Online registration is now closed. If you would like to register for the 2009 Conference, please fill out  pdf this form and bring it with you to onsite registration at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Registration is located on the 4th floor, outside of the State Ballroom.


With the challenges currently facing our field, the time is now to come together to inspire and empower ourselves and our communities. The League’s Conference is the key time of year the world of orchestras unites to face the challenges of today and the future.

"The League Conference events are very timely and helpful.  I’m able to take ideas back to the office and apply best practices to my job."
Susan Mendenhall
Campaigns and Donor Services Manager
Fort Wayne Philharmonic


We know that it may be difficult for some orchestras to be represented at Conference this year. To help as much as we can, the League has decided not to implement the advertised increase in the registration rates in February. 

Combined with our discounts for multiple group bookings, first and second time attendees, volunteers, small budget orchestras, youth orchestras, and students, this freeze in rates for a fifth year makes Conference a great financial value.

The League is continuing to explore ways it can be helpful to members at this time of economic downturn. In particular, we will be running a session which will see orchestras of all sizes outline the ingenious and creative ideas and strategies they have put into practice with proven, successful results. Areas covered will include:endowment; cash flow management; programming; marketing; development; cost control and planning and communications. This session is not to be missed!

Registration Fees

Registration fees include all constituency meetings and general sessions. Fees may be required for additional events.

  • Individual          $635
  • Group of 2-3     $585
  • Group of 4-6     $535
  • Group of 7 or more     $485
  • One Day Only—Wednesday (June 10, 2009)     $225
  • One Day Only—Thursday (June 11, 2009)     $225
  • One Day Only—Friday (June 12, 2009)     $225

First-Timer Rate
The First-Timer Rate is available to individuals who have never attended Conference before or not since 2003. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts, but a First-Timer will be counted towards a group rate.

Full Time Student
[submit proof of current, full-time status]

Orchestra musicians affiliated with a member orchestra (without conducting or administrative responsibilities) may register at no cost

Non-Member Individual

Additional discounts off registration fees  (Cannot be used with One Day Only registration rate)

  • "Second Timer Discount"- Individuals attending Conference for the second time since 2003
    - $60
  • Individual affiliated with orchestra whose budget is under $470,000 or youth orchestras
    - $100
  • Volunteer affiliated with member orchestra
    - $100


Click here to register!