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The 21st Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference
The Creative Process:
Choreography, Choice-Making, and CommuniCATION

Wednesday, October 23 – Saturday, October 26, 2019
Hyatt Regency Miami | Miami, FL

Conference Registration

Registration is Open!
Registration Brochure | Master Schedule


You must be a current NDEO member to register for conference and membership must remain current through conference dates.
Unless otherwise indicated (for special sessions), your full conference registration includes all sessions during the three days of conference and pre-registration is not necessary for individual sessions. Pre-registration and additional fees do apply to pre-conference intensives. One-day and student conference registration fees are available. Registration deadlines are also payment deadlines. Any unpaid registrations after rate deadline will be automatically increased to the next and current registration rate.

  • Early Bird (ends 5/29/19): $395
  • Regular (5/30/19 - 8/28/19): $445
  • Late (8/29/19 - 10/9/19): $495
  • On-Site (10/10/19 - 10/26/19): $530
  • Student* (ends 10/9/19): $225

One-day conference registration rates are available starting with an Early Bird rate of $200.
*$50 discount on student registration for students of institutional NDEO members. Students registering at the incorrect higher rate are not eligible for a refund. Students are encouraged to check with their professor to confirm if the school has an NDEO Institutional Membership.
Students who register for the lower rate and attend a school that does not have an NDEO Institutional Membership will be charged the difference.

Call for Student Volunteers

Application Deadline: September 1, 2019


NDEO is pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary conference registration to student volunteers. Student volunteers are selected through a competitive application process and work 10-12 hours in 2 to 3-hours shifts during conference. In return, they are welcome to attend conference sessions and events for free. Volunteer duties include: checking in conference attendees and handing out registration materials; answering general attendee questions about event, directions, etc.; helping attendees download and use the conference app; and assisting with the Student Sharing Performance tech and shepherding student performers.

In order to volunteer, you must be a current NDEO student member (with membership current through conference dates) and available to volunteer for at least two days of conference. All student volunteers must have a professor sponsoring them for this volunteer opportunity, attesting to the volunteer's reliability and ability to successfully complete conference volunteer duties. NDEO may contact the professor sponsor for more information regarding the student. Preference is given to volunteers whose professor sponsor is a current NDEO member and is attending NDEO Conference.

What to Expect at Conference

Held annually in the fall, a typical NDEO National Conference includes three full days of over 250 workshops, master classes, panel and paper presentations, social events and performances. A full day of pre-conference intensives precedes the official start of conference. The full conference schedule is generally released online over the summer before that year's conference.

Conference 2019 Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, October 23rd ~ Pre-conference intensives and Student Programming
  • Thursday, October 24th ~ Conference sessions and Grand Opening
  • Friday, October 25th ~ Conference sessions and Membership Meeting
  • Saturday, October 26th ~ Conference sessions and Grand Closing
For any questions, please call 301-585-2880 or email