27th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be a TAA member to attend?

No, you do not have to be a member. TAA annual conferences are open to members and non-members. Non-member registration includes a one-year membership in TAA. Members receive a discount on registration.

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Q: What do registration fees include?

Two-day registration is $175 for members and $205 for non-members and includes all workshops and sessions, continental breakfast both days, and the Awards Ceremony Luncheon on Saturday.

One-day registration is $125 for members and $155 for non-members and includes all workshops, sessions, meals and events held that day.


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Q: Can I register for just one day?

Yes. The one-day rate for TAA members is $125 ($155 for non-members).

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Q: If I am speaking, do I have to register? Pay for registration?

Please visit the Speaker Information page.

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Q: How do I know if I’m registered?

All attendees will receive an email confirmation, if an email address is provided, or a mail confirmation if no email address is provided. This confirmation/receipt verifies your contact information and how much you have paid. Attendees that register online are urged to print the receipt copy of their registration to keep for their records. If you do not receive an email or mail confirmation, please contact TAA headquarters at TextandAcademicAuthors@taaonline.net or (727) 563-0020.

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Q: Where do I pick up my registration materials?

Attendees can pick up their registration materials at the Registration Desk starting Friday morning.

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Q: Can I bring a guest to the Awards Ceremony Luncheon?

Yes. You can purchase a guest luncheon ticket when you register for the conference. A guest luncheon ticket is $35.

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Q: Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

Yes. Please indicate on your registration form if you prefer a vegetarian or kosher meal.

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Q: What is the appropriate dress for the conference?

Business casual.

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Q: How can I learn more about the program?

Visit the Program page.

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Q: What networking opportunities are available at the conference?

The TAA conference features the following networking opportunities:

  • Networking Hospitality Suite Thursday and Friday Evenings

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Q: How can I stay informed about the conference prior to attending?

Visit the conference website often! An Announcements area located in the left-hand column will feature updates and important deadlines.

“Like” the 2014 TAA Conference Facebook page, where the latest conference news and deadlines will be posted.

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Q: Do you provide a fact sheet about the hotel?

Click here for Hotel Fact Sheet.

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Q: What airport should I use?

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. (Approximately 15-20 minutes from the hotel)

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Q: What are my ground transportation options from the airport to hotel?

Travel Options from Airport to Hotel:

  • Light Rail (drops off about 1 block from hotel) – approximately $3.00 per person per trip

  • Super Shuttle (reservations in advance recommended) – 1-800-BLUEVAN – approximately $14 per person per trip

  • Cab Service (approximately $35-40 per trip)

(The hotel does not offer complimentary shuttle service.)

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Q: Are there parking fees at the hotel?

Hotel guests can park in a city-owned parking garage located adjacent to the hotel. Daily Rate: $26 (12 – 24 hours)

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Q: What are the dining options near the conference hotel?

Hotel Dining
The Yard, a refined and casual restaurant featuring American cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dining Nearby
Click here for info

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Q: How can I learn more about the local area?

Click here to learn more about the local area.

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