RSA Bi-Annual Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs will be updated as additional questions roll in, so check back regularly.  If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact Leslie Dinauer at

Last updated: January 14, 2021

Q: When and where is the conference?

A: RSA22 will take place May 26 - 29, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. Preconference sessions will begin the morning of Thursday May 26, followed by an opening reception for everyone on Thursday evening.

Q: What do I need to do before the conference?

A: Please visit the Registration, Hotel Info, and Conference Safety Protocol pages of the conference website for additional information about how to register and where to stay.  Hotel reservations are open now, so be sure to make your reservations early.

Q: I am an Enhanced Lifetime Member.  Do I still need to register for the conference?

A: Yes. Although your conference registration fee will be paid via your Enhanced Lifetime Membership, you still must register for the conference online at the link located on the Registration page.

Q: I am presenting a paper/participating on a panel but I don't do rhetoric full time. Do I need to become an RSA member?

A: No, but all presenters must register. There is a non-member registration option. Note that in most cases, it is less expensive to join RSA and register at the member rate than to register at the non-member rate.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: Refunds of 67% of the paid registration fee are available until April 15, 2022.  No refunds will be given after this date.