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You can select between a full week or one day option. It is not possible to select two(2) one day options.

Full Week Registration includes access to all oral and poster sessions, special sessions, plenaries, exhibits, business meetings, and non-ticketed social events. Some workshops and all field trips require advance signup and an additional fee.

One Day Registration gives you access to all ESA oral and posters sessions, plenaries, exhibit hall, business meetings, and non-ticketed social events that are taking place only on the one day you selected. If you want to attend sessions on multiple days, you need to register for a full week registration.

All deadlines are 5:00PM Eastern (2:00PM Pacific).

Full Week Registration Fees

Registration TypeEarly Bird
Until June 14
June 14 - July 12
After July 12
ESA Regular Member$350$405$430
Regular Non-Member$515$590$625
Emeritus Member$175$185$205
ESA Student Member$175$185$205
Student Non-Member$230$255$285
K-12 / Pre-College Educator$215$240$270
Developing Country Member$105$125$145
Developing Country Non-Member$165$180$200

One Day Registration Fees (per day)

Registration TypeMonday - Thursday
August 6-9
Sunday or Friday
August 5 or 10
ESA Regular Member$205$60
Regular Non-Member$285$80
Emeritus Member$100$60
ESA Student Member$100$60
Student Non-Member$160$80
K-12 / Pre-College Educator$160$80
Developing Country Member$85$60
Developing Country Non-Member$100$80

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Guest Registration

A $50 guest fee is assessed to register an adult (age 18 and up) accompanying a registrant at the meeting. Youth guests (age 15-17) may be registered at no charge. Family or friends of the registrant who plan to attend non-scientific portions of the meeting program (social events, field trips) are welcome to attend as guests. Fees to register for individual trips or social events also apply for guests.

For example, if you and one guest are both attending a ticketed mixer, you’ll need two tickets. Anyone who plans to attend scientific sessions (oral sessions, posters, workshops, special sessions) should not register as a guest.


All conference registrations include access to the morning coffee breaks. Meals are not provided for the conference as a part of your registration fee. Some ticketed events (i.e. field trips, closing social) include food as part of their additional registration fee.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Written notification of cancellation must be emailed to the ESA registrar by June 28, 2018. A US $25 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds.

For questions regarding registration, please contact us: Phone: (202) 833-8773 x 219 | Email:


Lactation and Nursing Room

The lactation and nursing room will be located in E111 near registration. This room will be available starting on Sunday, August 5th. The room will have a comfortable chair, power outlet, table and mini fridge in it.

Special arrangements can be made for those that bring a child care provider to the meeting. Please contact for assistance

Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is an open and quiet place where individuals who practice a religion requiring prayer space, as well as non-religious individuals who would like a space to meditate or reflect can come and practice freely and openly. The area is open to all, and has both standing and seated areas.

The Quiet Room will be located in R08 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.