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Thank you for attending our 2023 National Convention! It was wonderful to welcome so many old friends and new faces to Philadelphia.

If you attended our 2023 National Convention, we encourage you to fill out our feedback survey hereYour feedback will help us make sure our 2024 Convention serves all of our members.


Online registration for the National Convention will be available here until noon, Sept. 6. More information on registration rates is available here.

The 2023 National Convention will be taking place in-person only. While plenary sessions will be streamed online, there will be no other virtual component to the Convention.
*NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists suggests using Google Chrome to register*

Current Registration Rates
Basic Registration – Member: $450
Basic Registration – Non-Member: $580
Student Registration – Member: $275
Student Registration – Non-Member: $325
One Day Registration – Member: $295
One Day Registration – Non-Member: $395
Speaker Registration: $295

Are you an NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists Member?
Members must sign in to their member profile to receive the member rate. If you are not a member or your membership has expired, become a member before proceeding in order to access member rates.

Online reservations at The Loews are available here.
Home to an architectural landmark and Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) building, the Four-Diamond Loews Philadelphia Hotel is a true classic and one of the nation’s first modern skyscrapers. Directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the historic hotel is located in the heart of Center City and within walking distance of the Reading Terminal Market, Independence Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Barnes Foundation to name a few of the city’s most popular attractions.

1200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1200

Members interested in sharing a hotel room can post a request on our 2023 Roommate Request forum (you must be logged in to view the thread.) We recommend checking back periodically to see who else has posted requests. Members will be responsible for arranging their own roommate arrangements.

Our safety protocols are informed by COVID-19 guidance from the Philadelphia visitors bureau and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vaccination Status
  • You must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the Convention. To ensure your vaccinations are up-to-date, please refer to the CDC guidelines.
  • We also encourage attendees to get up-to-date booster shots. We ask that you follow your local recommendations on getting booster shots before attending NLGJA23. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination when checking in at the registration desk.
  • NLGJA23 is a mask-friendly environment, and while masks will not be required, we do encourage all participants to wear well-fitting masks in indoor public settings. Please be respectful of attendees choosing to wear a mask to our event and refrain from making any negative comments about mask-wearing.
  • We strongly encourage a self-test within 48 hours of your first day at NLGJA23. Some people receive a positive test result before showing symptoms, so tests are a critical way of helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • For all participants: If you receive a positive self-test or PCR test, OR have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 within five days of the event, do not attend NLGJA23.
Reporting Cases
  • If you test positive at any time during or immediately after attending NLGJA23, we request that attendees do the following:
    • Alert association staff by emailing info@nlgja.org with your name and the date of your positive test. All of your personal information will be kept private; knowing when there are positive cases will help staff track any potential spread and determine communication needs.
    • Alert your local health department. This will help public health officials track official caseloads.
    • Alert anyone you have been in close contact with, so that they can begin self-monitoring for symptoms and potential infections.
By registering, you agree to abide by all rules and requirements that may be in place now or later, including during the convention. By registering, you agree that these rules are subject to change at NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists sole discretion, including but not limited to the possibility of mandating masks at convention. You understand that refusal to adhere to rules and requirements may lead to immediate expulsion with no refund for registration or any event and activation.
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