Ways to Save



To get the lowest rates register by the early-bird deadline on Wednesday, April 12!

  • Save more on published room rates when you book at the headquarters hotel! Americans for the Arts has negotiated a non-public room rate lower than any published rate over our meeting dates at the host hotel!
  • Delta Airlines - Visit www.delta.com or call Delta Meetings Network at 800.328.1111 to receive a 2–10 percent discount on published fares. You must provide the following meeting code: NMPZC
    Please Note: Ticketing fees may apply.
  • United Airlines - Visit www.united.com or call United Meetings Reservations Desk at 800.426.1122 to receive a 2–10 percent discount on published fares (based on availability). You must provide the following Z Code: ZY9W and Agreement Code: 286561
    Please Note: Ticketing fees may apply.


Professional Member Benefits

Americans for the Arts would like to say thank you to all of our professional members by offering special discounts. There are designated professional member rates available for both main conference and preconference registrations.

Not sure if you’re a professional member or not? Contact the membership team at membership@artsusa.org or 202.371.2830.

Not a member? Join Americans for the Arts and save! Becoming a member of Americans for the Arts means more than just access to services, programs, and resources designed especially for you—it also includes a substantial discount on registration for the 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco. With full memberships starting at only $75, becoming a professional member of Americans for the Arts makes good business sense. Discounted registration savings for the 2017 Annual Convention alone is $100!
Americans for the Arts Professional Membership benefits:

  • FREE access to all of our ArtsU professional development and advocacy resources;
  • Arts Link, Monthly Wire, and Members in Action newsletters;
  • Discounts on convenings, customized research, regional workshops, and bookstore purchases;
  • and access to our staff experts, and our member network of over 7,000 professionals working to advance the arts in America.

Become a member today and register for the 2017 Annual Convention all at once! Fill out the convention

paper registration form

and follow the registration instructions. Attendees will not be able to become a member and register for the convention at the same time online. This can only be done by paper form.

**Individual members at the $30 digital-only level are not eligible for event discounts or scholarships – if you’d like to upgrade to the $75 Basic level, please contact the membership team at


or 202.371.2830**

One-Day Registrations

Short on time, but still want to take advantage of the awesome Convention programming? Only pay for one day! One-day registrations are available for $275. You can use a one-day registration to attend the events on either Friday, June 16; Saturday, June 17; or Sunday, June 18. Limit one one-day registration per person; one-day registrations cannot be combined to create a two-day registration. One-day registrations also include any special events occurring on those dates. (Please note that some special events require additional registration and separate fees).

Precon Plus

If you would like an expanded preconference experience, consider registering for Precon Plus—an option that allows you to attend your choice of two full preconferences plus all of Friday’s Main Convention programming for one flat rate! In addition to the standard preconference programming, Precon Plus includes the Convention Opening Keynote & Luncheon, two sets of concurrent sessions, and the Friday evening Opening Reception.


Take up to $90 off the preconference rate when you purchase Preconference and Convention registrations together.


All professional members of Americans for the Arts can save an extra $50 on their Preconference fees. See the registration form for Member rates.


A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to attend the convention. Americans for the Arts is offering a limited number of scholarships to arts leaders. You will also find that many statewide and regional arts agencies offer scholarships for people in their service areas to attend the Convention. Visit our scholarship  page for details on these opportunities.




Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a limited number of volunteer opportunities to help offset the cost of the convention registration fees for current Americans for the Arts professional members. Volunteers who work during the Convention receive a discounted registration rate of $275 for the full Convention. However, in order to be considered you must register at the prevailing Convention rate. You will be reimbursed post-Convention for the difference after successful completion of your volunteer duties.

Please note: Volunteers will be given assignments prior to arrival. However, Americans for the Arts reserves the right to change or make new assignments as needed. Volunteer recipients must submit a social security number or a Federal ID number in order to receive their reimbursement.

The deadline for the volunteer applications is April 12, 2017.