The registration levels were developed to make the conference as accessible as possible to a wide range of attendees. OBI does significant fundraising to provide different fee levels as well as full scholarships. 

Please select the highest level that your organization or you are able to afford.  In this way, we are able to stretch our conference funding further and provide additional high quality content and more scholarships to those who would otherwise not be able to attend. 

Belonging Champion: $2,425*
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 two scholarship applicants to attend the Conference. Please note that you are not able to specify which scholarship applicants you would like to support; if you would like to register multiple specific people (a group), please choose the Architect of Belonging rate. Register here.

Pay It Forward Foundations and Businesses: $1225*
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 supporting one other attendee at the subsidized Co-Creator rate. Please note that you are not able to specify which other attendee you would like to support; if you would like to register multiple specific people (a group), please choose the Architect of Belonging or Co-Creator rate based on your budget. Register here.

Architect of Belonging: $825*
You work for a medium to large non-profit, government, or educational institution, 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 conference. Register here.

Co-Creator: $425*
This subsidized registration level is for those who cannot afford the actual per person cost of the conference. This rate may be appropriate for UC staff and faculty, employees from organizations/ institutions that do not have sufficient conference or professional development budgets, or individuals who are covering the registration cost out of their own funds and who cannot afford the Architect of Belonging rate. Register here.

Bridge Builder: $195* (Limited availability)
This highly subsidized registration option is for individuals who are unable to pay the Co-Creator rate such as staff of nonprofits with very small budgets and underemployed/low-paid individuals who are covering the cost out of their own funds. Please only select this level if you do not have the capacity to pay the Co-Creator rate. Register here.

*There will be a 3.5% credit card processing fee charged on top of all registration fees listed above. 

**If you registered you should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of completing registration and payment. If you did not, be sure to check your spam or junk folder of the email you registered under. 

Group Registration
If you are registering/paying for a group, you must register yourself first (or choose one group member to serve as the primary registrant) and then you will be prompted to add additional members to the registration prior to payment. If members of your group are paying individually (for example, with different credit cards), each member must register separately. Register here.

Group Registration Rate/Discount
If you work for a medium to large non-profit, government, or educational institution, and your organization is paying for the cost of your registration, register your group under the Architect of Belonging rate; the $825 rate is per group member. For groups that cannot afford the Architect of Belonging rate, register under the Co-Creator rate; again, the $425 rate is per group memberThese are the discounted group rate options.

Family and Youth Registration
Attendees with children are welcome at O&B24! Please note the following with respect to registering conference attendees 17 years and under. Please include names and ages of children who will be attending with you during registration. Children who are registered as attendees with a caregiver will not have access to childcare services. Childcare interest should be expressed during the registration process and will require a separate registration with our childcare provider. Contact obconf@berkeley.edu if you need assistance adding a youth attendee to your registration.  

  • Youth attendees aged 14-17 receive free attendance, they must be registered with an adult aged 18 or over. 
  • Youth ages 13 and under receive free attendance. They must be registered with an adult aged 18 or over and they must be accompanied at all times by a registered adult in the conference venue. Children under 13 will not have access to the childcare room.  

A note on Day Rates
The conference is meant to be experienced as a whole and as such, we are not extending day rates as a registration option.  Attendees can of course attend only one day or any length of time, at any of the selected registration levels.  

Cancellation and Substitutions Policy
Please email cancellation or substitution requests to obconf@berkeley.edu.

Cancellations requested before February 29, 2024 are eligible for a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee for each registration. After March 1, 2024 cancellations will be refunded at 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be issued after April 12, 2024. Failure to appear at the conference will result in forfeiture of the full registration fee. Requests to substitute registrations can be processed until April 12.

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 applicant.  Scholarship recipients will be responsible for coordinating their own travel to and lodging during the conference.  

After completing this form, you will receive a response from a member of our team within 2-3 weeks about your application and instructions on how to register.

Scholarships
Scholarships will be available on a first come basis; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. See this link to the scholarship application. If your application is accepted, there will be a $35 processing fee that must be paid upon acceptance of the scholarship/registration. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for coordinating their own travel to and lodging during the conference. 

If you do not accept the scholarship by registering/paying the fee within 14 days, the scholarship may be made available to the next applicant. 

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 applicant.  Scholarship recipients will be responsible for coordinating their own travel to and lodging during the conference.  

After completing this form, you will receive a response from a member of our team within 2-3 weeks about your application and instructions on how to register.

Payment Methods

We accept all major credit cards, and credit card payments are strongly preferred

Select the “Invoice” payment option ONLY if your organization is paying your registration and they are not using a credit card. Upon selecting the Invoice option, you must print out your registration invoice and send it along with a check made payable to the "The Regents of the University of California". Please write “Othering & Belonging Conference" in the memo line and mail to:

Charlotte Taylor
Othering & Belonging Institute
460 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2330

Your registration will be finalized upon receipt of your check. All checks must be received by March 25, 2024 to activate your registration for the conference. Please contact obconf@berkeley.edu if you are unable to meet this deadline.

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

Volunteers
Volunteers will help with a variety of conference-related roles, including registration, way-showing, and attendee support and will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 29, 2024. Applicants will be notified of application status in early March 2024. Accepted volunteers will be assigned to two 4-hour shifts and, in exchange, will receive complimentary conference registration including lunch. Please see this link to apply.