Attend Forum 2016

Online registration closed April 1. Register on-site April 18-20.

 

Registration Types and Fees

A special Early Bird discounted registration rate began October 5, 2015 and ended on December 9, 2015. Online registration (Regular Rate and One Day Rate) was available until April 1, 2016. At this time, registration is only be available on-site.

  Early Bird Regular
Rate
One Day Full Event
On-Site
One Day
On-Site
InterAction Member $645 $745 $350 $845 $375
InterAction Member (>300 miles) $595 $695 $300 $795 $325
Non-member $745 $900 $420 $945 $445
"Global South" Participant $525 $550 $295 $550 $320
Young Professional (<30) $500 $525 $295 $550 $320
Student or Unpaid Intern** $325 $325 $195 $350 $220

** Must provide copy of student ID or appointment letter at the time of registration.

What's Included In Your Registration

Registration fees include admission to all meals and functions for the period covered in your registration.

Full event registration (three days) includes the following benefits:

  • Full conference access to all workshops, plenary sessions, and networking events

  • Attendance for one individual at the Forum Gala Reception and Awards Banquet

  • Full access to all Forum meals, which include:

    • Monday, April 18, 2016

      • Registration continental breakfast

      • Networking luncheon

      • Exhibit/ happy hour

    • Tuesday, April 19, 2016

      • Continental breakfast

      • Networking luncheon

      • Forum Gala Reception

      • Forum Gala Awards Banquet

    • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

      • 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 on that day.

  • Attendance for one individual at the annual Forum Gala Reception and Awards Banquet only if one-day registration is purchased for Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

  • One-day full access to all Forum meals for the day you are registered. See details above.

International Attendees

InterAction encourages international guests, particularly from the Global South, to attend Forum. If you are traveling from another country to attend the Forum and 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 pay in full by December 18, 2015. 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.

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:

  • All attendees in the group register online and not through a paper form.

  • All attendees in the group register for the full conference (three days).  One-day registrations are not able to receive the group discount.

  • All attendees in the group register only as the "attendee" participant type, and not as a "sponsor," "exhibitor," or "speaker."

  • The entire group is registered together under a “primary attendee,” which by default is the person who registers first in a group.

  • A combined group payment is processed through the primary attendee.

  • All attendees are 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,  you are still encouraged to register together and process payment under a primary attendee.  Should the primary attendee later add other staff member and meet the 10-person group requirement, the 10% discount will be applied retroactively. Questions or inquiries about group registration should be sent by email to forum@interaction.org.

Note: Discounts are also given for additional registrations of exhibitors and sponsors, but only one discount may be taken. Discounts cannot be combined.

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.

Additional Registration Information

Sponsors (Additional Full Conference Attendees and Booth Passes)

Each sponsorship level already includes full access conference registrations, depending on the sponsor level. Additional, regular full access conference registrations may be purchased for a 15% discount as a part of the registration process. As noted above, registration discounts cannot be combined.

Passes for additional booth personnel with access to the exhibit area only (inclusive of meals in the exhibit hall, but not inclusive of workshops, plenary sessions or conference meals) may be purchased separately for $150 each in advance or at the door. Questions about either the 15% discount or booth passes should be sent by email to forum@interaction.org.

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. As noted above, registration discounts cannot be combined.

Passes for additional booth personnel with access to the exhibit area only (inclusive of meals in the exhibit hall, but not inclusive of workshops, plenary sessions or conference meals) may be purchased separately for $150 each in advance or at the door. Questions about either the 15% discount or booth passes should be sent by email to forum@interaction.org.

Speaker Registration

All speakers for workshops and plenary sessions must register using an online form. Speaker registration closes on April 1, 2016. Speakers may attend the workshop or plenary session in which they are speaking at no charge and may register for the Forum at a $75.00 discount off of the current registration price (applicable to full or one-day registrations).

All questions and inquiries about speaker registration should be sent to the workshop coordinator or staff contact at InterAction. 

Extra Forum Gala Awards 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 $1,200. If you are not attending the Forum, a full table of ten seats may be purchased for $1,350. Tickets are available here through April 8, 2016. No Gala tickets will be sold on-site.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted by email to forum@interaction.org. InterAction will provide a 50% refund on cancellations received in writing on or before March 18, 2016 only. Cancellation requests received after March 18, 2016 will not be entitled to a refund.

Substitutions

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 online substitutions is April 1, 2016. After April 1, substitutions can only be made on-site. All substitution inquiries or requests should be sent by email to forum@interaction.org

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 forum@interaction.org.

Interested in Applying for a Scholarship to Attend the Forum?

Please visit the scholarship program page for more information!

Location

The InterAction Forum 2016 is April 18-20, 2016 at the Washington Marriott, Wardman Park. The address is: 2660 Woodley Road, NW. Washington, D.C. 20008. Please see hotelarea information, and directions for more information.

Questions or Inquiries about Registration?

For all other questions about registration, please send an email to forum@interaction.org or call (202) 552-6556.

Forum 2016 Sponsors

UPSPlan InternationalZakat FoundationPlanet AidSIT Graduate InstituteNCBA CLUSATzu ChiMercy CorpsGlobal CommunitiesIslamic ReliefPublic Interest RegistrySave the ChildrenSolidarity CenterSolidarity Center