Registration Fees & Options

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


Registration fees

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.


Post-conference tours

There are two post-conference tours available Saturday afternoon for an additional cost of $75, which includes transportation and entrance fees:

  • Trappe, PA, the home of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, and buildings related to his foundational ministry for American Lutheranism. We will visit the church building constructed after his arrival in 1742, his retirement home, the home of his son who was the first Speaker of the US House of Representatives, as well as the cemetery where Muhlenberg and many Lutheran leaders are buried. The sites include a large collection of period furniture and artifacts.
  • Longwood Gardens, the 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. A walk through the gardens is always a relaxing and restorative experience of the beauty of creation!

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.