Registration Information

:: 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance ::
January 23 - 28, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Lula Washington Dance Theatre
LWDT

Welcome Conference Delegates!

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) is proud to host the 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance in Los Angeles in 2018. We know that this year's conference and festival will be a valuable experience that will give you tools to further your personal and professional development in dance. We look forward to your participation and enjoyment of the 2018 Conference and Festival in Los Angeles. -- Lula Washington, Tamica Washington-Miller

REMINDER: Only current IABD Members may register for the Member price. If you have not completed your membership online for the membership cycle period of January 1 - December 31, you are NOT a current member. To join IABD, please click here.

Individual Registration 
If you are registering as an individual with 1-9 additional guests please click the link above. Please select REGISTER GUEST within the registration form to enter your additional colleagues/students, etc. (A Group consists of 10 people or more (dance companies, colleges, universities, schools, studios, and other organizations)You cannot go back into the form after you complete the registration process and have paid.)

Group RegistrationA Group consists of 10 people or more (dance companies, colleges, universities, schools, studios, and other organizations. If you are part of a group, please select this link to register.)

IABD

REGISTRATION FEES AND PACKAGES

For registration fees and details, please choose from the following options:

Conference
Registration
Fees*
IABD Member Non-IABD Member Group Reg.
IABD Member
Group Reg.
Non-IABD Member
Deadlines
Early Bird $375 $450 $350 $425 June 30 - Oct. 31, 2017
General $450 $525 $425 $475 Nov. 1 - Dec 29, 2017
Late $550 $600 Not Available Not Available Dec. 30, 2017 -
  Jan. 23, 2018
Onsite $575 $625 Not Available Not Available January 24, 2018

 *Please note: The conference registration will include an additional 3% payment processing fee (equivalent to $10.00).

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • LWDT

    Awards Luncheon: Friday

  • Evening Performance: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Post Performance Receptions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Late Night Performances

  • Closing Ceremony and Breakfast: Sunday

  • Keynote Speakers

  • All Panels and Workshops

  • Bus Transportation

  • Conference Kit

    **** PLEASE NOTE: THE DANCE MASTER CLASS SERIES IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKAGE. THESE CLASSES ARE AN ADDITIONAL AND SEPARATE COST.
A LA CARTE CONFERENCE ITEMS (if space is available)
THESE ITEMS CAN BE SELECTED INDIVIDUALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT PURCHASING A FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKAGE. EACH ITEMS' COST IS LISTED BELOW!
Thursday Day Registration $275
Friday Day Registration $275
Saturday Day Registration $275
Sunday Day Registration N/A
Educators Day Registration (Fri/Sat)
$250 each
Performance Presentation (General Admission) $35 each
Performance Presentation (Students, Seniors, & IABD Members with proper ID) $25 each
El Camino College Students and Children $15 each
Panels and Workshops $20 each
Receptions (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) $30 each
Luncheon (Friday) $100
Closing Ceremony & Breakfast (Sunday) $100
Midnight Bantaba/African Cultural Fusion Class  (Thursday)
$25
Midnight Hip Hop Class (Friday) $25
Master Dance Classes (IABD Members & Conference Registrants) $20 each
Master Dance Classes (Non-IABD Members & General Public) $25 each
Bus Transportation $60
Late Night Performances $20 each
Summer Scholarship/Intensive Program Auditions (IABD members only) $20
Multi-Dance Company Auditions (IABD Members) $25
Multi-Dance Company Auditions (Non-IABD Members) $35
Ballet Auditions (Women and Men)
$35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REGISTRATION PROCESS

Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the event. Onsite registrations and conference materials are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Conference registrations are confirmed when registrations forms and payments are received and processed.

There are NO REFUNDS.

Á la carte items such as Master Dance Classes, Midnight Hip Hop, and Midnight Bantaba can be purchased with registration and will be available onsite January 25-28, 2018.

Master Dance Classes will be available soon.

**** PLEASE NOTE: THE DANCE MASTER CLASS SERIES IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKAGE. THESE CLASSES ARE AN ADDITIONAL AND SEPARATE COST.



INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

You can purchase full conference registrations through the IABD WEBSITE.  Please visit our website at: http://www.iabdassociation.org/registration-information.


 

GROUP REGISTRATION

LWDTA Group is defined as 10 or more participants. To qualify for the group discount, full payment and ALL completed registration forms must be submitted online at one time.

All Groups are encouraged to register online through the conference and festival website. Each Registrant must complete a registration form. This can also be completed online.

Group leaders must provide a complete list of attendees, forms and method of payment. [There must be a registered sponsor for every 6 registered students.]

Group discounts are subject to conference deadlines and payments must be received before deadline is over.

NO GROUP RATES AFTER - DECEMBER 29, 2017



IABD MEMBER REGISTRATION

Registrants wishing to get the IABD Membership rate need to be a 2016-2017 and/or 2017-2018 IABD member.

All IABD Members will be confirmed through the IABD Administrative Office.



MONEY EXCHANGE AND RATES

Visit the website link below to calculate fees in your currency. The exchange rate may be different at the exact time of exchange as rates constantly change throughout the day and differ at every financial institution.

http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/



PAYMENT POLICY

Credit Card Payments

The credit card will be charged immediately upon registration.

Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) payments are accepted.

**A convenience fee of $10 will be charged for every conference registration purchased via credit card.

Money Orders and Bank Drafts

NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL!

Payment for all registrations must be made in full prior to the conference and received before the deadline.

Money Orders and Bank Drafts should be in American Dollars only and made payable to Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 3773 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

All registration fees are FINAL and are available on a limited first come/first serve basis. No refunds will be given by Lula Washington Dance Theatre and/or IABD.


 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Participant contact information will be part of a database only accessible to the Lula Washington Dance Theatre Conference Team and IABD.


 

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOTAPING

LWDTRecording by any means (photographing, streaming, audio taping or video taping) of any presentations, classes or sessions at the IABD Conference and Festival is prohibited, except by an authorized agent for official purposes. Violators risk confiscation of their equipment and/or will be removed from the premises.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interviews, photography, audio recordings, video recordings and their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, Web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by LWDT and IABD and its affiliates and representatives. You release LWDT and IABD, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, Web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, Web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by LWDT and IABD or the person or entity designated to do so by LWDT and IABD.


 

VENDOR PARTICIPATION

Only those vendors approved by LWDT and IABD, who have paid the vendor participation fee, will be allowed to sell or promote items to IABD conference and festival participants. Unauthorized use of the LWDT or IABD logo by any individual or company is strictly prohibited. Vendors who fail to pay the application fee or who circumvent the vendor participation process, will be asked to cease and desist and may be subject to legal actions.



AIRLINE TRAVEL & HOTEL

  • Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel is the official IABD Conference Hotel, located at 6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045.

To receive the special discounted room rate, call for reservations at (310) 642-1111 or visit online at www.sheraton.com/losangeles. Indicate you will be attending the IABD Conference.