Registration Rates

CategoriesEarly Registration Rate* (thru August 15, 2023) Registration Rate* 
(August 16-September 29, 2023)
Non-UIUC Students$90$140
UIUC Students$70$100

* Registration rates include an annual MCAA membership ($25).

Registration Benefits

Registered attendees will have access to all conference sessions, special events, and cultural programming during this three-day conference:

  • Panels, workshops and roundtables
  • Presidential Luncheon Panel (lunch provided)
  • Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony Banquet (dinner provided)
  • Business meetings and networking hours (coffee & refreshments provided)
  • Cultural highlights at UIUC


  • All registrants are required to register online using credit card payments. 
  • Purchase orders, wire transfers, personal checks or requests for invoices are not allowed for conference registration payment.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you have paid registration costs and are ultimately unable to participate in the conference, the deadline to cancel your registration and receive a refund is August 15, 2023. All refunds will incur a cancellation fee ($15 students/$25 all other categories). Refund requests must be submitted by email to by August 15, 2023, 11:59 pm CT. Refund requests from participants received after August 15, 2023 will not be granted.

Travel Grants

The MCAA does NOT provide travel grants or scholarships to anyone who needs financial support to attend this conference. Please wait to register until you have secured funding to participate in the conference.