Registration Details


    Early Bird Deadline is October 1, 2018
    Regular Registration Deadline is November 15, 2018


    To register and obtain the reduced registration rates, your completed registration form must be received on or before October 1.


    • If paying by credit card, complete the online registration OR,
    • If paying by check, print and complete the registration form and mail (or email to the Council of Graduate Schools, Meetings Dept., One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 230, Washington, DC 20036.


    Checks should be made payable to the Council of Graduate Schools. Payment by credit card must include the card number, expiration date, cvv number, name and signature of the cardholder.

    Meeting Fees


    Registration fee includes meeting materials and a number of meals, including the opening reception and dinner, two lunches, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. Guest meal tickets may be purchased on the registration form. Regular registrations will be accepted through November 15.


    • Early-Bird Registration
    (postmarked on or before October 1)

    o Member $810
    o Nonmember $1025


    • Regular Registration
    (postmarked October 2 – November 15)

    o Member $860
    o Nonmember $1100


    • On-Site Registration
    (postmarked after November 15)

    o Member $910
    o Nonmember $1150


    • Graduate Student Rate

    o Member $350
    o Nonmember $450

    Cancellation/Refund Policy


    CGS will fully refund registration and ticket fees if cancellation notification is received, in writing, on or before November 1. After November 1, all refunds will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be honored after November 15.





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