Registration will open on July 5, 2023. 


Early Bird Rate (July 5 - Dec. 13)

Active Members/Spousal- $108

Collegiate Members- $45

Retired Members/Spousal - $0

Non-Members- $182


Standard Rate (Dec. 14 - Jan 3)

Active Members/Spousal - $138

Collegiate Members- $45

Retired Members/Spousal - $0

Non-Members - $233


Last Chance Rate (Jan. 4 - Jan 10)

Active Members/Spousal - $150

Collegiate Members- $45

Retired Members/Spousal - $0

Non-Members - $252


Onsite Rate (Jan. 11 - Jan 13)

Active Members/Spousal - $165

Collegiate Members- $45

Retired Members/Spousal - $0

Non-Members - $275


Membership Pricing

If you are looking to purchase or renew a membership begin registration and you should be asked if you would like to purchase a membership or renew

All memberships are valid for 12 months from the day an individual joins and includes membership to NAfME. Membership Pricing is as follows:

Individual $129.00 

Individual Spousal $109.00

Collegiate $30.00

  • Must be a full-time college student

Retired $65.00 

Retired Spousal $45.00

First-Year Teacher (introductory active) $65.00

  • This membership is reserved for educators in the first-year of teaching who held a collegiate membership.


  • Collegiate Performer discounts are available to any collegiate student performing with a scholastic or honor ensemble at the 2024 IMEA Conference.
  • The 1st Year Teacher discount is available to teachers who were cNAfME members in the 2022-2023 school year and are now in their first year of teaching. Eligible teachers must also be current NAfME members. If you qualify for this discount, please contact IMEA at [email protected] for instructions on how to register.

IMEA is committed to presenting a safe meeting space for all its attendees, presenters, and performers at this year's Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne this January. To give you a sense of the precautions we are taking, we are sharing with you the current mitigation plan for attendees:

  • Attendees who feel ill are asked not to attend the meeting.
  • IMEA will be supplying green, yellow, and red lanyards for attendees at the registration desk.
    • Green Lanyard: I am comfortable with close contact (hugs, handshakes, etc.)
    • Yellow Lanyard: Fist bumps and elbow bumps are proper greetings for me.
    • Red Lanyard: I prefer to stay socially distanced for the safety of myself and my colleagues.
  • Education sessions will be socially distanced as space permits.
  • Staff will be reviewing activities with Visit Fort Wayne and the Grand Wayne Center to ensure that precautions are in place to guarantee a safe environment for all attendees.
  • IMEA will continue to review the guidelines and make changes to the policy as we learn more.

Should you have any questions, comments, or ideas on how we can make the event safer for our attendees -- please let IMEA staff know.