This page contains important information about convention registration. Please read through it all. Online and downloadable registration forms are at the bottom.
If you have registered but would like to add meals, an Annual Collection, and/or T-shirts to your already-completed registration, use the form on this page.
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. See Priority Ticketing for deadlines and eligibility details. 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 through our online ticketing process or during our morning Ticketing period. A full description of the class Ticketing process and the assignment of Ticketing numbers is available here.
Most people come to convention to take classes, of course! But you can come to the Convention and just hang out in Hospitality if you'd like, and participate in informal teaching, for a reduced fee. You can mix and match categories by day; you can come one day and attend classes, and come another without attending classes. Please note: all minors must identify a guardian on their registration form. Guardians may register at no charge—see below.
Attending With Classes
If you plan to take classes, you will register as attending with classes. You can do so for one, two, or all three days of Convention.
Attending Without 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 high (where lower is better).
Attending as Guardian/Aide
Non-folding guardians of under-age children may register as a guardian/aide 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. At least one person must register as a Guardian. Please note that Guardians cannot join students in classrooms unless both are registered to attend classes.
Attending as Staff
If 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 main registration form, ticking the as staff attendance category. We will then contact you.
If you want to order a 2019 Origami Collection, you'll get a lower price by ordering it with your registration.
This year you can order a PDF copy of the 2019 Origami Collection at a special price with your registration. The ordered PDF copy will be delivered to your account on Convention Friday. You will receive an email when it is ready, and will find the PDF in the file downloads section of your website account. To be eligible to order a PDF with registration, you must register for "Attending With Classes" or "Attending Without Classes" for at least one day, and can only order a PDF as part of your own registration (i.e., registration for the logged-in website account owner).
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).
It you are staying at St. John's University Housing, meals are included with your Housing registration. If you are not staying at St. John's University, please add the meals you want on the main registration form.
Last-Minute Notifications via Email
It is not uncommon for us to have to send out last-minute notifications via email (sometimes St. John's springs suprises on us). Please check your email during the days leading up to convention! Note that if you have selected "No broadcast emails" in your Privacy settings, you won't receive these, so please visit your Privacy settings and make sure that box is unchecked.
- Cancel on or before June 10: full refund
- Cancel after June 10: No monetary refund but we'll send you a Sorry Kit
- Cancel on or before June 1: full refund
- Cancel after June 1: refund only if we can re-assign your room
Everyone must register using this form, even if you are only volunteering or teaching.
Your Convention registrations:
- Registration for Convention 2019 is closed.