Registration / Pricing

11th International Congress

Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus

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Join 585+ AT Teachers & Trainees from Around the World in Chicago!

Welcome to the Registration page! We welcome all Alexander Technique teachers and trainees, those who have had AT lessons and any other people who are interested in the attending the 11th Alexander Technique Congress. We still have lots of rooms available at Loyola University!

This page will explain the two-part registration process: Congress Registration and Loyola University Accommodation (room reservations and/or meal plans). The yellow Registration button in the top right corner of this page will direct you to both the Congress Registration and Loyola University Accommodation pages. Everyone will need to register for the Congress using the link from this page. For those of you taking advantage of the terrific room/meal plan deals offered by Loyola University please register on the website provided. If you choose to stay off-site, we highly recommend you look at the meal plan options on their website as well. We are grateful that Loyola University will be handling all of our registration for LU accommodations, it takes a lot of stress off the Congress team to have their help.

Congress Pricing:

Your Congress registration fee includes: 6-days of Learning from Keynote Speakers, Plenary Presenters, Workshops, Panel Discussions, an opening reception, entertainment throughout the week, and a closing gala of food, drinks, dance and more!

We have over 585 attendees registered so far! We are so glad you are coming to Chicago!

Good news for all AT trainees who are currently enrolled in an Alexander Teacher Training school, whether you attended Limerick or not, you get the Limerick rate! (Once you register you might be asked to send us a confirmation that you are in an Alexander Technique Training program. If you’re graduating soon, better sign up now!)

Limerick Rate has ended!

Thank you to everyone who registered! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Limerick Registration Fee: $765 (Ended October 1, 2017)

Early Bird Registration has ended! 

Thanks for registering for the Congress.

If you said that you would be paying by check or PayPal. Please pay today! Payments need to be in by July 7th. If you have questions please email us at We accept checks in US currency only. Need to pay in two installments? No problem! Go through the registration process, at the end click pay by check. Then email us at

Early Bird Registration Fee $885 (Ended July 15th)

The rate for the Congress is now $995. We still have room and so does Loyola University. You can register online. If you have questions please email us

Regular Registration Fee: $995 ( June 15th, 2018 to July 15th, 2018)

If you are currently enrolled in an Alexander Technique Training Program worldwide, you will qualify for the Limerick rate. You must enroll before you graduate in order to get this rate. ( If you’re graduating soon, enroll before you graduate to you get this price.) Proof of enrollment will be required.

Trainees if you think you are going to come let us know by June 30th. Last day to register is July 1st for the Limerick rate!

AT Trainees Fee: $765 (Good until July, 1st 2018)

After July 15th, 2018 up to the start date of the Congress on July 29th, 2018 the fee will be:

Late Registration Fee: $1,295

Note: When you register, you will be given the opportunity to choose your Continuous Learning sessions. We suggest that you review the CL page first, and have your three choices in mind. Please note that your chosen presenter may not be available for one of the sessions, but available for another. CL Sessions are filling up fast if you do not see their name that means they are Full. There is a waitlist (which if you are on you will more then likely get in!)


Cancellation/Refund Policy for the Congress:

We hope that you won’t need to cancel but if you do here is our refund policy. You will be able to go to the registration website and put in your confirmation code and cancel your registration there. Your money will be sent back to the same credit card it was made on.

If canceling before February 1, 2018: 85% of your registration fee

If canceling after February 2, 2018, but before June 1, 2018: 50% of your registration fee.

After June 1, 2018, no refund will be available.  Of course, there is always the exception to the ‘rules’ and ‘things’ that come up that are out of our control. So if you need to cancel, please feel free to email us to and we will be happy to talk with you about your particular situation. Email at

Loyola University Accommodation Rates: There are still lots of rooms available! Click here to Register.

We feel that we have worked out a great price for both single and double occupancy rooms. The price includes 16 meals. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner from July 30 to August 3rd, plus breakfast on August 4th. You will find more detailed information on the different rooms available on the accommodations page.

Room Prices:

Single occupancy cost: $128.92 a night, with meals. Total cost for 6 nights including 16 meals with tax is $773.52. Meals are Monday morning thru Saturday Breakfast.

Double occupancy cost: $210.88 a night or $105.46 per person with meals.  The total cost would be $632.64 per person/includes 16 meals with tax. Meals are Monday morning thru Saturday Breakfast.


Accommodations/Meals codes:

You will need to put in the information below when registering for your room/meal plan on Loyola University website. If it comes up nothing available, please make sure you are putting in all the information correctly, it is very touchy! Sorry about that, we realize it’s not the easiest website!

Arrival Date: July 29, 2018, Departure Date: August 4, 2018. Area: Lake Shore, Promotional Code: atcongress18

Meal Plans Only:

If you’re staying off-site and want the meal plan only (which we highly suggest at least for lunch). Please input the following: Note the date difference and code change. This is meals only. 

Arrival Date: July 30, 2018. Departure Date: August 4, 2018. Area: Lake Shore, Promotion Code: atcmeals18

Lunch Meal Plan
This meal plan option includes lunch from July 30-August 3. Our dining halls are all-you-can-eat and include options for those with dietary restrictions. Cost $62.00

Full Meal Plan 
This meal plan option includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner from July 30-August 3 and breakfast on August 4. Our dining halls are all-you-can-eat and include options for those with dietary restrictions. Cost: $210.00

Loyola University website is not as user-friendly as we would have liked. You have to put the exact dates for the Congress in (yes, you have to scroll to find the right dates), plus all the other information that is above to register for the rooms. If you want to get the meal plan only you have to put in the exact dates, (July 30th, as meals, don’t start on July 29th) plus all of the above information. These ‘codes’ are on this page, our registration page, and the registration page for the Congress. We are sorry for any confusion it may cause.

To contact Loyola University directly for any questions about booking a room for a day or two early or problems with their website please call or email them. Loyola University Chicago at 773.508.8090 or Their office is open from 9 am-5 pm (M-F) CST.


How your fees are used

Like every Congress before us, we have made a huge effort to bring an exceptional educational value to you at the best price.  It is essential that the Congress break even and keep something in reserve for a seed fund for the next Congress. There will be 22 major teaching events and 6 entertainment events that you can attend. This breaks down to less than $30 per event for early registration.  We feel this is an exceptional value to be able to meet and work with many of the most experienced Alexander Teachers in the world.

Here is how your money is spent:

  • Rental of the University and classrooms
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Stage production/lighting/sound equipment
  • Accommodation for Speakers, Special guest, and delegates
  • Flights and accommodation for principal speakers
  • Planning
  • Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Advertising
  • Web expenses
  • Software
  • Registration expenses
  • Printing and Postage
  • Refreshments
  • Opening and Closing Reception
  • Phone
  • Taxes
  • Bookkeeping and Accountants
  • Bank and Credit Card Expenses
  • Notepads and pencils for you
  • The live bands and musicians
  • Storage
  • Blankets, lanyards, name tags and other goodies
  • Support publishing the Congress Papers

…and working on the thousands of details involved with an event of this size.