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Convention Registration Information

Advance registration is now closed. If you'd like to attend the 2022 NFA Convention and have not yet registered, you may register on site at the Hilton Downtown Chicago once the convention has begun.

Requirements for entering the convention:

Badge pick-up information:

Once registered, convention attendees will receive a badge, which will provide access to convention activities including those at the Chicago Hilton; Flute Ensemble Festival events at DePaul’s historic Merle Reskin Theatre, The Theater School, DePaul University; and the Saturday Gala Concerto Concert at Symphony Center. 

Badges will be available for pick-up in the on-site registration area at the Chicago Downtown Hilton during the following registration hours:

Wednesday, August 10: 2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 11: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 12: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 14: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Fees and registration options:

Scroll down for a full layout of the different options available to you.

Single Event Tickets

If someone you know is not attending the convention but would like to attend a specific concert, they can purchase a single event ticket on site at the registration booth.

Gala Concerto Concert*: $40 ($15 for students)

All other events**: $20 each ($15)

*Registered convention attendees do not need to purchase tickets for the Gala Concerto Concert, as access to this event is included with registration.

**Except Gala Awards Dinner, Food for the Day's Journey, Flute Lovers' Lunch, and Youth Flute Day. See "Ticketed Special Events" at the bottom of the page for details.

Please note that all guests attending convention events must comply with the convention COVID policy and provide proof of vaccination (at least two shots) or a negative PCR test prior to purchasing tickets.

NFA Membership Fees

NFA membership is required to register for and attend the convention.
Discounted student group (for 10 or more students)$27.50
Student membership$55
Library membership$80
Active membership$95
Commercial membership$135
Life membership$2,500


2022 Registration Options

Advance Convention Full Registration Fees

Children under 8Free (badge required)
Lower income$200


Advance Convention Single-Day Full Registration Fees

Lower income$115

On-Site Convention Full Registration Fees

Children under 8 years of ageFree (badge required)
Non-flutist guest$80
Lower income$250


On-Site Convention Single-Day Full Registration Fees

Lower income$145

Other Fees

Lost badge replacement$25

Ticketed Special Events

(These special events at the convention require separate tickets. Seating is limited.)

Youth Flute Day

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13

$25 per child 18 years of age and under

(Adult chaperones may attend free; registration is required.)

NFA Gala Awards Dinner

5:45 pm, Friday, August 12

(available at NFA registration until noon Thursday)

   $150 per person 
Table of 10 - $1,300

Flute Lovers’ Lunch with Marina Piccinini
11:30 a.m., Friday, August 12 

(Attendees may register in advance or register on site until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.)

$50 per person

Food for the Day’s Journey with Julietta Curenton
8:00 am, Saturday, August 13

(Attendees may register in advance or register on site until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.)

$40 per person


On-Site Individual Event Tickets; may be purchased at on-site registration only 

(NFA membership not required)

One-day exhibit hall pass; may be purchased at on-site registration only 
(NFA membership not required for non-flutists.)
Single event Active/Life/Commercial and non-member adult
Single event – Student$15
Gala Concerto Concert*  Active/Life/Commercial and non-member adult$40
Gala Concerto Concert* Student$15

*Registered convention attendees don't need to purchase tickets for the Gala Concerto Concert, as access is included with registration.

Refund policy for convention attendees: 
There will be a cancellation fee of $35. Cancellations for any event must be received in writing (or email to by 8/1/2022 to be eligible for a refund.

NFA membership dues are not refundable.