Ways to Save at the 2016 Conference

May 10 2016

Every little bit of savings helps!

We understand that the costs of travel, hotel, and conference fees add up quickly, and wish to help make your experience as affordable as possible. 

On Registration 

Save on registration and event fees - WAA offers exclusive discounts to its members: learn about WAA membership and join today!

Bring More, Save More - Member organizations save 30% on every full-week registration after registering their first 2 attendees.

Register Early - The sooner you register for the conference, the better the price on delegate registration. Early Bird pricing is available through July 15. 

Attend for One Day - WAA offers options for both delegates and exhibitors to attend for one day; visit the Registration Information page for pricing and details.

Artists: Get deeply-discounted rates on registration! - WAA encourages you to attend for either 1 day or the full week, as long as your group and/or management has registered for an exhibit at the conference. 

Apply for a scholarship or grant - Contact your state arts agency or local arts council or commission; they may be able to help support your attendance at WAA. WAA also offers a WESTAF Scholarship for Presenter Delegates. You can find more information here.

On Staying in Los Angeles

Stay at the Host Hotel for Double the Savings - Staying at our host hotel, the JW Marriott at LA Live, does not only get you WAA's special group rate. It also means you'll have more opportunity to make connections and build leads: who knows who you'll meet in the elevator at 1:00 am or in line at the lobby coffee shop at 9:00 am!

Save on your hotel rate / Be paired with a roommate - You can request a roommate when you register for the conference online; we'll put you in touch with another delegate looking to share costs.

On Traveling to & around LA

Find the Best Airfare - Knowing how to shop around and when the best time is to buy your ticket can make a real difference. Here are some Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare from www.independenttraveler.com

Hop on the Train - The JW Marriott is 3 miles from Los Angeles' Union Station, which is connected to train routes Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, Southwest Chief and Sunset Limited. Check Amtrak for train schedules and ticket prices. 

Take Prime Time Shuttle from the Los Angeles Airport to the JW Marriott - WAA has partnered with Prime Time Shuttle to provide a discounted rate for service from the Los Angeles International Airport to the JW Marriott Hotel. Click here to make your reservation and save 10% off of regular rates.  

Rent a Car at a Discount from Enterprise - WAA has also partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide a discounted rental rate. Click here to view the detailed instructions and discount code.

Driving In & Parking - Download this handy parking map OR check out parkwhiz for rates of nearby lots.