Registration & Other Costs

Presenters will have received an EventBrite invitation, via email, to register for the conference. Regular conference registration is $150 USD (plus a modest online registration processing fee) and includes access to all panels, daily continental breakfast and coffee service, a celebrity-themed conference dinner, and closing reception.

Reduced-price registration is available to Drake students and faculty.

Conferees with bank accounts in the United States who wish to pay by check, in order to avoid the online registration processing fee, should send an email to celebrity.conference(at) requesting information about registering by mail.

Additional costs associated with attending the conference include:

Transportation to and from Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Local transportation, including to and from DSM Airport (approx. $15 USD + tip each way)

Hotel accommodations: $99 USD (+ tax) per room per night.

Daily lunches (approx. $10-$20 each of two days, depending on restaurant choice).

One dinner (average $25 for appetizer and entree at most nearby restaurants)

The purchase of any alcoholic beverages at conference events, per our agreement with funding organizations.