Registration Information

:: 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance ::
January 25 - 29, 2017 | Dallas, TX
Hosted by Dallas Black Dance Theatre

DBDT 


Welcome Conference Delegates!

As the proud hosts of the 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) and IABD staff hope you find this year’s conference/festival a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will cherish. You can look forward to four full days of dance with the aim of gaining the tools you need to further your own personal and professional development. We look forward to your participation, and hope you give us feedback throughout the process.

REMINDER: Only current IABD Members may register for the Member price. If you have not completed your membership online for January 1 - December 31, 2016, you are NOT a current member. To join IABD, please click here.


REGISTRATION FEES AND PACKAGES

For registration fees and details, please choose from the following options:

Conference
Registration
Fees
IABD Member Non-IABD Member Group Reg.
IABD Member
Group Reg.
Non-IABD Member
Deadlines
Early Bird $425 $525 $400 $425 Oct. 31, 2016
General $450 $575 $475 $575 Nov 1 - Dec 27, 2016
Late $575 $625 Not Available Not Available Dec. 28 - Jan. 24, 2016
Onsite $600 $625 Not Available Not Available January 25, 2017

 

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Youth Performance: Thursday

  • Luncheon: Friday

  • IABD Member Evening Performance: Friday

  • Founding Companies Performance with featured guests: Saturday

  • Post Performance Receptions: Thursday, Friday & Saturday

  • Special Youth Evening Activities: Thursday & Friday

  • Closing Ceremony and Breakfast: Sunday

  • Keynote Speaker

  • All Panels and Workshops

  • *Conference kit

    • *Once conference kits have been distributed there will not be anymore made.

    **** PLEASE NOTE: THE DANCE MASTER CLASS SERIES IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKAGE. THESE CLASSES ARE AN ADDITIONAL AND SEPARATE COST.
 A LA CARTE CONFERENCE ITEMS (if space is available)
THESE ITEMS CAN BE SELECTED INDIVIDUALLY AND ARE NOT A PART OF THE FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKAGE. EACH ITEMS' COST IS LISTED BELOW!
Thursday Day Registration $250
Friday Day Registration $275
Saturday Day Registration $275
Sunday Day Registration N/A
Educators Day Registration (Fri/Sat)
$150 each
Performance Presentation (General Admission) $50
Performance Presentation (Students, Seniors, & IABD Members with proper ID) $40
Panels and Workshops $20
Receptions (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) $25 each
Luncheon (Friday) $100
Closing Ceremony & Breakfast (Sunday) $100
Midnight Hip Hop (Thursday) $25
Midnight Bantaba (Friday) $25
Master Dance Classes (IABD Members & Conference Registrants) $20 each
Master Dance Classes (Non-IABD Members & General Public) $25 each
   
Summer Scholarship/Intensive Program Auditions (IABD members only) $20
Multi-Dance Company Auditions (IABD Members) $25
Multi-Dance Company Auditions (Non-IABD Members) $35
Ballet Auditions $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REGISTRATION PROCESS

Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the event.

Onsite registrations and conference materials are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Conference Registration and Payment Forms must be completed and sent to Dallas Black Dance Theatre with complete payment at time of purchase.

Conference registrations are confirmed when registrations forms and payments are received and processed.

There are NO REFUNDS.

Á la carte items such as Master Dance Classes, Midnight Hip Hop, and Midnight Bantaba can be purchased with registration and will be available onsite January 25-27, 2017.

Master Dance Classes will be available soon.

**** PLEASE NOTE: THE DANCE MASTER CLASS SERIES IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKAGE. THESE CLASSES ARE AN ADDITIONAL AND SEPARATE COST.



INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

You can purchase full conference registrations through the DBDT WEBSITE.  Please visit our website at: http://www.dbdt.com.


 

GROUP REGISTRATION

A Group is defined as 15 or more participants. To qualify for the group discount, full payment and ALL completed registration forms must be submitted to Dallas Black Dance Theatre at one time.

All Groups must register through Dallas Black Dance Theatre by phone at 214.871.2376 or by email at admin@dbdt.com with your information.

Each Registrant must complete a registration form. This can also be completed online.

Group leaders must provide a complete list of attendees, forms and method of payment. [There must be a registered sponsor for every 6 registered students.]

Group discounts are subject to conference deadlines and payments must be received before deadline is over.

NO GROUP RATES AFTER - DECEMBER 28, 2016



IABD MEMBER REGISTRATION

Registrants wishing to get the IABD Membership rate need to be a 2015-2016 and/or 2016-2017 IABD member.

All IABD Members will be confirmed through the IABD Administrative Office.



MONEY EXCHANGE AND RATES

Visit the website link below to calculate fees in your currency. The exchange rate may be different at the exact time of exchange as rates constantly change throughout the day and differ at every financial institution.

http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/



PAYMENT POLICY

Credit card Payments

The credit card will be charged immediately upon registration.

Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) payments are accepted.

**A convenience fee of $10 will be charged for every conference registration purchased via credit card.

Money orders and bank drafts

NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL!

Payment for all registrations must be made in full prior to the conference and received before the deadline.

Money Orders and Bank Drafts should be in American Dollars only and made payable to Dallas Black Dance Theatre, PO Box 131290, Dallas, Texas  75313-1290. 

All registration fees are FINAL and are available on a limited first come/first serve basis. No refunds will be given by Dallas Black Dance Theatre and/or IABD.


 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Participant contact information will be part of a database only accessible to the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Conference Team and IABD.


 

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOTAPING

Taking photographs or using video equipment other than for personal use at the IABD Conference and Festival is prohibited and violators will be removed from the premises. Only the official photographer will be authorized to take photographs.


 

VENDOR PARTICIPATION

Only those vendors approved by DBDT and IABD, who have paid the vendor participation fee, will be allowed to sell or promote items to IABD conference and festival participants. Unauthorized use of the DBDT or IABD logo by any individual or company is strictly prohibited. Vendors who fail to pay the application fee or who circumvent the vendor participation process, will be asked to cease and desist and maybe subject to legal actions.


AIRLINE TRAVEL & HOTEL

  • TBD Airline discount paragraph
  • Sheraton Dallas Hotel is the official IABD Conference Hotel, located at 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, Texas  75201. 

To receive the special discounted room rate, call for reservations at (214) 922-8000 or visit online at www.sheraton.com/dallas. Indicate you will be attending the IABD Conference.