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Conference Registration 

A new policy has been established that registration for all conferences is for Members Only.

Registration for the Annual covers all events from Sunday evening through Thursday afternoon and those who pay in-person fees may also access virtual sessions during or after the conference ends.


After a member reviews the presentation  slides online, they may decide to watch the recordings which are available to them through the extension of Virtual Conference Registration.  Therefor we have decided to modify the previous practice to gain more support for our events in the future,

We want everyone to experience the great benefits of being a PIUG member! All non-members will receive a complementary membership for the rest of 2024 with their conference registration.  Use the "New Member" code to sign up and start taking advantage of everything PIUG has to offer today!

It is also suggested that if you would qualify for a lower Membership Rate (i.e. retiree, student, unemployed or from an Emerging Country) that you first go to the Membership Page and join prior to registration.


Virtual Registration Fees 
(Virtual registration rates opened January 22nd, 2024)

Conference Fees Standard Rates
January 22nd to December 31 st, 2024
AIIP, PTRC Member $525
PIUG Member $525
New Member (Non-member at time of registration) $650
Students, Unemployed, Full-time Retirees* $275
* Students, unemployed, full-time retirees must be current PIUG members. Students must submit a valid copy of their student ID or letter from their Program Director validating their student status.

Presentations and Workshops

All presentations and workshops from May 6th - May 9th will be accessible through the meeting app beginning on May 6th, 2024.

To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2024. To establish or renew PIUG membership, go to the PIUG Membership page.  If you let membership lapse for 2024, you will be invoiced for the renewal fee.  

AIIP & PTRC Member rates refers to those AIIP & PTRC Members who are not already members of PIUG. You may register at the discounted rates using a special code available through PIUG by emailing Admin@piug.org.  

 Register Here

Virtual Registration Information

Virtual Registration will include access to all scheduled talks and workshops which will be streamed live.  As with past conferences since 2019, the sessions that will be streamed and/or recorded will be posted in the app for later access by all registrants whether in-person or virtual.  The only portions that will not be streamed will be the Unconference Sessions, breaks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, receptions and the evening cruise.  

  • Use the online registration process.  (Virtual registration rates opened January 22, 2024)
    Reminder: Please make sure you are logged in as a member to guarantee all applicable options are opened to you.
  • Pay by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

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