Conference Registration Information

General abstract submission (papers, posters, and story telling) and conference registration (including workshops and special events) will open Nov. 5, 2018 and will close Jan. 15, 2019 Jan 31, 2019.

*Awards are still due Jan 15, recipients will be notified by Feb 1 and the awards will be announced publicly by Feb 8, 2019.

Register Now

Please note that participants who registered after April 24, 2019 will not have a printed name tag.

Banquet, Workshop, and Field Trip, registration is now closed.

*Note that all conference rates and fees are in USD (US Dollars).

 Early Bird
(Nov 5 - Jan 31)
Regular Registration 
(Feb 1 - May 11)

There is no registration fee for caregivers.

 Refunds will only be granted according to the following guidelines:
  • Registration & Fieldtrips: 30 days prior to the start date of the conference
  • Banquet: 14 days prior to the start date of the conference
  • Requests for Refunds should be sent to

Visa/Invitation Letter Requests and Conference Waivers

  You are required to LOG IN to access the Visa/Invitation Letter Request Form. Additionally, you will need to have SUBMITTED YOUR ABSTRACT prior to accessing the form.

Visa/Invitation Letter Request Form

The Conference Fee Waiver Application form is now closed.