Welcome to the MeridianLink LIVE! FAQ. We have outlined some anticipated questions below. Click the + icon to expand the questions to reveal the answer.

In the event you can't find the answer to your question, please email events@meridianlink.com and a member of our team will follow up as soon as possible.

Overview

What is MeridianLink User Forum (aka 2022 MeridianLink LIVE!)?

The MeridianLink User Forum is a 3.5-day educational user event (2.5 days for TazWorks attendees) that provides thought-provoking keynote presentations, tracks and sessions, round tables/panels, workshops, and networking opportunities to enhance client utilization of the MeridianLink and TazWorks platforms

Be sure to check meridianLink.com/userforum for all the latest information on the event. We also publish updates in various Product Community Forums and in our MeridianLink blog.
What makes this year's event different from previous years User Forums?

MeridianLink LIVE! is the theme of the 2022 MeridianLink User Forum. It is an educational and networking-packed event.  

This year, MeridianLink LIVE! will be comprised of both the MeridianLink User Forum and the annual TazWorks' User Group Conference (TUG), which will now be called Verification & Data Access (VDA).

The theme “MeridianLink LIVE!” celebrates the fact that after two years of holding the event virtually we are back to an in-person event. MeridianLink LIVE! also marks the fifth year for the live and in-person offering.

How does TazWorks fit into this year's event?

TazWorks is an essential part of MeridianLink's Verification and Data Access portfolio of services and its future plans for growth in the background screening space. 

The annual TazWorks User Group (TUG) conference will be joining the Forum this year under the new name Verification & Data Access (VDA)

The TazWorks/VDA sessions and activities will take place May 3-5 and blends its own agenda of sessions with keynotes and events of the 2022 MeridianLink User Forum.

Will there still be content specific to TazWorks users and the TazWorks platform

Absolutely! While we will be combining the TazWorks event with the MeridianLink User Forum, a series of tracks and keynote sessions have been created specifically for the TazWorks client base, along with their own Vendor Exhibit Hall and networking events.

When does MeridianLink LIVE! take place?

MeridianLink LIVE! takes place from Monday, May 2 through Thursday, May 5, 2022.

TazWorks Verification & Data Access event for consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) also takes place during MeridianLink LIVE! but from Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Registration

How do I register for MeridianLink LIVE!?
Use this link to register for MeridianLink LIVE!
  • Be sure to select the correct event before entering your personal information: 
    • MeridianLink User Forum Attendee
    • TazWorks Verification & Data Access Attendee
  • Invoicing is the only option for payment at the MeridianLink User Forum and related events. Guest program attendees may pay onsite.
  • After completing and submitting your registration, clients will receive an invoice from MeridianLink so they can make their payment. Payment is due upon receipt.
  • Please save the confirmation number that appears once your registration has been successfully submitted. This number allows you to to make any future changes in your registration.
How do I register for TazWorks VDA Sessions?
Use this link to register for MeridianLink LIVE! for the TazWorks/VDA sessions and events.
  • Be sure to select the correct event before entering your personal information: 
    • TazWorks Verification & Data Access Attendee
  • Invoicing is the only option for payment at the MeridianLink User Forum and related events. Guest program attendees may pay onsite.
  • After completing and submitting your registration, clients will receive an invoice from MeridianLink so they can make their payment. Payment is due upon receipt.
  • Please save your confirmation number that will appear once your registration has been successfully submitted to make any future changes in your registration.
If I have problems registering, who should I contact?
Please reach out to us directly at events@meridianlink.com.
Are "Early Bird" rates available?

The full fee for 2022 MeridianLink LIVE! is $499, however registration fee discounts apply based on the date the registration is submitted for TazWorks/VDA attendees.


How long can I get the early bird pricing for TAzWorks/VDA attendee registration:?

  • Registrations submitted on or before March 4, 2022, receive a $100 discount and pay $300 per person.    
  • All registrations received after March 4, 2022, will be invoiced for the full $499 per person.

 

What is included in the registration fee?

Your registration fee includes the following:

  • Entrance to all keynote, industry, and education sessions
  • Tuesday Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday and Thursday buffet breakfasts
  • Wednesday and Thursday buffet lunches
  • Wednesday evening Cinco de Mayo Eve Special Event
  • Thursday evening closing event, dinner, and entertainment
  • Plus, daily morning, and afternoon refreshment breaks
What is the cancellation and substitution policy for the MeridianLink Forum and related events?
  • Any registrant for any MeridianLink Forum event may substitute another person from their company by notifying MeridianLink Marketing Team (events@meridianlink.com) in writing prior to April 28, 2022. With notification acceptance substitute attendee agrees to same governing policies as original registrant.

  • Any registrant may cancel their registration by notifying MeridianLink Marketing Team (events@meridianlink.com) in writing prior to or on Monday April 25, 2022, to receive a full refund of event fees.

  • If cancelling after April 25, 2022, registrant is responsible for all registration fees.
Are guests allowed to attend the Forum?
Attendee guests are welcome to attend certain Forum events. A Forum ticket package is available for $199 that includes the Monday Welcome Reception, Tuesday Welcome Reception, Wednesday and Thursday buffet breakfasts, Wednesday evening special Cinco De Mayo event and morning keynote sessions, Thursdays evening Closing event, dinner, and entertainment.
  • Each guest requires a separate registration in order to participate. A special registration one-time use code is required to access the guest fee of $199.
  • To obtain a guest code, contact events@meridianlink.com or your account manager.  
Note: Spouses and guests must agree to follow the same COVID protocols as all attendees to attend events.
  • Enter the one-time use code in the Payment section of the registration form.
  • The guest package can be paid by billing company or paid onsite. Check the appropriate option.

Lodging & Travel

Where do these MeridianLink LIVE! and related events take place?
MeridianLink LIVE! and its events take place in Huntington Beach, California at two hotel properties: The Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort and the Waterfront Hilton Resort located on the beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • There is a MeridianLink negotiated discount rate of $305 per night at each property, excluding local and state taxes and fees. Make sure to use this link to reserve your rooms or if reserving by phone (Hyatt: 714.698.1234 or 877.803.7534 /Hilton:1-800-HILTONS), please mention that you will be attending the MeridianLink Forum to access the discounted rate.
    • The cut-off date for reserving a hotel room at this discounted room rate is April 11, 2022. After that date prevailing hotel rates apply.

  • MeridianLink LIVE! general session events take place at the Hyatt with concurrent sessions and evening networking events taking place in both the Hyatt and Hilton.
  • The TazWorks User event (VDA) will take place at the Waterfront Hilton except where attendees will join with MeridianLink LIVE! in general sessions at the Hyatt. It is suggested that TazWorks attendees reserve rooms at the Hilton as there are limited rooms at the Hyatt after Wednesday, May 4.
  • Each hotel is extending the discounted room rate for three days before the event and three days after the event for MeridianLink and TazWorks attendees based on availability. If you are planning to stay after the event, it is suggested that you book your stay at the Hilton due to limited rooms at the Hyatt after Wednesday, May 4.
  • Attendees can cancel their hotel reservations with a minimum of 72 hours notice prior to the first night of stay without penalty.
What airport should I use to fly to attend the Forum and related events in Huntington Beach, CA?
Attendees have a variety of options:
  • Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) is 13 miles away
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 17 miles away
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about 38 miles away
Is there parking at the hotels?
  • Valet parking at the Hyatt is $39/Overnight and $20 for Day Use Valet (9-12 hours)
  • Valet parking at the Hilton is $38/Overnight and Day Use Valet parking is $15 (8-10 hours)
  • Self-parking is also available across the street at Huntington Beach City parking at the daily prevailing rate.
What COVID protocols will be required to attend the event?
To attend the  MeridianLink User Forum, including TazWorks Verification & Data Access event, or any related functions, all attendees—as well as any spouses or guests of attendees—must agree to adhere to the prevailing COVID protocols, or they will NOT be able to attend.
  • Your safety is our first priority! Please refer to the COVID protocols FAQ we together regarding the events. We will update this page when new/relevant information presents itself. 

General

If I cannot attend in person, will the event be live-streamed? Will Forum session recording be available following the event? Will a virtual version of the Forum be held?
  • Sessions will NOT be live-streamed due to the set-ups and permissions required to live-stream multiple presentations.

  • Sessions at the Forum will not be recorded due to the set-ups and permissions required to record them live.

  • If the Forum is held live, there will not be a virtual version of the event in the same way it was held during the past two years.

  • Some sessions may be offered as single webinars following the event throughout Q3 and Q4 2022.
If I am a MeridianLink Vendor Partner, who should I contact about being a sponsor of the Forum or TazWorks event?

If interested in sponsoring the TazWorks event, please contact brian.fillmore@meridianlink.com or nathan.ogwin@meridianlink.com
I am a client and interested in presenting or serving on a panel at the Forum. Who should I contact?
  • While the program is now being finalized, there may become a need for a fill-in presenter or panelist. If you are interested in serving in either capacity, please contact events@meridianlink.com.
  • If accepted, all client speakers would receive a complimentary registration to the event.
Will there be an availability to meet in person with my Account Manager or members of the MeridianLink Product or Support staff?
  • Arrangements have been made to have a series of rooms available for 30-minute consultations with available staff.
  • The 30-minute One-on-One sessions can be arranged with your Account Manager prior and during the event.
What is the dress code for the event?
Business casual during the day and casual for evening events. It is suggested that you bring a light jacket or sweater for your comfort in meeting room sessions as well as outdoor morning and evening events.