If your institution cannot contribute to your fees and travel expenses, we encourage you to apply for an access grant. Access grants may cover up to $175––that is, up to 50% off of the Reduced Rate. If you are registering for both the pre-conference and the main conference, grants of up to $225 may be requested. Priority will be given to applications from part-time faculty and staff, and participants from community colleges, HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and state schools who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. (Graduate and undergraduate students qualify for our $50 student rate, and so are ineligible for these access grants.)
Please apply prior to registering for the conference. The (first, depending on available funds) deadline for access grant applications is June 1st. We will continue to accept applications and award access grants until the access grant fund is depleted. If we are able to award a grant, we will supply you with a unique coupon code to apply to your fee during online registration.
If you have applied for a grant, please DO NOT REGISTER for the conference until you have received your coupon code.