Hotel, Registration, & Travel
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November 3-6, 2016


Conference Registration

Attendee   With Reception Ticket
Without Reception Ticket
Member Faculty
  $425 $400
Non-Member Faculty   $510
Member Retired Faculty    $325
Non-Member Retired    $375
Member Student*
   $275 $265
Non-Member Student*
   $310 $300
Local Planning Practitioners **   Reception not included  Daily registration fee is $125 

*Students that are currently enrolled or post-docs.


ACSP Conference Registration: Use this link to access conference registration.

  • Log-in to Save Money! - Faculty are beneficiaries of their school's membership. Students, retired faculty and faculty from non-member schools have individual memberships. When you log-in to, the system will allow you to select the member registration fees.
  • Faculty, Student & Retired Faculty Members, and ALL Paper Presenters: There are no one-day registration options for anyone presenting a paper or participating on the program in some way.
  • Membership Included: Non-Member registration packages include a one-year membership if you opt-in!
  • **Local Planning Practitioners - you must be from the Portland and Oregon area in order to qualify for the one-day local practitioner registration option, and attending for the purpose of obtaining CE credits. If you are presenting a paper, we ask that you contact Cathy Neal to determine the correct registration fee.



Tickets A La Carte

  • Conference Program
    • This year, if you would like a printed program, a $10 payment will be charged.
    • The conference app is free.
  • Thursday Opening Reception: $60 (If not already included in a registration package)
  • FWIG Luncheon: $40 Faculty; $20 Students (Consider donating to help students!)
  • GPEIG Luncheon: $35 Faculty; $20 Students (Consider donating to help students!)
  • Mobile Tours: 12 options this year starting at $25 per person (Detailed Descriptions)


Letters for Visa application or International Travel 

If you need a formal letter for travel purposes, contact Cathy Neal, Membership Manager, with the important details she should include in the letter.




Making Hotel Reservations

Additional Block at the Paramount Hotel - rooms available!

The Hilton is Nearly Sold Out but Not Completely - If you're looking for a room on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4th you'll still be able to make a reservation. All other nights are actually oversold. Call 1-503-226-1611 and ask for In House Reservations. The rate of $149 still applies until October 12 for these two nights. It may also be possible to secure an addition night but at the prevailing rates.

Learn more about the conference hotel, the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR  97204-1296


ACSP Room Rate: Single/Double Occupancy, $149/Night

The sleeping room rate does not include applicable state and local taxes, fees, and assessments. The quoted rate, based on availability, will be offered to attendees three days before and three days after the event dates. In the State of Oregon, the sales tax rate is 0%, the hotel occupancy tax rate is 13.3%, and the Tourism Improvement District fee is 2%.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2016
Confirmation of rooms after the cut-off date will only be accepted based on availability of contracted room type(s) and at the Hotel’s prevailing rates. We strongly encourage you to make your reservations much earlier than October 12.

Reservation Center Phone Number
Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel room reservation department by calling the toll-free number 1-800-HILTONS. When doing so, it is important to mention you are with the ACSP and that there is a group rate.


Check-In/Out Policy

Check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 12:00 PM. The bellman can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early and for guests attending functions on departure day.

If a guest has requested a room within the ACSP room block and checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the Hotel will add an early checkout fee to that guest's individual account of $75.00. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. 

Important Hotel Policy Notes
All individuals are responsible for their own room, tax, and incidental charges upon check-out. Incidental charges must be paid in full prior to the guest’s departure, with individual credit being established upon check-in. Sleeping rooms must be secured with a valid credit card provided by the guest attending the event, along with a first night's deposit, refundable up to 72 hours in advance of the event date. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment. 

Help Finding a Roommate

If you're hoping to share accommodations, email the Association Office ( with the intended dates for your stay, your sex, and email address. Your name will be kept on a list and will only be shared with others of the same gender seeking a roommate. The specific arrangements will need to be coordinated between the two of you. Reservations will need to be made and confirmed by one of you directly with the hotel.


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.