Registration FAQs

Name badges

Name badges will not be mailed to attendees before the meeting. Please bring your registration confirmation email and a valid photo ID to the AAAS registration desk to pick up your badge and tote bag.

Membership status

Members in good standing pay reduced rates to attend the meeting. Check the status of your membership by contacting the AAAS Membership Office at 202 326-6417 or; or call 866-434-2227 from other countries.

U.S. Government registrants

For U.S. federal agency employees who may be required to submit paperwork in order to attend conferences, please contact

Group rates and more information

Registration discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For pricing and details, contact AAAS Meetings via e-mail to

Accessibility and Inclusion

If you have a special need due to a disability, please indicate this when prompted on your registration form. You will be contacted prior to the Annual Meeting to coordinate reasonable accommodations. Please see Attendee Services for more information.

AAAS meeting cancellation policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 24, 2020. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after this date. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee and will be issued no sooner than 4 weeks after the meeting. Written cancellations may be sent via e-mail to

AAAS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified.

Substitution policy

Substitution of registration (same type: member/non-member) is permitted and a $25 processing fee will apply. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant with written consent. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact/demographic information. AAAS memberships acquired through registration are not transferable or refundable. Please email substitution requests to

Photo/ video/ audio

Registration and attendance at, or participation in the AAAS Annual Meeting and other associated activities during the meeting, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to permit AAAS to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, video, audio, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

Registration questions?

Toll-free telephone number: (800) 388-8507
International telephone number: (240) 439-2953
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies
AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies