Green & Growin’ 21 FAQ

Updated Oct. 22, 2020

What are the dates for G&G’ 21? UPDATED

G&G’ 21 is scheduled for January 11-15, 2021. Education will be held virtually (online only) Jan. 11-13. We are planning for an in-person Marketplace Jan. 14-15. A virtual Marketplace is not a consideration.

What is the status of G&G’ 21? UPDATED

As of Oct. 22, we continue to work towards the possibility of an in-person Marketplace with a goal of making a final decision before registration opens on November 16, 2020. The Greensboro Coliseum, in coordination with state and local health officials, is allowing us to move forward under “retail store” guidelines, which require:

  • Increasing aisle widths to 16 ft.
  • Designating travel directions on each side of the aisle
  • Providing full height pipe and drape behind/between booths
  • Requiring masks and social distancing
  • Eliminating social/food events
  • Monitoring capacity

When will registration open?

Registration for G&G’ 21 is scheduled to open on Monday, November 16, 2020.

What are the options for holding G&G’ 21 if it cannot be held in person? UPDATED

NCNLA recently made the difficult decision to go 100% virtual with the G&G’ 21 Education Program. Current restrictions on meeting size, and public health guidelines as outlined in current government orders has made it abundantly clear that the execution of an in-person education program is commercially impracticable. As mentioned above, we are planning for an in-person Marketplace with safety guidelines in place.

When will the final decision be made regarding the status/format of G&G’ 21? UPDATED

Our current timeline calls for a final decision no later than the opening of registration on Monday, November 16, 2020. However, this date may change as we continue to monitor the situation and hold ongoing discussions with the Sheraton Greensboro and the Greensboro Coliseum. Meantime, we continue to plan G&G’ 21 under the assumption it will be an in-person event.

If G&G’ 21 is canceled or offered in a different format, will I receive a refund? UPDATED

Attendees: By the time registration opens, we will know the format for G&G’ 21. Therefore, attendee refunds will be subject to current policies as outlined on the G&G’ website. If the public health environment worsens during the timeframe between registration and the event, we will revisit the policies to ensure everyone is treated fairly.

Exhibitors: As mentioned above, we are planning an in-person event and following current deadlines for booth payments. If G&G’ 21 is canceled, you will be given the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling over your payments to G&G’ 22. G&G’ 20 payments that were previously rolled over to G&G’ 21 are not eligible for a refund and will be rolled over to G&G’ 22.
Currently, we are developing layouts to determine how many exhibitors can be accommodated with these requirements. It appears we may lose as much as one-third of our normal exhibit space; therefore, we may have to assign priority based on the date of contract/payment submission. Exhibitors who are not assigned a booth will be put on a waiting list for consideration if space becomes available.
The 2020 floorplan will be our starting point for 2022, so anyone who submitted a contract/payment for G&G’ 21 and subsequently chooses to opt out will not risk losing a specific booth(s).

What are the best sources for information and updates? UPDATED

We will post regular updates here and via email. We will also include updates and other information in our bi-weekly e-newsletter, eNews.

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