This page contains important information about convention registration. Please read through it all. Online and downloadable registration forms are at the bottom.
U.S. residents must be a current member to attend the Annual Convention. We really appreciate the effort and expense that's involved for our International attendees to come to the OrigamiUSA convention, so the membership requirement is waived for them.
if you want to register online (links below), you must have a web account (with full address filled in) and be logged in to it. If you are a U.S. resident and 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.
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. However, please remember that Guardians cannot join students in classrooms unless both are registered to attend classes.
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 and send an email to event-volunteering [at] origamiusa.org and we will contact you.
If you want to order a 2015 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).
Parking your car at Manhattan College is free, but please indicate your request for parking on the registration form.
It you are staying at Manhattan College Housing, meals are included. If you are not staying at Manhattan College, please add the meals you want on the registration form.
- Cancel on or before June 11th: full refund
- Cancel after June 11th: No monetary refund but we'll send you a Sorry Kit
- Cancel on or before June 1st: full refund
- Cancel after June 1st: refund only if we can re-assign your room
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 Staff is now closed.