Class offerings
Quartet track with "the BUZZ"
Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest
Rising Star Quartet Contest
Single-Event Tickets for Mixed Harmony and Rising Star Quartet Contests
Regional Leaders' Training
Individual accommodations
Cancellation policy


Who is able to attend IES?

The Sweet Adelines International Education Symposium (IES) is open to members and nonmembers alike, though some classes in the curriculum may have limited registrations available.

Where can I register?

1. Online
Complete registration, housing and class selection forms online. Credit card payment is required.
Click here to be redirected to our secure registration page.
Please note: After clicking the link above, all members of Sweet Adelines International must login to complete the registration process. (You must login as a member to receive member pricing.)

2. Mail
Mail completed registration, housing and class selection forms with payment to Sweet Adelines International Headquarters:

Sweet Adelines International
Attn: Events Department
9110 S. Toledo Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74137

3. Fax
Fax completed registration, housing and class selection forms with credit card payment to Sweet Adelines International Headquarters:

Fax: 918-388-8083
Attn: Events Department

When does registration close?

Early Bird Registration April 24, 2017

Registration, housing, and class selection forms plus full payment must be received on or before this date to qualify for the Early Bird discount.

June 19, 2017

Funded attendees must submit all forms by this date.

Registration, housing, and class selection forms plus full payment must be received on or before this date.

Last day to register for IES. No new registrations will be accepted after this date.

Register early as class availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

What does my registration include?

Click here to view registration rates and rooming options.

Can I register for one day only?

Day rates are not available at this time.

What time is check-in and checkout?

Your IES registration fee includes on-campus housing beginning *Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 prior to 1 p.m., and will end the morning of Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Checkout is prior to 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

*RMT will arrive on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, for opening session and all-day training on Wednesday.

Class offerings

What types of classes will be offered?

Customize your IES experience with classes that interest you.
Click here to view class titles and descriptions.

Quartet track with "the BUZZ"

How do I find information on the Quartet Acceleration Camp featuring "the BUZZ"?

Click here for quartet track details and registration information.
Please note: The quartet track is separate from the general attendee track and will not allow room for electives outside the quartet track offerings. Your classes for this track will be pre-filled. More information on class specifics will be released at a later date. 

Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest and Rising Star Quartet Contest

IES is a sold-out event and due to space limitations and University security policies, tickets will not be sold on-site for the contests or the gala. The primary contact for Mixed Harmony and Rising Star competitors received a single-event ticket order form to distribute to an intimate number of family and friends for pre-ticket orders.

Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest - official order of appearance
Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest - onstage times

Rising Star Quartet Contest - official order of appearance
Rising Star Quartet Contest - onstage times

Regional Leaders' Training

What is the schedule for Regional Leaders' Training?

Click here to learn more about the Regional Leadership Capacitor Day and how to register.


What types of housing are included in registration?

The University of Maryland at College Park has an eclectic assortment of dormitories with various suite configurations. Suites will house 5-8 people per suite in single and double occupancy twin beds per bedroom. All suites have 2 to 3 shared restrooms per unit. There are no units available with 100% private bathrooms.

Will the housing on campus have air conditioning?

Every dorm room will be air conditioned.

What amenities are included in each room?

All rooms in the residence halls have shared bathrooms and furnishings per occupant include standard linens, 1 twin bed, 1 desk, 1 desk chair, 1 wastebasket, 1 set of drawers and closet space. Standard linens include: 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 2 flat sheets, 1 heavy blanket and 2 bath towels. Each room includes complementary Wi-Fi.

Can I rent a mini fridge for my room?

Fridges will be available for rent a few months before IES. Renting information will be posted on the IES web page and included in the Notes Before You Go.

Can I pick my roommate?

Use the 2017 IES housing form, to indicate a roommate preference. If you do not designate a roommate one will be assigned to you. Please make sure that your roommate and suitemates are registered for IES 2017. Housing changes may be made in writing prior to June 19, 2017. All changes must be made in writing. Dorm assignments will be sent via email approximately two weeks prior to IES. Please note attendees that plan on attending the Regional Leaders' Training will need to select a roommate that is staying for same amount of nights (i.e. training and IES). Those who are attending the Regional Leaders' Training only will be paired with roommates that are also only attending the Regional Leaders' Training.

Individual accommodations

What options are available if I have difficulty walking long distances?

If you have trouble walking more than a few city blocks, you may consider renting a scooter to help you navigate around campus. Click here for information on how to rent a scooter from Scootaround and have it delivered to campus.

Will there be menu options for those with dietary restrictions?

Please make sure you list dietary restrictions on your 2017 IES Registration Form. You may also email the Events Department and list dietary restrictions for our records. The Events Department will send a list of dietary restrictions to the university to make sure the cafeteria will have sufficient options available during the event.


What is the nearest airport to the university?

Click here for airport and travel information.

Contact Nancy at Journey House Travel to inquire about flight discounts or assistance in booking your flight. Nancy can be reached by email at or by phone at (800) 251-6559.

Will there be transportation provided to the university?

Transportation will not be provided to and from the airport, and will be the responsibility of each individual. Discounts and special offers will be listed on the IES website. Click here for transportation and travel information.
Click here for options by train, automobile, or taxi from the airports. Please note that although shuttle to campus is available, service will be very limited and attendees may have to wait for an available shuttle. If you prefer to shuttle straight from the airport, SupperShuttle is offering Sweet Adelines International a special rate for IES attendees from all 3 nearby airports. SuperShuttle will drop attendees off at the specified check-in area. A link will be posted by early March on the IES airport and travel information web page.

Should I choose to drive, is there parking available?

There is parking on the University Campus, but it will be at an additional cost of $15 USD per day, and may be a bit of a walk from the classrooms. Click here to view the campus and parking map. More information and payment options coming soon.

Cancellation policy

What is the refund, exchange or cancellation policy?

Registration fees will be refunded, less a $50 USD processing fee, if notification of cancellation is received in writing to prior to June 19, 2017. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date. Substitutions can be made without penalty.

Additional questions? Email our Events Department at