1. Choose between the Annual Convention and the Public Art & Civic Design Conference. You can toggle between the two large tabs to compare. And there is an available All-Session Pass add-on which allows you to attend onsite sessions of both events.
  2. Once you pick your preferred event, click on one of the special registration types if you are a speaker, exhibitor, student, single-day, or scholarship.  Exhibitors should register for the Annual Convention.
  3. Looking for more out of your conference experience? Be sure to review the Add-On and Tours tabs to see what else is available for the event of your choice.




You are required to wear your name badge to all pre-event workshops, Annual Convention, and Public Art & Civic Design Conference events. Admission will be denied to those without a badge. Replacement badges must be purchased at the registration desk for $50.


All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to Cancellation and refund requests received electronically or postmarked by Early Bird Deadline (April 27, 2020) will receive a refund of all fees, minus a $100 administrative fee. Requests received electronically or postmarked between April 28-June 12, 2020, will receive a refund of all fees, minus a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for requests received electronically or postmarked after June 12, 2020.

Submit all requests to Americans for the Arts Events Registration via email at Americans for the Arts regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than June 26, 2020. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy for job or schedule changes.

Substitutions are gladly accepted! A transfer of your full registration to another individual is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Funds from this program cannot be transferred to another program. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.


All attendees who provide an email address will receive confirmation of registration via email. 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, contact us at


Guest tickets may be purchased in advance for the Keynotes and Opening Reception on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting or visiting on-site registration. All guests must present their purchased tickets when attending any of the guest-ticketed events.


All tours affiliated with pre-event workshops, Annual Convention, and Public Art & Civic Design Conference events may be limited by availability, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot ensure a seat on any tour until you have received confirmation and a ticket for that tour. If you are ticketed for an off-site tour that is cancelled due to lack of participation, you will be placed in the next available tour of interest to you and notified via email. Cancellation of attendance by any individual follows the same policies as event registration. Tours are limited to registered attendees, and attendees may only select a tour from their primary conference.


Americans for the Arts takes privacy seriously. The information we collect via this form is used to provide you with services which you have requested from us. By submitting this form, you consent to share your data in accordance with the guidelines of our privacy statement. Registrant contact information will be shared with other registrants through the Participants List. To learn more, visit


If you are using a government-issued purchase order to pay your registration fee, and that purchase order has not been paid at the time of arrival, you will need to secure the registration with a credit card before your registration materials will be released to you. We will place a hold on that credit card for the fee until the purchase order has been paid. If the purchase order is not paid within 30 days of conclusion of the event, we will charge the credit card on file.


Americans for the Arts is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants, including but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, Americans for the Arts staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by the Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This policy applies to all Americans for the Arts meeting-related events, including those sponsored by external organizations but held in conjunction with Americans for the Arts events, in public or private facilities. To learn more, please visit


Attendance or participation in Americans for the Arts meetings and events or other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant or attendee to Americans for the Arts’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image and voice in photographs, audio, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities by Americans for the Arts and other third parties, including but not limited to the venue and local host.


Americans for the Arts is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for all conference participants and does not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is any oral, written, physical, or other form of conduct that denigrates, seeks to intimidate or coerce, discriminates against, or shows hostility toward any person on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender expression or identity, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, geography, place of origin, marital status, familial status, or other personal characteristics. To learn more, visit


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 meetings and events as equitable and inclusive 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

In addition, we have enacted improved opportunities for all to fully participate:

  • We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to provide greater access to our meetings and events.
  • Americans for the Arts will live caption all of our main keynote presentations and provide transcripts (when possible) of the keynotes after the event.
  • Our hotels for meetings and events are ADA-accessible, as are our off-site receptions. We offer ADA-accessible options for certain tours as possible and accessible transportation to all off-site venues and events.
  • We also require all panelists and audience participants to use microphones during sessions for ease of hearing.