Registration Rates and Policies

Registration Closed

On-line registration for the New Partners for Smart Growth conference is now closed. We are no longer accepting registrations via this web site or by fax.

If you would like to attend the conference, you will need to register on-site. All on-site registrations are subject to the $50 late fee.

Full Conference Fees (three days)
Early Bird Regular Late Fee
Public/Non Profit $350 $400 $450
Private Sector $400 $450 $500
LGC Member Public/Non-Profit $325 $375  $425
LGC Member Private Sector $375
$425  $475
Group Public/Non-Profit      $25 off*
Group Private Sector      $25 off*
College Student $200 $225 $275


Daily Registration Fees
(Applies to Thursday, Friday, or Saturday Only Registrations)
Early Bird Regular Late Fee
One Day Registration $195 $225 $275


Speaker Registration Fees
Speaker One-day Rate (day of presentation only) $100
Speaker Full Conference (access code required) $225

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

Early bird rates will be available from October 7 – December 20. Regular rates will apply from December 21 through the January 21 registration deadline. Registrations will still be accepted after January 21 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 November 24, 2013.

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.

Scholarship Recipient Registration Details

Scholarship recipients who have received an official award confirmation email from the LGC confirming their scholarship will be required to register using the online registration system. Each scholarship recipient will be provided a unique link and access code to use to facilitate their registration, and should not be shared with others. If you have received a scholarship and determine that you are no longer able to attend, please contact the scholarship administrator indicated in your award letter immediately. Scholarships are not automatically transferable. Visit the Scholarships Page for details on eligibility and how to apply.

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 and workshops in the main conference program (February 13-15, 2014)
  • Conference meals and refreshment breaks
  • Name badge, conference attendees list, and printed program booklet

Meals and breaks provided during the conference include

  • Thursday (2/13) — Coffee breaks and networking reception (LUNCH & DINNER ARE NOT INCLUDED)
  • Friday (2/14) — Continental breakfast and coffee breaks (LUNCH & DINNER ARE NOT INCLUDED)
  • Saturday (2/15) — Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks

LGC Membership and Discount Rates

Join the LGC now and receive a 20% discount on membership dues, as well as an instant 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 and discounted rates. LGC Members receive $25 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.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Refund requests will be honored if received in writing by the January 21st, 2014 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 21st, NO REFUNDS will be offered.

If you need to cancel your registration after the January 21 registration deadline (for whatever reason), you may replace yourself with another person in the online registration system so long as this is submitted by February 5.

After February 5, 2014, should you need to cancel and replace yourself (send a substitute if you can no longer attend), you must contact the conference organizers by email with the replacement contact information: or

Registration and Scholarships