Frequently Asked Questions

How should I dress?
This conference offers excellent networking and business development opportunities. Business attire is recommended.

How can I contact other attendees before the conference?
Registered attendees may login to our Networking portal to send messages or schedule appointments with other attendees. Your registration confirmation number is required to login.

How do I download the Conference Mobile App?
Our free mobile app will be available to download a couple weeks before the conference. The app provides you with a searchable schedule of events, session descriptions, speakers and attendee list, and allows you to create a personalized agenda and appointment schedule. All registered attendees will receive instructions for downloading the app.

How do I register?
Click here to go to the online registration. Or if you need to pay by check, download the registration form.

What is the registration fee?
Click here to view the registration Fees & Policies page.

How do I reserve a room at the conference hotel?
The conference will take place at the new Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Houston. Discounted room rates are available for BOMA attendees. The deadline to receive the discounted BOMA room rate is April 9, 2018 or when the BOMA room block sells out, whichever occurs first.  Click here for hotel reservation information. 

What meals are included?
Your conference registration fee includes continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday and lunch on Thursday. Light refreshments are provided throughout the conference.  Please remember that your name badge must be visible at all times.

How do I receive my name badge?
When you arrive at the conference bring your registration confirmation e-mail to the BOMA registration desk at the Marriott Marquis Houston and your badge will be printed for you. You may bring either a printed copy of your confirmation e-mail or it can be scanned from your mobile device.

When and where is the BOMA registration desk?
The BOMA registration desk will be located at the Marriott Marquis Houston on the 4th floor. It will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 9 and remain open throughout the conference.

How can I update or change my registration information?
You can click on the registration dashboard link in your confirmation e-mail to access and edit your registration record yourself, or e-mail

I am a speaker.  How do I register?
You should have received your speaker confirmation e-mail with your special code to register. If you did not receive the e-mail please contact Mary de la Fe at or by phone at 202-326-6315.

I am a sponsor. How do I register?
Sponsors receive a limited number of complimentary registrations based on your sponsorship level. The main contact from your company received the code for the complimentary registration by e-mail. If you did not receive the e-mail please contact Kanwal Saluja at or by phone at 202-326-6341.

I am a sponsor with a table top. When can I set up and where should I ship my materials?
A Service Manual will be sent to all table top sponsors in March 2018. It will include details on how to ship items to the hotel and when you can set-up and dismantle your table top display. 

Where can I find information on Houston restaurants and attractions?
Click here to visit our Travel page, with links to restaurant guides and things to see and do in Houston.

Is this conference tax deductible?

Yes. Expenses incurred by U.S. citizens in attending conferences held by non-profit associations, such as BOMA, generally are tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses where the attendance is primarily for business or professional reasons. Items that typically are deductible include registration fees, travel to and from the conference, lodging and other incidental expenses. Be sure to consult with your tax advisor.

How can I speak at this conference?
Education sessions are developed by committees made up of industry volunteers. If you are interested in a speaking role at the 2018 conference, please fill out this form. Information submitted will be shared with our volunteer committees for consideration.

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors