Conference Registration

Please note that due to COVID-19 there is a chance that the conference will be held virtually. Rates and policies may be adjusted.

Conference registration includes participation in the plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops and poster presentations, conference materials, and any special sessions.  All conference participants must pay a registration fee in accordance with the categories below.

Conference Rates

  Early Registration
(Apr 6 – July 15)
Late Registration
(July 16-Oct 6)
On-site Registration
(Oct 7, 8, 9, 10)
Full Conference Rates
Global Alliance Member


$425 $475
Student Member $125
($145 with pre-conf)
($195 with pre-conf)
Non-member $415 $515 $565
Student Non-member $160 $210 $235
Single-Day Rates
Global Alliance Member $195 $295 $346
Student Member $75
($95 with pre-conf)
($145 with pre-conf) 
Non-member  $249 $349  $399 
Student Non-member  $96 $146  $171 

For international rates (outside of North America), contact [email protected].

How to Register

Use your existing login or create a new login to register online.

When your registration is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at [email protected].

How to Pay

During the online registration process, you may use a credit card as payment for conference fees. If paying by check, mail your payment to Global Alliance, Attn: Coming Together Conference, P.O. Box 995, Crozet, VA 22932.

Registrations will not be processed without payment. Registration is complete when payment is received in full. Payment must be in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Conference Policies

  • Registration is required for every individual, including all presenters, attending the conference.
  • Registration onsite will be available by credit card only. Cash will not be accepted. 
  • We cannot reprint/replace badges onsite; please remember to bring your badge with you each day of the conference. 
  • Conference Attendee List Disclosure: The Global Alliance does not sell attendee registration information to third-parties. We do share registration information with the current year’s conference sponsors/exhibitors and with whom we are partnered. If you prefer not to receive communications from our conference partners, you may opt-out during the registration process. 
  • Photography Disclosure: We reserve the right to use photographs taken at the Global Alliance Conference for marketing purposes including, but not limited to, posting the photographs on social media, on our website, and including them in print and/or email marketing campaigns. By entering the event, you authorize the Global Alliance to include your likeness without additional permission for these purposes. Please note that recording of sessions is prohibited. 
  • The views or opinions expressed by any event attendee, speaker or sponsor are not necessarily the views or opinions of the Global Alliance. All event attendees, speakers, and sponsors are responsible for their own content (including presentations, marketing collateral, advertising, and online web content).
  • Fees for the Coming Together Conference are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions but may be deductible as ordinary business expenses. 
  • The Global Alliance reserves the right to cancel the program or any session if registration criteria are not met, or when conditions beyond the Global Alliance’s control prevail. If the program is not held, the Global Alliance’s liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee. 

Cancellations and Refund Policies
All requests for cancellations must be requested in writing. Cancellation requests may be made to [email protected] or by mail to: Global Alliance, Attn: Coming Together Conference, P.O. Box 995, Crozet, VA 22932. The Global Alliance is not responsible for delayed mail or incorrectly addressed correspondence.

Refunds requested in writing prior to 5:00 pm EST by Friday, August 31, 2020, will be granted less a 10% administrative fee. Requests for refunds after August 31 cannot be honored. Substitutions are welcome at no administrative charge. Refunds will be made by check no later than 30 days after the close of the event.

Hotel Registration
The Global Alliance is only responsible for processing your Conference registration. If, for any reason, your plans change, please remember to cancel your hotel accommodations directly through the Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Conference Presenters
Presenters of concurrent sessions, workshops, and poster presentations must register no later than June 15, 2020, to secure their place on the program.

Consent Clause
Registration, attendance at, or participation at the Conference and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by the Global Alliance.

Code of Conduct
The Global Alliance is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. We expect everyone associated with our conference, including attendees, to act responsibly, behave courteously, and respect the rights and dignity of others at all times while in attendance. 

The following actions are prohibited at the Conference:

  • Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, or body language
  • Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way
  • Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting
  • Sexually explicit conversation or behavior

The Global Alliance reserves the right to remove or refuse service to anyone who is in violation of this Code of Conduct.