Meeting Professionals International has cut its registration fees dramatically for its July World Education Conference, with a limited two-week registration promotion that offers rates more than a third off the early-bird member price and more than half off nonmember rates.

Registration for the WEC in Vancouver, British Columbia, opened last week, offering a $399 rate to members and nonmembers through April 23. When the discount expires, the rates will be $625 for members and $935 for nonmembers through June 25. After that they jump to $935 and $1,045, respectively.

If the WEC’s promotional rates are still too high, a hosted-buyer program is being offered to qualified planners who commit to meeting with 18 suppliers over three days. The hosted-buyer program provides attendees with four complimentary hotel nights and a free registration, which includes lunches and two receptions in addition to the educational sessions.

The conference will offer eight educational tracks, including those on corporate social responsibility, strategic meetings management, contracts and legal concerns, and the future of meetings.