Registration Details

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See us in Lobby E at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for assistance.

Registration Hours

  • Sat, Aug 4:                             3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Sun, Aug 5 – Thu, Aug 9:   6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Fri, Aug 10:                            7:00 AM – Noon

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You can select between a Full-Week or One-Day option. It is not possible to select two(2) or more One-Day options.

Full-Week Registration: 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: access to all ESA Oral and Posters sessions, Plenaries, Exhibits, Business Meetings, and Non-Ticketed Social Events that are taking place only on the 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

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.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Written notification of cancellation must be emailed to the ESA registrar, and a US $25 fee will be assessed for processing refunds.

Cancellation Deadline: June 28, 2018 (No refunds will be given after this date.)

For questions regarding registration/cancellation: (202) 833-8773 x 219 |


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.


Lactation and Nursing Room

There will be two lactation and nursing rooms (Room D109 and E111) available starting Sunday, August 5th. Each 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.