Online registration will be available April 1, 2017.

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)
(July 9 to August 11, 2017)
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, Wednesday, and Thursday

Registration fees are not waived for presenters.

All presenters, speakers, Trade Show exhibitors, and guests must register.

Meeting registration does not include membership fees.

On-site registration will be available.

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, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • 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.

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 Jessica Moseley at

Questions? Contact Eva Przygodzki or Juanita Flick (


Early Registration Deadline: July 8, 2017

Online Registration Closes (on-site registration will be available):  August 11, 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.