MGC 2020: Origins & Destinations

Frequently Asked Questions

I previously registered for the in-person seminar.  Will I get a refund?

If you registered for the in-person Seminar that was to take place at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, you will receive an email describing the options for your refund.  Refunds will be made by check.  If you have any questions, send an email to


What does the MGC 2020 Virtual Seminar registration fee cover?

The Virtual Seminar registration fee includes the all the lectures we can pre-record, an electronic syllabus in PDF form, and access to special online activities planned for Saturday, April 4, and Sunday April 5.

Do I need to register early?

Yes.  Registration for the MGC 0220 Virtual Seminar ends on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Will I be able to register on the days of the 2020 Virtual Seminar?

No.  Registration to the MGC 2020 Virtual Seminar ends on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 


What happens if the MGC 2020 Virtual Seminar is over-subscribed?

If the MGC 2020 Virtual Seminar is over-subscribed, your name will be added to the waiting list. We will take registrants off the wait list in the order submitted if openings come available.

What if I have to cancel my reservation for the MGC 2020 Virtual Seminar?

Cancellations received by Wednesday, April 1, 2020, will receive a refund less any processing fees.   

How will I access the MGC 2020 Virtual Seminar?

Those who are registered for the virtual seminar will receive an email a few days before the April 4 explaining how to access the content of the seminar.  This will include the URL of the seminar page on the MGC site, any required password, access to the syllabus, and instructions for downloading any required software.

What if something changes?

Changes will be posted on the MGC website: All registrants will be contacted electronically with additional information closer to the seminar date.

What if I have other questions?

Please direct any other questions to the Seminar coordinator at

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