Registration Fees & Options

There are several options available to conference attendees. Before registering, please read the information below the pricing table.

Register to attend virtually

Thanks to a generous gift from Mark & Kathy Helge, we are able to offer the option of attending the conference virtually via live-stream. Registration fees are as follows:

Members – $345
Non-members – $395
Students – $195

After the conference, both those attending virtually and those attending in person will have access to all conference recordings. 

Register to attend in person

Registration category Thru 1/15/23 After 1/11/23 After 3/15/23
ALCM member $395 $445 $495
Non-ALCM member (includes 1 year ALCM membership $445 $495 $545
Additional person same address (home or church) $295 $295 $295
Student (includes 1-year ALCM membership) $195 $195 $195
Day registration
Wednesday (7/5/23) – $295
Thursday (7/6/23) – $295
Friday (7/7/23) – $295
Saturday (7/8/23) – $145

Individual day pricing includes meals included that day

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Post-conference options (Saturday afternoon)
Longwood Gardens or
Trappe, PA, home of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
$75 (includes bus transportation and entrance fee)

NOTE: Cancellations received by June 1, 2023 will be refunded minus a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds after June 1. Those cancelling after June 1 have the option of converting their on-site registration to a virtual one.


Post-conference tours

There are two post-conference tours available Saturday afternoon for an additional cost of $75, which includes transportation and entrance fees. Excursions will depart from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale on Saturday, July 8 after our Closing Eucharist and box lunch pick-up, and will return to the Doubletree Hotel late in the afternoon. The $75 cost of each excursion includes transportation and admission fees to the various sites.

Longwood Gardens ( is a premier garden and arboretum established by Pierre DuPont in the 1920s, and expanded and developed continuously since then. We will walk the beautifully landscaped grounds, taking in the seasonal flowers, several ponds and European-style water gardens with fountains, the enormous conservatory and expansive wooded areas. Longwood Gardens is also home to the largest organ ever built for a residential setting. The 1930 Aeolian organ is heard in the world-famous Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition and other performances throughout the year. Our afternoon will include an introduction and automated demonstration of this landmark instrument.
Return buses will depart from Longwood Gardens at 6:30 pm and should arrive back at the hotel sometime between 7:20 and 8:00 (times approximate depending on traffic).

Trappe, Pennsylvania ( is the home of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, a pastor ordained at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany during the cantorate of J.S. Bach and one of the principal figures in the foundation of American Lutheranism. We will visit Augustus Lutheran Church, constructed soon after Muhlenberg’s arrival in 1742 and the oldest unchanged Lutheran church building in the United States. We will also see Muhlenberg’s home, the home of his son Frederick Muhlenberg, first Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and the cemetery where Muhlenberg and many Lutheran leaders are buried. The sites, some of which are not normally open to the public (but will be for us!) include a large collection of period furniture and artifacts. 
Return buses will depart from Trappe at 4:00 pm and should arrive back at the hotel sometime between 4:50 and 5:30 (times approximate depending on traffic).

Note that, at the end of each tour, buses will transport attendees back to the hotel.

Get a buddy/be a buddy

Are you registering for your first-ever ALCM conference? Welcome!
Have you attended before but still don’t quite feel fully connected? Welcome to you as well!
Have you attended ALCM conferences many times and look forward to seeing, catching up, and exchanging stories with dear friends and colleagues? Welcome back, and we’d like your help in extending hospitality toward first time attendees and others who are seeking the same kind of community you have come to treasure so highly.

For the 2023 Philadelphia conference, we will be offering a “buddy system,” pairing our newer attendees with guides who might introduce them to a few friends, or share a meal, or sit together in worship, or anything that might help them feel more at home with ALCM! This program is entirely optional for everyone, but on your registration form you’ll find boxes to indicate whether you’d like to participate. You can choose “I’d like to have a conference buddy” or “I’d like to serve as someone’s conference buddy.” A few weeks prior to the conference, buddies will receive each other’s names and contact information, so that you can connect by phone or online before arriving in Philadelphia.