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2013 Conference

April 10-14, 2013

Hotel Murano and Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

Registration opens at 12:00 noon EST on December 9th in the Member Center SAMA Store.  The SAMA Store will be closed the morning of December 9th until Registration is Live at 12:00 Noon.

Early Registration Period: December 9, 2012 – January 15, 2013

Late Registration Period: January 16, 2013 – March 15, 2013


Walk-in Registration will be available Tuesday, April 9th at 5:00pm, Tacoma Convention Center.



Full Summit Package $275 early, $350 late, $400 Walk-in  

For the attendee who wants it all! Includes…

Shug Jones, SAMA President during 2012 General Members Meeting

Shug Jones, SAMA President during 2012 General Members Meeting

Economy Package $125 early, $145 late, $175 Walk-in  

For the attendee who wants just the facts. Includes…

  • Sponsor Gift Bag
  • Eligibility to register for Optional Workshops and Tours
  • Featured Presentations
  • Three-day access to Vendor Marketplace
  • Participation in Mosaic Marathon
  • Brown Bag exchange

This package DOES NOT INCLUDE Networking Events or Meals.  It can be combined with items from the social a la carte menu.


Social a la Carte items

The following are ONLY available to be ADDED ON to a registration package.  They can not be purchased without a registration.  Attendees may add these items to enhance their Economy package and so that guests may join them at these events.

Welcome Mixer: $40 advance / $50 onsite

Vendor Marketplace: one-day pass $5

MAI 2013 Artist Reception: $55 advance / $75 onsite

Continental Breakfast: $18 each / $20 onsite

Soup/Salad/Sandwich Buffet: $22 each / $ 28 onsite

Have a Ball (for SAMA)

Fundraising Dinner and Auction, Saturday, April 13, 2013

This event is optional for all attendees and open to guests

$95 per person

$175 per couple (one registered attendee and companion)

$850 per table of 10

Enjoy an elegant evening in the Hotel Murano’s beautiful Venice Ballroom, dining with friends, bidding on once-in-a-lifetime auction prizes, and raising funds to ensure SAMA financial future!  This event is not included in your conference registration and is open so that your travel companion may join you for this fabulous conclusion to an incredible week!  Simply attending helps raise funds for SAMA!  You will be able to ADD this event to your registration and indicate your choice of beef, chicken or wild salmon entrée for this plated meal.  Cash Bar will be available throughout the evening.

Group tables should be purchased by one registered attendee who will enter all meal selections for guests and will be provided all tickets for the table in their registration neck wallet upon onsite check-in. All group tables will be acknowledged on SAMA’s FB page with a photo from the event!


Workshops and Professional Seminars

You may also create your own program by selecting individual workshops and professional seminars, in addition to a Conference Registration (Full Summit Package or Economy Package). Register for 3 or more seminars or workshops and get a 10% discount off your total educational program fees (applicable to workshops and seminars only).

Membership Required

MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEES. You must join or renew your SAMA membership for 2013 to attend the conference (membership should be current DURING the conference!), and you must be registered for the conference to attend a workshop. You can join or renew for 2013 on the SAMA Website.


If you selected “Bill Me” as your payment choice, you will NOT receive a bill in the mail. The email order confirmation you automatically receive IS YOUR BILL. Please mail Payment to SAMA, PO Box 624, Ligonier, PA 15658. “Bill Me” orders must be paid by March 15th or will be cancelled.

NOTE: If you select “Bill Me”, the % of refund per the Cancellation Policy will STILL APPLY.  So, if you select Bill Me, Cancel your Registration between January 15th – and March 15th and still have not paid, YOU WILL BE BILLED 50% of your Registration Fees.  

Cancellation Policy

Conference Registration cancellations received between December 9- January 15th will be entitled to a full refund of all Conference related fees. Cancellations received between January 15th – March 15th will be entitled to a 50% refund of conference related fees. After March 16th, 2013 there will be NO REFUNDS of any conference related fees.

This policy does not apply to the Vendor Marketplace Booth fees, Sponsorship Commitments, membership fees or any products or publications in the SAMA Store.


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