Registration Information


Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
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Conference: October 28-30, 2018

Seminars: October 31 - November 2, 2018

Conference Registration and Seminar Fees Are USD
Conference Registration (Member / Non-Member)
Sunday - Tuesday - Oct. 28-30  Early-Bird by Aug. 31 Sept. 1 - Onsite
Attendee Registration $995 / $1,195  $1,195 / $1,395
Speaker Registration $795  $995 
Student Registration $450 $450


Optional Seminars (Member / Non-Member)  *Note: The seminars require advanced registration and require an additional fee.*
Wednesday - Friday, October 31-November 2 Early-Bird by
Aug. 31
Sept. 1 - Onsite
Advanced Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) - 2 days                October 31-November 1 $775 / $875 $875 / $975
Application of Fire Risk Assessment - 2 days                          October 31-November 1 $865 / $965 $965 / $1,065
Fire Sprinkler Design for Engineers - 3 days                            October 31-November 2 $1,050 / $1,150 $1,150 / $1,350
Principles of Fire Protection Engineering - 3 days                   October 31-November 2  $1,050 / $1,150  $1,150 / $1,350
Understanding Human Behavior in Fires - 1 day                       October 31 $400 / $500 $500 / $600
To receive the best registration rate for the conference and/or seminars, consider joining SFPE here first. Once you join online, log into your membership profile to automatically get the member rate. Full member benefit details can be found here.
The 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo is open to fire safety engineers, fire protection engineers, fire engineers, research, architects, contractors, suppliers, facilities managers, developers, and allied professionals in the region. No one under the age of 18 may enter the expo hall at any time. SFPE reserves the right to refuse ineligible registrations.
Full Conference Registration Fees Include:
  • Access to all conference presentations Sunday - Tuesday.
  • All conference materials.
  • Mobile app access.
  • Admission to expo hall.
Onsite Meals for Full Conference Registrations Include:
  • Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch Monday - Tuesday
  • Welcome Reception Sunday night.
  • Fellow's Honky Tonk Reception Monday night.
Hotel and Transportation
Your registration confirmation will contain the necessary information to secure accommodations for The 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo. Visit our Hotel & Travel web page for information on official conference housing and transportation options.
Payment in full is required in order to process registrations. We welcome payments in the form of American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and checks payable to SFPE.
Cancellation and Refund Policy

To cancel your registration and qualify for a partial refund, SFPE must receive in writing your cancellation notice by August 31, 2018. A $200 USD administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations. SFPE cannot refund registration fees after the registration cutoff date.

SFPE will happily do a substitution at your request. No-shows will not be refunded. Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to Substitution must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

Consent to Use Photos
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SFPE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by SFPE and other third parties, including but not limited to the venue, and the host city.
Our Guarantee
Our goal is to provide truly exceptional offerings and service, and we won't be happy until you are. If any programs, products, or services of SFPE do not fulfill our promise, we will make the situation right.