Registration Rates and Info


2017 Registration Rates and Deadlines:

Registration will open on Monday, June 19.

Early Bird Registration $465
June 6 – September 15, 2017

Regular Registration $600
September 16 – October 13, 2017

Late Registration $800
After October 13, 2014

*Online registration will close on Friday, October 27.
On site registration will be available at the Registration Check In Desk (see hours below).
Payment must be remitted at the time of registration and no invoices will be generated.

Student Registration $95

Additional Information

  • If you need to pay by invoice or purchase order: please email Sharna Williams to make arrangements.
  • $125 processing fee for all refunds processed before October 1. $35 processing fee on all preconference refunds processed before October 1 (applies to preconference-only cancellation, not added if entire conference registration is cancelled). NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 1. Contact Sharna Williams to request a refund.
  • Please send all disability accommodation requests to Sharna Williams by September 15.
  • On site registration is highly discouraged, but is available if necessary at the late registration rate of $800. Payment will be required upon registration by cash, check, or credit card. Invoices will not be sent afterwards.


What do you get with full conference registration?

  • Access to visit the Vendor Showcase on Tuesday from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Plan to meet with reps from over 135 different publishers and vendors. List of participating companies coming soon.
  • Access to all plenary and concurrent sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • Annual Conference Reception at the SC Aquarium on Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
  • Networking opportunities throughout the Conference, plus a Happy Hour Mixer and Speed Networking session during the Poster Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6:45 PM.
  • Complimentary shuttle service from all conference hotels to our headquarters at the Francis Marion Hotel.
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians.

Some feedback from our attendees:

“The most important conference I attend.  Vendors, publishers, and librarians side-by-side at the podium and in the audience.  There is nothing else like it.”


“Charleston stands out time and again as providing an equal forum for discussion and collaboration across the industry. I always come away bubbling with ideas and insights!”


“Charleston is unique – it’s hard to describe to people who haven’t attended. I think it is where the “big ideas” get discussed. By the same token, there are sessions with lots of practical advice, as well.”


“A very focused conference with many practical sessions. Well-organized.”


“This is a great conference and I recommend it to many.  I love the cross-fertilization of publishers and librarians speaking to each other in sessions; it is unique and a treasure within the field.”


“Vibrant conference with excellent content.  A must attend for all librarians.”

“This is the only professional conference I attend; all the rest seem irrelevant compared to Charleston.”