How to Register

Online pre-registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

Registration Dates

  • Register by December 20, 2016 to qualify for the Early Pre-Registration Rate.
  • The Regular Pre-Registration Rate is effective from Dec 21, 2016 to January 24, 2017.
  • Pre-Registration fees must be paid in full by January 24, 2017 or the On-Site Registration Rate will be applied.
  • Those wishing to register for the conference after January 24 may do so at the conference center at the On-Site Registration Rate. The On-Site Registration Rate also applies to all registrations postmarked after January 24, 2017.

Registration rates expire at midnight, but phone registrations are only available weekdays from 8am to 5pm.

Cancellations & Changes

  •  Requests received by January 6, 2017 are eligible for an 85% refund.
  •  Requests received by January 24, 2017 are eligible for a 50% refund.
  •  Requests received after January 24, 2017 are not eligible for a refund.
  •  Meals cannot be refunded after January 6th.
  • In the case of extreme weather or family emergencies, deviations from our cancellation policy will be made on a case-by-case basis. All requests for special consideration must be made in writing and will be considered after the conference.


All paid registrations will receive a confirmation of purchase. Payment must be received in full before January 24, or the registrant will be charged the on-site price. Registrants who provide their email address will receive an electronic confirmation.

Discounts & Scholarships

  • We offer a deeply discounted rate for Students (High school through College). This is the lowest rate we can provide, and membership status does not impact the pricing.
  • Children under the age of 5 years are free but should be registered with their family. Parents may purchase lunch or dinner tickets for children under 5 when they register.
  • There is a special registration form for those wishing to apply for a Scholarship or the WorkShare Program. To apply for a scholarship or WorkShare, click here for details or call (814) 349-9856. You will receive instructions about how to register for the conference once your application is received; do not register until you receive those instructions. Applications can be submitted through January 4, 2017 at 5:00pm. Awards will be made as applications are received.
  • Sponsors and speakers will receive special instructions regarding how to register.