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Advance registration rates have expired. You can still register online until 20 February. On-site registration is located at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Think Science in Vancouver: Pre-Conference Tours
Wednesday, 15 February
Registered AAAS conference delegates have the opportunity to see some of the most prominent centers of innovation, technology, and research in and around Vancouver. Topics include particle and nuclear physics, clean energy, breakthroughs in medical technologies, and innovative solutions to urban social concerns. Advance registration is required. Visit the BC Science Communicators Web site for more information.
Traveling to Canada? Find out how to smooth your entry into Canada.
IMPORTANT: If you have registered in advance but did not receive a badge in the mail, bring your photo ID to any of the AAAS registration desks to obtain a new badge. For registrations completed after 26 January 2012, badges must be picked up on site. You will be required to show a photo ID to pick up your badge when you arrive at the meeting. There are no exceptions to this policy.
On-Site Registration Rates
On-site registration is located at the Vancouver Convention Centre, outside of Exhibit Hall B1.
Registration hours are:
|Thursday, 16 February||11 a.m.—6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, 17 February||7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, 18 February||7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, 19 February||7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.|
|Monday, 20 February||8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.|
Passport: Unlimited access to all symposia, seminars, topical lectures, plenary events, workshops, and the International Exhibition.
AAAS Member On-Site Rate Non-Member On-Site Rate Professional* $355.00 $435.00 Postdoc* $280.00 $360.00 K-12 Teacher* $280.00 $360.00 Emeritus* $280.00 $360.00 Student* $70.00 $100.00
*To qualify for reduced rates, members are required to indicate their membership number; Postdocs and Teachers are required to provide their institution and chair/principal’s name; Students are required to indicate their institution’s name and graduation year; and Emeritus members are required to indicate their retirement year and institution.
One-Day Passport: Unlimited access to all symposia, seminars, topical lectures, plenary events, workshops, and the International Exhibition for one day only.
AAAS Member On-Site Rate Non-Member On-Site Rate Friday-Sunday $185.00 $225.00 Monday Only $95.00 $115.00
Career Development and International Exhibition Only: Plenary events, career workshops, and the International Exhibition are FREE. On-site registration is required.
Registration discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For pricing and details, contact:
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 326-6450
Fax: (202) 289-4021
Cancellations must be received in writing by 26 January 2012. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee and will be issued no less than 3 weeks after the meeting.
AAAS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. When do the discounted Advance Registration rates expire?
A. Thursday, 9 February 2012, 11:59 p.m. PT.
- Q. Who do I contact if I have questions about my registration?
A. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday—Friday, call our Customer Service Department at (866) 229-3691 for the United States, Canada, or Mexico; or (301) 694-5243 for other international countries. You can also send a message by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Q. How do I check my membership status?
A. Call the AAAS Membership Office at (202) 326-6417 or send a message by e-mail to: email@example.com.
- Q. What if I have special needs due to a disability?
A. If you have a special need due to a disability, please indicate so when prompted on your registration form. You will be contacted prior to the Annual Meeting to make any necessary accommodations. For more information, visit Barrier-Free Environment.
- Q. What is the cancellation policy?
A. Send a message by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information. A letter can be sent by fax to (202) 289-4021 or mailed to:
- For U.S. Postal Service mail:
PO Box 418502
Boston, MA 02241-8502
- For Courier-delivered mail:
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Lockbox Services
2 Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
- Q. I can't come, but a colleague wants to take my place. What should he/she do?
A. If your colleague brings a letter or e-mail from you, we can swap registrations. A $25 processing fee will apply.
- Q. Will my name badge be mailed to me before the meeting?
A. Yes, badges will be mailed in January. Please bring the materials you receive to the meeting in order to pick up your badgeholder and tote bag. If you do not receive your badge in the mail, stop by meeting registration for a new one.
- Q. I registered but I didn't receive my badge. What do I do?
A. Go to the any AAAS registration desk at the Vancouver Convention Centre to obtain a new badge. Be sure to bring your photo ID.
- Q. Is it ever too late to register?
A. No! Even during the meeting you can still register on-line at www.aaas.org/meetings and pick up your badge on-site.
- Q. What is the weather like in February?
A. Generally, Vancouver winters are relatively mild compared with the rest of Canada. In February, the average high temperature is 45°F/7°C and the average low temperature is 34°F/1°C. Most "rainy" winter days are little more than a light drizzling mist.