FAQ

Housing & Transportation

If you need to make changes to your reservation, please contact the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel directly at 1-612-376-1000. If you are experiencing difficulty making reservations within the Americans for the Arts room block or would like to report a problem, please contact us by e-mail at events@artsusa.org; by phone call 202.371.2830.

Transportation will be provided to venues that are outside of walking distance. Please see the session and event descriptions on the schedule for transportation details. Those with special accessibility needs are asked to specify needs on the registration form and alert onsite registration staff. You may also contact us with any questions or requests regarding transportation at events@artsusa.org or by phone call 202.371.2830

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel parking is available on a daily basis as follows:

  • Self / $14 ($21 with in/out privileges
  • Valet / $40 (24 Hours)
  • Secured / Available
  • Covered / Available
  • In/Out / Available

*Please Note: Prices subject to change without notice.

                 

 

Registration

There are three easy ways to register:

  • Online

  • Fax

  • Mail

Visit the Registration  page for more information.

 

Some of the discounts are not available online. If you are registering in one of the following categories, you will not be able to register online and must fill out a paper registration form.

  • Paying with a purchase order or check
  • Student

Visit the Registration  page for more information.

Main Convention Rates and Deadlines

 Early-Bird
Postmarked by April 10, 2019
General Registration
Postmarked by May 31, 2019
On-Site Registration
After May 31, 2019
Professional Member$475$575$650
Nonmember    $575$675$750
Student*    $250       $250$325
One-Day**$275       $325$400

** Student rate is available for full or part-time students at an accredited academic institution. Please provide proof of enrollment at time of registration.

*** One-Day registrations are available for a single day’s attendance at the Convention only (Friday or Saturday), and cannot be combined into a two-day registration.

Visit the Registration page for more information including: Preconference Workshops and ARTventure tours.

 

The Public Art Preconference will begin on Thursday, June 13, and will conclude on Friday, June 14.
 

No. Registration for the Preconferences are available on the same registration form as the 2019 Annual Convention. If you are planning to register online for both the convention and the preconference, you should complete both registrations at the same time in order to receive your discount on the preconference fee. Registrations for the preconference can also be purchased independently from the convention by completing the preconference section of the main convention registration form. Additionally, Precon Plus is available to expand your preconference experience. This option allows you to attend your choice of Preconference plus all of Friday’s main Convention programming for one flat rate!

Visit the Registration page for more information.

 

You will not be able to log back into your online account and alter your registration. If you wish to add additional events, you will need to fill out an additional paper form including the payment section to cover the additional costs, if applicable. Please make sure to note on the top of your form that this is an addition to a pre-existing registration. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at events@artsusa.org or by phone at 202.371.2830.

All attendees who provide an e-mail address will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail. Confirmation notices will include receipt, list all special activities, a link to the Participants List, social networking links, and badge text approval. Please review confirmation notices carefully. 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 events@artsusa.org or by phone at 202.371.2830.

All requests for refunds must be made in writing or via e-mail to Americans for the Arts c/o Meetings and Events by the registrant. Full refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be issued to all valid requests received by May 31, 2019. Refund requests, including ARTventure tours, submitted after this deadline will not be considered. However, substitutions will be accepted and should also be made in writing or via e-mail to Meetings and events at events@artsusa.org.

Registration for exhibitors at the Annual Convention is completed only after an organization has submitted its exhibitor contract. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact us at exhibits@artsusa.org.

Students, both part-time and full-time are eligible to attend the Convention at a special student rate of $250. Students must use the paper form to register and must also submit a photocopy of a valid student ID from an accredited, degree-granting college or university to be eligible. No other discounts or promotions apply to, or can be combined with, student rate registrations.

 

 
Early-Bird
Postmarked by
April 10, 2019

General Registration
Postmarked by
May 31, 2019
On-site Registration
After May 31, 2019
Student
$250 $250$325

 

To support a full creative life for all, we at Americans for the Arts commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable nation. In that spirit, we are committed to making our Annual convention as equitable and inclusive an event as possible.
Attendees needing accommodations including wheelchair access, hearing and visual aids, dietary needs, etc. should indicate those needs on the registration form or may contact us at events@artsusa.org. We ask that you make us aware of your needs as early as possible.

In addition, we have inacted improved ways for all to fully participate:

  • We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to provide greater access to our meetings and events.
  • We also record and archive our keynote presentations for free on our YouTube channel when possible for those unable to attend.
  • Americans for the Arts will live caption all of our Main Convention keynote presentations and provide transcripts (when able) of keynotes available after the event.
  • Our hotels for meetings and events are ADA-accessible, as are our off-site receptions, and we offer ADA-accessible options for certain tours as possible.
  • We also require all panelists and audience participants to use microphones during sessions for ease of hearing.
  • Americans for the Arts works to ensure that requests for accommodation are met to provide an accessible event for all.
     

The Participants List will be available to convention and preconference registrants only. A link to the Participants List will be available through the registrant confirmation letter and will be sent via e-mail to convention and preconference attendees prior to and after the meetings.

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

Attendees can purchase guest tickets for the following events:

  • Friday June 14th
  • Opening Keynote Luncheon - $80
  • Opening Reception - $65
  • Saturday, June 15th
  • Keynote/Networking Lunch - $80
  • ARTventures - $60
  • Sunday, June 16th
  • Closing Keynote - $50

Guest tickets can be purchased at on-site Registration. Please note that guest tickets are not available for advanced purchase.

Registrant contact information, including e-mail addresses, will be shared with other registrants through the Participants List. Please see the Americans for the Arts

Privacy Statement

on our website for more information.

For all additional questions, please contact us by e-mail at events@artsusa.org; by phone call 202.371.2830.

Meals

Dietary restrictions can be notated on the registration form under the 'special needs' section. If you would like to speak to a member of Americans for the Arts regarding your specific needs, please contact events@artsusa.org or call 202.371.2830.

As part of our annual convention program we provide the following food and beverage offerings throughout our schedule. Please note that these offerings are subject to change. If you have any special dietary concerns regarding the offered food and beverage, please be sure to bring this to our attention prior to your arrival in Denver. We will do our best to make all necessary arrangements with the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center Hotel.

Thursday, June 14

Continental breakfast provided in CenterStage
Preconference Attendee Lunch
Light refreshments provided during the Networking Break in CenterStage

Friday, June 15

Continental breakfast provided in CenterStage
Light refreshments provided during the Networking Break in CenterStage
Opening Plenary and Lunch
Light refreshments provided during the Networking Break in CenterStage
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided during the Opening Reception


Saturday, June 16

Continental breakfast provided in CenterStage
Light refreshments provided during the Networking Break in CenterStage
Lunch & Plenary Session
Light refreshments provided during the Networking Break in CenterStage

Sunday, June 17

Continental breakfast provided in CenterStage
 

Special Events

Convention registration includes:

  • All keynotes and concurrent sessions
  • Opening Reception
  • CenterStage Functions

 

ARTventure tours are special, off-site, educational opportunities for convention attendees and their guests. Advanced signup and a registration fee of $60.00 is required for each participant.

Attendees can purchase guest tickets for the following events:

  • Friday June 14th
  • Opening Keynote Luncheon - $80
  • Opening Reception - $65
  • Saturday, June 15th
  • Keynote/Networking Lunch - $80
  • ARTventures - $60
  • Sunday, June 16th
  • Closing Keynote - $50

Guest tickets can be purchased at on-site Registration. Please note that guest tickets will not be available for advance pu