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Conference Headquarters

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
T: 202.582.1234

Registration Fees

Registration Type

Early-Bird Deadline
Postmarked by 1/26/18

Advanced Deadline
Postmarked by 2/21/18

2/22/18 - 3/12/18

National Partner $375 $375 $375
Grassroots Partner $200 $200 $225
Individual $170 $180 $205
Student $125 $150 $160

Note: Student registrations must be submitted in paper form.
Note: Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, March 12 and breakfast on Tuesday, March 13.

How to Register

There are three easy ways to register for the Arts Advocacy Day – online, by mail or by fax! Make sure that you register by the Advanced Deadline of Wednesday, February 21, 2018, to save big and lock in your spot!

Registration and Admission Policies

Registration payments made with credit card can be processed online, by mail or by fax. However, payments made by check, purchase order number, or registrations for students can only be processed by mail.  Any registrations postmarked on or after Thursday, February 22, 2018 will be processed at the Registration Desk at the Grand Hyatt Washington and will be charged the Onsite rate.

Admission Procedures 

You are required to wear your name badge to all conference events and meal functions. Admission will be denied to those without a badge. Replacement badges may be purchased at the Registration Desk for $50.

Advanced Registration Deadline

All advance registration payments must be received by Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Registrations received after this deadline will not be processed in advance. You will be asked to register on site and provide payment at that time.

Lunch Program 

During the lunch program on Monday, March 12, 2018, you will have the opportunity to experience welcoming remarks by Americans for the Arts' CEO, Bob Lynch, and other featured speakers. Lunch will be provided.

Student Registrations

Individual full time students are eligible to register at the student rate of $125/$150/$160 (Early-Bird/Advanced/Onsite deadline). Students must register by paper form and submit a copy of a valid student ID.


Registrations are not considered complete until all fees are paid in full. All payments must be received by February 21, 2018. Registrations received after this date will not be processed in advance and you will be asked to register on site and provide payment at that time. Payment of registrations secured by Purchase Order must be received by February 21, 2018. If payment by purchase order is not received by this date, the attendee will be required to provide a credit card and sign a payment authorization form to guarantee payment at the onsite Registration Desk before receiving credentials.


All attendees will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation notice within three weeks of submitting your registration, or if you wish to change your registration information, please contact us by e-mail at


All requests for refunds must be made in writing to Americans for the Arts c/o Meetings and Events. Full refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be issued to requests received by February 22, 2018. Refund requests received after this deadline will not be considered.