Registration Time-Line

Through March 27: Early Bird Rates

March 28  to April 17:  Regular Rates

April 18 to April 30:  Late Fees apply

Changes, Cancellations & Refund period:  Prior to April 30.

Last day to Register:  April 30.

 Option  Early Bird  Regular  Late
Double  $393  $433  $472
Single  $440   $484   $528
Commuter  $158  $174  $190

    • Linens: $21 (Bring your own or rent from the site)
    • Monday Lunch:  $15 (Optional for everyone)
    • Commuter Meals: $15 per meal @ or BYO
    • Printed program/reports: $5 (Everything is available on your electronic device)
    • Tuesday program fee: $10
    • Post Gathering lodging: $42 Double -- $58 Single (Available for Monday and Tuesday nights)


The conference committee is excited about our 2020 venue.  Please join us May 22 to 25 for reconnecting, fun, learning and relaxation.

Four-Day Conference:  The traditional four-day conference begins at dinner on Friday evening and runs through the morning program on Monday.  Registration with lodging includes all program, overnight accommodation and meals (Friday dinner through Monday breakfast) for those four days

Commuter Fee: The rate for commuters includes conference program.  Meals can be pre-purchased for $15. You can BYO.

Tuesday Post-Gathering Program:

Post conference activities and lodging can be added to your registration.   For more information go to:
Post Conference


On-Campus Accommodations are convenient and relaxing:

Linens are not included in the room fee. You can bring your own, or rent from the site (pillow, sheets, mattress pad blanket, towel and washcloth).

See more on the location here:  LOCATION

Register here:  REGISTRATION

Payment in full is required at the time of registration (except for scholarship applications).

Registration Changes

To make changes or cancel an existing registration, select ALREADY REGISTERED on the Registration Form.

  • You may make changes to your registration or cancel completely up to Thursday April 30.
  • Any changes resulting in money owed must be paid when you make the change.
  • Any changes or cancellation you make resulting in a reduction in fees will be automatically refunded.

Late Refund Request Policy 

Refunds for conference registrations are tied to the commitment or “guaranteed count date” agreed to with the conference venue in the venue contract. AVP-USA policy is to offer a full refund if you cancel before Thursday, April 30th. AVP-USA reserves the right to not refund monies for cancellations for which AVP-USA will have to assume the cost.

  • Any request for cancellation and refund after April 30 will fall under the above Policy and should be sent to [email protected].   


AVP USA is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to the National Gathering. If you have a strong desire to attend the National Gathering, but can not afford to pay the full cost, you are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from AVP-USA. The scholarship committee awards scholarships in order to help a greater number of people and with the hope that others in your life or in the AVP world will help you raise the remaining funds.  Apply soon!  

Before you submit your application please identify someone from your local AVP group who can recommend you, or if there is no active group, an AVP facilitator with whom you work.

The scholarship committee bases its decisions on your involvement with AVP, taking into consideration other factors such as:
  •           Formerly incarcerated facilitator
  •           Current Facilitator
  •           AVP/USA committee member
  •           Conference presenter
  •           Conference worker
  •         First-time attendee
  •           Underrepresented population
Scholarship Application Process 
  • Look for the NEED FINANCIAL HELP? choice in your online registration.
  • The maximum scholarship is for the amount to register for the CORE (Fri -> Mon) Gathering.
  • That amount will be provisionally deducted from your total registration fees when you register and apply.
  • Extras you choose at registration must be paid at the time you register and apply for a scholarship.
  • The scholarship committee will consider your application and advise you of the actual amount of the award, which may be less than the maximum.  You will be billed for any difference.  

Contact [email protected]  if you have questions regarding the scholarship process.

Scholarship Fund Donations Needed

We need your help so we can offer more scholarships for previously incarcerated and first-time attendees. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.  Thanks for your help.  DONATE HERE