Registration Fees & Deadlines

Conference Registration (Main Event)

Full conference registration includes all events Monday evening through Wednesday, as well as the following meals:

  • two breakfasts
  • one lunch
  • one reception

Pre-conference field trips and short courses are not included in the conference registration fees.

On-Site Registration (May 17-18)

Full Registration* – $300
(no member discount offered at the door)

Registration will be available at the door for field trips, short courses, and the full conference (subject to capacity limits).

To register, please come to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center with payment during the following hours:

Monday 5/17
7:00 – 9:30 AM – Short Course & Field Trip registration
2:30 – 5:30 PM – Main Conference registration
Tuesday 5/18
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 5/19
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Note: Check payments must be received by the conference. Your check must arrive by mail by Friday, May 11 or brought to the conference for on-site registration.  We will also accept payment on site with Visa or MasterCard.
* A one-year membership to CFSC is included in the non-member full registration rate. Learn more about CFSC membership.

Optional Conference Events

During registration, you will be asked to RSVP for the following optional events:

Local Foods Reception – included in Full Registration or $40
Monday, May 17, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Regional Networking Session – Free
Tuesday, May 18 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Community Service Project – No charge, but space is limited (first come, first serve)
Wednesday, May 19, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Optional Pre-conference Events

Great Lakes Regional Networking Session

Sunday, May 16

Full day registration, 8:30 am – 8:00 pm – $45
Includes Morning Session, Baseball Game & lunch, Great Lakes Reception

Reception only, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – $25

Please note: it will NOT be possible to register at the door for the Great Lakes Regional Networking event on 5/16.

Field Trips

Monday, May 17,  8:00 am – 4:30 pm, lunch included – $65 each

Short Courses

Monday, May 17,  8:30 am – 2:30 pm, lunch included – $65 each

Please note that the pre-conference events fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellations & Refunds

You can cancel your registration for a refund, or you can give your registration to another person by changing the name on your registration. No refunds are possible after April 30, 2010. No exceptions. Refunds will be charged a $50 refund fee.

Please contact to notify us of a name change, cancellation, or request a refund.

Workshop presenters

Workshop presenters will receive an email with registration instructions to receive your speaker discount. Please do not register until you have received a discount code.

Financial Assistance

Limited scholarships and work exchange opportunities are available to cover conference registration. Go to the Scholarships page to learn more.

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