Frequently Asked Questions
September 18-20, 2022
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is proud to present the AllyCon 2022 National Conference, from Sunday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in Philadelphia, PA. For additional information on the conference including scholarships registration, please contact:
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
For conference details, please visit the agenda section of this website. Please note all times, events, meals, and speakers are subject to change.
What is AllyCon?
Formerly known as the Alliance's National Conference, the name signifies unity, “ally” and also accurately describes what it ultimately is - “'a conference.”
How long has the Alliance held this event?
The Alliance's first national conference was in 2002.
Who should attend?
Attendance is open to all colorectal cancer patients and survivors, both in and out of treatment, their caregivers and family members. All attendees must register in advance through our online registration process.
How do I register and is there a registration fee?
All attendees must register online here. The $250 registration fee includes a shared room for a two-night stay at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City hotel. If you wish to reserve your own room or are local and do not require lodging, the registration fee is $150. These fees cover all food, events, and sessions.
Each attendee must register and pay separately.
Is there a cut-off date to reserve a room?
Yes, the reservation deadline for non-lodging scholarship attendees is Friday, August 19, 2022. Reservations made after that date, or after the Colorectal Cancer Alliance room block sells out, may be subject to a higher rate or may not be available. Don’t delay in making your arrangements.
All attendees will receive a shared hotel room Sunday and Monday nights with their $200 paid registration fee.
If you are paying for your own lodging, are coming in early or staying after September 20th, please contact the Marriott directly 800-535-4028 or book AllyCon lodging here.
Are scholarships available?
A limited number of scholarship stipends are available through our application process. Scholarships support participation for interested attendees who might have financial constraints associated with travel and lodging fees. We kindly ask those applicants with financial ability to cover their own travel expenses so that the Colorectal Cancer Alliance can help as many attendees as possible.
What are scholarship requirements?
To quality for a scholarship you must:
- Be a colorectal cancer patient, survivor, caregiver, or family member
- Live in the United States
- Submit an application for each attendee.
- Submit evidence of financial need based on your 2021 tax return:
- Two or more in your household- $50,000 adjusted gross income or less
- Single household- $30,000 adjusted gross income or less
*Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, and shall be fair and equal in all of its selection processes for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
If I choose to stay at a hotel other than the conference hotel, will there be transportation provided to me?
No, transportation to and from other hotels is not provided.
May I find a roommate to share a double hotel accommodation?
Lodging recipients will be required to share a room. If you have a roommate preference, please indicate on your registration form. If you do not have a preference, you will have a roommate selected for you.
- What airport should I fly into?
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
Transportation will not be arranged to/from the airport. Uber/Lyft and Taxi service are available, and the Septa Market-Frankford Line is close by.
Are there special events and social receptions planned?
Please check the agenda for more information.
What meals are included in the conference?
- Sunday, September 18th Welcome Reception - 5:30 PM in the lounge, light appetizers
- Breakfast/lunch on Monday and Tuesday
- Dinner party Monday night
What is the dress code for the conference?
Dress attire for meetings is business casual or resort casual.
What do I do if I have questions?
Please contact email@example.com or by phone, at 877-422-2030.
For additional information about the conference, please contact:
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
To see the presentations and breakout sessions, please visit the agenda section of this website. Please note all times, events, meals, and speakers are subject to change.