Dates & Policies


Early Bird registrations must be paid in full by check or credit card no later than 5PM, September 1, 2017. Early Bird registrations unpaid as of 9AM, September 1, 2017, 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 6, 2017. Any registrations that remain unpaid after the Advanced registration deadline will be cancelled.


All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted to no later than 5PM, October 6, 2017.  No cancellation and/or refund requests will be accepted after the deadline. CLA does not guarantee all refund requests will be accepted. Qualifying refunds will be issued after December 1, 2017. 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.

The following administrative processing fees apply:
Registration fee: $100
Preconference & Special Event fee: $50
Please note: the application of the processing fee may result in no refund being issued.

Please include your reason for request through email to



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 or conference activities.  Exhibit hall passes for children under the age of 16 years old will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  Please visit the registration desk for assistance.   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 http://