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NOAH Biennial National Conferences

Announcing NOAHCon2024!

We are already looking forward to NOAHCon 2024!
Make sure to mark your calendar – we can’t wait to see YOU in Orange County!

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Hotel Info ~ Room Rates & Details ~ When Should I Travel? ~ Funding Opportunities ~ Personal Grant Application ~ Registration Fees ~ Sponsorship Opportunities ~ Call for Proposals

How does NOAH pick its conference locations?

Through the years, NOAH has had many wonderful cities host our biennial conference. But you may have wondered, how does NOAH pick a conference host city/hotel?

Selecting a conference city/hotel involves several factors that impact the overall cost of attendance to our community members. NOAH’s desire to make the conference accessible to as many members of our community as possible is one of the reasons that we strive to rotate the conference location to eastern, middle, and western regions. Hotel partners in a host city need to have the capability to house our space-intensive conference program at an affordable price, with reasonable guest room rates and a willingness to work with us on food and beverage costs. Host city factors to consider include airlift, ground transportation, and proximity to amenities and attractions. 

NOAH Conference Location
1984 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
1987 – Farmington, Connecticut
1989 – Anaheim, California
1992 – Chicago, Illinois
1994 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 – Santa Clara, California
1998 – Chicago, Illinois
2000 – Boston, Massachusetts
2002 – Concord, California (Bay Area)
2004 – Atlanta, Georgia
2006 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 – Las Vegas, Nevada
2010 – Washington, District of Columbia
2012 – St. Louis, Missouri
2014 – San Diego, California
2016 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2018 – Kansas City, Missouri
2020 – Virtual
2022 – Orlando, Florida
2024 – Orange County, California

NOAHCon 2024 Conference Hotel

We are excited to announce that the NOAHCon2024 room block is now open!

Book your room today!

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840


  • TWO pools
  • 24 hour fitness center:
  • Sports deck
    • basketball
    • ping-pong
    • bocce ball
    • shuffleboard
    • and more
  • Mobile entry (use your mobile device as a room key!)
  • Great dining options on-site:
    • TusCA
    • Citrus Grove Deli
    • OC Brewhouse
    • Starbucks® Coffee
    • iSwii (sweets, ice cream, gelato, and more)

images courtesy of Hyatt Regency Orange County Facebook Page

Room Rates & Details***:

The NOAHCon 2024 room block is now open for reservations!

Book your room today!

$159* single/double occupancy
$184* triple occupancy **
$209* quadruple occupancy **

  • rates good 3 days prior to and following the room block dates based on availability
  • all guest rooms have a refrigerator and microwave oven

*Plus applicable state/local tax/fees

**Children 17 and under stay complimentary in same rooms as parent

***Those staying at the conference hotel will be eligible for discounted registration fees.

Hotel Deposit Policy: Credit Card Guarantee Required


Need a little extra space?

NOAH is pleased to offer discounted group rates for suites at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, on a space-available basis! A limited number of suites will be available for larger families in need of additional space. Suites will be available, on a first come, first served basis, through the registration portal beginning at 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

Fees for suites are in addition to the above rates based on the occupancy of each room.

+$40* Kid’s Suite
+$30* One-Bedroom King Suite
+$30* One-Bedroom Queen/Queen Suite
+$75* Two-Bedroom King/King Suite
+$85* Two-Bedroom King/Queen Queen Suite
+$100* VIP Family Suite

*plus applicable state/local tax/fees

Please note: adjoining rooms can be requested in the notes section of your room reservation. It is strongly recommended to call the hotel prior to arrival to confirm your adjoining room request.

Sample Room Rate Scenarios:

3 adults book a room for the conference together and want to upgrade to a one-bedroom queen/queen suite:

$184 triple occupancy + $30 one-bedroom queen/queen suite = $214 per night (plus applicable state/local tax/fees)

A family with 2 adults and 2 children (17 and under) upgrades to a kid’s suite:

$159 double occupancy + $40 kids suite upgrade = $199 per night (plus applicable state/local tax/fees)

Book your room today!

When Should I Travel?

Optional pre-conference educational sessions and optional social activities generally begin in the morning on Thursday of the conference. It is recommended that attendees of pre-conference activities arrive Wednesday evening.

Conference check-in begins Thursday at 3:00pm
Opening session: Thursday at 7:30pm
Closing breakfast: Sunday from 9:00 – 10:30am

Funding Sources Information Packet

We would like EVERYONE in and around the albinism community to be able to attend the 2024 National Conference. However, we know many people could use some help with travel and conference expenses. To help, we’ve created the following Funding Sources Information Packet.

Personal Grant Application

NOAH is pleased to offer limited Personal Grant funds to help offset the cost of conference attendance for those in our community. Please note that applicants must contribute to the cost of attendance – the Personal Grant Program will not fund the full cost of attendance.

Personal Grant Application

The early application deadline for personal grants is April 5, 2024. Please note that no applications will be reviewed until after this deadline.

Conference Registration Fees

*Please note* registration is expected to open March 6th!

Attendee GroupEarly – Discounted Rate for Attendees Lodging Onsite (available 3/6-4/17)Early Offsite (available 3/6-4/17)Regular – Discounted Rate for Attendees Lodging Onsite (available 4/18-5/15)Regular Offsite (available 4/18-5/15)Late – Discounted Rate for Attendees Lodging Onsite (available 5/16-6/30)Late Offsite (available 5/16-6/30)
Full Time Students$215$245$255$285N/AN/A
Young Children (6 mos – 4 years at time of conference)$140$165$180$200N/AN/A

Cancellation Policy:

All credit card fees paid are nonrefundable
All tickets purchased for optional off-site activities are nonrefundable
Written refund requests are subject to an additional 5% processing fee and the following receipt deadlines:

  • All fees by 5/15/24
  • 50% fees – by 5/31/24
  • No refunds after 5/31/24

Sponsor Information

We have many exciting opportunities for sponsorship at NOAHCon 2024. Check out the information below, and contact us at for more information or with any questions.

Sponsor Information Packet
Online Sponsor Registration Form