NSTA is offering $95 off the price of registration to the St. Louis National Conference to anyone who is a member. If you get a membership to NSTA, it will cost you $79; but you will save $95 on the conference registration. You can get an NSTA membership any time - today, next week, next January, or when you register for the event.
KATS will be adopting a similar system. Between now and April 27th, 2019, anyone can register to be a KATS member for $35. If they have a membership before the April conference, then the price of "KATS 1.5" will be reduced by $30 (from $95 to $65). For most people, the most convenient option will be to renew their membership at the time they register for the annual KATS conference.
Some districts/administrators do not want to pay for a person's membership to an association. This will allow someone to join KATS separately and still pay less at the time of conference registration.
Some people want to attend our conferences but do not wish to be a member. The next KATS conference will still cost under $100 for a person who wants to attend but not join KATS. However, for only $5 more, you can get both.
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