How to Stretch Your Conference Budget

We know that attending the AABC Birth Institute is an investment and that expenses for conference attendance can add up quickly. A thrifty organization ourselves, we want to help you stretch your conference budget.

1. Take advantage of discounts on registration.

We offer several discounts to make your dollars go farther.

  • Early Bird Registration Fees - Register by June 17th and save up to $130 on your conference registration. No promo code needed.

  • Member Discounts. Members save more than 20% on their registration fees. Make sure your membership is up to date before registering. Not a member? Now is a great time to join! Learn more.

  • Group Discounts. When additional people from your organization register, they can save 10% on their general registration for the convention.

2. Book your hotel with the AABC group rate.

We work hard to provide value for your hotel stay. There are no hidden resort fees in the AABC group rate at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Booking outside of the AABC block may incur an additional $25/night resort fee. Learn more more about the conference hotel and make your reservation.

3. Share a room.

You can save on your conference lodging by finding a roommate. The AABC member forums are a great way to do this. Plus, it will expand your networking circles and you may make a friend!

4. Set a price alert to find the best priced airfare.

Many travel sites offer price alerts to let you know when it’s a good time to buy your airfare. Travel experts say the best time to buy your ticket is 6-8 weeks ahead.

5. Breakfast and lunch is included.

We know that you learn best when your brain is fueled with protein. That's why breakfast and lunch each day is included in your conference registration.  These meals are great networking opportunities with table topics to connect you with fellow participants.

6. Apply for scholarships or work-study opportunities.

The application period for the AABC Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship is open until July 1st. Learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

Apply for AABC’s work-study program at the Birth Institute. This opportunity will get you behind the scenes of the convention, as well as allow you to partake in the conference sessions, celebrations and events. Deadline to apply is July 25th. Learn more here.

7. Take advantage of free things to do in Orlando.

Take a break from the conference and escape to a world of imagination and fantasy that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Take a stroll along Disney’s Boardwalk or Universal CityWalk. Stretch your legs at Lake Eola Park. Or, relax by one the many pools at the Hyatt Regency. Learn more about things to do in Orlando.