Leading Together 2019 Conference - Registration


Online Registration

Online registration is now closed.


Monday through Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Phone: 703-879-0645 | Email: registration@cof.org

For any matter regarding accessibility, please contact our accessibility coordinator.

Registration Rates

Member Full Conference

Before December 31, 2018 = $999
After December 31, 2018 = $1,199

Group Discount - Purchase 4, Get 5th Registration Free
Group Discounts are available for members only. For every four colleagues from one organization registered, the fifth is free. Group registrations must be registered at the same time to recognize the discount and only applies to those working within the same organization. To take advantage of the group discount, please contact registration@cof.org.

Nonmember Full Conference

Regular = $1,599
Student = $299

Day Rates

Tuesday = Member $600 | Nonmember $850
Wednesday = Member $600 | Nonmember $799

Registration Cancellation

All 2019 Leading Together registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to registration@cof.org. All cancellation refunds prior to March 29, 2019 will incur a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be provided after March 29, 2019.

Preconference Programming Registration

To register for any of the preconference events offered on Monday, April 29th please use the regular registration link and add the events to your order. All preconference events occur simultaneously, so please only select one (1). To register for only a preconference program, please email registration@cof.org.

To register for the CFE Fundamentals Course on Sunday and Monday, please use the separate CFE Miami registration.

Student Registration

Students and recent graduates from accredited educational institutions at the college or graduate level may be eligible to attend at the student rate. Students should submit a letter with their area of study, anticipated graduation date, and the reason for attending the conference to registration@cof.org to register. Students who are affiliated with an organization that is a Council member should register through the organization.

Guest Registration

A spouse, partner, or relative of a registered attendee may attend the following networking and social events: Welcome Reception, Global Philanthropy Dinner, and Council on Foundations 70th Anniversary Party. Guest registration does not include session and plenary attendance, breakfasts and lunches. The cost of guest registration is $199.


We will also make every effort to ensure that the conference experience is accessible to all who want to participate. This includes ensuring that those with disabilities have full access to the conference. We will take the following specific actions:

  • Ensure that real-time interpretation or close captioning is available.
  • Ensure that the website is ADA compliant.
  • Ensure that all event spaces are ADA compliant as well as provide reasonable accommodations in transportation to/from off-site events.
  • Provide attendees to the opportunity to identify the need for accommodations in registration
  • Reserve wheelchair spaces near the front of seating areas during general sessions
  • Ensure ample aisle space (36-60”) for attendees who use mobility supports
  • Remind presenters to use large, simple, and san serif fonts for displayed presentations
  • Advise presenters on appropriate color blind palette

We will work to ensure further compliance with best practice in these areas.

No Solicitation Policy

Council events are not opportunities for solicitation of any kind, including asking for business, fund management, or grants. All types of solicitation are strictly prohibited. For more information, read our no solicitation policy.

Event Disclaimer

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Council and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to highlight and/or promote similar Council events in the future. You release the Council, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, video and/or or sound recordings. You waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, or other publication of these materials.


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