Registration Rates and Info

2022 Registration Rates

The 2022 Charleston Conference will include options for attendance in person in Charleston as well as online. 

In Person: November 1 – 4, with livestreams available for Plenary and Neapolitan Sessions
Online: November 14 – 18, including all in-person content plus “online exclusive” presentations
Preconferences: Virtual and in person options available.

Conference registration includes: 

  • In-Person Registration: Includes in-person attendance in Charleston as well as full access to our virtual conference platform. 
  • Virtual Registration: Includes online access to our virtual conference platform as well as livestream access for Plenary sessions during the week of the in-person event and “online exclusive” content.
  • Rates are the same for both attendance options with the exception of the On Site/Late In Person registration rate, see below for details.
  • All registrants receive on-demand access to session recordings for one year following the event.
  • Also includes a one-year complimentary subscription to Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians.

Individual Registration Rates:

  • $475 Early Bird (through September 16) Extended to September 23
  • $95 Student Rate (must provide proof of enrollment)
  • $600 Regular Registration (after September 23) Online registration for in-person attendance will close on October 21 to allow our staff time to process materials, name badges, etc. Virtual registration will continue to be available at the regular registration rate through the week of the virtual conference, November 14 – November 18.
  • $800 On Site/Late In Person Registration (October 31 – November 4) Applies to anyone attending the conference in person who has not registered before they arrive for check in at the Francis Marion Hotel Lobby.

Group Registration Rates: Applies only to participants from the same library/institution/company. “Mix and Match:” up to 4 participants may attend the conference either in person or online (you can select each person’s attendance type at the time of registration), or you may have a group watch party for any number of people to participate virtually in a conference/meeting room. We will need to collect names and email addresses for all participants at the time of registration. If your institution/company needs more than 4 individual registrations, additional registrations can be purchased under another name/email address.

  • $1,200 Group Early Bird Rate (through September 16) Extended to September 23
  • $1,800 Regular Group Rate (September 24 – October 21)

Scholarships – Reduced or waived registration fees are available by application through the generous support of our sponsors. More Details

Volunteer Discount

Reduced registration rates are available for those who are willing to volunteer to help in a variety of ways, for both in-person and virtual attendees. We need help with moderating sessions both virtually and in person, serving as a liaison for presenters, helping to monitor the Q&A/chat online, and more. Training will be provided by our staff.

Apply now to become a volunteer. Please don’t register for the conference until after we’ve reviewed your volunteer application. If approved, you will receive a discount code to receive the reduced registration rate. Deadline to apply as a volunteer is September 16.

COVID-19 Protocol: 

The conference will continue to monitor the situation closely, and will be following all local and venue policies.

Attendees will need to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours upon check in at the registration desk. Face masks are strongly recommended while indoors for all in-person conference sessions and events regardless of vaccine status. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the facilities, and rigorous cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be followed by venue staff. These recommendations are subject to change as we receive new guidance from our event venues, local mandates, and CDC guidelines. See our FAQ page for details.

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Cancellation Policy

If you register for the Charleston Conference but are unable to attend, you have three options for cancellation:

1) Refund: Refunds may be requested for conference registration through October 7. $125 processing fee applies for all registration refunds, and a $35 processing fee on all preconference refunds (applies to preconference-only cancellation, not added if entire conference registration is cancelled). NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 7. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis; please contact Sharna Williams at sharna@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

2) Transfer: You may transfer your registration to someone else at your institution/company. There is no fee to do so.

3) Credit: You may receive a full credit to attend the conference for the next calendar year. This credit is non-transferable and may not be extended past one calendar year. (Preconference registrations are not transferable to the next year since session offerings are unique and change from year to year.) Registration credits hold no monetary value.

Please contact Sharna Williams, Conference Registrar, at sharna@charlestonlibraryconference.com if you wish to cancel your registration or if you have any questions about cancellation.

Additional Information

Please send all disability accommodation requests to Sharna Williams by September 15.

Some feedback from our attendees:

“The most important conference I attend.  Vendors, publishers, and librarians side-by-side at the podium and in the audience.  There is nothing else like it.”

“Charleston stands out time and again as providing an equal forum for discussion and collaboration across the industry. I always come away bubbling with ideas and insights!”

“Charleston is unique – it’s hard to describe to people who haven’t attended. I think it is where the “big ideas” get discussed. By the same token, there are sessions with lots of practical advice, as well.”

“A very focused conference with many practical sessions. Well-organized.”

“This is a great conference and I recommend it to many.  I love the cross-fertilization of publishers and librarians speaking to each other in sessions; it is unique and a treasure within the field.”

“Vibrant conference with excellent content.  A must attend for all librarians.”

“This is the only professional conference I attend; all the rest seem irrelevant compared to Charleston.”

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