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Please Register On-Site

Online registration closed on Friday June 2. All registrations must be done in-person at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Please note that one day registrations will not be available on-site.

On-Site Registration Hours 

Tuesday, June 20 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, June 21 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 
Thursday, June 22 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Registration Types and Fees

Early Bird registration is available through March 9, 2017. One Day registration is available through May 23, 2017. Regular registration is available through June 2, 2017. After June 2, 2017, registration is available on-site only.

  Early Bird Regular
Rate
On-Site One Day
(until May 23 only)
InterAction Member $695 $795 $895 $375
InterAction Member (>300 miles) $645 $745 $845 $325
Non-member $795 $895 $995 $445
Students/Young Professionals (<30) $495 $495 $545 $325

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 breakout sessions, plenary sessions, and networking events

  • Attendance for one individual at the Awards Reception and Banquet

  • Full access to all Forum meals, which include:

    • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

      • Continental breakfast

      • Networking lunch

      • Networking happy hour

    • Wednesday, June 21, 2017

      • Continental breakfast

      • Networking lunch

      • Awards Reception and Banquet

    • Thursday, June 22, 2017

      • Continental breakfast

*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, available through May 23, 2017 only, includes the following benefits:

International Attendees

InterAction encourages international guests 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 February 24, 2017. 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 

We offer a 10% group discount for groups of five or more registrants from a single member organization. This discount will be automatically applied and will only be available after the Early Bird Rate ends on March 9, 2017.

Ten or more people from the same non-member organization qualify as a group and will receive a 10% discount on the entire registration. This 10% discount will be applied retroactively and a refund will be issued.

In order to qualify for a group discount, the following conditions must be met:

  • All attendees in the group register for the full conference (three days).  One-day registrations are not eligible for 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 additional registrations as an "Attendee" registrant type.

  • Payment will be processed at the very end of the registration process. For groups of five of more registrants from member organizations, the 10% discount will be automatically applied. For groups of ten or more registrants from non-member organizations, the 10% discount will be refunded retroactively.

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 $175 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 $175 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

Speaker registration will open on March 15, 2017, and the deadline to register is May 31, 2017. Speakers may register at no charge to attend only the session in which they are presenting (no badge given). We encourage speakers to join us for a full day on which they are speaker, or for the entire conference, to take full advantage of other sessions and networking opportunities.

A full conference speaker registration is $595 and includes access to all breakout sessions, plenary sessions, continental breakfast and lunch on all three days, as well as two receptions and the Awards Banquet. A one day speaker registration is $245 and includes breakout sessions, plenary sessions, continental breakfast and lunch for the day you are registered. One day registration only includes the Awards Reception and Banquet if you register for Wednesday, June 21.

Speakers will receive the speaker registration link via email from their breakout session coordinator. Questions and inquiries about speaker registration should be sent to the breakout session coordinator or to forum@interaction.org.

 

Extra Awards Banquet Tickets

One ticket for this event is already included with each full conference registration. Extra Awards Banquet 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 June 9, 2016. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations or changes that result in a reduction of fees must be submitted by email to forum@interaction.org. InterAction will provide a 50% refund on cancellations or changes received in writing on or before May 19, 2017 only. Cancellation requests received after May 19. 2017 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 June 2, 2017. After June 2, 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 2017 is June 20-22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The address is: 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. 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) 667-8227.


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