Getting To Beyond Borders

Is As Easy As 1-2-3!


INTERNET Register online using our secure Beyond Borders registration form here.

FAX your completed registration form, with credit card information, to 312-606-0728, Attn: Beyond Borders Registration.

Do not fax your registration if you are paying by check.

MAIL your completed registration form, with credit card information or check made payable to SAA, to: Society of American Archivists Attn: Beyond Borders Registration, 17 North State Street, Suite 1425 Chicago, IL 60602

Payment and Registration Deadlines

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online for faster service. If you choose to fax or mail your registration, please complete the entire form to speed your registration. To avoid being double-billed, do not send your registration via both fax and mail.

Full payment must accompany your registration. Registrations not accompanied by payment will be placed on hold until payment is received. SAA accepts checks made payable to SAA, as well as credit cards issued by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Payment must be made in U.S. funds. No purchase orders or vouchers can be accepted. If payment is by credit card, we recommend that you register online.

Early-Bird Registration: Register by July 6 and save at least $50 off Advance registration rates and $110 off Onsite rates.

Advance Registration: Register by July 20 to save at least $60 off Onsite rates.

Late Registration: Registrations received after July 20 will be returned to sender. After July 20 you must register on site at the Registration Desk located in the San Diego Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. Those registering after July 20 may not appear in the conference attendee roster.

Advance registrations for Pre-conference Programs ONLY will be accepted until July 6. After this date, individuals may register onsite pending availability of seats in the program.


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Cancellations and Refunds: If for any reason you must cancel your registration, your written request must be received before July 6, 2012, to receive a full refund. A $50 handling charge will be assessed for written cancellations postmarked between July 7 and July 20. No refunds will be issued after July 20.

Guest Option: This option (designed especially for spouses and children of conference attendees) allows the guest to attend the Plenary Sessions, the All-Attendee Reception, and the Exhibit Hall for $40 adult / $10 child 12 and under. Guest registrations must accompany the conference attendee’s registration. When registering a guest, please be sure to include full names on the registration form.

SAA full members are not eligible for the SAA student member rate. Student nonmembers are required to fax a copy of a valid student ID or other proof of enrollment to the Conference Office (312- 606-0728) to qualify for the student discount.

SAA/ARMA Reciprocal Registration Fees: The SAA and ARMA International governing bodies have approved a resolution that permits the members of each organization to attend the other’s annual conference at member rates. The resolution is intended to encourage expansion of educational opportunities for both professions.


You will receive confirmation of your registration via email. This notice will verify that your registration has been processed and will serve as confirmation of your Beyond Borders registration. Please allow up to three business days to receive your confirmation, then take a moment to review it upon receipt. If you have a question, please contact the Conference Office toll-free at 866-722-7858 immediately.

Registration Desk Hours

Pre-registrants may pick up their packets at the Pre-registration Desk in the San Diego Hilton Bayfront. Your registration packet will include a name badge and an Onsite Program that lists times and locations for all sessions and events, as well as descriptions of all education sessions. You must have a name badge to gain admission to all sessions and events.

Tuesday, August 7: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 8: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 9: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, August 10: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 11: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm


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