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EDRA51 Registration Information

    Register today to reserve your place at EDRA51 Tempe


    EDRA51 Tempe is the premier conference for environmental design practitioners and scholars, offering opportunities to:

    - connect and network with other EDRA members who share a mission to create places that improve people's lives and preserve their ecosystems
    - learn from the best of the best in the environmental research, education, and practice
    - refresh and reinvigorate your mind with innovative ideas, methodologies, and tools
    - learn about the state-of-the-art in environmental design and expand your skill sets via educational sessions

    will take place April 4-7, 2020 in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, where urban development faces grave challenges related to fragile ecosystems, scarcity of resources, persistence in environmental and social justice, and climate uncertainty. Our problems are not unique. EDRA 51 Tempe will be the opportunity to brainstorm how environmental design research collaborates with academia, not-for-profit organizations, public sectors, and private sectors to lead the charge in transforming people’s relationships with each other, their communities, and their environments toward net positive futures.

    We encourage you to join us as we debate, discuss, reflect, and transform our capacity to impact social, environmental, and economic challenges around the world.


    Registration fees include

    • Pre-conference workshop intensives;
    • 3.5 days of educational sessions, specifically designed with the environmental design professional in mind;
    • Transformative Keynote Speakers and plenary sessions;
    • Exhibition areas with access to vendors, posters, and more;
    • Welcome Reception Ticket (additional tickets may be purchased for guests);
    • Awards Banquet Ticket (additional tickets may be purchased for guests) at the world-renowned Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden;
    • Opportunities to gain Continuing Education credits;
    • ... an invaluable chance to meet with friends, new and old.

    Official registrants are eligible to attend all social events, meals, and educational sessions. All attendees must have a full registration and badge to enter the Conference Halls and sessions.

    All registrations must be accompanied by full payment to reserve your place at the event.

    Conference Registration Fees

    Full Conference Registration By January 30 @11:59 EST After January 31
    EDRA member $ 497.25* $ 585
    $ 701.25* $ 825
    Emeritus/Life members $ 212.50* $ 250
    Student Member $ 212.50* $ 250
    Young Professional/Student Non-member** $ 297.50* $ 350


    One-day Registration Fees By January 30 @11:59 EST After January 31
    EDRA member $ 191.25* $ 225
    $ 242.25* $ 285
    Emeritus/Life members $ 191.25* $ 225
    Student Member $ 102.00* $ 120
    Young Professional/Student Non-member** $ 148.75* $ 175


    Mobile Sessions

    You can register for mobile sessions at the time or registration. A full description of the EDRA51 mobile session offerings can be found on this flyer

    Mobile Sessions Fees

    Mobile Session Full Day or AM/PM session Fee
    Mobile Session 1
    UNESCO Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West and Paolo Soleri
    full day $ 125
    Mobile Session 2
    Arcosanti: Past, Present, and Future Transformations
    full day $ 95
    Mobile Session 3
    Transforming People and Ecosystems Through Experiment, Research and Outreach:
    Learning from the Desert Museum and Biosphere 2 in Tucson
    full day $125
    Mobile Session 4
    Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve:
    Partnering Together for Preservation
    full day $ 45
    Mobile Session 5
    Phoenix Sonoran Preserve and South Mountain Park and Preserve
    AM session $ 45
    Mobile Session 6
    Nurturing Nature at the Urban Edge: Conservation Along the Rio Salado
    PM session  $35
    Mobile Session 7
    Water in the desert: Biking along the Rio Salado 
    AM session $55
    ($15 without bike rental)
    Mobile Session 8
    Then & Now: The Walking Guide to Historic Downtown Phoenix
    AM session $15 
    Mobile Session 9
    Phoenix Guided Tour: Midtown Midcentury Marvels 
    PM session $15 
    Mobile Session 10A & 10B
    Transforming a Sustainable Campus with Natural SystemsIntegration: a Walking Tour of ASU Tempe Campus
    AM and PM sessions $0
    Mobile Session 11A & 11B
    Transforming Arizona State University Campus Sustainable Practices and Climate Actions: We’re walking the talk
    AM and PM sessions  $0
    Mobile Session 12A & 12B
    Biomimicry: Tapping into Nature’s Genius for Sustainable Solutions
    AM and PM sessions
    Mobile Session 13A & 13B
    Soundwalk: Environmental Awareness through Sound
    AM and PM sessions


    EDRA51 registration procedures and cancellation policies


    PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged in to your EDRA account to receive member pricing based on your membership type.  Those registering for the conference as EDRA members will need to ensure that their membership is active at the time of the conference.  If you don’t know your password, you may reset it here. Join EDRA now to receive member's rates, click here to become a member. 

    Once you access the registration form, on the Attendee Selections tab, select one conference registration ticket (either the full conference or a one-day ticket) and any Mobile Sessions you would like to attend. View our EDRA51 Mobile Sessions flyer here.

    Early bird pricing is calculated as a 15% discount on regular rates. Register by January 30, 2020 11:59PM EST to receive our early bird rates. 

    To take advantage of student non-member pricing email: with a copy of your current student ID to request a promo code so that you can receive the non-member student rate. Or, consider joining EDRA as a student member to get student member pricing for the conference, and receive all of the benefits of regular membership for a full year!


    • Request to cancel a registration must be posted through the online cancellation form prior to February 21, 2020, to receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after the deadline.

    • Phone requests will NOT be accepted. 

    • Credit card refunds will be processed within 10 business days after receipt of written request.

    • No-shows are not refundable under any circumstances. There are no exceptions to this policy.


    • Mobile sessions are non refundable. All sales are final.
    • Mobile Sessions involving bus transportation may be subject to cancellation if minimum number of participants is not met.  Full refund will be issued in the event of a cancellation. Please allow some time for EDRA to process a refund.
    • Itineraries are subject to change.
    • Mobile Session have limited capacity. Please register up now to secure your attendance.




    We look forward to seeing you at EDRA51
    in Tempe on April 4, 2020!


    EDRA reserves the right to alter or cancel without prior notice any of the arrangements relating directly or indirectly to the conference. EDRA will not accept liability for any losses and/or damage attendees may suffer on account of alteration or cancellation.

    PCI Compliance: Per standard of the Payment Card Industry, EDRA has met the requirements of the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). In order to protect your privacy, please do not email your credit card information to our office.

    Photo/Audio/Video Release: As part of our mission to provide education, best practices and other information from leaders in their fields, speakers, panelists and audience members should be aware that we may record all or part of the events we organize, including comments from speakers, panelists, and audience members. The resulting raw and edited materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings, and associated verbatim transcripts, may be used by EDRA, without restriction, in press releases, white papers, convention collateral, websites and other publications.

    By attending our events, you acknowledge that you are in a public place and that attendees (including EDRA volunteers) may capture your image in photos and videos. Nevertheless, EDRA encourages event attendees to exercise common sense and good judgment and respect the wishes of other attendees who do not wish to be photographed at the Events. EDRA uses photos and videos taken at its events for a variety of purposes, including publication on the EDRA website.

    If you see any photos or profiles about yourself on the site that you would like removed, please contact us at


    Address: 2010 Pear St. #1060 Pinole, CA 94564-9998
    Phone: +1 (507) 339-4620


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