Institute – Registration

Public Affairs Institute

Applying and Returning Participants

2020 Application Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019

Please send your completed application to Brenda Plantikow at Once your application has been accepted, we will send you a confirmation with invoice for registration. Please be aware that in past years the first-year class has filled to capacity before the deadline, so it is recommended that you apply early. You will be notified within one week.

Second- and Third-Year Returning Participants: We will send you a registration email in July.

Annual Registration Fee*

Public Affairs Council Members$5,000
Non-Members: $6,500
Institute Fellows: $2,500

*Note: Tuition includes most meals. It does not include the cost of lodging, class dinners, transportation or personal expenses.

Key Dates

October 25, 2019: 

  • Deadline to cancel with full refund
    Please note, this differs from the Council’s standard cancellation schedule.

November 8, 2019: 

  • Deadline to cancel with 65% refund

November 22, 2019:

  • Deadline for first-year applications
  • Deadline for tuition payment in full
  • Deadline to cancel with 35% refund
  • Deadline to defer with 100% transfer of registration fees. After this date, deferment will not be available.

December 9, 2019:

  • Final deadline for reservations at the Surf and Sand Resort