Online registration is open!

You may still register onsite:

  • Saturday, Noon – 6:00 p.m., Marriott second floor foyer
  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Marriott second floor foyer
  • Monday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Convention Center West Hall Foyer, second floor
  • Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Convention Center West Hall Foyer, second floor
  • Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Convention Center West Hall Foyer, second floor
  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – Noon, Convention Center West Hall Foyer, second floor

Online registration will include registering for the following events: Annual Meeting (see rates below), Continuing Education and Workshops (additional costs), Student-Mentor Speed Sessions, Welcoming Event Buddy List, Spawning Run/Carcass Crawl (additional costs), Student Networking Event, and Volunteer Opportunities (paid for current students).

Registration Type EARLY RATES
(through July 8, 2017)
(online July 9 to August 13, 2017
or on site)
Member $ 480.00 $ 620.00
Non-member $ 680.00 $ 880.00
Student Member $ 170 .00 $ 220 .00
*Student Non-member $ 230.00 $ 300.00
Retired Member $ 290.00 $ 380.00
Retired Non-member $ 680.00 $ 880.00
Young Professional Member $ 290.00 $ 380.00
Young Professional Non-member $ 680.00 $ 880.00
Developing Country Member $ 290.00 $ 380.00
Developing Country Non-member $ 680.00 $ 880.00
Daily (member and non-member) $ 240.00 $ 310.00
**Guest $ 180.00 $ 250.00

* Non-member Students, who wish to register at Student Non-member rate must fax (301-897-8096) or email ( or a copy of a valid student ID to qualify for student rates and for paid volunteer hours.

Guests of meeting registrants must register and have a badge.

**Guest registration fee includes:

  • Evening networking events on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday

Please note:

All AFS members in good standing will be charged a registration fee corresponding with their current member type.  AFS members benefit from discounted fees. Your membership must be valid through December 31, 2017, in order to be considered a member in good standing.  Become a member today!


  • Attendance at plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions
  • Program book and meeting App with session listings and schedule
  • Evening networking events on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday
  • Student networking event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo (for student registrants only)
  • Trade Show entrance
  • All refreshment breaks

Registration fees do not include accommodations.  AFS will have a limited block of rooms at Tampa Marriott Waterside and Embassy Suites.  Please make your accommodation reservations early to take advantage of lower rates.


Annual Meeting: All refund requests must be made in writing by fax (301-897-8096) or email ( ) by July 31, 2017. 80% of the total charges will be then refunded. No cancellations or refunds will be made after this date. However, we will allow substitutions at no additional cost. If a registered participant cannot attend, then the existing registration can be transferred to a new participant.

Continuing Education (CE) Workshops: A full refund will be issued, only, in the case of cancellation of a CE workshop by AFS. For CE questions, please contact Lauren Maza at

Questions? Contact Eva Przygodzki or Juanita Flick (


Early Registration Deadline: July 8, 2017

Online Registration Closes (on-site registration will be available):  August 13, 2017

Cancellation Deadline: July 31, 2017


Volunteers are needed! What a better way to network than to volunteer at AFS.  Sign-up to volunteer during online registration.

Need $100?  Current students can complete paid volunteer hours.  Students are required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours ($10 per hour).  Student volunteers will be paid after the meeting.