Requesting a Local or Local Student Registration

Step-by-Step Guide

Local Registrations and Local Student Registrations are discounted registration rates available at select conferences depending on state or country. Local and Local Student registrations are only available, when offered, to those with residency in the host country.

The Local Registration and Local Student Registration rates are restricted registration rates. This means that users registering for a Local or Local Student Registration will be asked to 'request' the registration rate by providing proof of residency and/or proof of enrollment.

Please note that Local and Local Student Registrations are not available for all conferences. Enquiries about Local and Local Student Registrations can be directed to our support staff at:

Follow the steps below to learn how to request a Local or Local Student Registration:

1. Navigate to the website of the conference of your choice and select the 'Registration' tab from the menu bar. Under the 'Local Discounts' tab, find the Local and Local Student Registration Options.

To register, select the blue REGISTER button at the bottom of the table.

2. You will be taken to the following screen. If you already have a CGScholar account, please log in at this time using the prompt box under Registration Options and Extras. If you do not have a CGScholar account, select the radio button next to 'I need a Scholar Account' and proceed*.

*If you are unsure of whether you already have a CGScholar account or not, please contact our support team at

3. After you have logged into your CGScholar account or created a CGScholar account as a first-time user, scroll down on the same page. You will see a list of registration options with descriptions, quantity, price, and total sum columns.

In unrestricted registration options, users can select the number of each registration that they would like in the quantity column.

For restricted registrations like the Local and Local Student, users must click the 'Request' button instead. Please note that users must be logged into their CGScholar account in order for the 'Request' button to function. First-time users need to create their CGScholar account and then return to the registration page to proceed.

4. Clicking the 'Request' button will prompt a dialogue box to appear with the option to attach a file or document. The file or document should be proof of residency.

For those requesting the Local Student rate, please also include a page with proof of enrollment in the same document as your proof of residency.

5. Once the request has been submitted, a member of Common Ground's staff will review the request. If the request is approved, the user will receive an email notification with a direct link to complete registration. The user will be able to now add the restricted registration to their cart and proceed with checkout.

All purchases, including conference registrations, are subject to our refund policy. Common Ground Research Networks' refund policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions, under '5. Cancellations/Refund Policy'. Users can find our complete terms and conditions, along with our refund policy on this page.


Who is eligible for the Local Registration Rates?

Local registration rates are reserved for those who live within the same state as the conference they will be attending (within the US). If the conference is being held outside the US than the local rate is extended to anyone who lives within the same country as the conference they will be attending.

Will the conference I am attending have a Local or Local Student Registration rate?

Not all Common Ground conferences offer a Local or Local Student Registration rate. Conferences with a Local or Local Student Registration rate will have these options listed under the 'Registration' tab on the corresponding conference website. Users who are unsure can message our support staff at .

What is considered proof of enrollment (for Local Student Registrants)?

Examples of proof of enrollment are: 1. A valid student ID card with the expiration dates clearly visible. (Please note: IDs without visible expiration dates will not be accepted). 2. Unofficial transcripts with visible enrollment for the current term. 3. A letter or other document issued from the applicant's university verifying their status as a full-time student for the current term.

How long will the request take to process?

Most registration requests are reviewed within 48 hours from time of submission (excluding weekends and US holidays).