PLANS Registration Information

PLANS 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. For the full announcement, please click here. Current registrants will have their registration fees refunded by March 31.

What's Included

  • Registration includes all sessions, conference meal functions and events, and download of electronic proceedings.
  • Individual registration benefits are non-transferable.

Registration Rates

Registrations received and paid on or before March 20:

  Not Staying at Hilton Portland Downtown Staying at Hilton Portland Downtown
IEEE or ION Member $1,190 $990
Non-Member $1,370 $1,170
Student* $800 $600
Tutorial Course $400 $400


Registrations received and paid after March 20:
  Not Staying at Hilton Portland Downtown Staying at Hiilton Portland Downtown
IEEE or ION Member $1,390 $1,190
Non-Member $1,570 $1,370
Student* $1,000 $800
Tutorial Course $450 $450


Before registering, make your hotel reservation with the Hilton Portland Downtown. Conference attendees will save $200 by entering their confirmation number from the Hilton Portland Downtown at the start of the registration process. You will need your valid hotel confirmation number to claim this discount during registration, it cannot be applied retroactively.


Registration Policies

Cancellation/Refund Policy: All cancellations/substitutions must be received in writing at the ION National Office. Fees for written cancellations received on, or prior to, March 20 are fully refundable. Written cancellations received March 20–31 are refundable less a $200 cancellation fee. The fee is to cover obligations incurred by the ION in making registration arrangements and does not entitle the registrant to any of the conference materials. Refunds will not be given for “no shows” or for cancellations received after March 31; however, full attendee substitutions for persons from the same organization may be made through April 23 at onsite registration. We regret that individual registration benefits are not transferable. Send cancellations and substitutions to the ION National Office at

Credit Card Transfer: If an attendee pays by credit card, and at a future date requests to have these fees refunded and charged to a different card, they will be assessed a $200 transaction fee.

* Student Registration Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a student registration, you must satisfy all of the requirements below:

  • You must be enrolled in full time course work in an accredited educational institution
  • You must furnish a current transcript supporting the claim of full-time enrollment
  • Registration fees must be paid personally, or via your educational institution (a business cannot be paying your registration fees)
  • The name of your educational institution will appear on your conference badge and on all billing materials, conference receipts, etc.