Registration Information

Early bird registration deadline: December 1, 2017

Participant registration includes all conference materials, refreshment breaks, admission to the Opening Plenary Session and Welcome Reception on Thursday, the Membership Meeting, Board Service, Fellows, and Awards as well as the President’s Reception on Saturday. Participant registration also includes entry to exhibits, lectures, papers, posters, symposia, roundtables, and workshops.

All presenters/speakers are required to register for the conference and must be current 2018 SSWR members. This includes ALL oral and poster presenters, symposia organizers, symposia paper presenters and discussants, and workshop and roundtable speakers. 

We urge you to register as soon as possible, as space is limited. Those registered by December 1, 2017, will receive the early registration rate. 

Exhibitor registration includes an 8’ x 10’ booth space as well as listing in the 2018 program book and the 2018 conference website. See exhibitor registration for additional exhibitor and advertising information. Note that payment MUST accompany registration for exhibitors and ad copy.

Universities and Organizations wishing to hold receptions or luncheons for their alumni at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, please contact Patty Couch, CMP, at 800-821-4671, ext. 2785 or email

For your convenience, the SSWR membership application is now available online at JOIN TODAY to take advantage of the discounted conference rates available for members. Please address any membership questions to DeeJay Garringo, CAE, Program & Membership Director, at or call 703-352-7797, ext. 218

Current members: please check your email, sent by SSWR on 10/17/2017, with your Member ID you’ll need to register with the member discount.  

Attendee Registration Form (PDF)

Conference Registration Rates

Early Registration
(By 12/1/17)
Late Registration
(By 1/5/18)
SSWR Member $350 $375 $415
Non-Member $525 $550 $580
Student Member $150 $175 $215
Student Non-Member $240 $265 $295
CEUs $25 $25 $25
Guest for Reception(s) – Each $30 $30 $30
Guest for two (2) Receptions Package (Thursday Opening & Saturday Presidential Reception) $50 $50 $50
RM Half-Day Workshop $100 $100 $115
SSRP & CB $15 $15 $15
“Meet the Scientist” Luncheon $20 $20 $20

Pre-Conference Online Registration will close January 5, 2018. Pre-Conference Online Registration balance dues are due January 5, 2018. Registrations received AFTER that date will be processed on-site and include a $15 processing fee. Registrations received by fax or mail require a $15 processing fee. Make checks payable to Travelink, Inc. and mail to the address below. Processing fees are for Travelink, Inc.

Travelink, American Express Travel
404 BNA Drive, Suite 650
Nashville, TN 37217

A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given by SSWR in the event of cancellation. Notification must be received by January 5, 2018. Refunds after this date are not possible.

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