What is the cost to attend the NEDA Annual Conference?

NEDA offers student rates, volunteer rates, a family registration package and one-day or full conference rates. For a listing of each rate and deadlines for early bird, standard and at-the-door prices, click here.

What does my conference registration include?
  • Keynote and General Session presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Break Service each day
  • Welcome Social
  • Networking Social
  • Conference Orientation
  • NEDA Buddy Program
  • Support & Recovery Roundtable Series
How do I reserve a hotel room?

Room reservations at the special NEDA Conference room block rate of, if booked on or before September 23, 2014 can be made online at the time you complete the online conference registration. You may go back and edit your registration and hotel reservation by clicking here.

What is the suggested daytime attire for the Conference?

Business casual attire is recommended. 

What is the average temperature in San Antonio, Texas in October?

The average temperature ranges from a high of 81.1 to a low of 59.2F. For the latest weather conditions and forecasts, visit Visit http://www.weather.com for local San Antonio conditions.

What is the closest airport, and how do I get to the hotel?

San Antonio International Airport
Hotel distance: 8 miles

Ground transportation is located curbside in front of Terminal A and B baggage claim area.

Go Airport Shuttle
GO Airport Shuttle is San Antonio International Airport's authorized and single shared-ride shuttle service. Shuttles depart from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily to downtown hotels every 15 minutes. Passengers may purchase tickets at the airport's baggage claim area.

Book online and receive an additional discount. Online rates are $19.00 to downtown hotels and $34.00 for a roundtrip ticket.

Taxi: $22 USD (one way)

Alternate Transportation:
Airport Express – (210) 281.9900. Fee: 18 USD (one way); reservation required

Driving Directions:
Take 281 South to Commerce St Exit. Make a right at the light (Commerce) and continue down 1 block; hotel is on the right hand side, at the corner of Bowie and Commerce.


Car Rentals: Car rentals are available from the airport. To reserve a car, click here. 
If I drive, where can I park and how much does it cost?

Hotel Parking

On-site parking fee: $25 USD daily

Valet parking fee: $35 USD daily

Parking fees exclude tax - limited parking for oversized vehicles 

What is the Registration Cancellation/Transfer Policy?

Cancellation of your conference registration will be accepted by email or fax only – not by phone. 

Please submit cancellations to:
Fax: 952-884-5680

Cancellation received by
September 30th, 2014

Cancellation received on or
after October 1st, 2014

Full Refund Minus $35 Administrative Fee

No Refund

*Sponsors and Exhibitor cancellation fees may differ. Please see the Sponsor & Exhibitor Information Page for more specific cancellation policies.

If you have any registration or hotel questions, please contact NEDA Registration Headquarters at 1-800-351-0232 or .

I have a Discount Code, where do I enter it?

There will be a text box labeled, "Discount/Comp Code" where you can enter your specific code on the first page of your online conference registration. If you have any questions or have misplaced your specific code, please contact NEDA Registration Headquarters at .

How do I apply for a Scholarship to attend a NEDA Conference?

NEDA offers scholarships to cover the cost of registration for non-professionals, and gives priority to first-time attendees. For first consideration, please submit the online application by June 1st. Funds will be awarded on an ongoing basis, as long as funds are available. To submit an application, click here. 

We will be contacting all applicants via email (or standard mail if an email address is not available) to notify of the award decisions. Please do not contact NEDA to check on the status of your application.

How do I apply to be a Volunteer at a NEDA Conference?

NEDA offers a volunteer discounted registration rate of $300 (must be 18 years old and above). Volunteers will be assigned a limited number of tasks. Outside of those select tasks, they are free to engage in the conference as they please.

To apply, please read the full position description and then fill out the online application.

Who do I contact about Sponsorships or Exhibiting at the NEDA conference?

For information about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, select the Exhibitor/ Sponsor tab on this Conference website. Upon receipt of your exhibit booth and additional sponsorship selection payment, you will be sent your registration code for your primary booth staff, and additional discounted booth staff. 

For registration questions regarding Sponsors and Exhibitors please contact NEDA Registration Headquarters at 1-800-351-0232 or .

For questions and specific details on Sponsorships and Exhibiting, please contact NEDA directly at 

Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available?

Continuing Education (CE) credit hours will be offered at the 2014 NEDA Conference. Details are located on the Continuing Education tab of this website. Once NEDA receives final approval for total credit hours available, all registrants will be sent an email announcement with the total credits possible. You may opt to pre-pay the fee of $30 during the conference online registration process. You may also pay on-site.