Registration Information and Fees

Register now and join more than 2,000 leaders in higher education for DREAM 2021. Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) 17th annual conference will be held virtually, Tuesday, February 16–Friday, 19, 2021. Choose from various concurrent and plenary sessions, hear from outstanding students, network virtually with new colleagues and old, and find solutions to propel your college and your students, to greater success.

All DREAM attendees are required to register for the conference. Accepted methods for payment are Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. You can download the registration form to submit with a check. To calculate the total for your group registration, use one of these worksheets: In-Network Registrations or Out-of-Network Registrations. See the registration fees below. 

See below for group discounts!

Already registered and need to update your information? Please visit the Attendee Service Center!

Registration Categories
DREAM registration is open to all individuals. Your registration fee is determined by your membership status at the time of registration. 

Active Achieving the Dream Network Colleges

If you are with an active ATD Network College, you will receive a discount on registration fees. To find out if your college is an active ATD Network College, please visit the ATD website here.

Out-of-Network Colleges & Other Guests

If you are not with an active ATD Network College, (check here if you're unsure) please register for the conference using one of the two methods described below. We look forward to your participation at DREAM 2021! If your college is interested in joining the Achieving the Dream Network, please contact Ryan Knight, Associate Director, Recruitment and Retention, at

Consent for Photography
Photos will be taken during the conference, which may be used for promotional and educational purposes. Registration or participation in the meeting and other activities constitutes an agreement to allow ATD to use and distribute attendee’s image or voice in photographs and recordings of the meeting - now and in the future.


Group Discount
Groups of five or more from the same college receive a 20 percent discount when registering at the same time.
There are no group discounts for the DREAM Studio Workshops.

Full Conference Rate for Attendees

In-Network Registration Fee


Out-of-Network Registration Fee





DREAM Studio  Workshops: Open to All Attendees


In-Network Fee

Out-of-Network Fee

DREAM Studio Workshop Fee





1 Register online with a credit card, or

2 Download, complete, and submit the 2021 DREAM Registration FormTo calculate the total for your group registration, use one of these worksheets: In-Network Registrations or Out-of-Network Registrations 

  • BY MAIL to pay by check or credit card:
    Achieving the Dream -- DREAM 2021
    8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500 
    Silver Spring, MD 20910,
  • BY FAX: 301-780-4250
CANCELLATION: Fees will be refunded, less a $100 processing fee, if cancellation or change resulting in a refund is received in writing no later than February 1, 2021. After that date, fees are non-refundable (including no-shows). All refunds will be processed after the conference. Substitutions are allowed at no charge.

To see the agenda, click here.

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