Registration & Policy Information

New Registration Level for Young Adults and Students

This year we are offering a special rate for young adults age 35 and younger or anyone who is a student – $215 for all four days of EAD through on-site registration. You may select this option in our registration area below. Note that scholarships for young adults or students are ALSO still available. See below for additional 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.

How to Be Considered for a Registration Scholarship

If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 or are a student, 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. Please apply for a scholarship before registering online. 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 us for more information on how to register.

National Gathering Costs

Entire Event
Early Registration fee: $235 (ends March 15 at 11:59 p.m.)
Regular Registration fee: $255 (March 16 and after)
Special Young Adult / Student Registration fee: $215 (available for the duration up to the event)

One-Day Registration
Friday – Saturday: $150
Sunday – Monday (Lobby Day): $150

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.

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 online invoice or mail-in form, your registration is not complete until we receive payment. Please make checks payable to “Church World Service,” and write “EAD” or “Ecumenical Advocacy Days” in the memo line. For mail in registrations and payments, please send them 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 31 at 11:59 p.m.; 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 on or after April 1 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 us for more information.

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