Join more than 500 journalists, news executives, communications professionals and educators for the 2022 NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists National Convention, September 8-11, 2022. Registration for the National Convention is available here 

The National Convention will consist of both in-person and virtual programming. When registering, please be sure to select “In-Person” if you intend to participate at The Drake in Chicago, and “Virtual-Only” if you intend to participate online only. “Virtual-Only” registrants will not have access to in-person convention events at The Drake, however both In-Person and Virtual-Only registrants will have access to the Pathable virtual platform for one year.

There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for those experiencing financial hardship. Requests for a discounted registration may be submitted to

*NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists suggests using Google Chrome to register*

Registration Rates

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Members must sign in to their member profile to receive the member rate. If you are not a member or your membership has expired, become a member before proceeding in order to access member rates.


  Early Bird Rate
February 11 – March 31
Advance Rate
April 1 – August 16
Onsite Rate
Aug 17 – Sept. 6 (online), Sept. 7-10 (in person)
IN-PERSON Basic Registration – Member $295 $370 $450
IN-PERSON Basic Registration – Non-Member $430 $505 $580
IN-PERSON Student Registration – Member (must provide copy of Student ID) $125 $200 $275
IN-PERSON Student Registration – Non-Member (Must provide copy of Student ID. Includes One-Year Membership Dues**) $175 $250 $325
IN-PERSON One Day Registration – Member  $195 $245 $295
IN-PERSON One Day Registration – Non-Member  $295 $345 $395
IN-PERSON Speaker Registration  $295 $295 $295
VIRTUAL-ONLY Basic Registration – Member  $350 $350 $350
VIRTUAL-ONLY Basic Registration – Non-Member  $450 $450 $450
VIRTUAL-ONLY Student Registration – Member  Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
VIRTUAL-ONLY Student Registration – Non-Member  $25 $25 $25
VIRTUAL-ONLY Speaker Registration  Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary


*To request a discount due to financial hardship, please email A limited number of discount registrations are available, and are only available to current members.
**Please email to set up member profile.
***University group rates are available. Please email for more information.


Spouses or guests may register with an attendee at the reduced rate of $175 (by the Early Bird registration deadline) or $250 (by the Advance registration deadline). Spouse/guest registration only covers admittance to any breakfasts, luncheons, or receptions that may be held.

Refund Policy

Refund policy for refund requests made during the following time periods:

February 8 – June 30: 100% Refund
July 1 – July 31: 50% Refund
August 1 – September 11: Nonrefundable

If you would like to update your registration or request a refund, please contact Registrations are non-transferrable.