Scholarships

Without attendees there would be no conference. Everyone who attends this conference has had a hand in ensuring it happens. Every registration dollar paid covers expenses incurred in producing this amazing event. Additionally, we work hard behind the scenes to raise funds for expenses not covered by registration costs.

We know that, even with our sliding scale registration rates, not everyone can afford to attend. We offer two options to assist attendees to make the conference financially accessible to all:

  • Scholarships
  • Subsidized rates

How to Apply

We have a simple application form (below) that takes a few minutes to complete.

These options are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply early.

The written statement we’ve requested is helpful to us when applying for grants or requesting donations. All demographic information is OPTIONAL and recorded separately from any personal, identifying information.


Scholarship Application Form

Fields marked with a * are required.

We are committed to getting everyone who wants to attend the conference there at a price they can afford.

Once we receive your application, we'll notify you by email if we are able to offer you a reduced registration. Regretfully, we do not have the ability to assist with additional expenses such as airfare, meals, etc. Your award letter will have instructions for sending payment. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Please fill out one form per person.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2014

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Children under the age of 13 are free and need not apply.


For your statement, please answer the following questions:
1. Why are you requesting financial assistance?
2. What do you hope to learn or gain by coming to the conference?
3. What plans have you made to assist you in coming to the conference? (Housing, transportation, etc.)

For a scholarship or partial subsidy, please include approximately 100-175 words. For a teen scholarship, please include approximately 75-150 words.


We are committed to making the conference accessible and relevant to as many people as possible. Please help us see how we are doing by filling out this optional demographics section. We record demographic information anonymously, separate from any identifying information.

Please check all that apply.

Please check one choice for each category.