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2017 Registration Rates below. Check back in July to register for the 2018 Conference for Community Arts Education



Personalize Your Conference Plan

Register onsite for the full three-day conference, or join us for just a day or two.

•    Add a specialized Preconference Institute or Food for Thought Luncheon to further your knowledge. 
•    Sign up for one of the many exciting Saturday morning site visits and get a first-hand look at some of the innovative work being done in the Bay Area—all for no extra charge.
•    Bring a guest to select special events.

There are many ways to save on your conference registration. If you are a representative of a Full or Education Affiliate Member of the National Guild, member discount rates will automatically apply. We also offer new member, group, and student discounts.

Payment Policies
Conference registration and full payment must be received by deadlines to qualify for published rates. All funds payable in US dollars.

If you have registered online but need to pay by check rather than credit card, your registration is not considered complete until that payment has been received. If payment is received after rates have increased, the higher rate will apply.

For questions or problems with registration contact Claire Wilmoth or at 212-268-3337 x14. For questions about the conference program, contact James Horton or at 212-268-3337 x12.

Meals and Special Events

 Conference registration fees include the following meals:

  • Preconference Lunch, Wednesday (*for those who register for a Preconference Institute only)
  • Discipline Roundtable Breakfasts, Thursday
  • Food for Thought Luncheons, Thursday
  • Opening Night Reception, Thursday
  • Meet the Ambassadors Breakfast, Friday
  • Annual Awards Breakfast, Saturday
  • Closing Night Celebration, Saturday

Special Events*

  • Working in Trauma-Impacted Communities: Building Capacity for Self-Care to Better Care for Others with Shawn Ginwright, Friday. $40 for roundtrip transportation and dinner.
  • Site Visits, Saturday. No extra charge, but registration required.

*You must also register for the conference (either the main conference or the relevant single day) to purchase a ticketed meal or special event.

New Member, Group, and Student Discounts

 New Member Discount

The National Guild is pleased to offer 50% off the conference registration fee for one representative of a Full or Education Affiliate Member that has joined since December 2016. To take advantage of the New Member Discount, contact Claire Wilmoth or at 212-268-3337 x14 prior to registering. Learn more about the benefits of membership and apply!

Renewals and lapsed members who are re-joining do not qualify for this discount.

Group Discount

Take 5% off main conference registration fees in groups of three or more. All members of your group must register online at the same time to receive the reduced rate. *Discount is subject to change.

Student Discount

Full-time higher education students with a valid student I.D. may register online for the conference at a special student rate ($200 single day/$350 full conference). This discount applies to single day registrations or the main conference. (It does not apply to our preconference institutes on November 15 or to ticketed events.) Full-time higher education students enrolled in a two to four year degree program are eligible for this special rate. You must register online. If you are registering at the student discount rate, you must present a valid student I.D. when you check-in at conference.

Guest Tickets

 Delegates may purchase guest tickets for the Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Celebration for $25, and for the Annual Awards Breakfast for $35. Guests do not receive name badges and may not attend other conference events. These purchases may be made on-site or while registering online.


The National Guild welcomes patrons with disabilities to the conference. Accommodations must be requested by October 13. Please contact James Horton or call (212) 268-3337 x12.

Refunds and Cancellations

The deadline for refunds and cancellations is October 13. Cancellation requests received by this date will be refunded less a 10% cancellation fee.

This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.