Registration Information

The USETDA will hold their 9th annual conference September 25 – 27, 2019 at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Please review the following information before registering. You will find our Registration Checklist and Rates Chart listed below.

Early Bird registration will be available April 15, 2019 through July 25, 2019 at the rate of $169 for members or $299 for non-members. Regular registration (at higher cost) will remain open from July 26th through August 26th.  To register follow the registration checklist below.

Membership: USETDA members receive a considerable conference registration discount over non-member rates to attend the annual conference. Institutional, Association and Consortium membership provides the discount registration rate to all persons at the member institution, association or consortium. Individual membership is intended for individuals independent of organizations or for use where your institution may not yet offer or support an ETD program. Complete information is available on our membership Web page.

Conference Workshops: We are also pleased to offer intensive learning experiences through our conference workshop series. For complete descriptions visit the conference workshops Web page.

Program: Visit the Conference Program Overview Web page.

Registration Checklist

1. Check the status of your USETDA membership for registration discount eligibility

2. Review the USETDA Conference Rates Chart (below) to confirm applicable fees

3. Complete the Online Registration Form and pay fees

4. Reserve your Hotel Lodging online to receive the discount conference rate at the Hyatt Place Hotel of $199 per night (rate includes complimentary cooked to order breakfast and guest room WiFi access). Hotel reservation and payment is separate from the above conference registration process.

USETDA Conference Registration and Membership Rates Chart

Rates Chart 2019
Membership Enrollment Fee (Annual)
Institutional $100
ETD Association (covers multiple institutions)* $75 *Per member institution plus $100 base fee
Library Consortium (covers multiple institutions)* $85 *Per member institution plus $100 base fee
Individual $50 Intended for individuals independent of organizations or for use where your institution may not yet offer or support an ETD program.
Registration Options
Early member registration (through July 25, 2019) $169
Early nonmember registration (through July 25, 2019) $299
Regular member registration (July 26 – August 26, 2019) $269
Regular non-member registration (July 26 – August 26, 2019) $399
Related Conference Event Fee (if applicable)
Workshops $0  Workshop descriptions
Welcome Reception Guest (only if bringing guest) $50
*Contact USETDA for multi-institutional arrangements.

Payment Terms:

Payment is expected at the time of registration. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal for payment. Instructions for wire transfer and invoices are available upon request at

Cancellation Policy:

You must notify the Conference Organizing Committee in advance of the conference date at Cancellations will be subject to a 25% service fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after September 17, 2019. Cancellations will be processed within 60 days after the end of the event.