Conference Registration Fees

Payment for conference registration fees can be made by credit card or via wire transfer below. IHSS members must use the discount code sent via email to receive a $75 member discount off the full conference registration fee. Registration is incomplete until paid.

Conference fees are as follows (per person):
– Early-bird registration (through May 1, 2021) $550
– Regular registration (after May 1, 2021) – $650
– Student registration – $250
– Single day registration – $225
– Round trip shuttle bus from Denver airport (DEN) to Estes Park – $60/person
– Humic Products Trade Association (HPTA) Annual Meeting – $0 (Included with conference registration)
– Banquet fee for attendees and/or additional guests – $40 (optional)
– Guest access for BBQ and evening socials -$50
– Conference T-shirt $10 (optional)
– Wednesday field trip to Rocky Mountain Park $40 (optional)
– Lodging (see below)

Payment by credit card

To pay conference registration by credit card please enter code IHSS2020 to access this private event at the link above.

Payment by wire transfer

To pay conference registration by wire transfer please use the below link.


Please note that a 35% deposit payable to the YMCA is due when making a reservation. Upon receipt of the 35% deposit by the YMCA, a lodging confirmation and reservation number will be emailed to you.

Application to individual reservations of any monies already paid directly to the Group Leader or to the Group is at the discretion of the Group Leader after check out, and will not appear on your lodging confirmation when the 35% deposit is paid.  Payment of any amount by an individual directly to the Group Leader or Group does not constitute having accommodations held on behalf of the payee.  Lodging reservations and a 35% deposit must be made directly with the YMCA by attendees.

If you would like to enjoy the beautiful mountain location beyond the dates of the group’s stay, please make your reservation on-line first for the dates of the group’s event by clicking on the link above. Then please call Central Reservations at (888) 613-9622 to add the additional nights to your existing reservation. Please have your reservation number handy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Central Reservations Office at (888) 613-9622, and refer to the group name IHSS 2020. 

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Visa Requirements

Attendees must investigate the respective visa requirements for their countries.  The following countries in the visa waiver program do not require a visa but must complete the Electronic System for Travel Authorization here. Please ensure that you use this official government website to avoid paying unnecessary fees to vendors that may sound official but aren’t linked to the US government.

visa waiver

Attendees traveling from other countries should check the US State Department website for the respective visa requirements and be sure to process their visa at least three months before traveling.  Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel or they may not be permitted to travel.

Conference organizers have prepared an invitation letter that can be sent to attendees upon request.  Please contact us if you need a letter.

Submitting an Abstract

Registered conference attendees may submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation. Deadline to submit an abstract is February 1, 2020. Please submit your abstract here.