Registration Rates and Info

Conference Registration will open on June 13, 2024.


2024 Registration Rates:

In-Person Registration includes

  • In-person attendance for all conference sessions and events in Charleston,
  • Full access to our virtual conference platform,
  • Meals/refreshments include continental breakfast on Wednesday through Friday; morning and afternoon refreshment breaks Tuesday through Friday; Welcome Reception (drinks and hors d’oeuvres) Tuesday afternoon, and Conference Reception (buffet) Wednesday night,
  • Conference materials including tote bag, notepad, pen, t-shirt, water bottle, and more (items depend upon sponsorship support and may differ according to sponsor selection),
  • On-demand access to session recordings for three months following the event. After that time, the recordings will be made openly available on our YouTube channel.
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians.

Virtual Registration:

  • Includes online access to all sessions and events through our virtual conference platform including “online exclusive” content,
  • virtual networking opportunities,
  • virtual vendor landing pages and meeting opportunities,
  • virtual tours,
  • chance to win prizes including a “swag bag” full of merch from the Vendor Showcase walkthrough, the Passport Stamp contest, trivia, and more.
  • On-demand access to session recordings for three months following the event. After that time, the recordings will be made openly available on our YouTube channel.
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians.

Rates are the same for both attendance options with the exception of the On Site/Late In Person registration rate, see below for details.

Rate Details:

Individual Registration Rates:

  • Extra Early Bird: $495 – opens June 13, register by July 12
  • Early Bird: $510 July 13 – September 27
  • Regular Registration $650 September 28 – November 1
  • On Site/Late In Person Registration $850 November 11-16
  • Student Rate $95 no deadline – must provide proof of enrollment for MLIS program

Group Registration Discount:

If you are registering 4 or more people from the same organization, please select the “Group Rate Registration” ticket type to receive a 20% discount on your registrations.

  • All members of the group must register at the same time to qualify for the discount, and additions cannot be made to the group afterwards. 
  • Refunds will not be processed for individuals registering outside of the group.
  • You may transfer your registration to someone else at your institution if you are unable to attend.
  • Each attendee will receive their own confirmation email with details of their attendance.
  • The group can be a mix of in-person and virtual attendees.
  • The group discount does not apply to the Extra Early Bird or Late Registration period.

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 on-site preparations and staffing, 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.

Application Coming Soon to become a volunteer (will be posted by June 13 when registration opens). 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 15.

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 11. $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 11. 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.

Accessibility:

Conference recordings and all virtual conference sessions will have closed captioning available. We urge our speakers to follow W3C accessibility guidelines for their slides and presentations. Please send any specific 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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