2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Registration Rates

Member Non-member
Regular $195 $320
Student, Retired,
Low & Middle Income Country
$100 $175
Early Career Professional $150 $200
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Please do not fax any registration documents to the AFS office, as staff are working remotely. Email any registration-related documents to [email protected].

Virtual Annual Meeting Registration Fees

AFS is charging a modest registration fee to attend the Virtual Annual Meeting. Organizing a meeting on a scale to deliver more than 600 papers, 4 plenaries, and 10 days of interactive sessions and special events requires AFS to license new presentation technology and expend substantial staff time coordinating planning activities leading up to and during the virtual event.

Typically, registration fees for the in-person Annual Meeting cover direct costs (audio-visual, internet, food-beverage, etc.) but only a portion of indirect costs (staff time, travel, etc.). The difference is usually underwritten through exhibitor and sponsorship fees. While we believe the virtual meeting will attract a wide audience, we are expecting fewer virtual exhibitors and limited sponsorship support.

Registration pricing was established taking into account lower non-registration revenue, and costs to plan and deliver a meeting that provides attendees with a robust meeting experience and content access after it ends. As such, the virtual meeting is budgeted to cover costs in the best case scenario.