2018 Conference
Chicago, Illinois - Palmer House

March 7-10, 2018

HERA Registration and Membership Form 2018

If you are using PayPal to pay your fees, please click here and fill out this online registration form and then return to this page to make your PayPal payment.

Whether you plan on attending as a presenter, a panelist, an observing member, or a guest, you will need to fill out a conference registration form.

New this year, HERA membership and registration fees may be paid by credit card or PayPal. HERA Membership and registration fees when paid by credit card or PayPal are 4 percent higher than paying by check, to accommodate what PayPal charges HERA for a credit card payment into our account.

Name ____________________________________________________________

2018 MEMBERSHIP FEES (Check appropriate category)

(check appropriate category)

_______ Individual 1-year membership: $125

_______ Joint 1-year membership is open to two individuals sharing the same household: $185

_______ Full time student membership: $70

_______ Retired: $7

PayPal available (surcharge added)


Member Registration (All attendees must register for the conference.)

_______Member Early Discounted Registration [ends 10-15-17]: $155

_______Member Registration [10/16/17 to 11/16/17]: $180

_______ Late Member Registration [11/17/17 to 12/31/17]: $205

_______ Member Conference Registration [after 1/1/18 through Conference]: $230

PayPal available (surcharge added)


Student Member Registration

_______ Student Early Member Discounted Registration [ends 10/15/17]: $75

_______ Student Member Registration [10/16/17 to 11/16/17]: $80

_______ Student Member Late Registration [11/17/17 to 12/31/17]: $85

_______ Student Member Conference Registration [after 1/1/18 through Conference]: $95

PayPal available (surcharge added)


Guest Fees

Receptions and Closing Luncheon fees are included in the conference registration fees for attendees. Please check if you will be attending one or more events.

Please check to which of the following you will be attending:

_______ Reception Thursday March 8

_______ Reception Friday, March 9

_______ Lunch Saturday, March 10

Please check to which of the followin you will be bringing a guest:

_______ Reception Thursay, March 8: $30 guest fee

_______ Reception Friday, March 9: $30 guest fee

_______Lunch Saturday, March 10: $45 guest fee

PayPal availaboe (surcharge added)


Register via PayPal by filling in the appropriate information. If you are not a HERA member (membership runs from Jan. 1-Dec. 31). You must join HERA and register for the conference on this page.

Paying by check? If you are sending in fees by check, please print and complete form.

>Click here for a .pdf 2018 registration and membership form

2018 Convention Participant: Registration fees must be postmarked by February 7, 2018, and must be in U.S. currency. Your postmark will be the ultimate determinant of your registration rates. We aim to post an online program sometime in mid-February. Schedule change requests disrupt the plans of those already registered. HERA is not able to process changes to the program. Participants who have not paid the convention registration fee and membership dues by February 7, 2018, will be deleted from all versions of the convention program. HERA does not provide laptops or online connections. All presenters must be members of HERA.
           Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and postmarked no later than February 7, 2018. Email requests for refunds to A $55 service fee is deducted from all refunds. There will be no refunds for any reason after February 7, 2018. HERA is not responsible for any cancellations or other charges assessed by airlines, travel agents, online booking agencies, or other institutions.

>Click for HERA's 2018 Conference Paper and Panel Proposal Portal. Papers and panel submissions must be sent via the portal. Submission Deadline: Jan. 25, 2018.

Registration and Membership

We will process submissions on a flow basis. We will send out decision notifications within one week of submission. All proposals are due on the portal on or before January 10, 2018. After receiving this confirmation, you must register via PayPal or fill out a registration form (downloadable from the HERA website - see below for a .pdf), and mail the form with a check made out to HERA, in U.S. currency.

HERA, PO Box 715, Pacifica, CA 94044-4206

IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms available. Please make your hotel registrations one of two ways:
          1. On our website’s link to The Palmer Hotel’s dedicated HERA website; or
          2. Directly with the hotel by phone at (800-522-1564) or (312-726-5000)and mention that you want the HERA rate of $139.
Make these reservations as early as possible to receive the discounted rate. The Palmer Hotel requires that you make your reservations by 02/05/2018. The $139 rate may be applicable 3 days before and 3 days after the conference based on availability.

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