditation).
  2. Social media use is encouraged at CSMG.  However, CSMG participants are responsible for their own use of social media during the Gathering, are asked to be respectful of other participants, and to follow normal courtesies in this regard. Note the following exception about off the record sessions.
  3. Closed to media sessions will be announced and/or posted at the beginning of some meetings or noted in program materials. We ask participants to respect the confidentiality of these sessions to make them as productive as possible. No social media posting, recording, or reporting of any kind is permitted from sessions that are announced as closed to media.
  4. Recording of entire sessions at CSMG for the purposes of posting, sharing, or distribution is not permitted.  Any questions about recordings of CSMG keynotes, plenaries, or other presentations should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
  5. CSMG participants consent to being recorded. Official CSMG representatives will be recording some CSMG events and functions in part or in full, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) may make them available after the meeting for official purposes. By your attendance at CSMG, you hereby agree that you may be photographed, videoed, or digitally recorded and that such photography, video, and/or recording will be owned by USCCB and may be edited, modified and distributed by USCCB in any format chosen by USCCB.