Registration for the 15th Annual Conference is now open!


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Conference Registration Rates

Registration Type Early Bird Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
Full Conference (Member)* $550 $600 $675
Full Conference (Non-Member)* $650 $700 $775
One-Day (Thursday OR Friday) $350 $375 $425
Full-Time Graduate Student** $275 $300 $350
Additional Reception Guest $50 $50 $50

Pre-Conference Event Fees

Registration Type Early/Regular Registration Late Registration
Critical Dialogue $45 $45
Half-Day Workshop (Member) $240 $315
Half-Day Workshop (Non-Member) $325 $400

*Full conference registration includes: Session and plenary attendance, admittance into the Exhibit Hall, Wednesday reception, Thursday and Friday breakfasts, Thursday and Friday lunches, all coffee breaks and the closing celebration toast.


**Graduate Students

The Graduate Student fee has been established as a means to provide full-time graduate students, who are not gainfully employed full-time, access to The Forum’s Annual Conference. The Forum kindly requests that only full-time graduate students who are not employed full-time utilize this registration.

Limited volunteer opportunities are also available to graduate students to offset the cost of attending the conference. Learn more»


Conference registration photoRate Schedule

  • Early bird registration fees are effective October 25 – December 14
  • Regular registration fees are effective December 15 – February 22
  • Late registration fees are effective February 23 – March 29


Group Rate (Forum Members Only)

A special group discount is available for members only. Groups of 5 or more receive a discount of $50 per person. The discount will automatically be applied when all 5 (or more) individuals are included in one registration. If individuals have or will be registered separately, please call The Forum for further assistance: +1 717 245-1031


Changing a Registration

After completing registration, please request any changes (for example: adding a pre-conference workshop or changing contact information) by emailing them to:


Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to The credit card used to pay will be refunded if the refund is requested within 60 days of payment. After 60 days, a refund check will be issued. Please view The Forum’s general refund and cancellation policy.

Upon written request, refunds for withdrawal from the full conference will be made based on this schedule:

  • Requests made on or before December 14, 2018: Fees will be refunded minus a 10% service fee.
  • Requests made from December 15, 2018 to March 8, 2019: Fees will be refunded 50%.
  • No refunds will be made on or after March 9, 2019.