Registration is open for the 2018 convention in New Orleans.




Your current NATA membership status must match the category for which you are registering.
Member $250 $325 $400
Non-Member $555 $630 $705
Student Member-Certified $125 $175 $225
Student Member $125 $125 $125
Student Non-Member $225 $225 $225
Retired Certified/Honorary $0 $0 $0
One-Day Registration $140 $140 $140
One-Day Registration Non-Member $220 $220 $220


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refund requests must be sent in writing to the NATA office ( if by e-mail) and will be processed no later than eight weeks after the last day of the convention. Refunds will be issued in the same form as the payment received.

NATA will offer a full refund of registration fees through May 18, 2018. Between May 19 and June 16, 2018, refunds will be granted less a $25 administrative fee – or attendees can choose to apply their full payment (no $25 fee) to the 2019 convention. Between June 17 and July 31, 2018, attendees will only be given the option of applying their full payment to the 2019 convention. No cancellations will be processed after July 31, 2018.


First Time Attendees

As a first time convention attendee, you are embarking on an adventure filled with opportunities to learn and to network with your colleagues and friends.


Before You Go

  • If you’re a new member to NATA (two years or less) or this is your first convention, be sure to attend the First Time Attendee/New Member Reception on Wednesday, June 27. Learn how to make the most of your membership with NATA, hear valuable tips on how to maximize your time at convention and meet fellow ATs like yourself. Breakfast will be provided. RSVPs are required. You can sign up for this event when you register to attend.
  • Familiarize yourself with all the great offerings at the convention by reviewing the preliminary educational programming and abstracts found in the NATA 2018 app. You can also use the app to create your custom convention schedule.
  • Select the exhibitors you want to visit at the AT Expo by checking out the floor plan and the handy Exhibitor Listing/Booth Search



  • With your registration email confirmation and photo ID in hand, you will pick up your convention materials at the Morial Convention Center. Your registration materials will include your name badge, guest badges (if any), pre-purchased event tickets, and Convention Guide – unless you opted to go green and only use the app.
  • Stop by the Ribbon Bar to pick up your First Time Attendee ribbon!
  • Take the family or meet up with friends at the NATA 2018 Welcome Reception being held Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30 – 8pm.


Although there is no charge for guests and children, they must be registered to attend. A Child Release Form must be completed for children under 18. Adult guests and children 12+ will receive a convention badge. A child verification card will be issued for children 11 and under. Guests and children may attend the Welcome Reception, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the General Session.

The AT Expo is open to guests, children 12 and older and infants during unrestricted hours. Strollers are not allowed on the show floor. Children must be accompanied by an adult registrant.

Guests are not permitted to attend educational programming.



New Orleans offers adventure for the whole family!

Check out the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Audubon Zoo, New Orleans Museum of Art or prepare for battle at Adventure Quest Laser Tag!




Bringing your spouse, significant other or partner in crime? There’s no shortage of things for them to do while you’re participating in the awesome educational offerings at convention.



Non-Discrimination Statement

NATA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age. NATA is committed to accessibility and  non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.