What is the registration rate? 

We have worked to keep costs low to ensure as much participation as possible. Registration will be $150.


I thought a virtual conference would be free? Why should I pay for an online conference?

Webinar and video-conferencing platforms like Zoom are not free—especially when used on a large scale. A virtual advocacy day is particularly complicated, and we will be using an advocacy scheduling platform to make sure everything runs smoothly. A tremendous amount of staff time also goes into planning the Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day, from orchestrating the panels to creating all the resources for Humanities Advocacy Day and training advocates. It is also important to note that there are no travel or hotel costs for attendees this year, making the total cost for conference participation much lower.


I do not have the funds for the registration fees, what should I do?

Recognizing that institutional support for conferences has been eliminated at many institutions and that many members of the humanities community lack access to institutional funding, we will offer a limited number of grants to defray conference registration costs on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to apply, please fill out this form. If you are planning to submit a request for support, do not register for the conference until you complete your application and hear back from us.


What will I need in order to participate in the online conference?

A computer, tablet, or smartphone that has a camera, microphone, and internet access (preferably high speed). The web interface will work best on a computer or tablet.


Will sessions be recorded?

Yes. Plenary and concurrent sessions will be recorded and made available for 30 days after the conference. Networking events and congressional meetings will not be recorded. We are recording plenary and concurrent sessions to better provide access to participants in a wide range of time zones and with dependent care challenges, among other commitments. We recognize that some attendees may be concerned about privacy issues, which is why we are requiring login access and prohibiting individual downloads of recordings.


I need accommodations to participate actively in the conference. Will you provide accommodations?

If you need accommodations, please contact us at [email protected] by March 1 so that we are able to do our best to accommodate you. 


Is there a deadline to cancel and receive a full refund?

The deadline to cancel to receive a full refund is March 1, 2020. Any cancellations after March 1 will not be refunded.


How do I modify my registration?

If you need to make any changes or to cancel your registration, please contact Kassie Wahlstrom at [email protected]


When will I receive instructions on how to join the Virtual Conference?

Your registration confirmation email will contain a personalized link to join the virtual event.