2023 WACUBO Business Management Institute
August 7–9, 2023
University of California, Santa Barbara 
Know Before You Go 

Attendee Information

Welcome to the WACUBO 2023 Business Management Institute! Please review the information below to prepare yourself for attending this event. For questions/concerns with registration, please feel free to contact the WACUBO Office at [email protected] or by calling (206) 209-5267.

To contact the Institute Director directly, please email Pam Hemann at [email protected].

Registration Check-In and WACUBO Office
General Program Materials and Track Handouts
Meals and Dietary Restrictions
Health Protocols
Campus Information, Parking, and Directions
Purchasing Lunch and Guest Meal Tickets
Smoke-Free Campus

Internet Access
Sign Up For Campus Alerts
Course Evaluations and CPE Credentials
Dress Code
T-Shirt Exchange

Construction on Highway 217
Directions To UCSB Campus
Directions On UCSB Campus

Registration Check-In and WACUBO Office

Registration and Office Location

  • BMI registration will be held in the Main Lobby, University Center (UCEN) Upper Level. 
  • The BMI Staff Office will be in the Mission Room, UCEN, Upper Level.

Registration Hours

  • Monday Registration Hours: 4:00–7:00 PM in the UCEN Main Lobby Upper Level
  • Tuesday-Wednesday Registration is in the WACUBO Office, University Center (UCEN), Mission Room, Upper Level during office hours.

WACUBO Staff Office Hours

  • Monday: 4:00–7:00 PM
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 7:45 AM–5:30 PM

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General Program Materials and Track Handouts

All materials are posted to the Business Management Institute section on the WACUBO website. Everyone must go to General Handouts for the BMI Schedule, Elective Course Selection Assignments and Locations, Campus Map, Faculty Biographical Sketches, and more. Course Materials specific to each track will include worksheet items needed in the classroom. As we receive them, faculty presentations and handouts will be posted for you to access them.

There will be electrical cabling to classroom tables, so you will be able to view many items on your laptop or tablet throughout the day. However, there are many Worksheet Handouts that you should plan to print out and bring with you to the classroom. We will continue to post materials as we receive them, so please check the site regularly. 

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Meals and Dietary Restrictions

There are WACUBO-hosted buffet dinners on Monday, August 7, Tuesday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 9. These dinners have some options labeled on the buffet for special dietary needs. However, if you are vegetarian, vegan, have gluten-free or dairy-free restrictions, or other allergy restrictions you were to advise us when you registered. UCSB Catering has been notified of special dietary needs. Onsite, please be certain to self-identify to one of the catering staff working the event and they will bring the alternative planned meal to you. 

For those staying in on-campus housing, dining commons menus will be posted online one week in advance and you may use the Net Nutrition tool to identify common allergens and determine foods for your dietary preferences. 

  • Monday evening’s dinner is at the University Center (UCEN) on Lagoon Plaza. 
  • Tuesday evening’s beach barbecue is within walking distance of campus (20-30 minutes).
  • Wednesday evening’s Fiesta is on Las Encinas Quad at Manzanita Village.

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Health Protocols

  • Attendees are encouraged to test for COVID before arrival and should stay home if any symptoms of illness are present.
  • Attendees who test positive for COVID while on campus are encouraged to depart campus within 24 hours. Conference organizers may use an open room in their block to temporarily relocate the ill attendee, but the campus will not provide quarantine/isolation housing. Attendees who test positive for COVID should mask around others and follow current CDC COVID isolation guidelines.
  • Summer conference guests who are ill should not participate in conference events and should not visit the Dining Commons. If an ill guest has Dining Commons meals as part of their room and board package, they may have another conference attendee pick up a "Sick Meal" authorization form from the 24/7 front desk in their area and present the completed form to the Dining Commons lobby checker who will allow them to retrieve a meal for the ill attendee.
  • Masking is optional.

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Campus Information, Parking, and Directions

Campus Map

Please use this link to access a BMI-specific layer campus map website that shows all the different locations for BMI. A campus map will also be posted in General Handouts on the WACUBO BMI website.

On-Campus Housing, Transportation, and Parking

If you are staying on campus, you should have received your logistical information from UCSB.  Visit the campus housing website for additional details: 

Manzanita Village residences have the following features:

Rooms furnished with one or two single beds, desks, desk chair, small chest of drawers and a closet

  • Choice of single- or double-occupancy rooms
  • Wireless internet service in rooms and common areas
  • Laundry washer/dryer facilities
  • Rooms do not have telephones, televisions, hair dryers, radios, or clocks (UCSB does not provide "wake-up service.”)
  • Remember, bring your own toiletries and other amenities with you. If you are driving, items such as a small fan or reading light are nice to have.

As a reminder, rooms are cleaned and ready for arrival with beds made, however, beds are not made daily. Rooms will come with 2 towels, 1 washcloth per person on rack and towel with everyone other day exchange, plus vacuuming and emptying of trash.

UCSB does NOT provide airport and Goleta Airbus Station transport. 

Please refer to your pre-arrival UCSB housing confirmation from UCSB for directions to and information about parking and arrival.

Questions about on-campus housing should be directed to:
[email protected]
Phone: 805-893-3072 (MondayFriday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Off-Campus Housing, Transportation, and Parking 

If you are staying off-campus in a hotel or other accommodations, you should have booked your own reservation.

There is no organized transportation from off-campus hotels. BMI participants with cars may be willing to drive others to campus.

If you are staying off-campus and drive to campus, you will need to follow the below parking permit instructions. There is a new process in 2023.

**NEW Parking ePermits are required at all times when parking at UC Santa Barbara. Parking ePermits are issued to the license plate displayed on the vehicle, license plate must be visible from the drive aisle and are valid in the parking lot where the ePermit is purchased. After purchasing an ePermit, guests may use any green time-restricted parking spaces for the time designated (e.g., 20, 30 or 40 minute green curb spaces) to unload. Guests must have a valid campus ePermit to use one of these loading zones.

The two primary ON-CAMPUS parking locations for BMI attendees are Parking Structure 18 and 22 (Interactive Campus Map). ePermits can be purchased using the ParkMobile app and website (https://app.parkmobile.io/login) or through ePermit Pay Stations located throughout the parking structures. If purchasing through ParkMobile, use the zone number that is posted where you park. 

Please note you will NOT be able to use your Structure 18 or Structure 22 permits to parking in Lot 3 for registration and the opening dinner as in prior years. Lot 3 is a faculty/staff lot during weekdays and becomes a visitor lot after 5:00 PM during the week. If you would like to park in Lot 3 on Monday night after 5:00 PM, you will need to purchase a permit specifically for Lot 3.

If you are coming from another UC campus: Please see detailed "UC Reciprocity" parking info.

Transportation from Airports

With the high volume of visitors to Santa Barbara during the summer months, please be aware that you may experience transportation delays. Uber and Lyft are available in addition to several local transportation companies (partial list included below).


If you are flying into other airports and need shuttle transportation, here are recommendations from the hotels and UCSB:

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Purchasing Lunch Ticket and Guest Meal Tickets

Below is clarification on lunch tickets and guest ticket options (all of which should be purchased online with your registration PRIOR to arrival for BMI).After July 31, an email will need to be sent to [email protected] to arrange ticket purchases.

You may add Monday and Tuesday Lunch Tickets ($30) and/or Guest Meal Tickets (see options below). These purchases cannot be done onsite. If you are staying in on-campus housing, you do NOT need to purchase the lunch tickets, because lunch is included in your campus housing package. There are a few fast-food outlets open during the summer in the UCEN.

Registered BMI participants do NOT need to purchase dinner tickets for themselves. The three dinners are included in the registration fee. Dinner tickets are available if a registered participant wishes to bring a guest to dinner.

To make the ticket purchase, you will need to pay with a credit card. This cannot be done with a check or invoice or purchase order. After July 31, you will need to send an email to [email protected] in order to make a ticket purchase.

$30.00 - Lunch Meal Tickets Participants staying off-campus that want to purchase campus lunch tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday-total price is $30.00.  This must be purchased in advance for both days.)

Guest Meal Tickets Participants traveling with guests are welcome to purchase tickets for a guest to attend an evening social event.  Tickets must be purchased in advance for any one or all three events.  An event badge will be provided to your guest(s).

$70 - Monday Welcome Reception and Dinner
$80 - Tuesday Dinner on the Beach
$90 - Wednesday Fiesta Night Reception and Dinner

If you have questions while purchasing your tickets, please contact [email protected].

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Smoke-Free Campus

Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco or unregulated nicotine products (such as electronic cigarettes) is prohibited on and within UCSB-managed property. UCSB-managed property includes all UCSB facilities, owned or leased, both indoor and outdoor. The sale or distribution of tobacco and unregulated nicotine products on or within UCSB-managed property is also prohibited.

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Internet Access

Campus visitors should use UCSB Wireless Web, which features self-registration for UC Santa Barbara guests on the Wireless Web login page. Once you register, you'll receive an SMS/text-message-provided password, which gives you a seven-day connection.

Campus visitors from eduroam-participating institutions can simply select eduroam from their operating system WiFi options and log in using their institution's credentials. If you experience any issues with eduroam while visiting UCSB, please contact your home institution's service desk.

WiFi Instructions

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Sign Up For Campus Alerts

The UCSB Alert system is intended to enhance and promote safety on campus by providing community members and visitors with timely access to important information. Visitors who would like to receive temporary access to UCSB Alerts can subscribe to our NIXLE channel by texting UCSBAlert to 888777. (Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.)

Temporary subscriptions to UCSBAlert expire at 9:00 AM the following day, but can also be canceled by replying STOP at any time. Visitors must renew subscriptions to continue receiving alerts after they expire.

For alerts and information about incidents that occur outside of Clery geography (e.g., Isla Vista, Goleta, Santa Barbara), the campus community is encouraged to sign up for Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency alerts in Goleta or Santa Barbara. For additional information on the UCSB Alert system please visit the UC Santa Barbara Police Department website.

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Course Evaluations and CPE Credentials


Course evaluations may be accessed following each course you attend. At registration, you will receive a badge insert with a QR code for accessing course evaluations. Simply scan the code, select the course you wish to evaluate, then complete and submit your evaluation. There will also be an end of BMI overall evaluation to complete via the same method.

BMI Course Evaluations

CPE Credentials

We will be using a tool called Conferences i/o to help us track attendance and issue CPE certificates for this workshop.

Courses will appear in Conference i/o by Monday, August 7. Attendees will not be able to begin checking into courses until, at most, 10 minutes prior to the start of a course.

For those who wish to obtain CPE credits, please review the short tutorial video below on how our new CPE tracking software will assist you in earning your CPEs. For successful CPE tracking, WACUBO is asking that you bring a mobile device (phone or tablet) or a laptop computer to access this web-based tracking software.

Learn more and watch the brief tutorial on how Conferences i/o will work. Please note, this video was created for the WACUBO 2022 Annual Conference, but we thought it might be helpful.

You can earn up to 14 CPE credits throughout BMI. To earn these credits, you will need to access the CPE tracking software, Conference i/o, where you will be asked to check in and check out of each course you attend. CPEs are not offered for the General Session. Tracking your CPEs will involve scanning a QR code  (also included on your badge insert) with your mobile device or entering a URL on your computer to access the website for checking in and out. In the event you must leave a session for any reason, you must check out. You may check back into the session if you return. Your total time in each session will be calculated and added up to receive credit for your attendance. 

CPE certificates will be sent out within 4 weeks of the conclusion of the event. 

It is important to note that once a session has concluded or you have been signed out, WACUBO is unable to retroactively credit you for attending. It is critical that you check in and check out in every session. QR codes will be available at each session room door and in rolling slide presentations throughout the conference.

In order to complete the requirements for CPE you will need to use the internet browser on your computer or mobile device to access Conferences i/o. If you are using a smartphone or tablet you can simply point your device's camera at the QR code displayed in each room, or open your browser and navigate to wacubo.cnf.io and then click on the title for each session.

Once you arrive at the session page, you will enter your name and the email address that you used to register with. A timestamp is captured when you check in to a session. Important note: Do not close your tab on your web browser or close out of the app on your tablet or phone while in each session.

At the end of the session, or if you leave early and do not intend to return, please make sure to click the "check out" button within Conferences i/o.

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Dress Code

The dress code is casual for BMI. UCSB is on the coast, so mornings and evenings can be chilly. We recommend you include sweaters/jackets for your trip to Santa Barbara.


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T-Shirt Exchange

Please bring a T-shirt from your institution for a T-Shirt exchange among participants. You should bring your T-shirt to the Wednesday evening Fiesta Event to participate in the exchange. Most in-demand sizes are Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. 

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Construction On Highway 217

A bridge replacement project on Highway 217, just north of the Henley Gate entrance to UCSB, will begin in mid-April. Please allow extra travel time. 

This construction may impact airport access, as the Sandspit Road on and offramps may be periodically closed. Passengers traveling to and from the Santa Barbara Airport will be advised to use the Highway 101/Fairview Avenue exits or an alternate route to access the Terminal during this time. 

Road information and updates can be found on Caltrans District 5’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. On the day of travel, visitors can use Quickmap (under "Options" be sure to check the boxes for "Lane Closures", "Full Closures", "CHP Incidents" and "Highway Information" in the Road Conditions section).

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Directions To UCSB Campus

On-Campus Housing Participants

You will receive your directions in your pre-arrival housing confirmation email leading you to Manzanita Village.  All of the information you need (driving directions, check-in location/hours, parking, etc.) can be found in the link that was included in the confirmation e-mail you received during the time of your housing registration.

Off-Campus Lodging Participants

UCSB is easily accessible from highway US-101, keeping in mind the construction on Highway 217.
Monday-Wednesday, from the South:
Take US-101 northbound to the Airport/UCSB/Hwy 217 exit (approx. 8 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara). This expressway will take you directly into campus. As you enter campus, stay in the right lane and proceed on Mesa Road. Turn left at the third traffic light onto Ocean Road. Proceed on Ocean Road through three traffic lights. About 100 yards past the third traffic light, turn left into Structure 22 Parking. Please proceed to the second level and do not park in Coastal Access Spaces.
Monday-Wednesday, from the North:
Take US-101 southbound to the Los Carneros exit. Turn right on Los Carneros. Proceed 1 mile to El Colegio Road. Turn left on El Colegio Road, proceed about one mile, and enter the UCSB campus. After entering campus, turn right at the traffic light onto Ocean Road. Proceed about 100 yards past the third traffic light and turn left into Structure 22 Parking.  Please proceed to the second level and do not park in Coastal Access Spaces.

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Directions On UCSB Campus


  • UCEN ROAD toward ocean; turn LEFT at T-section
  • Follow LAGOON ROAD THROUGH the ROUNDABOUT (immediately after entering ROUNDABOUT, get into LEFT LANE and you will get off on MESA ROAD)
  • Follow MESA ROAD to THIRD STOPLIGHT (you should be in the left lane)
  • Continue on OCEAN ROAD (get in left lane) making a RIGHT at the STOP SIGN (you will still be on OCEAN ROAD)
  • Go STRAIGHT through SECOND STOPLIGHT passing Events Center on your left and the 22 PARKING LOT STRUCTURE will be on your LEFT.
  • Please do not park in special permit Coastal Access Spaces. 


  • EXIT from 22 PARKING STRUCTURE.  Begin walking TOWARD STORKE TOWER (tallest building you’ll see on campus); Follow CONFERENCE DIRECTIONAL SIGNS


  • Enter campus at EAST ENTRANCE (from Highway 217) and get in RIGHT LANE onto MESA ROAD
  • Follow MESA ROAD to THIRD STOPLIGHT (you should be in the left lane)
  • Continue on OCEAN ROAD (get in left lane) making a RIGHT at the STOP SIGN (you will still be on OCEAN ROAD)
  • Go STRAIGHT through SECOND STOPLIGHT passing Events Center on your left and the 22 PARKING LOT STRUCTURE will be on your LEFT.
  • Please do not park in special permit Coastal Access Spaces. 


  • EXIT from 22 PARKING STRUCTURE. Begin walking toward the ocean, the Family Vacation Center, cutting across Parking Lot 23.

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CPE Credits - Group Live

The Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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