Registration Information & Rates

Registration fees and deadlines are listed below. In order to take advantage of the discounted member pricing, your membership must be current and active. When registering for the Convention, you will also be given the opportunity to renew your individual membership at that time. Not sure if your membership is current or need to renew your institutional membership? Contact Nicole Jackson at or 816.389.8200. 

Your convention registration includes: 

  • Focused learning and growth opportunities including three general sessions, 16 breakout sessions, and 10 small group round-table discussions
  • Three full meals (two celebratory luncheons recognizing Administrators of the Year and Lifetime Achievers, and one breakfast)
  • All-day beverage service (coffee, tea, soda, etc.) each day of Convention
  • Three networking/social receptions to connect with colleagues (Welcome Reception, Party for a Purpose, and the daily Leaders Lounge)
  • Appointments in the Personal Branding Center to receive resume review, interview tips, or other desired one-on-one coaching
  • Attendee welcome gift

Please note, hotel reservations are NOT included in your registration. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. Women Leaders in College Sports has arranged a room block at the Sheraton Dallas for $189/night. Click here for more information or to reserve today

Registration Fees

 Registration Type  Early Bird
Jul 12-Aug 11
Aug 12-Sep 15
Sep 16-Oct 2
after Oct 2
 Membership Join/Renew
 Members  $450  $499  $550  $575  $200
 Non-Members  $675  $750  $775  $825  n/a
 Retirees  $250  $325  $350  $375  $35
 Student/Intern  $250  $325  $350  $375  $75

Additional Programming (Optional)

Program Additional Fee   Requirements   Date/Time
 First-Time Attendee  Workshop  $0  Suggested for new, first-time attendees to the Women Leaders Convention.
 A great place to learn tips on how to navigate convention and make new connections. 
 Sun, Oct 8, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
 Executive Leadership Track  $150   Suggested for deputy, senior-level administrators and athletic  directors/commissioners.   Mon, Oct 9, various  sessions
 Division III NEXT  $150  Must be an NCAA Division III athletic director or commissioner.   Tue, Oct 10 & Wed, Oct 11
 AT&T Stadium Tour  $25  Open to all. Price includes transportation (approx. 30 min drive) and guided tour.  Tue, Oct 10, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
 The Sixth Floor Museum Tour  $15  Open to all. Price includes transportation (approx. 10 min drive) and guided tour.  Tue, Oct 10, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.


National Convention scholarships, in the form of registration fee waivers, are available to Women Leaders in College Sports members who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants must complete the application form, which includes submission of a brief essay (500 words or less) and one reference to be considered. Click here to apply for a scholarship

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Wednesday, August 2. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than Monday, August 7 to allow anyone NOT selected for a scholarship the opportunity to register within the early bird pricing window, if they wish. Please wait to register for convention until you receive an update on the status of your application. 


Women Leaders in College Sports accepts credit card or checks (personal or institutional) as payment for National Convention registration. For check payment, please complete the registration as instructed, then select the "pay later" option on the payment page. An invoice will be generated and emailed to you. All checks MUST be received within 30 days of the date of invoice or else your registration will be forfeited. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT and are subject to a $75.00 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after September 15 nor will they be given for no-shows, no exceptions. Submit your written cancellation requests to Elisha Orama at by September 15, 2017. Cancellations will be processed within 14 days of the conclusion of Convention on October 11, 2017.