The George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas & Cultural Sites • New Orleans, Louisiana • March 14–18, 2011

Fees

Registration policy

Everyone who participates in the conference, in any capacity, must register and pay a registration fee.  Fee options are in the table below.  (The only exceptions are Plenary Session speakers who have been invited by the Conference Committee, recipients of George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarships, and recipients of Native Participant Travel Grants.)  Even if you are coming to participate in a single session, you must register; a single-day rate is available.

Note to session organizers: People whom you invite to present papers, serve as panelists, or otherwise take part in your session must pay a registration fee as described above.  It is your responsibility as session organizer to ensure that your invited participants will pay their own way, or else you must cover their registration fees for them.

Registration Fees

 

  Received on or before February 1, 2011

 After February 1, 2011

  Full-week registration, GWS Members*

 $300

$350

 Full-week registration, Students (full-time students only)

$125

$175

 Full-week registration, all others

$395

$445

Two-day registration (only two consecutive days allowed at this rate)**

$200

$250

 Single-day registration (only one day allowed at this rate)**

$100

$125

 Registration cancellation fee

$55

$55

* To register at the GWS Member rate your dues for 2011 must be prepaid, or else you must enclose your 2011 dues at the same time you submit your registration form.  All GWS dues run with the calendar year.
** Single- and two-day rates cannot be combined.
 

Fees for Optional Special Events

Field Trips, Wednesday, March 16 & Friday, March 18

varies (more info)

Service Projects, Wednesday, March 16 & Friday, March 18
no charge (more info)

GWS / NPS Awards banquet, Thursday, March 17

$70

 Fees for special events are non-refundable for cancellations after February 1.

 

2011 GWS Membership Dues

 Individual Membership

$55

Institutional Membership
(See text below on delegate benefits for Institutional Members.)
$110

Student Membership

$25

Add $15 to these dues for memberships outside of North America.

Please note: Your conference registration, and reservations for any special events, will not take effect until payment is received by the GWS office.  If you want to take advantage of the earlybird discount, your payment must be received on or before February 1.

Full-week registration includes attendance at conference sessions, attendance at GWS-sponsored evening receptions, refreshments during breaks between sessions, and all conference information materials. Two-day registration includes attendance at conference sessions on two consecutive days, attendance at any GWS-sponsored evening receptions occurring on those days, refreshments during breaks between sessions, and all conference information materials. (Only one two-day registration is allowed per person; otherwise you must register at the full-week rate.) Single-day registration includes attendance at conference sessions for that day, information materials, and refreshments during breaks between sessions. (Only one single-day registration is allowed per person; otherwise you must register at either the two-day or full-week rate, as appropriate.)

GWS Member rate. George Wright Society members who have paid their dues for 2011 may register at the lower GWS member rate. Anyone who joins the GWS prior to or at the time of registering may take this discount. Annual dues are $55 for Individuals, $110 for Institutions, and $25 for full-time Students (add $15 to these dues for memberships outside of North America). GWS members whose 2010 dues have been paid will need to renew for 2011 prior to registration. GWS Institutional Members may designate up to three people as their delegates; each of these delegates is then entitled to register at the discounted GWS Member rate. For parks or other institutions that plan to send several people to the conference for the full week, this delegate benefit more than pays for the extra cost of the Institutional Membership. To join as an Institutional Member, check the box on the registration form and include your dues payment along with your registration. You will designate your delegates on the registration form.

Student rate. Currently registered, full-time students can attend at the Student rate, which applies both to GWS members and non-members. One must be a full-time student to qualify. A copy of your current course schedule showing date of enrollment must be submitted to the GWS office in order to complete your registration. Once you have submitted your registration form on-line, email the course schedule in PDF format to conferences@georgewright.org.

Spouses, partners, and other family members may attend the field trips and special events by paying the requisite fee. Please give details in the “Special Instructions” box on the registration form.

Register early and save! If you send your registration and payment on or before February 1, 2011, you will save money and have a better chance of getting the field trip you want. Payment must be received by this date in order to get the discounted rate.

Cancellations may be made in writing or by phone; applicable fees are listed above. Cancellations of field trips or special events are not refundable after February 1, 2011.