Prices, Deadlines and Planning


Online registration is open.

Registration Rates

  • JEA or NSPA members earlybird: $90
  • JEA or NSPA members after earlybird: $100
  • Nonmembers earlybird: $110
  • Nonmembers after earlybird: $120
  • Nonmember professionals (not students or advisers): $150

Hotel Rates

To take full advantage of the convention, delegates who live outside the Los Angeles metro area are encouraged to stay at the Westin Bonaventure, the sanctioned and officially designated JEA/NSPA convention hotel. Please realize that although an March 22, 2016, deadline for reservations has been set, neither the hotel nor JEA/NSPA can guarantee availability.

Westin Bonaventure
400 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Room Rates: $199/night single/double and $219/night triple/quad, plus 15.7 percent tax per room.

Reservation deadline: March 22, 2016

Costs of attending

In addition to the registration fees and hotel costs, attendees planning for the convention will have other costs to consider, depending on your location and what type of experience you are planning for, you might plan for the following costs:

  • Airfare (the national average is about $380)
  • Meal per diem (averages about $45 per day)
  • Ground transportation (roundtrip shared shuttle service is about $35 per person)
  • Write-off entry fees ($20 per student)
  • Break With a Pro attendees ($5 per student)
  • Best of Show entry fees ($20 per entry)
  • Convention T-shirts (vary by convention and configuration, but generally about $20)
  • Pre-convention workshop fees (average about $25 per attendee)
  • Media tours ($20 per attendee)
  • Onsite critiques ($30 per publication)
  • Break with a Pro ($5 per attendee)
  • Entertainment, including public transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for drivers/housekeeping

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, nor will all of these items apply to every attendee.