Dates & Policies

Early Bird registrations must be paid in full by check or credit card no later than 5PM, September 2, 2016. Early Bird registrations unpaid as of 9AM, September 2, 2016, will be changed to Advance registrations and the Early Bird discount will be lost.

Advance registrations must be paid in full by check or credit card no later than 5PM, October 3, 2016. Any registrations that remain unpaid after the Advanced registration deadline, will be cancelled.

All cancellation requests must be submitted in to no later than 5PM, October 3, 2016. No cancellation and/or refund requests will be accepted after the deadline. Qualifying refunds will be issued after December 1, 2016.

Refunds will be issued in the same format as payment: checks for payments made by check, credit card refund for payments made by credit card. An administrative processing fee of $25 will be applied to all refunds. Please note: the application of the processing fee may result in no refund being issued.

Name badges and meal tickets must be picked up onsite at the conference registration desk.

Conference badges must be worn at all times. Entrance to workshops, conference activities, or the Exhibit Hall will not be permitted without the appropriate badge. Lost badges can be reprinted but a small fee may apply.

All attendees must be registered to attend conference.

All poster and program presenters are required to obtain a full conference registration by the close of the Early Bird registration period in order to participate at conference. A full one-day registration for the day you are presenting is acceptable; an Exhibit Hall pass does not constitute a full registration.

To maintain a professional atmosphere throughout the conference, as well as to ensure the safety of CLA members, speakers, personnel, and exhibits, CLA does not allow children under the age of 16 years in educational programs, conference activities, or in the Exhibit Hall at any time.

Your attendance at the conference constitutes permission to utilize photos and video taken of you at the event for news, promotion, and similar purposes.


CLA has adopted a Statement of Appropriate Conduct expected of all attendees, presenters, and exhibitors which can be found on our website at