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ASDAH's 2015 Educational Conference

July 17-19, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the registration fee for the conference?

Registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type




Early Bird



Through 5/1/15




5/1/15 - 7/1/15




After 7/1/15

Saturday Only



Through 7/1/15

Saturday Only (Late)



Through 7/12/15

  Registration is now closed. 

Is there a student rate for registration?

A limited number of spots have been set aside for students at the rate of $195. To be considered for the student rate, please:

  • Chose the student registration rate on the registration form.
  • Choose "PAY BY MAIL" at the end of the form.
  • Prior to sending payment, email your request for student rate consideration to along with proof of your full-time student status.  (Proof is not needed if you are a current student member of ASDAH.) Once your request is reviewed and approved you will be notified so that you may submit payment.

Who will be presenting at the conference?

The presenters and their topics can be found on our Program page. Please learn more about the exciting program in store.


What meals are included in the registration fee?

The following meals are included in the registration fee for the entire conference:

  •  Friday March 17th: Dinner
  •  Saturday March 18th: Breakfast and Lunch
  •  Sunday March 19th: Lunch

"Saturday only" registrations include breakfast and lunch that day.  Additional meals (e.g., Breakfast on Sunday and Snack breaks on Saturday and/or Sunday) will be added if sponsorships support these options.

How will ASDAH be creating brave/safe spaces for attendees to discuss difficult topics?

Please visit our special page on Creating Safe Spaces for a thorough discussion of how Rhizome will be interwoven throughout our conference and present to facilitate. In addition, we will be providing a dedicated space reserved for people of color to gather in as desired throughout the conference.


What if I need accommodations in order to attend?

We will do our best to accommodate the needs of our conference attendees. If you have concerns about accessibility (financial, mobility, transportation, food, other?), please contact us at

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • If someone registers and is unable to attend, they may designate a substitute attendee at no extra charge
  • Registration fee refunds after May 1, 2015 are subject to a cancellation fee of $75.
  • No refunds after July 1, 2015.
  • Members who took advantage of the special conference renewal pricing will be required to pay the full renewal fee; the difference will be subtracted from the refund.

How can I learn more about hotel accommodations or book my stay?

ASDAH has arranged for special rates at the same hotel where the conference is being held, the Boston Park Plaza in downtown Boston.  The deadline for booking rooms at these special rates was June 15, and unfortunately our room block is now full.  Please visit the hotel's website here to inquire about a booking a room or to learn more about the hotel's accommodations and amenities.

How can I learn more about transportation from the airport to the conference site and/or parking?

There are at least 3 transportation options from Logan International Airport to the hotel:

  • Airport Cab Service (meter rate, total about $30)
  • MBTA Boston 's Subway: The "T"- The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located on Arlington Stop (Green Line) and Back Bay Stop (Orange Line) Customer Service/Information at 1-800-392-6100 (cost varies but is less than $3)
  • GO Boston Shuttle (must make a reservation; one-way cost about $17) Customer Information at 1-888-437-4379

All MBTA buses are accessible. In addition, a Massport dispatcher wearing a bright yellow vest outside the lower arrivals level of each terminal can assist you with getting an accessible taxi. Additional information can be found at

Please download this PDF for information about parking at the hotel. Driving directions and location information are available at

Will there be continuing education credit available?

Continuing Education units (CEUs) will be available for Registered Dieticians.  For all other professions, we will be happy to provide a Certificate of Completion that you can submit to your licensing/certifying organization. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form when you register to let us know if you are interested in CEUs.

When I attended ASDAH's HAES 101 event in Newton, Massachusetts in September 2014, I was told I could get a $25 discount on conference registration.  How do I apply that discount?

Attendees of ASDAH's Newton, MA event in September 2014 can receive a $25 discount on their conference registration. Please indicate here if you attended and register as usual.  If you elect to pay via PayPal, we will verify your attendance and issue a refund of $25. If you elect to pay by mail, we will verify your attendance and send you an invoice for the correct amount. Questions?  Email Sue Clarahan at

How can I help publicize ASDAH's 2015 Conference?

Please see the various suggestions on our "Spread the Word" page.

Do you have questions that we have not answered here?

Please contact us at


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