Online Registration FAQs
How do I add a PO as payment for my registration?
On the Payment screen, click the “Pay Now” button near the bottom.
Then under “Payment,” choose Purchase Order. You’ll see a field to enter your PO # and a link to upload your PO to the system.
Your invoice is available for download immediately after you register. Look for the link to “Download Invoice” near the top of your portal.
How do I go back into my Group registration to add a PO?
The Primary Group Point of Contact is automatically emailed a link to access the group registration. At the bottom of your list of attendees, click “Checkout,” and then under Payment, choose Purchase Order. You’ll see a field to enter your PO # and a link to upload your PO to the system. Your invoice is available for download immediately after you register. Look for the link to “Download Invoice” near the top of the groupr registration page.
What if my school administrator never uploaded a purchase order to my portal?
Bring a copy of your PO with you to convention. If you just can’t get it, you will need to call your school and ask them to send it upon arrival. We don’t want you to go through that, and waiting isn’t fun … so try to get it uploaded before you come to convention.
I’m a Presenter. Do I need to register?
Presenters need to register as attendees. The cost for presenters is the same as for all attendees.
When will I receive my invoice?
Your invoice is available for download immediately after you register. Look for the “Download Invoice” link near the top of your portal.
When is payment due?
If you register without a purchase order, you must pay by credit card or mail your check before convention. If you are sending a check, please download and print your invoice to send with the check. If you registered a little late in the game (a week before convention), bring your check with you to convention.
All invoices are due 30 days after convention (March 23, 2020).
Do I need to be a CATE member to register?
No – anyone can register! The first screen you see will ask for your email address. This does NOT check your membership status; rather, we can email you a link to your pending registration if you already started the process. This is meant to streamline your registration experience and reduce the potential for duplicate registrations.
I am a CATE member. How can I take the discount?
If your membership expires after 1/31/2020, then you get a $50 discount on registration. You’ll need your membership # and expiration date, which you can find on your mailing label on the CATE 2020 Convention flyer, or on your mailing label on an issue of California English. If you can’t find your CATE membership number, you can e-mail our Membership Chair, Joan Williams, at joanlwilliams (at gmail.com).
The Promo Code for the membership discount is CATEmember. Enter this in the Promo Code field and then click “Add Promo Code” to apply your discount. Be sure to enter your member number and expiration date on the Contact Information page of your attendee portal.
Do I need to add my purchase order if my district has already paid by credit card?
The PO is unnecessary if your registration is already paid. You can download an invoice from your portal or group registration page that will show any payments applied.
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