Weekend Scene: 2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Feb. 4 / 17

Hello again….have another reminder about the AWP Conference & Bookfair 2017 in Washington D.C. This information has been posted before and hopefully for those interested, you may still have a chance to register. February 8–11, 2017 are the dates…..

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2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The bookfair is open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Visit the Hotel & Travel section for information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels.

The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Exhibitor Access Badges, which will allow you full access to the conference and bookfair. Please access the Exhibit Space Management page of your AWP user account to assign these two badges before January 20, 2017.  Exhibitor Access Badges that are not assigned by this date may be forfeited. Please note: If you have been assigned an Exhibitor Access Badge, you do not need to purchase an additional registration. For more information about Exhibitor Access Badges, see the Bookfair Exhibitor FAQs.

Students, faculty, and staff of sponsoring institutions should check with their program or organization before purchasing a registration on their own. You may be eligible for a complimentary sponsor registration.

All conference registrations must be purchased online or onsite with a credit or debit card. We do not accept checks or cash. All sales are final and nonrefundable.

Registration Rates & Periods

Registration Categories Early Bird
Aug. 1 – Oct. 14.
Oct. 15 – Dec. 21
Dec. 22 – Feb. 7
Feb. 8 – Feb. 11
Member Registration $145 $160 $200 $200
Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $215 $230 $270 $270
Nonmember Registration $240 $260 $300 $300
Student* Registration $50 $50 $65 $65
Senior (65 and up)** Registration $80 $80 $80 $80
Bookfair Staff Registration*** $145 $160 $200 $200
Bookfair Staff, Student* Registration*** $50 $50 $65 $65
Presenter Member Registration $75 $80 $105 $105
Presenter Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $145 $150 $175 $175
Presenter Nonmember Registration $160 $170 $210 $210
Saturday Pass**** N/A N/A N/A $45

* Students must present a valid student ID.
** Seniors must present a valid ID.
*** Bookfair staff registrations are not equivalent to Exhibitor Access Badges and do not permit access to the exhibit halls during set-up or move-out hours.
**** The Saturday Pass can only be purchased onsite on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and includes admission to all conference events (with the exception of private receptions) as well as the bookfair.

Registration Confirmation

Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the address that you specified under your badge information during purchase. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering, as our system is not able to alert you if you enter an incorrect or incomplete email address. You may change the name and affiliation on your badge at any point before Wednesday, February 8, 2017, on the Conference Registration Management page of your AWP user account.

Will-call Registration

After preregistration ends on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, you can continue to register online using the will-call option on Thursday, December 22, 2016, though not at a reduced preregistration rate. All badges purchased before arriving onsite in Washington, DC, can be printed at the conference during the hours listed below.

Checking In at the Conference

All badges will be printed onsite at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at a registration kiosk. These kiosks will allow you to both print a pre-purchased registration badge and purchase a new registration. All pre-purchased badges will be assigned a unique registration code, which will be included in the confirmation email sent to each attendee after a purchase has been made. Please save this information and bring it with you to the conference and bookfair, as you will need it to print your badge and pick up your registration materials onsite.

All those who purchase a registration under the student or senior category will be required to show a valid student or government-issued ID in order to print their badge details.

Onsite Registration & Check-in Hours

Wednesday, February 8: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 9: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sponsor and Literary Partner Registrations

As a benefit for supporting the conference, all sponsors and literary partners receive an allocated number of registration waivers, based on the level of sponsorship. Confirmed sponsors and partners will be contacted by AWP with instructions for submitting their waiver lists. All lists must be received by January 20, 2017. Registration waivers that are not submitted by that date will be forfeited.

Press Passes

We appreciate all coverage of our annual conference. Requests for press passes must be made in writing from the editor of the media organization, on behalf of the journalist, to by January 20, 2017. The request must specifically detail how the pass will be used to cover the conference. To attend as a member of the press, you must present valid press credentials to your kiosk attendant so that you may receive your conference badge. Photography, videography and sound recordings are not permitted at the conference without AWP’s written consent.


February 8–11, 2017
Washington, DC

Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis


Conference Registration Manager


Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Accessibility Services

Please check to see if you still have a chance to attend, that is if you are interested. I’m sure there is still room left to register.















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