2018 Conference Registration Now Open

Online conference registration, meal reservations, and hotel reservations for the 42nd annual conference of the GSA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are now open at www.thegsa.org/members/conference.

When you pay your registration fee, you will be able to purchase meals at the same time. After September 1st, all registrants will pay an additional $10 fee. Please be aware of the refund policy on conference registrations.

You must first register for the conference to be eligible for our special group rate of US $169.00 per night at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Please note that you can only reserve a hotel room at the conference rate with the link you receive by email after registering.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Johns Hopkins University Press with the link to the special hotel reservation page. Do not discard or lose this email. It will serve as your receipt and provide access to hotel reservations at the conference rate.

Conference Registration Rates (before 1 September)

  • Regular, joint, and emeritus members: $110.00
  • Non-members: $180.00
  • Independent scholars (members): $50.00
  • Independent scholars (non-members): $100.00
  • Students (members): $40.00
  • Students (non-members): $90.00
  • Exhibitors: $200.00 / table

After 1 September, prices for all registration categories will increase by $10. Exhibitor registration will close on 1 September.

If you have any technical issues with payments or the website, please email Ursula Gray at UG@press.jhu.edu. Elizabeth Fulton at the GSA Help Desk (helpdesk@thegsa.org) will be happy to answer all other questions about the conference, but cannot assist with payments or website problems.

Hotel Reservations

Our hotel this year will be:

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

600 Commonwealth Place 

Gateway Center 

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1003



You must first register for the conference to be eligible for our special group rate. You will receive a room reservation link in your registration confirmation email. You will not be able to reserve a room at the conference rate by calling the hotel or by booking with an online agency.

Hotel reservations at the GSA conference rate will be available until 1 September or until rooms at the hotel sell out. Our primary hotels sell out well before the deadline every year. We may be able to arrange additional capacity at an overflow hotel, but we cannot guarantee that this will be the case. Please reserve your room(s) as soon as possible.

Meal Prices

  • Friday luncheon, September 28: US $33.00
  • Friday banquet, September 28: US $46.00
  • Saturday luncheon, September 29: US $33.00

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. For assistance with other dietary requirements, please contact Elizabeth Fulton at helpdesk@thegsa.org. Information about our luncheon and banquet speakers can be found below; please note that you must purchase a meal ticket to attend the talk.