This page contains important information about convention registration. Please read through it all. Online and downloadable registration forms are at the bottom.

NEW: No Membership Requirement for Overseas Attendees

We really appreciate the effort and expense that's involved for our Overseas attendees to come to the OrigamiUSA convention, and their participation really makes our convention special. So we're instituting a new policy for Overseas folk — i.e., those coming from anywhere but the US, Canada, or Mexico: OrigamiUSA membership will not be required! We'd, of course, love to have you join us as members, so if you sign up as new members at convention, membership will cost only $30/year for the first year. We do apologize for the late notice; this new policy was established too late to include in our online registration, so you'll have to print the registration PDF and fax it to us at 212-769-5668. If you are unable to fax it, you can email the information to us at convention-registration [at]


You must be a current member to attend the Annual Convention. In addition, if you want to register online (links below), you must have a web account and be logged in to it. If you aren't a member (or your membership has expired), you'll need to renew your membership and, if necessary, create a web account before you can register.

Registration Information

Early registration is essential for our planning purposes. Our pricing schedule therefore encourages early sign-up. On-site registration will be available, but at additional cost. You can register either online using our secure server or by filling out and mailing or faxing paper forms.

If you plan to teach a class, we need you to register early so we can plan the class schedule. Teachers must register by May 25 if they want to get Priority Ticketing. If you plan to take classes, early registration will make it more likely that you'll get a low Ticketing number and your first choice classes during our morning Ticketing period. A full description of the class Ticketing process and the assignment of Ticketing numbers is available here.

You can come to the Convention and just hang out in Hospitality if you'd like, and participate in informal teaching. Or, for an additional fee, you can attend classes. You can even come one day and attend classes, and come another without attending classes.

Payment for attendance without classes includes access to all Convention areas except classes, plus Survival Kit. You can add classes at the last minute, on-site, but you will have to pay the difference between the classes and no-classes prices. In addition, remember that your ticketing priority number is assigned when you purchase the classes, so if you wait until you arrive at Convention, your ticketing priority number will be very high.

Non-folding guardians of under-age children may register without charge, as may non-folders who are accompanying a person with disabilities. Each person in need of a guardian or aide will receive one Guardian badge that can be used by multiple people, one at a time. This means that if, for example, Mother wants to come on Saturday and Father on Sunday, they can each use the same badge. You won't have to fill out an additional form for the Guardians; just check the box on the Attendee Registration form and add the names (and cell phones) of the people who will be using the badge.

If, however, you are a non-folder who wishes to volunteer at the convention, and is willing to commit to two hours or more per day, please fill out the Staff registration form below as well as the Volunteer Form to let us know what areas interest you.

If you want to order a 2013 Origami Collection, you'll get a lower price by ordering it with your registration. If you want to order a T-shirt, you should order it with your registration so you can be assured of getting the size you want (it will be waiting for you at The Source).

Cancellation Policy


  • Cancel on or before June 18th: full refund
  • Cancel after June 18th: Sorry Kit only


  • Cancel before June 1st: full refund
  • Cancel between June 1st and June 18th: refund only if we can re-assign your room
  • Cancel after June 18th: no refund

Registration for Folders

Every folder must register using this form, even if you are only volunteering or teaching.

  • Online registration for Convention is now closed.

Registration for Staff

Non-folders who wish to commit to volunteering at least two hours per day, please fill out this form.

  • Online registration for Convention is now closed.