2015 Conference Individual Registration Rates

Please direct registration questions to

League Member $725

Personal members or anyone affiliated with a member organization



League members only- full or part time students. Please be able to
provide proof of student status, if requested


One Day Pass$350

League members only- for attendance on only one day of Conference
(Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday)



Musicians from League member orchestras only- cannot have any
administrative or conducting responsibilities at your orchestra




Should you wish to receive further information on exhibiting at Conference, please contact Steve Alter at If you are a member of the press and would like to attend, please contact Rachelle Schlosser at for credential and registration information. For non-press information, contact

2015 Pre-Conference Registration Rates


Pre-Conference Seminars – Two Day$345

Please note that you may only participate in one Pre-Conference seminar. If you are planning to attend a two-day seminar, you cannot also register for a one-day seminar.



Pre-Conference Seminars – One Day$225

Please note that you may only participate in one Pre-Conference seminar. If you are planning to attend a one-day seminar, you cannot also register for a two-day seminar.


On-Site Registration Hours

When you arrive at Conference, your first stop should be the Registration area at the Cleveland Convention Center to pick up your badge and Conference materials. Registration is located at the back of the Exhibit Area on the Ballroom Level of the Convention Center. When entering the Convention Center, use the St. Clair Avenue entrance (which is labled Global Center for Health Innovation). Signage within the Convention Center will direct you to the League’s Registration area. The physical address of the entrance is 1 St. Clair Avenue, NE. Please allow 10-15 minutes to walk between the hotels and the League’s space in the Convention Center.”

Tuesday, May 26 12:00pm–5:30pm

Wednesday, May 27 7:00am–5:30pm

Thursday, May 28 8:00am–5:30pm

Friday, May 29 8:00am–2:00pm


Why should I come to Conference?
You might get 1,000 different answers from our 1,000 delegates! But we think the top three reasons to come are: 1) you want to meet, network, and learn from your peers; 2) you want to do your job better; 3) to know you’re not alone – there are other people out there with the same goals, aspirations, and questions that you have.

Where should I stay?
The League has established a block of rooms at both the Westin Cleveland Convention Center Hotel and the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. More information can be found on the Hotels and Transportation page.

How do I get the most out of Conference?
We jam pack three days full of learning, networking, and music. We recommend taking a look at the Conference schedule so you’re prepared for what is planned. Reading through the Electives is also helpful, so you’re not choosing what session to go to on the fly. Other than that? Introduce yourself to everyone – meeting other delegates is one of the best parts of Conference.

Do you have a Conference app?
Yes! Visit the iTunes Store or Google Play Store and search for “League of American Orchestras” or “League 2015 Conference”. The app is your one-stop shop for a list of all sessions – including dates, times, locations, and speakers. It brings you a list of all attendees and exhibitors right to your fingertips. Find out where your next session is using one of the in-app maps. And – best of all – it lets you build a personal schedule with your list of registered events and personal favorites.

How do I access WiFi in the Convention Center?
Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the exhibit area and all public spaces within the Convention Center. Please choose the Orch2015 network and use the password Symmetrica. Symmetrica has graciously sponsored wireless access for the League’s Conference.

What are Electives, and should I pick which ones to attend now?
There are three blocks of Electives and you are welcome to choose any one during each time slot. It is really helpful for us if you select these sessions now so we can organize appropriate sized rooms for each. Find the full list of Electives here.

What are Pre-Conference Seminars?
We know that lots of people want to make their trip to Cleveland as packed with learning as possible, so for an additional fee you can arrive early and choose from one of several intensive, hands-on, learning sessions. More information about these can be found here.

Are any group registration rates available?
Groups of 5 or more are welcome to contact Member Relations for special group rates. Please contact Member Relations at 212 262 5161 or for details.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Cleveland Convention center (CCC) is ADA accessible, including exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and ballrooms. Passenger elevators are located at street and pre-function levels with ramping available throughout the CCC. Restrooms located throughout the CCC are ADA accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request and are limited in quantity.

Is there anything else I need to know?
Just come to the Registration Area as soon as you arrive – we’ll have all your materials ready.

What if I have more questions?
We love questions – so bring it on! If you have questions before Conference begins, email us at and we’ll get right back to you. During Conference you’ll find the League staff full of answers and waiting for you at the Registration Area.

There is so much we could tell you, but you get the idea. Have fun in Cleveland– we are looking forward to meeting you!

Hosted by: The Cleveland Orchestra.

Cleveland, OH –it’s on everyone’s radar, and everyone’s must see list.


“Rust Belt-chic town for art and culture vultures, basketball fans, and stalwart foodies.” Fodors
“A comeback fueled by art, culture, and King James (Le Bron).” New York Times
This underrated city’s abundance of locally owned restaurants is also helping Cleveland burnish its reputation as the ‘epicenter of the Midwest food scene.'” Chicago Tribune

Rejuvenating, repurposing, reinventing, reimagining, revitalizing –
it’s all happening right here, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fodor’s Go List 2015

Travel + Leisure’s Best Places to Travel in 2015

The New York Times Places to Go in 2015

While you’re in Cleveland for the League’s Conference, check out this abbreviated list of things to do, places to go, and where to eat.

For a more complete range of activities, events, and special offers, visit

In addition to the official League programming, our sponsors Sultans of String are performing at the local
Cleveland Hotspot: Nighttown

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 – 8:00pm

12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights OH, 44106


Delegates of the League Conference receive free admission with their conference badge


Like most vibrant cities, Cleveland is is home to dozens of unique neighborhoods – each offering its own distinct Cleveland brand.



The Downtown neighborhood includes the Theater District at PlayhouseSquare, riverfront access in The Flats, nightlife and entertainment in the Warehouse District, especially E. 4th Street; , professional sports at Progressive Field (home of the Cleveland Indians) and Quicken Loans Arena (LeBron!). And for those inclined, the Horseshoe Casinio.

320px-Ohio_City_West25thOhio City

In 2014 USA Today named Ohio City one of the top 10 up and coming neighborhoods in the country! ” Located across the Cuyahoga River, west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio City is home to the bustling West Side Market, a six-acre urban farm, a growing number of ethnic eateries and some of the city’s trendiest nightlife. See more at:



One of Cleveland’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, now boasts a wide range of sophisticated restaurants, artist studios, galleries and boutiques. Did we say restaurants?

University Circle

University Circle, the cultural center of Cleveland, is home to The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Case Western Reserve University, and more. The recently developed Uptown District near the university includes casual dining spots, drinking establishments, and the Corner Alley for bowling and brews.


LittleItalyClevelandLittle Italy (near University Circle)

Steeped in history and old world charm, Little Italy is home to restaurants (the place to go for Italian), bakeries, art galleries, Chef Boyardee got his start here.



A View of Downtown Cleveland at Night

Explore them all here and here.


There are tons of places to go and things to do and see in Cleveland – too many to list here, but if your time there is limited, you might consider:

640px-Rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-sunsetThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Designed by architect I.M. Pei, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum tracks the evolution of this musical and cultural phenomenon through more than 50 exhibits (because ‘the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland’ – look it up)

640px-West_Side_Market_interiorCleveland West Side Market

Food Network Magazine recently named it America’s “Best Food Lover’s Market” and Travel Channel episodes gush about food finds here. Come immerse yourself in the experience.



Christmas Story House & Museum

Movie memorabilia and fun with Ralphie and the gang from A Christmas Story.

Art_museum_atriumThe Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland is home to one of the most comprehensive and distinguished collections in the world. Monet’s “Water Lilies” share the limelight with stunning masterworks in European, American, Asian, African, Greek and Roman paintings and sculptures, and a medieval Armor Court. The collection is online at. Admission is free.





640px-Cleveland_Botanical_Garden_-_interior_2Cleveland Botanical Garden (University Circle)

An exotic Glasshouse – the only one of its kind in the world; 10 acres of beautiful gardens, and the award-winning Hershey’s Children’s Garden.


MOCA_ClevelandAlso in University Circle – the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Case Western Reserve University, and the nearby Uptown District and Little Italy for food and drink.

Find your fun here.


For the “foodies” among you (and you know who you are) Cleveland is home to a number of nationally recognized ‘top chefs’, including The Chew’s Michael Symon, Jonathon Sawyer, Michael Ruhlman, Dante Bocuzzi, Rocco Whalen, Zach Bruel, Doug Katz, and more.


Foodies don’t miss:

Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro

Jonathon Sawyer’s The Greenhouse, and Noodlecats

Steve Schmidler ‘s Crop Bistro and Bar in Ohio City

Doug Katz’s Fire, and Provenance at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Flying Fig

Bar Cento


Cleveland has many varied cuisines and establishments to choose from. Whether its fine dining, it’s vibrant farm-to-table movement, or a trusty bar and grill – well known chefs to soon-to-be stars — use the restaurant locator here to select your location, cuisine and price range.

You’ll find many options within walking distance of your hotel, as well as many others further afield for those who want to get out and see the city.


NY Times: Cleveland, A City Repurposed

Fodors: 5 Reasons to Visit Cleveland Now

Frommer’s: Cleveland


See you in Cleveland!