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Registration for the 2015 Conference for Community Arts Education will open on Wednesday, July 15. Registration rates for 2015 have not yet been posted, please refer to the information below for 2014 rates.

Sample Registration Rates


              MEMBERS               NON-MEMBERS  



















Pre-Conference   $180       $195 $225   $200       $225 $250
Building the Ideal Board Pre-Conference   $90       $100 $115   $100       $115 $125
Main Conference**    $425       $465 $515   $495       $565 $615
Single Day Registration    $180       $195 $225   $200       $225 $250

**Main conference discounts are available for 3rd and higher registrants from an organization and for the 1st registrant of a new Full or Ed Aff member organization. Full-time higher education students with a valid student I.D. may register online for a special student rate.

General Policies

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

If you 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.

Faxed registration forms must be accompanied with credit card payment. Mail your registration forms if paying by check (no fax please).

Registration forms without names will not be accepted. 

Please do not submit multiple copies of your registration form (e.g., both fax and mail). 

Specials Events and Meals

 Conference registration fees include the following meals:

  • Pre-Conference Lunch, Wednesday, November 11 (*for those who register for a Pre-Conference Institute only)
  • Discipline Roundtable Breakfasts, Thursday, November 12, 8:00-9:45am
  • Opening Night Reception, Thursday, November 12, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Getting to Know the Guild Breakfast, Friday, November 13, 7:30-8:45am
  • Annual Awards Luncheon, Saturday, November 14, 12:30-2:15pm
  • Closing Night Reception, Saturday, November 14, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Ticketed Meals & Special Events*

  • Next Level Luncheon, Thursday, November 12, 12:00 - 1:30pm. Ticket price: $35
  • Site Visits, Saturday, November 14, 9:00am - 12:00pm. Complimentary, however, we request that you pre-register for the session that interests you.

*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 $200 off the main conference registration fee for one representative of a Full or Educational Affiliate Member that has joined since December 2014. To take advantage of New Member Discount, contact Claire Wilmoth 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 $50 off the main conference registration fee for the the third and higher members of your group.

To take advantage of the Group Discount, contact Claire Wilmoth at 212-268-3337 x14 prior to submitting your registration.

Student Discount

Full-time higher education students with a valid student I.D. may register online for the conference at a special student rate ($95 single day/$215 full conference).

This discount applies to single day registrations on Nov. 12, Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 or the main conference. (It does not apply to our preconference institutes on Nov. 19, nor does it include ticketed events.) Full-time higher education students enrolled in a two to four year degree program (with a valid student I.D.) are eligible for this special rate. You must register online. Paper registration forms will not be accepted for this special offer. If you are registering at the student discount rate, you must present a valid student I.D. when you check-in at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Refunds and Cancellations

The refund and cancellation request deadline (September 30, 2014) has passed. No refunds will be made for requests received at this point.

Changes to Existing Registrations

Requests to change events that have the same dollar value (i.e., swapping site visits or single-day registrations) may be made on-site beginning Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

The deadline to requests to change the name of a registered attendee, including exhibitors (swap from one person to another in the same organization) has passed. No name changes will be made for requests received at this point.

Changes made on-site in events that would result in a refund will be assessed a $75.00 change fee.

Guest Tickets

Delegates may purchase guest tickets for the Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Reception for $25 and for the Annual Awards Luncheon for $60. Guests do not receive name badges and may not attend other conference events. These purchases may be made on-site.


The National Guild welcomes patrons with disabilities to the conference. Accommodations must be requested by September 19, 2013. Please contact James Horton at or at (212) 268-3337 ext. 12.

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