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Registration Information

November 1 – 3, 2024 | Hilton Columbus Downtown, Columbus, OH

To complete your registration, please answer all questions on the registration form and hit the Submit button on the last page. You will receive an email that confirms your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday, August 5 (rates will increase after this date)

Online Registration Deadline: Monday, October 21

Onsite Registration Available: November 1 – 3

Member Non-Member* Self-Advocate, DSP, PCA**

Full Registration

Early Bird (on or before August 5) $640 $840 $390
Standard (starting August 6) $840 $1,040 $490

One-Day Registration

Standard $390 $465 $300

Early Bird Rates

Full Registration

Full registration includes access to all sessions, meeting materials, and advertised meals.


$ 640


$ 840

Self-Advocate, DSP, PCA**

$ 390

One-Day Registration

One-day registration includes access to one day of sessions and advertised meals for that day.


$ 390


$ 465

Self-Advocate, DSP, PCA**

$ 300

*Not a member? Join The Arc or your local chapter. Questions? Contact

**This rate applies to all direct support professionals (DSPs). Personal care attendants (PCAs) must be supporting an attendee at the event to receive this rate.

Safety and Protocol

The National Convention is committed to producing and delivering exceptional programming while focusing on the health and well-being of our attendees. Do not travel to the National Convention if you have a positive test result for any illness. You should not participate in sessions if you become sick at any time while attending. Please operate on the assumption that there are others present who are at heightened risk for severe illness and conduct yourself accordingly. By presenting yourself at the registration counter, you are confirming that you have observed the precautions described above.

Accepted Payment Methods

Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check: To request an invoice, please email Victoria Vo at The check payment must be received by Wednesday, October 23, 2024, to participate.

Checks should be mailed to:
The Arc
Attn: 2024 National Convention
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC  20006

Accessibility, Support, & Accommodations

For those who require accommodations to fully participate in the National Convention, please advise during the registration process for consideration. We cannot guarantee accommodation requests made less than 30 days before the start of the event.

We want to ensure ALL attendees feel included at our conference. Click here to view our policies and learn how we can support your participation.

Cancellation Requests

Cancellation Request Deadline: Monday, September 30

To receive a refund (minus a $25 cancellation fee), you must submit a cancellation request in writing to by Monday, September 30, 2024. No refunds will be issued for requests received after the cancellation request deadline.

The Arc’s National Convention reserves the right to review and refund all registration fees it deems appropriate. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Attendee substitutions are gladly accepted.


Only one transfer is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

To transfer your full registration prior to the event, please submit a written request to On-site transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation email.

Questions? Please email


Registration and attendance at, or participation in, The Arc’s National Convention constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by the National Convention and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB.