Registration Information

If you already have a NAMSS account and can't remember your login information, please contact the executive office at to request it. This will prevent a duplicate record from being created. Duplicate records will negatively affect your registration and rates.

NAMSS encourages you to register for the conference online. It's fast, easy, and secure! You will be given the option to pay by check on the payment page.

Please note that there are scams designed to solicit your payment information for meeting registration/hotel room reservations via phone. Under no circumstances will NAMSS initiate contact with you via phone to solicit your registration. All communication regarding registration will be sent via email or regular mail.

Mailing Check Payments: Checks should be made payable to "NAMSS." Include your check (checks only) with your email confirmation and mail to:

8658 Solution Center
Chicago, IL 60677-8006

Note: Registrations will not be accepted over the phone in order to comply with PCI security regulations.

NAMSS 2018 Registration Fees
Full Conference
(October 1-3)
NAMSS Member
One Day
(October 1, 2, 3)
NAMSS Member
Multiple Day Pre-Conference Workshops (Leadership Certificate, CPMSM, CPCS, and Cred 101)
NAMSS Member
One Day Pre-Conference Workshop (Ready to Lead)
NAMSS Member $295
Non-Member $350
NAMSS 2018 CVO Excellence Symposium (October 3-4)
NAMSS Member $359
Non-Member $459
Exhibitor Expo Hall Only $85


Important Registration Information

Three-day full conference registration includes all educational sessions and activities Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 3 including the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, Beach Party Reception, and Business Meeting and Keynote Presentation.

One-day conference registration includes all educational sessions and activities on Monday, October 1, Tuesday, October 2, or Wednesday, October 3. Anyone wishing to attend for more than one day must register at the three-day conference registration rate.

Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Friday, September 28, Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30, and do not include admission to general conference activities. Advance registration is required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Additional Pre-Conference Workshop fees apply to each of the five courses being offered (FR01, SA01, SA02, SA03, and SN01). Attendees may register for these events during the online registration process.

Justify Your Attendance

Do you want to attend the NAMSS 42nd Educational Conference & Exhibition but need approval from your supervisor? NAMSS understands that budgets are tight and travel funding is sometimes difficult to secure-that's why we're providing you with a toolkit to help justify your attendance at this year's event!

Join NAMSS and Save!

Join NAMSS now to receive discounted NAMSS member registration rates. You can join online and save $150 on Conference Registration. In order to save, you must join before registering. If you have any questions about joining NAMSS and signing up for the conference, please contact NAMSS at or (202) 367-1196.

Guest Registration

If you are bringing a guest to the Opening Welcome Reception or Beach Party Reception, be sure to select the "guest" ticket on your online registration form. Guests must be age 21 or older.

Media Registration

Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations and attend the NAMSS 42nd Educational Conference & Exhibition for the purpose of editorial coverage can receive media credentials to attend the NAMSS conference.

To receive official approval, journalists must submit media credentials, including a photocopy of official press credentials from a specific publication/outlet (generic press credentials WILL NOT be accepted) or a letter verifying assignment to the conference on the letterhead of the media organization being represented.

Media credentials should be submitted along with a completed NAMSS 2018 Media Registration Form to Kate Purdy at

Payment Information and Confirmations

Full payment must be submitted with your registration form. For the easiest registration, visit our secure website to use our online registration process. Online registrants will receive confirmation shortly after registration. Confirmation letters will be emailed approximately 10 days after receipt of payment for registrants who mail their registration fees via check. Make all checks payable to NAMSS. NAMSS will not accept purchase orders.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to NAMSS at (202) 367-2173 or e-mailed to

  • Cancellation deadline is September 7, 2018. Cancellations made in writing on or before September 7, 2018, will be eligible for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations received after September 7,  2018.
  • No refunds will be made for no-shows.
  • All refunds will be processed 6 to 8 weeks after the conference.


Contact NAMSS at (202) 367-1173 or e-mail