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NCCO9 Conference Registration


Please use this page to register for NCCO9, our ninth biennial conference hosted by Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, January 20-22, 2022.

Registration Rates

We are delighted to offer the following rates for our conference, including our first-ever retiree and first-time attendee discounted rates.

Early-Bird = $225 (through December 10)
Regular = $250 (December 11 - January 13)
On-site = $275 (January 20th)
Guest (spouse, non-member) = $175
Student = $75
Retiree = $175
First-time attendee = $175

Health and Safety Policies

In conversation with the Morehouse College administration and health personnel, we have jointly adopted the following Health and Safety Policies for our in-person conference. Please make sure you have reviewed them prior to registration, as all attendees will have to agree to abide by them during the registration process. Thank you for your understanding.

Regular Registration
Regular Registration

Click the colored square above, or click here to register. This is the regular advance registration rate for the conference, which is open from December 11th through January 13th. After that time, the only registration option will be in person at the conference on January 20th ($275).

Must be logged in as a Regular Member to register. Not a member? Join or renew today.

Guest Registration
Guest Registration
Membership not required to register.

Click the colored square above, or click here to register. Guest registrations for a spouse or partner must be connected to an active registrant at the Regular Member level (Early-Bird, Member, Retiree, or First-Time) to be valid. Guest registrants have access to most sessions, but may not be able to attend some sessions where space/capacity restrictions may apply.

Hotels and Transportation

We will not be offering an official hotel block for the conference. There aren't many hotels directly adjacent to the Morehouse College campus and the Atlanta University Center, so we are providing options near the Peachtree Center stop on MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority), which offers excellent, regular, affordable access from ATL Airport.

You are welcome to book your own hotel from this list of recommended options (all conveniently located to the public transportation train station that services Morehouse College), or to find your own options.

Note: The first conference session will begin on Thursday, late morning, and the final conference session will end Saturday mid-afternoon. For most attendees, a 2-night stay Thurs/Fri/Sat will be sufficient, though some guests may choose to arrive Wednesday or depart Sunday.

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

"All the Frills" option:
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
181 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton
160 Ted Turner Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Downtown
133 Carnegie Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

AC Hotel by Marriott Atlanta Downtown
101 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Budget Option:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta
111 Cone St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What are the Health and Safety Policies that NCCO and Morehouse are employing?

    • See here for the Health and Safety Policies we have adopted for the conference.
  • Will there be live choirs at the conference?

    • The only live choral ensembles will be the host choruses (including the Morehouse College Glee Club) and potentially other singers from the Atlanta University Center institutions. There will not be any invited choruses at this conference; instead, we will be displaying the Choral Performance Videos chosen during our peer review process, highlighting the innovative work of our members during the pandemic.
  • Will I have to wear a mask during the conference?

    • Yes, all attendees will be masked, per our Health and Safety Policies.
  • Where can I learn more about what Morehouse College is doing to keep its campus safe?

    • Morehouse College maintains a COVID Dashboard where you can learn more about their risk mitigation efforts and the current state of the virus on campus.
  • Will there be a hybrid or a virtual option for attendance?

    • No. NCCO9 will be an in-person conference. NCCO is an all-volunteer operation, and we do not have the volunteer capacity or the funding to operate a hybrid or virtual conference.
  • What are the dining options nearby (both near the hotel and on-campus), and what are the COVID protocols for those?

    • While there are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in place maintained by the City of Atlanta or the State of Georgia, private restaurants and businesses are free to employ their own COVID protocols. You may be asked to wear a mask in a restaurant when not eating or drinking, to display proof of vaccination, etc. per the business' own guidelines.
    • There are a plethora of dining options in downtown Atlanta near the recommended hotels, to suit a variety of needs, including different prices/costs, eat-in/take-out, and indoor/outdoor dining options.
    • On the Morehouse Campus, there are a number of dining options that provide access to counter-service/take-out. You can see the options available here.
  • Are there options to have meals delivered to hotel room for limiting exposure if needed?

    • Yes. All of our recommended hotels can receive delivery orders from downtown Atlanta restaurants. Many have in-room dining services available as well.
  • Do any of the nearby dining options have outdoor spaces with fresh air?

    • Yes. All of the Morehouse College counter-service and take-out dining options can be enjoyed in outdoor spaces, weather permitting. In addition, we will be hosting a "Food Truck Friday" event for lunch on the second day of the conference, housed outside the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. In addition, the downtown Atlanta restaurant options including a plethora of outdoor spaces for enjoying your meals during our extended dinner hours.
  • Will there be a Composer Fellowship at this conference?

    • Unfortunately not. We are not able to offer this program during NCCO9, due to the extenuating circumstances with the pandemic.
  • May I request a refund of my NCCO registration?

    • In general, we have a "no refund" policy for NCCO conferences. However, if circumstances beyond our control require us to cancel the conference, then we will process refunds in that eventuality.

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