Attend Forum 2014

InterAction Forum 2014
June 10-13, 2014
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Forum 2014 Reception on Capitol Hill (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)
Registration is now open for all regular attendees, as well as sponsors and exhibitors.  Registration is available online or by paper form. Hotel accommodations are not included in conference registration and must be booked separately. Information about hotel accommodations may be found by visiting the hotel information webpage. You may also find registration links for various categories on the left-side menu under “Attend.”
Attendee Registration Details
A special Early Bird registration discounted rate began on December 2, 2013 and will remain through January 31, 2014. Registration will continue at a non-discounted regular rate from February 1, 2014 through May 23, 2014. Registration will close May 23, 2014. After that date, registration will only be available on-site until the Forum is sold out. Registration fees include admission to all meals and functions for the period covered in your registration. Registration will not be processed and you are not registered until payment is received by check, money order, or credit card, regardless of the date you submit your registration form. Registration confirmation will only be sent after payment has been received.
Full event registration (3 days) includes the following benefits:
  • Full conference access to all workshops, plenary sessions and networking events
  • Attendance for one individual at the InterAction 30th Anniversary Reception and Banquet
  • Full access to all Forum meals, which include
    • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      • Opening Reception on Capitol Hill
    • Wednesday, June 11, 2014:
      • Registration continental breakfast
      • Networking luncheon
      • Exhibit/ happy hour
    • Thursday, June 12, 2014:
      • Continental breakfast
      • Networking luncheon
      • 30th Anniversary Gala reception
      • 30th Anniversary Gala Banquet
    • Friday, June 13, 2014:
      • Continental breakfast
      • Closing networking luncheon

*Vegetarian options are available. During the registration process, you may indicate your dietary preferences. We cannot guarantee availability of Halal or Kosher meals.

One-day registration includes the following benefits:
  • One-day full conference access to all workshops, plenary sessions and networking events
  • Attendance for one individual at the 30th Anniversary Gala Reception and Banquet only if one-day registration is purchased for Thursday, June 12, 2014
  • One-day full access to all Forum meals for the day you are registered see details above

Registration Types and Fees

Registration Type


Early Bird InterAction Member


Early Bird InterAction Member
(>300 miles)


Early Bird Nonmember


Early Bird “Global South” Participant


Early Bird Young Professional (<30)


Early Bird Student or Unpaid Intern**


Regular Rate InterAction Member


Regular Rate InterAction Member 
(>300 miles)


Regular Rate Nonmember


Regular Rate 
“Global South” Participant


Regular Rate Young Professional


Regular Rate Student or 
Unpaid Intern**


One Day InterAction Member


One Day InterAction Member
(>300 miles)


One Day Nonmember


One Day “Global South” Participant


One Day Young Professional


One Day Student or Unpaid Intern**


On-Site InterAction Member


On-Site InterAction Member 
(>300 miles)


On-Site Nonmember


On-Site “Global South” Participant


On-Site Young Professional


On-Site Student or Unpaid Intern**


** Must provide copy of student ID or appointment letter at the time of registration.
International Attendees
InterAction encourages Forum participation by international guests, particularly from the Global South.  If you will be travelling from another country to attend the Forum and will need a visa to enter the United States, then please read carefully the following information.
Due to the visa application process, it is recommended that you register for the Forum and fully pay by February 21, 2014. Invitation letters for the purposes of securing a visa will be sent by InterAction under only the following conditions:
  • Registration is completed and paid in full.  A credit card or a wire transfer are the only payment methods accepted from international guests.  International checks will not be accepted.  International attendees who select “check” as the payment method will not be registered.
  • Proof of hotel reservations or alternative lodging within metropolitan Washington, DC has been provided to InterAction.
Should an international attendee be unable to acquire a visa, InterAction will refund the full amount of the registration fees.
Attending Forum 2014 Opening Reception on the Hill
A special opening reception will be held on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, to thank members of Congress who have supported our ongoing work to save lives and improve conditions for the world's poorest. Details about the event will be posted on the Forum web pages as they become available. Please remember to mark that you will be attending the reception when you register online.
Group Registration
Ten or more people from the same organization qualify as a group and will receive a 10% discount on the entire registration. Group registration may mix different attendee registration types, such as “InterAction member,” “young professional,” or “intern.”  In order to qualify for a group discount, the following conditions must be met:
  • Register online and not through a paper form.
  • Register for the full conference (3-days) for all attendees.  One-day registrations are not able to receive the group discount.
  • Register only as the "attendee" participant type and not as the participant type of either "sponsor," "exhibitor," or "speaker."
  • The entire group must be registered together under a “primary attendee,” which by default is the person who registers first in a group.
  • A combined group payment must be processed through the primary attendee.
  • All attendees must be from the same organization, which may include a mixture of both U.S. domestic and international staff. 
If you are part of an organization that will be sending multiple staff members to the Forum but might not have enough staff to qualify for a group discount, then you are still encouraged to register together and process payment under a primary attendee.  Should the primary attendee later add other staff members and meet the 10-person group requirement, then the 10% discount will be applied retroactively. Questions or inquiries about group registration should be sent by email to
Instructions for registering as a group:
  • Begin the registration process.  You will be known by default as the “primary attendee.”
  • Complete the personal information and agenda section.
  • Click on "add person" at the bottom of the agenda page or click on "add another person" on the checkout page.
  • Complete the nine additional registrations as an "Attendee" registrant type.
  • Payment will be processed at the very end of the registration process and the 10% discount will be automatically applied.
Sponsors (Additional Full Conference Attendees and Booth Passes)
Each sponsorship level already includes three, full access conference registrations.  However, additional, regular full access conference registrations may be purchased for a 15% discount as a part of the registration process.   
Passes for additional booth personnel may be purchased in advance for $25 each in advance or $30 each during the Forum.  Booth personnel passes grant access only to the exhibit hall and do not include workshops, plenary sessions, or conference meals.  Questions about either the 15% discount or booth passes should be sent by email to
Exhibitors (Additional Full Conference Attendees and Booth Passes)
Exhibitor registration includes one full conference registration.  Additional regular full access conference registrations may be purchased for a 15% discount as a part of the registration process.  
Passes for additional booth personnel may be purchased in advance for $25 each or for $30 each during the Forum.  Booth personnel passes only grant access to the exhibit hall and do not include workshops, plenary sessions, or conference meals.  Questions about either the 15% discount or booth passes should be sent by email to
Speaker Registration
All speakers for workshops and plenary sessions must register using an online form. Speaker registration closes on May 23, 2014. For the day on which an individual will be speaking, attendance at all workshops and plenary sessions is available at no charge. During the registration process, speakers can choose extra days to attend. For attendance on additional days, the following charges will apply:
  • One additional day:  $166.00
  • Two additional days: $332.00
  All questions and inquiries about speaker registration should be sent to the workshop coordinator or staff contact at InterAction. 
Extra 30th Anniversary Gala Banquet Tickets
One ticket for this event is already included with each full conference registration.  Extra Gala tickets may be purchased by attendees during the registration process for $150 each.  If you are already attending the Forum, you may purchase a full table (9 extra seats) for $1,000.  If you are not attending the Forum, a full table of ten seats may be purchased for $1,350, please contact to order tickets. Questions about Gala tickets should be sent by email to
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted by e-mail to  InterAction will provide a 50 % refund on cancellations received in writing on or before May 14, 2014 only.  Cancellation requests received after May 14, 2014 will not be entitled to a refund.
In the event that a registered attendee is not able to attend, this attendee may substitute another person to attend in their place.  The value of all substitutions must be less than or equal to the original registration fee. The deadline for substitutions is May 16, 2014.  After May 16th, substitutions cannot be made.  All substitution inquiries or requests should be sent by email to
Special Accommodations
Special accommodations can be requested within the registration process and we will do our best to accommodate them. Please note that requests for sign language interpretation (ASL) must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the event. Questions or inquiries about special accommodations should be sent by email to .
Interested in Volunteering at the Forum?
Please visit the volunteer webpage for more information!
Interested in Applying for a Scholarship to Attend the Forum?
Please visit the scholarship program webpage for more information!
Questions or Inquiries about Registration?
For all other questions about registration, please send an email to or call (202) 552-6556.


Forum 2014 Sponsors

CRSPADFPlanet AidRockefeller & Co.Global CommunitiesNCBA CLUSABuddhist Tzu Chi FoundationAga Khan FoundationIRD