Online Pre-Registration for the 2018 NPF is Now Open.

On-site registration opens on Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 pm at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center The National Postal Forum will begin accepting registrations at this time. Don’t miss your only opportunity in 2018 to attend the Premier Mailing and Shipping Convention!

Registration Types

Full Registration

Includes everything offered over all four days of the event.
General sessions, workshops, USPS executive led sessions, exhibits, evening receptions, continental breakfasts, lunches, Wednesday evening closing event. If you book a hotel reservation through the NPF registration system, you will receive a $150 discount off of your Full or Three-Day registration!

Regular Rate $1,050 | On-Site Rate $1,095

Three Day Registration

Includes three consecutive days of your choosing.

General sessions, workshops, USPS executive led sessions, exhibits, continental breakfasts, lunches and social events on the days chosen. If you book a hotel reservation through the NPF registration system, you will receive a $150 discount off of your Full or Three-Day registration!

Regular Rate $950 | On-Site Rate $1,000

Two Day Registration

Includes two consecutive days of your choosing.

General sessions, workshops, USPS executive led sessions, exhibits, continental breakfasts, lunches and social events on the days chosen.

Regular Rate $950 | On-Site Rate $1,000

Education Only Registration

Budget constraints shouldn't keep you from staying educated and up-to-date within your industry.

To be considerate of the budgetary constraints that many of our would-be attendees are facing, the "Education Only" registration is being offered at a reduced price in order to accommodate those individuals who may not have the budget but are still serious about staying current and informed.

(**Important** Networking is an important part of the Forum experience and this registration will not provide you the opportunity to attend any food functions or networking events. "Education Only" registrations will have access to workshops and the exhibit hall floor only.)

Includes 4 days of educational workshops and access to the Exhibit Hall. Does not include meals and networking events.

Regular Rate $800 | On-Site Rate $850

**Education Only" registration does not qualify for any discounts.**

Spouse/Guest Registration

Available only for guests.

This registration is made available so that your spouse/guest can join you at the evening social events or visit the Exhibit Hall while you are attending the conference. (**Co-workers or Mailing Industry attendees are not eligible.**)

Rate $300

Exhibit Hall Only Pass

Does not include access to any education sessions or networking events.

Rate $50

Professional Certification Options

Mail Design Professional (MDP) ($95)

The Mail Design Professional (MDP) program teaches mailing industry personnel how to design mail to enhance its compatability with the US Postal Service automated equipment. It also coaches mailers on how to achieve lower postage prices through automation.


MDP training is 100% free to all users. However, USPS MDP Certification is only available upon successful completion of course assessment, which does have a $95 fee. Participants wishing to take the certification must choose the option during the NPF registration process.

Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM) ($180)

The Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM) course is a comprehensive training program that is designed for individuals who wish to develop Mail Center Management skills. It offers a certified designation that emphasizes professionalism in Mail Center Management. The course teaches skills needed to manage more effectively, boost productivity and cut costs. The program is sponsored by the USPS and has been developed by a professional committee with representatives from the mailing industry.


To earn official certification, participants are required to complete all 8 modules and pass a test at the end of each module. A $180 EMCM final exam fee applies and pre-registration is required to reserve your space. 


Limited space is available.

Certified Direct Mail Professional (CDMP) ($160)

This limited-enrollment course is sponsored by the USPS and was developed by a committee of USPS and mailing industry experts.


USPS certification will be achieved upon $160 fee payment and successful completion of the exam.

Discount Opportunities

NPF Partner Hotel Discount

Save $150 off of a FULL or THREE DAY registration just by booking your room at one of the 4 NPF partner hotels using the NPF registration system.

Discount for PCC and MTAC Members

If you are a member of a PCC or MTAC sponsored organization, take $100 off a FULL Registration or $50 off a THREE or TWO DAY Registration.

Multiple Employee Discount

After the first registration, all additional employees from the same company receive an additional $25 discount.

New Attendee Referral Discount

Refer a first time attendee to the 2018 National Postal Forum and receive a $200 credit to your 2018 registration fees!

If you would like to participate, please enter the name and company of the person outside of your organization you would like to refer. After the 2018 Forum, NPF will check your referral against our registration records for confirmation and a credit will be issued at that time.


In order to be eligible, the person you refer must be:

  • A first time attendee to the National Postal Forum
  • Registered for a paid registration exceeding $500 at the 2018 NPF
  • Not be employed at your organization.  (Registrations cancelled will not be eligible. Referral discounts are non- transferrable)


Multiple referrals for the same referred individual will only be applied to the first registrant submitting that referral.

Optional Events

Habitat for Humanity ($25)

Habitat for Humanity  and National Postal Forum volunteers will team up on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The NPF will assign its first 25 volunteers to help construct a single-family home in the San Antonio area to give a helping hand to a local, hard-working family in need.  No Experience Necessary.  Round-trip transportation and lunch will be provided by the NPF.


There is a $25 non-refundable fee to participate in this event.  All fees collected will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in the San Antonio area.  Pre-register online at to participate. The NPF is proud to offer support to Habitat for Humanity and its goal of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Golf Outing ($75)

Gather your own foursome or come solo for a 1:00pm shotgun start on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at The Quarry Golf Course in San Antonio. A $75 fee includes green fees, lunch and transportation to the course. Reservations and payment must be made by April 6, 2018 when you register online. We'll see you on the links!

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received by March 1st are subject to a $25 processing fee.

  • Cancellations received between March 2nd and April 28th are subject to a $100 processing fee.

  • No refunds, full or partial, will be issued for cancellations received after April 28th.

  • Cancellation can be processed through the NPF online registration system or sent via fax (703-218-5020) or email (

  • Canceling your registration also cancels your hotel registration if the reservation was made through NPF.