Registration & Policy Information

How to Register for the National Gathering

Participants in the EAD National Gathering may register online here. When registering online, use the drop-down menu to select your registration choice (full event, one day Saturday, or one day Sunday). Prices will update based on the selection you make. If the wording on the page appears small, please use your browser’s zoom feature to enlarge it.

You may also register by mail by completing and printing the paper registration form. Participants can choose between registering for the whole conference or for one of the two major days of the conference (Saturday and Sunday). Please see pricing information below.



How to Be Considered for a Registration Scholarship

If you are between the ages of 18 and 35, limited scholarships covering the cost of registration for the National Gathering are available. Please click here to learn more and complete the online scholarship request form.


How to Register as an Exhibitor at the National Gathering

Exhibitors must register and pay exhibitor costs in order to exhibit at the National Gathering. If exhibitors also plan to attend conference events, they must register for the National Gathering separately, using the general registration link above as well.

Information for exhibitor registration is available here when information is posted.


National Gathering Costs

Entire Event
Early Registration fee: $225 (through March 24)
Regular Registration fee: $250 (after March 24)

Two-Day Registration
Friday – Saturday: $125
Sunday – Monday (Lobby Day): $125

NOTE: Registration for the entire event covers costs of conference attendance and two box lunches on Saturday and Sunday. A two-day registration includes cost of conference attendance on the days specified and one box lunch for either Saturday or Sunday. There will be no food provided on Sunday evening.

Forms of Payment

We accept credit card, debit card, and check as valid forms of payment. Payment is due no later than the last day of the conference.

  • Credit Card – You may pay with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) during the online registration process. The charge on your credit card will appear as “Advocacy Days.”
  • Check – Your registration is not complete until we receive payment, which should normally accompany your mail-in registration form. Please make checks payable to Church World Service, and write “EAD” or “Ecumenical Advocacy Days” in the memo line. Mail to:
    Ecumenical Advocacy Days
    110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 110
    Washington, D.C. 20002

If for any reason payment is not received prior to the conference, payment is due in full the first day of the conference.

Hotel Reservations

Visit the Location and Housing page for information on how to make your reservation at the Doubletree, Crystal City. The room block will fill up quickly so make your reservation as soon as possible. Refunds (minus a $50 cancellation fee) can be made for hotel rooms through March 24.


Cancellation / Alternate Attendee Policy

You can cancel your registration anytime through March 24; however, a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed. You will receive a check by mail for your registration payment minus the cancellation fee after the conference. Cancellation requests after March 24 will receive no refund. You may select an alternate attendee in your place if you do not wish to cancel but cannot attend the National Gathering yourself. Please contact EAD Registrar, Ruth Noel, with this information.



Contact Doug Grace, EAD Director.