Policies & Dates

Conference Payment Policy

Early Bird registrations must be paid in full by check or credit card no later than 5:00 PM, September 3, 2018. Early Bird registrations unpaid as of 9:00 AM, September 5, 2018, 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 5:00 PM, October 6, 2018. Any registrations that remain unpaid after the Advanced registration deadline will be cancelled.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted to execdir@cla-net.org no later than 5:00 PM, October 8, 2018. 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, 2018. 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.

Processing Fee

The following administrative processing fees apply:

  • Registration fee: $100
  • Preconference and 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 execdir@cla-net.org.

Attendance Policy

Presenter Registration Requirments

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 to participate at conference.

A full one-day registration for the day people are presenting is acceptable. Exhibitor Hall Passes are free to all attendees and do not count towards a full or a one-day conference registration.


To maintain a professional atmosphere throughout the conference, as well as to ensure the safety of CLA members, speakers, personnel, and exhibits; CLA allows children only if accompanied by an adult that is registered for the conference at all times. CLA requires children and their guardians to maintain a professional, disturbance-free environment in educational programs, conference activities, and in the Exhibit Hall at all times. If a child is unaccompanied at any time during the conference, especially in educational programs or conference activities, the child and their guardian may be asked to leave the conference. Special Events will not allow children to attend.


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

Conference Code of Conduct

CLA has adopted a Statement of Appropriate Conduct expected of all attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. A printable version of the code is available.