Registration Instructions

52st Annual Convention 2018 |
Registration Instructions
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Preregister on-line at . To pay by check, complete the registration form available in PDF format on the ABCT website. Participants are strongly urged to register by the preregistration deadline of October 15. Beginning October 16 all registrations will be processed at the on-site rates.

Please note: Convention Program Books will be distributed on-site.

To receive member registration fees, members must renew for 2019 before completing their registration process or to join as a new member of ABCT

Preconvention Ticketed Sessions & Registration Preconvention Sessions will be held on Thursday, November 16 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. All preconvention sessions are designed to be intensive learning experiences. Preregister to ensure participation.

Registration for all PRE-Convention Sessions (AMASS, Clinical Intervention Trainings, Institutes) will take place in the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at the ABCT Onsite Registration area in the Atrium, Exhibition Level.

  • Thursday, November 15: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

General Registration

Upon arrival at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, you can pick up the program book, addendum, additional convention information, and ribbons at the Pre-Registration Desk in the Atrium, Exhibition Level.


Onsite Registration AND Preregistration pickup will be open:

  • Thursday, November 15: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 18: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The general registration fee entitles the registrant to attend all events on November 15 - November 18 except for ticketed sessions. Your canceled check is your receipt. Email confirmation notices will be generated automatically for on-line registrations and will be sent via email the same day you register. Email confirmations will be sent within 1 week for faxed and mailed registrations. If you do not receive an email confirmation in the time specified, please call the ABCT central office, (212) 647-1890, or email Tonya Childers-Collens at

You must wear your badge at all times to be admitted to all official ABCT sessions, events, and the exhibits. If you lose your badge there will be a $15 charge for the replacement.

All presenters (except for the first two presenters of ticketed CE sessions) must pay the general registration fee. Leaders of ticketed session will receive information regarding their registration procedure from the ABCT Central Office.

Admission to all ticketed sessions is by ticket only. Preregistration is strongly advised as ticketed sessions are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


To register, please choose one format:

Registering On-Line

The quickest method is to register on-line (go to and click on the convention banner on the home page, or go to Use this method for immediate feedback on which ticketed sessions you will be attending. To receive members' discounted rates, your ABCT dues must be up to date. If your membership has lapsed, use this opportunity to renew

To get member rates at this conference, your ABCT dues must be paid through October 31, 2019. The ABCT membership year is November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019. To renew, go to or the on-site membership booth.

Registering by Fax

You may fax your completed registration form, along with credit card information and your signature, to (212) 647-1865. If you choose this method please DO NOT send a follow-up hard copy. This will cause double payment. For preregistration rates, please register BEFORE the deadline date of October 15.

Registering by Mail

All preregistrations that are paid by check must be mailed to ABCT, 305 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10001. For preregistration rates, forms must be postmarked by the deadline date of Monday, October 15.

Forms postmarked beginning Tuesday, October 16 will be processed at on-site rates. There will be no exceptions. Refund Policy Cancellation refund requests must be in writing. Refunds will be made until the October 15 deadline, and a $40 handling fee will be deducted. Because of the many costs involved in organizing and producing the Convention, no refunds will be given after October 15.

Payment Policy

All fees must be paid in U.S. currency on a U.S. bank. Any bank fees charged to the Association will be passed along to the attendee. Please make checks payable to ABCT.

Exhibits, ABCT Information Booth Hours

  • New for 2018: Exhibitor Reception, Thursday, November 15, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



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