Frequently Asked Questions

What platform will the virtual reception and awards ceremony be on?
For those attending the virtual reception, we will be using Remo, a live, virtual event and networking space. Attendees can connect and network like in real life using their computer video and microphone to build meaningful connections. Attendees will then use the link ELI provides to watch the Award Ceremony via YouTube. For those attending only the awards ceremony, we will be streaming on YouTube.

When will I be able to network?
During the networking reception, from 6:30-7:30pm ET, you will have the opportunity to interact in real-time, face-to-face by selecting an available "chair" at a 2-6 person "table." You can move freely from small table to table at any time through double-clicking an open seat, finding colleagues and making new connections.

screenshot of Remo reception

How will I find other attendees during the reception?
When you register to attend the reception and award ceremony, you will be prompted to make a profile or "virtual business card."
Attendees can customize their virtual business card. You can share your name, job title, organization, LinkedIn profile, photo and more. A customized virtual business card will help you see who is at each table, so you can find the people you want to talk to with ease. You can also send a direct message to others during the reception to coordinate meeting at a table together.

For more information about Remo, please read our detailed How-To Guide or watch the How to use Remo as an Attendee video.

When will the Award Ceremony take place?
If you are in the Networking Reception, at 7:30pm ET, the Environmental Law Institute will broadcast the Award Ceremony program via YouTube for attendees to enjoy. Simply wait for the announcement at 7:30!
If you are not attending the Networking Reception, the Award Ceremony will be streamed on YouTube for your viewing.

I need help getting into the Networking Reception at the time of the event.
If you are having trouble getting into your Remo account as the event starts, please email with your inquiries.

I'm having trouble with my camera and/or microphone on Remo.
Please visit for a systems check of your device.

When is the deadline for purchasing tickets?

You must purchase tickets by Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Credit card payment is required for all table and individual ticket purchases. Reservations are made upon receipt of payment.If you would like to purchase tickets or tables by check, please contact Melodie DeMulling at 202-939-3808 or

How do I know if I qualify for the ELI Member rate?
If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for the ELI Member rate, please contact to confirm your membership status prior to purchase.

How do I ensure my party is seated together?
Individuals may purchase up to four tickets (to be seated together unless requested otherwise). If you are purchasing more than one ticket OR if the attendee is not the cardholder, please make sure that the names and affiliations of all attendees are noted during checkout so that the appropriate people are registered for the event. Your guests will not be allowed into the event unless they have been pre-registered. All guest names must be received by October 12, 2021.

I would like to purchase a table. Who do I contact for an invoice?
Invoices for table purchases are available upon request. Contact Molly Krawczyk to arrange for an invoice and/or payment by credit card.

How will I recieve my ticket to the event?
Your preprinted nametag is your ticket into the event and must be picked up at the event registration desk.

I would like to stay in Washington, DC before or after the event. Does ELI have a discounted room block?
Yes! You are most welcome to book your room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel through this link.

What steps are ELI taking to prioritize safety amidst the ongoing effects of COVID-19?
ELI requests that all guests are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative test for COVID-19 prior to attending the Award Dinner and other in-person events. ELI also reserves the right to cancel the in-person event at any time based on CDC guidelines and DC Health guidelines and mandates. We thank you for your patience with us as we navigate the new normal for events.


ELI is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization listed in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Amounts paid in excess of $210 per person to attend the Award Dinner may be considered a charitable contribution to the Institute and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent permitted by law.

All cancellations received by ELI by Wednesday, October 13, 2021, will be refunded (less a $35 cancellation fee/ticket). After that date, no refunds will be issued. However, the full ticket price may be considered a tax-deductible, charitable contribution to ELI.

Tickets and tables must be purchased with payment received no later than Wednesday, October 13, 2021.