We do our best to make sure money is not a barrier and everyone interested is able to attend. Here are some cost-effective options to save money:
- Register at the discounted rate below if you are low income, traveling a long distance, or are a student. We rely on the honor system for those who feel they should utilize it.
- Join our Work Scholar Program to work at the conference and earn back the full cost of registration.
- If you are truly unable to attend due to financial barriers, apply for a scholarship (fill out the application here). Recipients have the opportunity to receive one or more of the following: free or reduced registration, free space in our shared group hotel rooms, stipend for travel costs.
- The conference has arranged discounted rooms with the Hyatt Regency; for details visit our lodging page. There are also more modest hotels/motels within walking distance of the Hyatt that are more cost-effective.
Additionally, we offer space in a group room for $35/night. While we strive to offer bed space for each person, it is limited in some of the shared rooms so you may wish to bring a sleeping bag to sleep on the floor (especially if you do not wish to share a bed). We offer options of women-only, men-only or non-specific shared rooms. To register for space in a group room, go here and select the group room option, how many days and your room preference. Please note that this option is NOT through the Hyatt. We offer this service ourselves and ask that you do not contact the hotel regarding your reservation.
- Please post on the Facebook conference group for room-sharing, carpooling, and other topics.
- To save on food costs, we recommend bringing or buying your own snacks or meals. There is a grocery store called Green Zebra Grocery (808 NE Multnomah St) with vegan options about a 7-minute walk from the conference venue. The Hyatt Regency has a refrigerator in each room (no microwave). Snack items such as energy bars, nuts, fruit, cereals, etc. are easy to buy or bring along with you to help save money on meals.