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Registration Fees

If your organization is a member of NISOD, membership benefits (including discounted conference registration) extend to all individuals at that organization. Click here to see if your organization is a NISOD member.  

Prior to or on April 10, 2020
Super Early Bird Registration
$585 $685
April 11 May 1, 2020
Early Bird Registration
$635 $735
May 2 – 22, 2020
Regular Registration
$685 $785
May 23 – 26, 2020
Onsite Registration
$735 $835

When Do Conference Sessions Begin?

  • Preconference Seminars start at 1:00 Saturday afternoon.
  • Special Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and Roundtable Discussions start at 8:30 Sunday morning.
  • All conference activities take place at the Hilton Austin.

What Does the Registration Fee Include?

  • Coffee Breaks
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Monday and Tuesday General Session Luncheons
  • Access to all Breakout Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, and Special Sessions

Compare Registration Fees for Major National Conferences

NISOD’s annual conference offers a tremendous value when compared to other national conferences.

Super Early Bird
Early Bird
  Member Non Member Member Non Member Member Non Member
NISOD $585 $685 $635 $735 $685 $785
Achieving the Dream $695 $860 $815 $970
NACCE $849 $1,099 $899 $1,149
League for Innovation $900 $1,000 $1,050 $1,150
AACC $1,050 $1,050
ACCT $745 $945 $895 $1,095

Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration

Sunday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Administrator Series

The Administrator Series is a one-day leadership event open to invited presidents, chancellors, vice presidents, vice chancellors, and provosts and other chief academic officers. The Administrator Series takes place on Monday, May 25, 2020. Participation in the Administrator Series is complimentary and exclusive to executive leaders who are registered for the conference. Space is limited and always sells out. So register as soon as possible!

Networking Opportunities

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence kicks off on Saturday with two wonderful opportunities to mingle with colleagues, including a visit to the LBJ Presidential Library on The University of Texas campus and to San Antonio, just a short bus ride from Austin. Tickets can be purchased online prior to the conference while they are available.

Conference Program

NISOD is transitioning to a paperless conference program by our 2020 conference. For our 2020 conference, only session titles will be included in the conference program. Full conference session descriptions can be found in our app, which can be downloaded here. In addition, we will also upload a printable PDF to the conference’s website closer to the event dates that participants can download and print.

Registration Policies

Special Offers/Discount Codes

Use of discount codes is only valid at the time of the initial purchase/registration. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced/discounted registrations. Discount codes cannot be combined. Only one discount per registration.


Groups of 15-25 paying conference participants receive a $25 discount off regular registration fees.

Groups of 26 or more paying conference participants receive a $50 discount off regular registration fees.
Please contact Kelley Berley for details and information on how to register participants.

NISOD accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, checks, and purchase orders. Copy of purchase order must be mailed or emailed to

The University of Texas at Austin’s Federal ID: 746000-203.
Please make checks payable to: The University of Texas at Austin/NISOD

College of Education | The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5600 | Austin, TX 78712-1607
Ph: (512) 471-7545 | Fax: (512) 471-9426 | Email:
Request a W-9 Form from NISOD.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be sent to Kelley Berley by May 1, 2020. A refund of the conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

NO REFUNDS will be granted for requests made after May 1, 2020.

  • We understand that special circumstances may arise after our deadline date, but refunds will not be issued. We would be pleased to credit your registration toward the next year’s conference. If the credit is not used the following year, it will be forfeited.
  • NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • Substitutions are gladly accepted!

Substitution Policy

A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting written request to Kelley Berley .  The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.