Registration & Policy Information

How to Register for the National Gathering

Participants in the EAD National Gathering may register online here. We are using EventBrite to power our online registrations.

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. Those selected for scholarships will be contacted and informed how they are to register using our online system.

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 options above as well.

Information for exhibitor registration is available here.

How to Register as a Member of the Media at the National Gathering

Members of the media must register in order to be present at the National Gathering. Please contact Ruth Noel for more information on how to register.

National Gathering Costs

Entire Event
Early Registration fee: $225 (ends March 8)
Regular Registration fee: $250 (March 9 and after)

One-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.

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, American Express, Discover) during the online registration process. The charge on your credit card will appear as either “EB * Ecumenical Advoc” or “EventBrite” and the location listed will be “San Francisco, CA.”
    • Check – If you choose to register by mail-in form, 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 or of your attendance.

Hotel Reservations

There is a discounted room block available for EAD at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington, Va. Please visit the Location & Housing page for more information and to book a room.

Cancellation / Alternate Attendee Policy

You can cancel your registration anytime through March 22; however, a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed. You will receive a refund via the method by which you paid. If you paid by check, you’ll receive a check by mail for your registration payment minus the cancellation fee after the conference. Cancellation requests after March 22 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 Ruth Noel at EAD.

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