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When will registration for CBMI 2024 be open?

Registration typically opens in the beginning of April. Sign up for our mailing list to receive our save the date email prior. 

What is included in the cost of CBMI conference registration?

The cost of registration includes the opportunity to earn up to 28 CPE credits, transportation to and from campus from hotels, entrance to 3 signature events, 11 meals, daily snack breaks, and conference swag.

What meals are included in the conference registration?

Meals include Sunday Opening Dinner (Central Bank Center), Monday – Thursday breakfast and lunch (Gatton Student Center), Monday Game Night Dinner (Hyatt Regency), and Thursday Closing Dinner (Central Bank Center).

Morning and afternoon snacks are also provided each day of class.  

What is the conference cancellation policy?

Cancellation notices must be received in writing by Event Producers via email. Registration cancellations received on or before June 30th are eligible for a refund less a $50 administrative fee. Check refunds will be processed after the conference. Credit card refunds will be processed within three (3) business days of receipt. Registrants cancelling after June 30th and conference no shows are liable for the full amount due. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 30th.

Can my registration be substituted?

Substitutions are accepted. Please send us an email if you wish to substitute for an existing registration. You will need to provide the registration confirmation number of the person you are substituting for as well as written approval from the original registrant. If your substitution request is not approved by the original registrant, you will have the option to pay or cancel your request. Event Producers will confirm all substitution requests. 

Can I pay for tours and guest tickets using a different payment method?

Yes! After you complete your main registration, you should receive a confirmation email from containing your Confirmation Code or Registrant ID. Using this information and your email, you can log back into our registration portal and adjust your registration details, access and print your class schedule, or add on any additional items, which will prompt the option to pay with a different payment method.

General Questions

Who should attend CBMI?

Administrators and personnel in higher education who have interest or responsibilities in any of the following areas: 

  • Academic Departments 
  • Accounting or Finance 
  • Auxiliary Services 
  • Budget or Planning 
  • Development 
  • Institutional Management 
  • Personnel 
  • Physical Plant 
  • Purchasing 
  • Safety and Security 
  • Student Personnel 

How does the 3-year program work?

CBMI includes a 3-year curriculum. First year participants participate in an introductory curriculum with options to choose their own courses in select CPE categories. Second- and third-year participants have the option to fully customize their experience and choose their own schedule.  

Participants also have the opportunity to complete the Treasury Track curriculum during CBMI. This can be completed in conjunction with either year 2 or year 3 of the CBMI curriculum or can be completed separately in a 4th conference year.  

How is the first-year schedule set up?

All first-year participants will participate in lecture-style courses for Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, Basic Purchasing Policies, and the Business of Higher Education. Participants will have the option to then choose their choice of courses in Accounting, Facilities Management, Specialized Knowledge, and Management.  

What is the Treasury Track offered at CBMI?

The Treasury Track is offered by the Treasury Institute of Higher Education, offering participants the opportunity to complete courses specifically tailored to the treasury sector of higher education business. The Treasury Track can be completed in conjunction with either year 2 or year 3 of the CBMI curriculum or can be completed separately in a 4th conference year.

Where will evening events be held?

  • Sunday: Central Bank Center (connection to Hyatt and Hilton via pedway, short walk from Marriott City Center and Residence Inn) 

  • Monday: Hyatt Regency Lexington (connection to Hilton via pedway, short walk from Marriott City Center and Residence Inn) 

  • Thursday: Central Bank Center (connection to Hyatt and Hilton via pedway, short walk from Marriott City Center and Residence Inn) 

Mobile App

Will I need to download the mobile app?

Yes! Your login information will be sent to the email you use upon registration. Be on the lookout for an email from our registration team with your login credentials before the conference. The mobile app will display your customized course schedule for the week, as well as the event schedule and weekly menu. Come prepared with your mobile app downloaded to allow for easier check-in.

What is available in the mobile app?

  • Your course schedule,
  • All course materials and faculty information,
  • Schedule of all events and meals with their descriptions,
  • Maps of Lexington, UK’s campus, and inside our classroom buildings,
  • Ideas for how to spend your time in Lexington during the open portions of the schedule,
  • Shuttle and Tour information,
  • Contact information of other attendees,
  • and more!

We will be providing a video tutorial for the app closer to the time of the conference with more details and tips for its use. 

How can I access my course materials?

  • Within your schedule, select a course. In the bottom area of your screen, there is a line of icons. The course materials can be accessed through the middle icon labeled “Materials”. This will open the course slide and links to any supplemental materials provided by the instructor.  
  • Course materials are not available on our website or anywhere else online, so we recommend emailing them to yourself from your mobile device if you would prefer to review them on a larger screen or print them before the conference to have a hard copy. (CBMI does not print any course materials.) 

When will the 2024 version of the app be available?

Our mobile app will go live one week prior to the CBMI conference. We will also send a “Know Before You Go” email which will provide more information. Our registration team will send instructions for downloading and logging in to see your schedule. 

Hotels and Travel

Where can I book my hotel stay for CBMI?

  • The three conference hotels are the Hilton Lexington Downtown, the Hyatt Regency Lexington and the Marriott City Center/Residence Inn. All hotels are top-quality hotels offering similar accommodations and amenities, two of which include free airport transportation.  

  • Rates are guaranteed until the hotel’s cut-off date, subject to availability. The conference rate is available at all hotels from July 20, 2024, through July 26, 2024.  We encourage you to book your room(s) early to ensure availability. 

What transportation is included?

  • Transportation will be provided by CBMI from all 3 conference hotels to and from CBMI classes located on the University of Kentucky campus, about one mile from downtown Lexington.
  • Shuttles to and from the airport are provided by the Hilton and the Hyatt. For more information about hotel shuttles, please contact your hotel.
  • The Marriott City Center and Residence Inn do not provide airport shuttle services.

If driving, where will I park for events and classes?

  • On-Campus Parking: Cornerstone Garage
    • Participant parking is located in the Cornerstone Garage (Parking Structure #5).  The charge to park in Parking Structure #5 is $2 per hour, with a maximum per day charge of $16. You will not be able to purchase parking passes from CBMI. Pay directly in the parking structure via machines on the 1st and 3rd floors, which accept cash and credit/debit cards.
  • Hyatt: Rupp Arena Parking Lot - Gate 1
    • Take a ticket from the Rupp Arena parking lot after entering through Gate 1 and get it validated at the front desk of the Hyatt.
  • Central Bank Center: Rupp Arena Parking Lot - Gate 2
    • Take a ticket from the Rupp Arena parking lot after entering through Gate 2. Then enter the Central Bank Center from the High Street entrance (it has a brown metal awning).

How will I travel to tours?

If you sign up for one of our optional tours that require transportation, your tour cost will include funds to cover the necessary transportation. Excluding any of our walking tours, all other tour groups will be picked up and dropped off by bus from the Hyatt hotel and the tour destination.

Can I walk from my hotel to conference events and/or classes?

Yes! All of our hotels are located in Downtown Lexington which is a 15-20 minute walk from the University of Kentucky campus, and all of our off-campus events are located in Downtown. There will be maps provided in your app with the best walking routes from your hotel to the events and UK's campus.

What if the group rate rooms sell out?

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the group rate for Saturday night, but more are available from Sunday - Thursday. When booking through the links on our website if you see a soldout message, we suggest contacting the hotels by phone to confirm room availabilities and potentially get at least a few nights at our group rate. If our conference hotels fully book up, some other nearby downtown hotels we would recommend are the 21c Museum Hotel or 175 LEX, and there are also usually Airbnbs available within walking distance of campus or our hotels.

Event Venues

Where is the Central Bank Center?

The Central Bank Center is the downtown Lexington convention center. It is connected to the Hyatt Regency Lexington and Rupp Arena. The address is 430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507, and parking is located adjacent to the convention center on High Street. Our Sunday and Thursday events are held here in their ballrooms on the first floor. There are maps in your mobile app to help direct you through the building.

Where is the Hyatt Regency Lexington?

The Hyatt address is 401 W High St, Lexington, KY 40507. Our Monday night event is hosted here and parking is across High Street (see more details about parking in the Hotel & Travel section of the FAQ). The Kentucky Castle tour and the Bites of the Bluegrass tours will all meet outside the Hyatt lobby to check in.

Where is the Hilton Lexington Downtown?

The Hilton address is 369 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507. Some of our Mentorship Program events will be held here and it is connected to the Hyatt via a pedestrian bridge (signage and volunteers will be available to help with wayfinding).