How do I register/buy tickets for an event?

Click on the registration/ticket link on any event page on our website and you will be taken to a secure registration/purchase site. You will receive a confirmation email after registration. We will email you streaming links and instructions on how to access the live online event 2 days, 2 hours, and 5 minutes before the event starts.

Refund Policy

Tickets and donations for individual talks and conversations are nonrefundable. For workshops our policies are the following:

  • If you cancel at least 7 days prior to the workshop start date (the date of the event or the first day of any multiple day workshops), you will receive a full refund to the credit card used when registering.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop, you will receive CIIS Public Programs credit on your Eventbrite account that can be used towards a future Public Programs event. Within 7 days of the workshop, we cannot refund tickets to your credit card.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the workshop start time (or the start time of the first day of a multiple day event) there are no refunds or credits available.
  • Event credit expires one year after the date of issue.
  • As a benefit of membership, CIIS Public Programs Members can request a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the event start.

How do I request a credit?

Event credits are linked to your Eventbrite account and can only be used for other CIIS Public Programs events. For more information about how to use event credits, visit Eventbrite to learn more You can also email us to request refund/credit at

What do I need to access Public Program events online?

For conversations and talks: These are streamed live to YouTube. You do not need anything other than YouTube access in order to watch and participate in the audience Q&A. After registering, you will receive an email from Eventbrite, sent to the email used while registering, with the streaming link. This email is sent out 2 days, 2, hours, and 7 minutes before the event starts. Some of them are available to watch after they stream; those events will be available for watching on the CIIS Public Programs YouTube channel.

For workshops: For the best experience, we advise that you have a computer, stable internet, webcam, speaker, and microphone. We suggest earbuds or a headset with a built-in microphone. If your computer does not have a built-in camera; you will need a separate webcam. Learn more on how to operate and navigate Zoom via Zoom's website.

Are your online conversations and workshops recorded for later viewing?

Out of respect for the privacy of all workshop participants, we do not record any video or audio from our workshops. Our workshops are experiential and interactive, and in order to create an open atmosphere of sharing, we assure all participants that there will be no recording. We do however have talks and conversations that we record for on our podcast, which you can access at and as of April 2020, we post many of our online conversations on the CIIS Public Programs YouTube channel.

What Accommodations Does CIIS Public Programs Offer?

CIIS Public Programs is committed to making our events accessible.

Talks and conversations will have computer generated automated captions during the live event. Fully edited captions will appear within one week of the live event. We will provide ASL interpretation and/or CART captioning for conversations and talks upon request.

For workshops, we always provide automated captions. We provide ASL interpreters and/or CART upon request. We provide all handouts and texts to participants at least two days before workshops. If you use a screen reader, please let us know so that we can provide screen reader friendly materials and work with presenters to provide descriptions of any visual components.

We do not record our workshops or share transcripts except when an accommodation request is made. If you require transcripts or recordings of any part of a workshop, please contact us at

Transcripts of all new podcast episodes are posted along with each episode on our podcast site, We are in the process of adding transcripts to our archive of past episodes. If you would like to request a transcript of a specific past episode, please let us know. 

How Can I Request Accommodations?

If you need to request ASL interpretation, CART captioning, or any other accommodation, please email at least one week prior to the event that you would like to attend. While we will always do our best, requests received after the one week deadline may not be possible to accommodate. If you require financial assistance, visit our Scholarship Program page.

Do you offer any financial assistance for your programs?

We offer financial assistance through our Scholarship Program. CIIS staff, students, and faculty receive discounts to all public program events. Please email for more details.

We also offer Memberships for $100 per year—all members receive 20% off all of our events. If you attend just two workshops per year, your membership pays for itself. Your membership support also allows us to continue to offer discounted and free tickets to students and those in need, in addition to helping us produce our podcast to further increase accessibility to our programs.

Do you offer Continuing Education credits (CEs) at your events?

Yes, certain workshops and semester-long certificate programs are eligible to offer BBS and APA CEs. You can stay up to date on events that offer CEs by: 

  • Subscribing to our newsletter and selecting "Continuing Education" as an area of interest:
  • Checking our event calendar and choosing the filter "Continuing Education":
  • Checking the event description (we will always include information on how to get CEs in the event description when applicable)

We currently offer APA and BBS CEs through a third-party CE provider, Spiritual Competency Academy(SCA).

Once you register for an applicable event, you will receive a link to purchase CEs at the bottom of your confirmation email. We’ll send the link again in our reminder emails 1 week, 2 days, 2 hours and 5 min before the event. The link will take you to a third-party website where you can purchase CEs. After the event, you can return to the same link to complete a survey and download your certificate.

What is Your Privacy Policy for Email Addresses?

CIIS Public Programs may ask for your email address in social media campaigns or on our website. We do not share your email address with anyone. 

When you sign up you will receive a welcome email from us as well as two weekly newsletters via Mailchimp. You can change your preferences, opt-in to specific groups, as well as unsubscribe at any time. 

How do I submit a proposal to Public Programs?

Read the instructions here.

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