Registration Rates and Info


2020 Conference Registration Now Open!

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Conference registration includes: 4 days of live, interactive content, and access for video on demand within 48 hours and for one year after. Also includes a one-year complimentary subscription to Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians. You get all of this for less than the cost of several different series of industry-related webinars!

  • Individual Registration $325
  • Group Rate $615
  • Student Rate $95 (Proof of enrollment is required)

Group Rate Registration: This was intended to include one institutional access the online platform that can be used to display the conference sessions on a large screen with a group of people in a classroom or meeting room setting. Since proper social distancing can be difficult depending on the facilities that are available, and since so many are working remotely, this access can be shared with up to 5 participants simultaneously. All participants may watch any conference session available in the platform with no need to coordinate with other viewers. We will need to collect email addresses for all participants at the time of registration. If your institution/company needs more than 5 access points, additional registrations can be purchased under another name/email address.

However you participate in the conference, whether at home, in your office, or together while socially distanced in a classroom or meeting room, we’d love to see your photos! Share your photos with [email protected] or tweet them @chsconf, #chsconf2020!

Financial Hardship Scholarship Fund – reduced or waived registration fees are available by application.
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Conference Volunteers – Reduced registration rates will also available for those who are willing to help with host sessions – moderating and/or helping with the chat and Q&A, etc.

Apply here to become a volunteer. Please don’t register for the conference until after we’ve reviewed your volunteer application. If approved, you will receive a discount code to receive the reduced registration rate.

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Cancellation Policy

If you register for the Charleston Conference but are unable to attend, you have three options for cancellation:

1) Refund: Refunds may be requested for conference registration through October 1. $125 processing fee applies for all registration refunds, and a $35 processing fee on all preconference refunds (applies to preconference-only cancellation, not added if entire conference registration is cancelled). NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 1.
2) Transfer: You may transfer your registration to someone else at your institution/company. There is no fee to do so.
3) Credit: You may receive a full credit to attend the conference for the next calendar year. This credit is non-transferable and may not be extended past one calendar year. (Preconference registrations are not transferable to the next year since session offerings are unique and change from year to year.)

Additional Information

  • 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 the dedicated vendor day, plus the option to schedule vendor meetings throughout the event. Plan to meet with reps from over 140 different publishers and vendors.
  • Access to all plenary, Neapolitan, concurrent, posters, and innovation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • Networking opportunities throughout the Conference, plus a Welcome Cocktail Hour and several Virtual Happy Hour Networking sessions
  • 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.”

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