2016 NEDA Conference

Share. Learn. Belong.

September 29 - October 1, 2016 | Chicago, IL


General Attendee       Family Package

Please note that the early bird registration deadline is July 31st, 11:59pm PST, and that online registration will close on September 22nd, 11:59pm PST. All registrations after September 22nd will be at the day-of rate.

Speakers and exhibitors have been provided with separate registration links. If you are a speaker or exhibitor and need registration instructions resent, please email .

Registration Fees and Conference Events


Registration fees include all General and Breakout Sessions, Support & Recovery Roundtable Series, Buddy Program, Friday and Saturday breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks, all session materials and all free conference social functions for the days you are registered to attend.

  Full Conference One Day
Early Bird* Standard Day Of Early Bird* Standard Day Of
General Attendee** 395 450 475 210 230 250
Family Package
Primary Registrant**
Additional Registrants






Volunteers 0 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a
*The early bird registration deadline is July 31st 11:59pm PST
**Student registrations will be reduced by $30 (see ‘Registration Types’ for more information)

General Attendee registrations include all of the conference programming and events noted above, for one attendee.

Family Package registrations are designed to make the NEDA Conference a valuable learning opportunity for those affected and their loved ones. We understand that it is critical for everyone involved in supporting a loved one through an eating disorder to have accurate information and the opportunity to connect with others who have been through similar experiences. The primary registrant for each group will be charged the current conference registration rate, and they can then add up to five family members at a discounted rate.

Volunteer registration rates are waived in order to acknowledge the indispensable assistance of NEDA’s conference volunteers. NEDA accepts a limited number of volunteers to assist with various onsite tasks. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Students may use the code STUDENT2016 for a $30 registration discount. A valid student ID is required upon check-in. Please note that only one discount code is accepted per registrant.

Scholarships are available, on a limited basis, to cover the cost of registration. Please visit our Scholarships page for information on how to apply.


The primary booth staff’s registration fee is included in the price of your exhibit booth. You may register one additional exhibit booth staff for $385. All additional registrants will be charged the current general attendee rate. Visit our Exhibitors & Sponsors page for exhibitor registration instructions and details.

Conference Events

In addition to all general and breakout sessions, registration for the conference includes access to the Welcome Social, Networking Social, NEDA Buddy groups and Support & Recovery Roundtable Series. During registration attendees may also purchase tickets to the conference’s kickoff dinner and benefit cruise.

Family & Friends Kick-Off Dinner
Thursday, September 29th, 7:15-9:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing meal and meet and mingle with your fellow conference attendees! Ticket price includes appetizer, entrée and dessert at Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen, 224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601.

Thank you to our event sponsor Timberline Knolls.

“Loved this dinner. Came to the conference alone and ended up with a table of friends who I am still keeping in contact with. This dinner was a great kick-off to the conference.”
Conference Attendee

Architecture Cruise Benefiting the Conference Scholarship Program
Friday, September 30th, 7:00-10:00pm

Come Aboard Chicago’s First Lady! Join the crew as the NEDA Junior Board hosts an evening of dinner, dancing and sightseeing. The evening will feature spectacular city skylines, a buffet dinner and exciting auction packages as we cruise the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. All proceeds go to the NEDA Conference Scholarship Fund.

Thank you to our sponsor Gurze Salucore

Gurze Salucore

Conference Event Guest Passes

Are you traveling with family or friends who are not planning on attending the conference but would like to attend the social events with you? Event guest pass pricing is below; you will have the option to add guest passes during your conference registration.

Welcome Social Guest Pass
September 29th, 6:00-7:00pm

Family & Friends Kick-Off Dinner Guest Pass
September 29th, 7:15-9:00pm

Networking Social Guest Pass
September 30th, 6:00-7:00pm

Architecture Cruise Guest Pass
September 30th, 7:00-10:00pm

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

CE credits are available for $50. You can pre-purchase your CE credits through online registration or you can purchase them at the onsite registration desk. Visit our CE page for more information about CE credits.

Payment Information & Refund Policy

Upon completion of your online registration, you will be prompted to pay by credit card or select “pay by check.” 

Please make checks payable to NEDA or National Eating Disorders Association and note “NEDA 2016 Conference” in the memo field.
NEDA Registration Headquarters
1650 W 82nd St, Ste 125
Minneapolis, MN 55431

Cancellation and Refund Policy
NEDA will refund registration fees for requests submitted by September 1st, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after September 1st.

For refund requests email