2024 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference

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Expanding and Connecting Communities

March 20-23, 2024 | Louisville Kentucky

Co-located with the American String Teacher Association (ASTA)!

See registration, hotel, & travel information below!

2024 SAA Conference Registration Information

Conference dates: March 20 –23, 2024

March 20th is the Pre-Conference day, with sessions announced soon! Approximate start and end times are on Wednesday, March 20th between 8-9 am, and end on Saturday, March 23rd between 8-9pm

Taking place in the recently renovated Kentucky International Convention Center (KIIC) (221 S. 4th Street Louisville, KY 40202)


Conference Registration Rates

Reg Rates

SAA Members & SAA College Members can register here! You will need an active membership to visit the Member Registration page. Please note that transcripts will be required for those who register as current college students!

Non-SAA members can register here!

Have students interested in student events? Check back for more soon!

Co-Locating with American String Teachers Association!

Each organization will host its own conference in the same venue, with opportunities for members to overlap. We are pleased to be sharing space with another music-centered organization. Details about registration, travel, volunteer positions, and will be shared in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions about the conference, please write to us at [javascript protected email address]

Hotel & Travel

Hyatt Regency Louisville


Hyatt Room Block Rates

Single/Double Occupancy Room: $199.00/night
Triple Occupancy Room: $209.00/night
Quadruple Occupancy Room: $219.00/night
The discounted room block deadline is February 26, 2024.

Hyatt Booking Link
Central Reservations: (877) 803-7534 and use the Group Code: G-AMS

Omni Hotel & Resorts Louisville


Omni Room Block Rates
Single/Double Occupancy Room: $279/night
Triple Occupancy Room: $279/night
Quadruple Occupancy Room: $279/night

The discounted room block deadline is February 19, 2024.

Omni Booking Link
Phone: 1(800) THE-OMNI (843-6664) & say you are with the ASTA group

Please note that Hotels will be shared with our wonderful colleagues at ASTA! The links above will say ASTA, but can be used by either members of the SAA, or members of ASTA. The rate and room type can sell out prior to the deadline. Book your room early to secure the lowest rate. Louisville will be busy when we visit in March! Our preferred hotels are the most convenient option, so it is crucial to secure your hotel room now!

Want to save on your Conference Registration?

Here’s an exciting opportunity to save some cash: The first 125 attendees to provide us with their hotel confirmation number will enjoy a $100 discount on conference registration.

How does it work?

  1. Book a hotel room in either the Hyatt Regency or Omni Hotel through the provided room block links.

  2. Fill out the discount application form (you’ll need your hotel confirmation number)

  3. ASTA and SAA staff will verify your reservation. Once confirmed, you will receive a unique discount code to apply when registering for the conference.

Please note the following policies:

  • Only the first 125 attendees to complete the form are eligible.

  • Only the individual whose name appears on the hotel reservation will receive the discount.

  • Attendees are not permitted to cancel their hotel reservation after registering for the conference. A cancellation will result in an additional $100 charge for your conference registration. By completing the discount application form, you agree to abide by this stipulation.

  • Attendees registering at the collegiate rate are not eligible for the discount.

  • It can take up to a week for your reservation to be confirmed.

  • Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make your conference experience even more affordable and enjoyable!

Why Book Your Room in the Conference Hotel Room Blocks?

  1. It’s an official conference hotel—everyone’s staying there!

  2. Informal networking

  3. Spontaneous music making

  4. Quick access to your room during breaks

  5. Savings on room rates!

  6. When you reserve a room at the official conference hotel, you help us to keep conference registration fees as low as possible

PLEASE NOTE that SAA or ASTA do NOT use a third-party housing service. ASTA has partnered with the hotels below to provide hotel rooms for the conference and room reservations should be made directly through the hotel’s website or by phone, and SAA members have the benefit of reserving hotel rooms through this partnership. ASTA does not use a third-party housing service. If you are contacted by any company offering hotel reservations for the ASTA National or SAA Biennial Conference, please note they are NOT affiliated with ASTA or SAA nor acting on behalf of ASTA or SAA. ASTA and SAA cannot guarantee the authenticity of any reservations made with third-party companies and we advise you to contact the listed hotels directly for hotel reservations and information. ASTA and SAA cannot be held liable for any charges or reservations made with any third-party companies. Please be aware, if you are approached by other companies advertising discount hotel and travel, ASTA and the SAA advise you to only make room reservations via the online link or phone number provided.

All hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, applicable service fees, and/or hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the conference. Make your reservations early. There are limited amount of rooms available at the special conference rate and a limited number of doubles, triples, and quads. Be sure to check the cancellation policy for each hotel.


Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
600 Terminal Drive
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 368-6524

Getting to and from the airport
It is about 10 miles/15 minutes from SDF to KICC and the downtown area.

Conference Location:
Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)
221 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 595-4281

Maps & Parking

Learn more about our daily keynote speakers below! Please note that in addition to these sessions, there will be sessions for ALL instrument groups!

Photo Credit: Kat Bawden

Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta is a violinist, speaker and citizen-artist dedicated to creating spaces of wholeness through music. Vijay’s work embodies his belief that the work of artists and citizens is one: to make a sadhana—a daily practice—of the world we envision. @guptaviolin.


Sphinx Virtuosi

The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra and serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization—the leading social justice non-profit transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts


Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, adjudicator, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people to develop a desire for excellence.

Exhibit & Sponsor

The SAA & ASTA are collocating for this conference! We are thrilled to connect Exhibitors with members of both Associations through a shared Exhibition Hall. Download all information here.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please reach out to Angelica Cortez ([javascript protected email address]).  

All booth prices are quoted at 10×10 feet.

Early Bird Registration—closes December 22, 2023
College Fair: $500.00
Inline: $1,000.00
Corner: $1,200.00

Regular Registration—closes January 31, 2024
College Fair: $600.00
Inline: $1,200.00
Corner: $1,440.00

Last Minute Registration—closes March 1, 2024
College Fair: $750.00
Inline: $1,500.00
Corner: $1,800.00

Conference Program Ad Rates
Full Page Color Interior Ad: $1,500.00
2/3 Page Vertical Color Ad: $1,225.00
1/2 Page Vertical Color Ad: $950.00

Additional Options
Music Industry Showcase (limit 2 per company/organization): $750.00
Bag Insert: $525.00
Targeted Email for Conference Attendees: $1,500 for one of 8 slots (4 prior to, 4 after conference dates)

Load in/Load out
Load in: Wednesday, March 20, 12:00—6:00 PM; Thursday, March 21, 7:00—11:00 AM
Load out: Saturday, March 23, 1:00—5:00 PM

For more information: Ellie Dunn—[javascript protected email address]

Exhibitor Registration
Note – through our partnership, all costs will be handled by ASTA in consultation with the SAA! Simply select SAA Premier Business Member at the link above!

View the Exhibition Hall Map

View all exhibitor rules and regulations and event safety & policies

We will accept late submissions for conference proposals through September 24, 2023, however, those submitted at the deadline will be given first priority. Submit at the link below.

Submit your Application!


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