2018 SQF International Conference


Registration Rates | Training Rates | Hotel Info | Travel

Conference Registration Rates

Early Registration*
Until August 10, 2018

Standard Registration**
August 11- October 16, 2018

Late Registration**
October 17 - 25, 2018

$975 - Early Bird* $1,100 – Standard $1,200 - Onsite
$925 – Groups of 5+ $1,050 – Groups of 5+ $1,150 – Groups of 5+
$150 – Spouse/Partner $150 – Spouse/Partner $150 – Spouse/Partner
$595 - Student with ID*** $595 - Student with ID*** $595 – Student with ID***
$100 – Training  Class Only**** $100 – Training Class Only**** $100 – Training Class Only****

*Early Bird registration fees must be paid in full no later than August 25 after which date all unpaid registrations will be automatically converted to the standard rate.

**Online registration closes on October 16th. All registrations fees must be paid by this date, after which they will be automatically converted to the late registration rate.

***Students in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs. ID required.

**** Training course participants who are NOT attending the conference pay a $100 surcharge

Training Course Registration Rates

Class Type Pre-Registration Onsite (if available)
Two-Day Classes (includes breakfast and lunch) $ 675 $ 775
One-Day Classes (includes breakfast and lunch)  $ 375 $ 475
Half-Day Class (includes lunch)  $ 200 $ 300
Surcharge for participants not attending the conference $ 100 $ 100


Refund of the registration fee, minus a $75 processing fee, will be made for any cancellation received in writing to register@fmi.org by October 5, 2018. If notice is received after October 5, 2018, a 60% refund will be given. Any cancellations received after October 12, 2018, will not be refunded. Please note, registrations can be transferred to another company employee at any point prior to the conference.

*Conference rates include the Wednesday social event, Tuesday reception, 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. Rates do not include hotel accommodations or travel.

Spouse/Partner rates include attendance at the Tuesday reception and Wednesday social event


Hotel Update: The SQFI block at The Marriott Marquis is currently sold out on Monday, October 22 and Thursday, October 25. There are still rooms available on Tuesday and Wednesday night. A list of alternative hotels in the vicinity can be found by clicking on this link.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is an iconic destination bursting with style and energy. Step inside the hotel lobby and discover their spectacular atrium, which is anchored by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, our vibrant cocktail lounge. Situated in the Peachtree Center, the hotel places travelers near a MARTA rail station, Georgia World Congress Center and AmericasMart Atlanta. Once you've explored downtown Atlanta, settle into your spacious guest room, all of which feature stunning cityscape views, state-of-the-art technology and serious creature comforts. Dine at one of the hotel’s five unique dining destinations, including Sear steakhouse, find urban calm in The Spa, our signature wellness destination, or break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Main Phone: (404) 521-0000 

Check-in: 4:00pm (local time)
Check-out: 11:00am (local time)

To make your hotel reservations online, please CLICK HERE. 

To make your hotel reservation over the phone, please call 1-877-789-3090, and ask for the “SQF International Conference” rate, which is $219.00/night plus applicable taxes.

Reservation Cut-off Date: Monday, October 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (hotel local time).

After the cut-off date, FMI/SQFI cannot guarantee hotel availability or the reduced group rate, so please book early.

Hotel Cancellation & Changes

All hotel changes, substitutions, and/or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. The hotel must receive notice of hotel cancellations or changes no later than 72 hours prior to your arrival in order to receive a refund of your room deposit.

Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

Hotel reservations should be made by calling the hotel directly or using the official hotel link provided in your confirmation e-mail. FMI does not use a third-party company to make hotel reservations or sell rooms on its behalf for this event. If a third-party contacts you offering housing options, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the event and entering into financial agreements with such companies may have costly consequences.

Travel Information


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – 12 miles 
 *hotel does not provide airport shuttle service


Estimated taxi fare: 32 USD (one way)
Bus service fee: 16.5 USD (one way)
Subway service fee: 2.5 USD (one way)


Off-Site Parking: $4.00/hour or $25.00/day
Valet Parking: $45.00/day

Local Area

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about Atlanta.