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Why should I attend?

If you work in enrollment in independent schools (or you support someone who does), you know you will face enrollment challenges this fall. We’re here to help with the best insight, inspiration, training, and community.

Where is the location for the Annual Conference?

The conference is taking place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199

When can I register for the Annual Conference?

Registration opens mid-May. Early bird pricing ends on July 12, 2024.

When does early bird pricing end?

July 12, 2024

Where can I find directions to the hotel?

Here are directions to the hotel.

When does the in-person general conference start and end?

The in-person general conference event begins with an opening reception at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18. The morning sessions begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, September 19 and conclude at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 20.

What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your registration and EMA will provide a refund of 90% of the registration fee, less a 10% administrative  processing fee, if you send a written request to EMA via email to jdavis@enrollment.org no later than August 1, 2024.  You may not cancel your registration or request a refund after August 1, 2024.

You are also solely responsible for cancellation of travel and hotel reservations (including any associated cancellation charges).

What is EMA’s Annual Conference?

EMA’s Annual Conference is the leading event for enrollment leaders around the world.

What is the dress code for the Annual Conference?

Corporate casual attire is appropriate with some attendees dressing slightly more formally for receptions.

What are the Post-Conferences?

Special programming and in-depth workshops are planned for Saturday, September 21. The general conference concludes Friday night, but the post-conference continues our learning on Saturday morning. Join us for a half-day on Saturday for topic based learning. For detailed information about the post-conference offerings, visit ac.enrollment.org.

What are the dates of the conference?

EMA's 67th Annual Conference will be held in Boston, MA at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Pre-Conferences are Tuesday & Wednesday, September 17 & 18. General Conference is Thursday & friday, September 19 & 20 and our Post-Conference is Saturday, September 21.

What are the community guidelines for the Annual Conference?

EMA is committed to facilitating the important values of diversity and inclusion and intends that the annual conference will encourage and welcome contributions from participants with different perspectives and backgrounds.

The conference is a forum for professional and educational discussion and information sharing. Please be accepting of others who may have different points of view from yours, without focusing or commenting on anyone's personal characteristics that might be different from yours. EMA does not tolerate hateful, offensive, or bigoted comments. Comments, statements, and content that relate in any way to any person’s personal or physical characteristics or race, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, disability, or political affiliations have no place and may result in removal from the annual conference.

Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer participants; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.

All false, misleading, defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. If you have any questions or a concern about a conference participant, please contact members@enrollment.org.

I’m a sponsor, how can I support the Annual Conference?

You can email sponsors@enrollment.org at any time to learn more.

Is there transportation from the airport to the hotel?

There is no shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. We recommend using a taxi, Uber or other ride-sharing service.

Is it possible to only attend a pre-conference workshop?

Yes, when you register please select the 'Pre-Conference Workshop Only Pass’ and then select which pre-conference workshop you would like to attend.

Is there a discount if more than one person from a school registers together for the in-person annual conference?

Yes! You receive a $100 discount for each additional person to register together.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

If you have additional questions about the Annual Conference or anything related to professional development opportunities, please email us at members@enrollment.org.

How are venues selected for the Annual Conference?

As with each planning cycle, we strive to select a location that aligns with EMA’s values, mission, and membership in mind. With that said, planning for this large-scale, in-person event, which will bring our entire global community together, required us to reserve the facility several years in advance.

How do I register multiple people from the same school for the in-person Annual Conference?

Yes! Click "add additional attendee" button during the registration process. A $100 discount is available for any additional colleague from the same school.

How do I get my receipt?

You can access your event registration receipt by signing into your registration for the Annual Conference and visiting the confirmation page. Click here to sign in to your account.

How do I recover my username or password?

Your user name is your work email address. If you forget your password, click here.

Are the Post-Conference Workshops extra?

Yes, see ac.enrollment.org for all pricing options.

Are the Pre-Conference Workshops extra?

Yes, see ac.enrollment.org for all pricing options.

Can I change an in-person attendee for someone else?

Yes, you can make this change prior to August 16, 2024. Please email Jennifer Davis at jdavis@enrollment.org.

Are there attendee rates for the hotel?

This year, you will have a choice of two exceptional hotels at which to stay for AC24. EMA has negotiated special rates at both the Sheraton and the Marriott. The choice is yours. Select either the Sheraton or the Marriott below.


  • Conference hotel (close and convenient)
  • Construction ongoing at lobby level and some non-conference levels. Please note the hotel will leave a floor between construction and guest room levels.
  • Construction will be during daylight hours - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • $299+tax


  • Short indoor (3 minute) walk to conference meeting space and registration
  • No construction
  • $299+tax