Bridgebuilder: $700
You are an organization or individual who wants to spread Belonging to as many people as possible by supporting those who are not able to afford the full conference registration fee.  This registration level will support yourself and three scholarship applicants to attend the Othering & Belonging Conference. Register here.

Pay It Forward, Foundations and Businesses: $350
You work for a foundation or business that has a budget for conferences or are an individual with the means to cover the actual per person cost of the conference plus the rate for one other attendee. Register here.

Sustainer: $175
You work for a larger non-profit, government, educational institution or NGO and your organization is paying for the cost of your registration. By registering at this level, you are paying the actual per person cost to attend the Othering & Belonging conference. Register here.

Community: $50
This subsidized registration option is for UCB students, UC staff and faculty, employees and groups from smaller nonprofit organizations, or individuals who cannot afford to cover the unsubsidized registration option.  This rate is also for Upswell conference participants. Register here.

Group Registration
If you are paying for multiple members of a group, you can do this via the registration site and the first person registered in the group will be charged. If members of the group are paying individually (for example, with different credit cards), you must create separate registrations for each.  

Group Registration Discount
Groups should register under the ‘Sustainer’ registration option for your group. If your organization does not have a budget for this rate, you can register your group under the ‘Individual’ registration option.

Scholarship Funding
Scholarships will be available on a first come basis. Please press this link to take you to the scholarship application. There is no application fee. However, if your application is accepted, there will be a $10 non-refundable processing fee that must be paid at the time of your acceptance of an awarded scholarship. If you are unable to attend the conference after receiving a scholarship, please let us know so we can offer the scholarship to the next recipient in line. 

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the conference at any level, please contact Puanani Forbes.


The online registration system is set up to accept major credit cards. Credit card payments are currently the only payment method currently available for this conference. There is a 7% fee for those paying by credit card that will be added at check out on the payment page. 

If you are a campus group in the UC system and are paying by chartstring, please contact Puanani Forbes.


Refund Policy
The deadline for participants to cancel their registration from the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference are as follows:

  • Cancel by 8/31/2021: full refund (minus administrative costs and any transaction fees)
  • Cancel up to 9/30/2021: 50% of the costs refunded
  • Cancel from 10/01/2021 onward: no refund

Fees and refunds of credit card payments
If you choose to pay via credit card, you may do so through our Aventri payment portal. The following fees may apply:

  • Credit card fee: 2.5-4.0% per transaction
  • Aventri fee: $1.95 per registration
  • CyberSource transaction fee: $0.11 per transaction

If you pay via credit card and you are eligible to receive a refund, you will receive a refund back to your credit card, again through the Aventri payment portal. There will be a 9% campus administrative fee deducted from the amount refunded, in addition to any transaction fees.
Cancellation Policy
We are not anticipating the cancellation of the program, but UC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference in the event of any of the following:

  • extenuating circumstances (e.g. natural disasters, acts of terror, campus closure)
  • power outage/technical difficulties
  • cybersecurity breaches (i.e. issues related to hacking)

Additionally, please keep in mind that the exact speaker lineup may change at any time, and that the schedule may need to shift somewhat.

In the case of such a cancellation occurring before the conference start date, all participants will receive a full refund of registration fees (minus any administrative costs and transaction fees). In the case of such a cancellation occurring partway through the program, all participants will receive a partial pro-rated refund of registration fees (minus administrative costs and transaction fees).

Substitution Policy
Registrants who are unable to attend may share their Hopin registration details with someone else to attend.  Conference organizers are not able to substitute registrations or conference access on behalf of registrants.


This conference will feature American Sign Language (ASL) and live closed captioning in English and Spanish. Following each session, transcripts will be available upon request.

If you require any additional accommodation or service or if you are experiencing any accessibility issues with the registration site, please contact Evan Yoshimoto with your request. We kindly request advance notice if you have access needs.


As part of the 2021 Othering & Belonging Fall Conference, we will have an in-person event in Oakland, California with limited capacity on the afternoon of October 18, 2021. Registration for this event will open late summer 2021 and will cost an additional fee.


If you have any questions about registration, refund policy, accessibility, or any of the above, please email Evan Yoshimoto.