General Assembly Registration
General Assembly registration is now open. Rates increase May 1.
- Adult Registration
- Youth Registration
- Children's Programs
- Off-site Registration
- Choir Registration
- Financial Aid information
- Accessibility Services
2016 Registration Information
|2016 Registration Rates||Early Registration
March 1 - April 30
May 1 - June 26
|Adult Full-time (Wednesday-Sunday)||$350||$405|
|*Youth (Grades 9-12) Full-time (Wednesday-Sunday)||$205||$235|
|*Youth (Grades 9-12) One-day||$85||$100|
|**Reduced Full-time (Wednesday-Sunday)||$205||$235|
|*Youth registration rates are offered to those who were enrolled in grades 9-12 (or the equivalent for home-schooled youth) for the 2015-2016 school year, OR were born between 06/22/98 and 06/21/02 (age 14-17 during GA).|
|**Reduced rates are offered to: Retired Ministers, Spouses of Retired Ministers, Surviving Spouses of Ministers and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Registered Ministerial Aspirants and Candidates. For information on obtaining Aspirant status, consult the UUA Ministerial Credentialing Office.|
|***Off-site Registration closes at 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 17. This is necessary to allow time for online systems to be prepared and tested prior to GA.|
Wednesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 23, have been combined for the purpose of registration and are being offered together at the One-day registration rate.
Registrations must be for specific individuals and are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Congregations may not purchase "blank" registrations for later assignment to delegates; organizations may not purchase "blank" registrations for later assignment to staff.
Once registered, you will be sent email confirmation from generalassembly [at] uua [dot] org. Please retain this confirmation; it is proof of your registration.
You may cancel a GA registration by contacting the GA Registrar by email or post at generalassembly [at] uua [dot] org or 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1409. The cancellation fee will be $35 before May 1; $60 May 1 and thereafter.
No meals are included with registration. Concessions will be available in the GA Exhibit Hall, and attendees are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles and snacks.
Registration is Required for All
All participants in General Assembly (GA) programmed events must be registered for the conference. Everyone in attendance of GA programmed events must also be registered. Everyone must be registered, including program participants, presenters, invited guests, performers, office support staff, relatives, hosts, and dignitaries. This policy is consistent with our principle of equity and avoids arbitrary distinctions.
GA registrants receive access to all workshops, performances, lectures, and events listed in the GA Printed Program, as well as an official name badge to identify them to fellow participants, event staff and security. GA name badges are required for admission to all GA programmed events, including evening entertainment, the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday-Saturday), the Opening and Closing Celebrations, and the Ware Lecture.
The only GA programmed events that will be open to the public are the Service of the Living Tradition, the Sunday Morning Worship, and, on Sunday only, the Exhibit Hall. Registration is not required to participate in Service of the Living Tradition, the Sunday Morning Worship, or to visit the Exhibit Hall on Sunday.
Personal aides who are attending solely to facilitate the attendance of another may register at a special $35 full-time rate. This personal attendant registration rate is only for those whose presence is required to assist a GA attendee with disabilities or limitations that would preclude them from attending without assistance. Contact generalassembly [at] uua [dot] org to arrange registration for a personal aide.
Children who have not yet entered high school (or the equivalent for home schooled youth) are welcome to attend General Assembly events with their parents or guardians at no cost, but are still required to register. Adult registrants can "Add Guest Child (0-14)" to their adult registration record. This step will provide our youngest participants with an official name badge that will identify them as part of the GA community, as well as allowing planners to know everyone who is at GA (in the event of an emergency).
Ages and Grades for Children, Youth, and Adults
- Children 0-14 years-old or pre-high school: no-cost registration is required, low-cost child care is available
Children are always welcome at GA events when accompanied by their GA registered parent or legal guardian. We ask that you register your child for GA (at no cost) so that we can issue him or her a GA Name Badge and so that we have a complete list of everyone attending, regardless of age.
If you need child care while attending GA, there are several Children's Programs available (at subsidized rates).
- 14 year-olds, 8th and 9th grades, between grade school and high school or the equivalent for home schooled youth
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries strongly suggests that 14 year-olds who have completed the 8th grade but have not yet entered high school (or its equivalent) either enroll in one of the available Children's Programs or attend programming with their parent or guardian. (Youth Caucus is more about life-stage than strict chronological age. Since programming is really targeted for those who are in the middle of the high-school range, those who have just finished 8th grade will not have their needs met.) 14 year-olds who have not yet entered high school may register for GA at no cost but may not participate in Youth Caucus events without their parent or guardian.
- Youth registration is required for youth aged 15-17, and is optional for youth aged 14, or 18+
Fourteen year-olds who have not yet entered high school (or the equivalent for home-schooled youth) may attend GA events with a registered parent or guardian (separate no-cost registration required) or enroll in one of the available Children’s Programs. Fourteen year-olds who have completed a year of high school (or the equivalent) should register as Youth.
High school aged attendees who are eighteen or older have the option of registering as adults and forgoing the discounted youth registration rate. Eighteen year-olds who intend to participate in Youth Caucus programs should register as Youth.
- 18 year-olds, Young Adult Caucus: Adult Registration
If you were a college student or in the work-force and not in a secondary school (or home-schooled), then you are considered a young adult and should register via Adult Registration.