REGISTER ONLINE or download a registration form to send by mail or fax

We have added additional free activities this year to minimize the out-of-pocket expenses of attendees, and are offering a variety of ways to take advantage of discounts. See below for more information.

Registration Fee Includes

EVENING RECEPTIONS: Wednesday / Thursday
BREAKFAST + LUNCH: Thursday/Friday/Saturday
OFF-SITE SESSIONS + TOURS (except where noted)

Registration Discounts

EARLY BIRDS: Discounts for registrations received or postmarked by September 7

ALLIANCE MEMBERS: Discounts for staff/board of Organizational, Emerging Program, and Affiliate Members; and to Individual Members

TEAMS: Discounts for additional registrants from the same organization (discount does not apply to first registrant)

COLLEGE STUDENTS: Discounts for college students in a degree-earning program (continuing education and non-matriculating students are not eligible for the discount).

SCHOLARSHIPS: Underwriting of $500-$1000 is available for people of color. Applications are due by September 7. To apply, please select "Scholarship Applicant" on the registration form. Scholarship applicants will not need to pay for conference registration upfront; if awarded a scholarship, the conference registration fee will be included in the scholarship, with the remaining funds to be reimbursed for travel expenses. Applicants will be notified of scholarship awards after September 7. Scholarships are made possible by The Ford Foundation.

TRAVEL GRANTS: A limited number of travel grants (up to $500) are available for Alliance Organizational and Emerging Program Members in good standing, that meet at least one of the following criteria:
   (1) organizations with total annual operating budgets of $250,000 or less
   (2) organizations that are registering more than one staff person for the full conference
To apply for travel grants, download the travel grant application form. Grant requests must be received by September 7. To become a member of the Alliance, visit our membership page.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing.

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27: Full refund, less $25
SEPTEMBER 28 through OCTOBER 18: 50% refund
AFTER OCTOBER 18: No refunds issued

Registration Fees

By Sept 7 After Sept 7
Member, first attendee $375 $425
Member, team attendee $325 $375
Non-member, first attendee $425 $475
Non-member, team attendee $375 $425
College students $325 $375
Scholarship Applicant (register by Sept 7)     —

Member, first attendee $175 $200
Member, team attendee $150 $175
Non-member, first attendee $200 $225
Non-member, team attendee $175 $200
College students $150 $175

Changing Ecology Wetlands Tour $25 $25
Printmaking Workshop $25 $25
Pre-Conference Day of Service with Habitat for Humanity free free
All other tours free free

Conference attendee $35 $35
Guest $45 $45


The Conference

General Information
Events + Tours
Hotel + Travel
Explore New Orleans

I just wanted to thank you for making a newcomer to your conference feel so welcome. I also wanted to congratulate you on such an organized, content- and experience-filled conference … with sessions and conversations that left me truly inspired and energized!
–2008 Conference attendee

The Alliance's 19th Annual Conference is supported in part by grants from The Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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