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Join nearly 800 college and university women and campus professionals from across the United States and around the world in redefining leadership from May 30 through June 2, 2018.

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Dates and Fees

November 1, 2017: Early-Bird Registration and National Scholarship Application Open

  • Save $120 by registering at our Early Bird price of $465.
  • Registration includes $100 refundable deposit per registrant due at time of registration (must pay in full by January 31, 2018, to avoid automatic cancellation of registration).
  • Call for national scholarship applications opens.

Please note: National scholarship applicants need only fill out a scholarship application. Do not fill out a separate conference registration.

January 31, 2018: Early-Bird Registration Ends

  • Last day to register with fully refundable registration. After this date, $100 deposit will not be refunded.
  • Early-bird registrations must be paid in full by January 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

February 1, 2018: Regular Registration Opens

  • Registration fees increase to $585.
  • Includes non­refundable $100 deposit per registrant due at time of registration.
  • Early-bird registrants who have not paid in full are removed from registration and refunded their deposit.

February 28, 2018 National Scholarship Closes

  • Last day to apply for our national scholarship
  • Accepted applicants will be registered by AAUW staff and declined applicants will be eligible to register at the early-bird rate.

April 30, 2018: Registration Ends

  • Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Payments are due in full.
  • Registrants who have not paid in full forfeit their $100 deposit and are removed from registration.

Please note: We will not be accepting registrations after April 30.


Early Bird
November 1, 2017–January 31, 2018

February 1–April 30, 2018

Residential (with housing) $465 $585
Commuter (without housing) $285 $405
Additional housing nights (Saturday)



Add-on activities (choose one)

Price and availability TBA

Price and availability TBA

Group registration discount

15 percent off for groups of four or more

15 percent off for groups of four or more

Individual and Group Registration

Register as an individual if you are not attending as part of a group. If you are part of a group contact your group coordinator prior to registering to prevent duplicate registrations.Group
If you are attending NCCWSL as part of a group a group coordinator is required to enter contact and registration information for each attendee. Coordinators may or may not be attending NCCWSL themselves. Group coordinators: You’ll need all of your attendees’ information on hand at the time of registration.When registering a group, coordinators can add and edit attendees’ information using their own logins. If an individual needs to make changes after the coordinator has completed a group registration, please follow the instructions in the confirmation email.

Group Discount
A 15 percent discount is available to anyone registering four or more attendees as a group for the conference.

Residential and Commuter Registration

Residential registration includes …

Residential registrants receive housing for three nights (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) in campus residence halls. Saturday night housing is available for $60 per person per night. We do not offer housing on Tuesday night prior to the start of the conference.

Meals provided during the conference, regardless of registration type, include Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast, Thursday lunch, Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast.

The program will include an opening session, Women of Distinction Awards ceremony and reception, keynote and other featured speakers, the Career and Graduate School Fair, hands-on and skill-based workshops, panel discussions with featured speakers, a Thursday night out in Washington, D.C., optional add-on activities, and the closing session.

NCCWSL provides free bus transportation for attendees for a night out in Washington, D.C., and University of Maryland shuttles on Wednesday before the conference and Saturday after the conference to and from the nearest Metro station (noon–5 p.m.).

More information on getting to the conference can be found here.

Temporary reserved parking will be available near the registration site at La Plata Hall. If you are parked in reserved spots you do not have to pay at the parking stations. Bring your luggage with you to registration and request a parking permit. You will leave your luggage with staff and move your car to a designated long-term lot after you register.

Please list all special needs and requests on your registration form. AAUW staff will be in touch prior to the conference to ensure that your time with us is enjoyable and seamless. If you have further concerns and would like to speak with a member of our staff please email nccwsl@aauw.org

Photography and Promotion
Photographers and videographers will be covering this event to promote future conferences and programs. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please let the photographers/videographers know. For more information on AAUW’s photo policy, email editor@aauw.org.

Commuter registration includes …

All of the above except housing and free parking.
You will receive instructions for parking your car in a pay station guest lot during registration. Commuter registrants are not provided with free parking.

Payment and Cancellation


IMPORTANT: Registrations are not considered final until your full payment has been received. Please see below for our cancelation policy. Credit card payments are preferred.

Credit Cards
To guarantee your reservation, pay by credit card during your registration. If you need to pay by credit card after you have completed your registration, you can log back into your registration at any time by following the instructions in your registration confirmation email.

Checks and money orders must be mailed to the AAUW national office:

Attn: Finance Department
1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005 

Please write AAUW-NCCWSL as the payee. Please include the names of the attendees, their registrant ID numbers, and a copy of your/their registration confirmation email. You will receive confirmation when your payment has been processed.


Please submit all cancelation requests to nccwsl@aauw.org.

Early Bird: November 1, 2017–January 31, 2018
  • Registration includes $100 refundable deposit per registrant.
  • Registration fees are 100 percent refundable.
  • Early-bird registrations will be canceled with deposits returned if unpaid after January 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
Regular Registration: February 1–April 30, 2018
  • Registration includes $100 nonrefundable deposit per registrant.
  • Registration fees are refundable, minus $100 deposit(s).
  • Regular registrations will be canceled without return of deposit(s) if unpaid after April 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

National Scholarships

The AAUW National Scholarship Application will open November 1, 2017, and close at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2018.

Students must apply online to be considered for a national scholarship. If you are applying for a national scholarship, DO NOT fill out a separate registration. After decisions are sent out scholarship awardees will be registered by AAUW staff. If you are not awarded a scholarship but would still like to attend, you will be able to register at our early-bird rate. Both full and partial scholarships are available to applicants based on merit, financial need, and availability.

Full national scholarships cover the following:

  • Residential or commuter registration
  • Scheduled meals

Partial national scholarships cover 50 percent of your base registration fee not including an add-on activity or additional night of housing.

Note: Full or partial national scholarships do not include travel or other additional expenses. Scholarship are nontransferable.

Selection Process for Scholarship Awardees
Awardees are selected by the NCCWSL Review Committee. Scholarship applicants will be notified of the decisions at the end of March 2018. Learn about other ways to save money and attend NCCWSL on a budget.

Add-on Activities

Opt to participate in one of the D.C.-based add-on activities on Wednesday, May 30. See the list of activities and prices.