Rates and Policies

2018 New Partners for Smart Growth™ Conference registration rates are now available! Please see below for details.
Full Conference (3 Days)
  Early Bird
Deadline: December 20, 2017
Regular Rates
Public/Non Profit $420 $475
Private Sector $470 $525
LGC Member Public/Non Profit $400 $455
LGC Member Private Sector $450 $495
Group Discount $25 (automatic discount issued if 5 or more attendees register at the same time)
College Student $250 $295
Daily Registration Fees (Applies to Thursday, Friday, or Saturday Only Registration)
Early Bird
Deadline: December 20, 2017
Regular Rates
One Day Registration $220 $275
Full Conference (3 Days)
Early Bird
Deadline: December 20, 2017
Regular Rates
Speaker Full Conference $225 $225
Speaker One-Day Rate
(day of presentation only)
$95 $95
Registration Details

Participants paying by credit card must register using the online registration system. If you are paying by check or purchase order, you must download and print the registration form, and mail in your registration with payment to the address provided on the printable registration form. Registrations will not be processed without payment.

Participant Registration Deadlines

The Early-Bird Registration rate has been extended to December 20, 2017. Regular rates will apply from December 21 through the January 12 registration deadline. Registrations will still be accepted after January 12 if space is available, and a $50 late fee will apply (included in the late registration rates indicated above).

Speaker Registration Details

All speakers and moderators will be required to register and pay a significantly reduced fee to participate in the conference. The LGC will provide the necessary registration access codes directly to each confirmed speaker and moderator. Speakers and moderators MUST use the information that we provide them to register for the conference through the online registration system.

Speakers will also be required to provide a brief biography and copy of their PowerPoint presentation (in pdf format) through the online registration system.

Speakers and moderators must register by December 1.

Sponsor Registration Details

Sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies may receive complimentary conference registration as part of their sponsorship benefits. If applicable, the LGC’s main point of contact with each sponsor will receive a unique access code from the LGC, for using any complimentary sponsors registrations. The LGC point of contact with each sponsor will be responsible for deciding who will be able to use the complimentary registrations.

Those using complimentary sponsor registrations will need to use the online registration system. The access codes provided to each eligible sponsor are unique and registrations per sponsor are limited, and should not be shared with others. Sponsor codes do not cover conference add-ons such as the pre-conference workshop and tours.

TAX Identification Number

The LGC’s federal tax ID number is 94-2791699.

The full (3-day) conference registration fee includes

  • Access to all plenaries, breakouts, workshops and trainings in the main conference program (February 1-3, 2018)
  • Conference meals and refreshment breaks
  • Name badge, conference attendees list, and program

Meals and breaks provided during the conference include

  • Thursday (February 1) — Coffee breaks and networking reception (LUNCH & DINNER ARE NOT INCLUDED)
  • Friday (February 2) — Continental breakfast and coffee breaks (LUNCH & DINNER ARE NOT INCLUDED)
  • Saturday (February 3) — Continental breakfast and coffee breaks  (LUNCH & DINNER ARE NOT INCLUDED)
LGC Membership Discount

Join the LGC now and receive a discount on registration for this conference! This discount applies only to the public/nonprofit and private sector “full conference rates.” More details on LGC Membership benefits. LGC Members receive $20 off the early bird and regular three-day conference registration fees.

Group Rates

A discount of $25 off the registration will be offered to organizations, agencies and companies that are sending five or more participants to the conference. This discount applies only to the public/nonprofit and private sector “full conference rates.” To take advantage of these group rates, all qualifying registrations must be received at the same time with payment.

Refund Policies

Refund requests will be honored if received in writing by the January 12, 2018, registration deadline. All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee. Participants may cancel their registration themselves in the online registration system, though their cancellation will be pending until approved by the LGC. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used at time of registration.

After January 12, 2018, no refunds will be offered.

Should a participant need to cancel their registration after the January 12th registration deadline (for whatever reason), they may replace themselves in the online registration system so long as this is done by January 20th.

After January 20, should you need to cancel and replace yourself (send a substitute if you can no longer attend), you must contact the conference organizers via email with the replacement contact information: kplatte@lgc.org

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