Rates are listed as Pre-Registration/On-Site. The Pre-Registration Deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
AAFS Members and Trainee Affiliates ($295/$420)
AAFS Trainee Affiliates, AAFS Associate Members, AAFS Members, AAFS Fellows, and AAFS Retired Members.
AAFS Student Affiliates ($100/$125)
Current AAFS Student Affiliates who have maintained eligibility. Also honored for Applicants for AAFS Student Affiliate status with a completed application that will be voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
AAFS Retired Fellows ($0/$0)
Those who hold the official membership status of AAFS Retired Fellow. Also honored for Applicants for AAFS Retired Fellow status with an application that will be voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
AAFS Applicants ($295/$420)
Must have a completed application on file with AAFS by the application deadline.
Non-Member Trainees ($295/$420)
Must provide a letter verifying “in training” status from employer/supervisor.
IAI Members ($295/$420)
Must provide proof of active IAI Membership (local/state/USA/Int’l IAI divisions).
AFTE Members ($295/$420)
Must provide proof of active AFTE Membership.
Non-Members of the AAFS who are not full-time students. Also used for Applicants without a complete application on file.
Non-Member Full-Time Students ($125/$150)
Not an AAFS Student Affiliate. Non-Member Full-Time Student registrants must provide an official Verification of Enrollment verifying Full-Time enrollment at the time of the Annual Meeting (February 2017).
Daily Registrants ($160/$185)
Individuals (member or non-member) who wish to only attend specific days.
Individuals who will not be attending anything other than Special Functions.
The basic registration fee includes admittance into AAFS sessions starting with the Tuesday evening Welcoming Reception through the Saturday morning Scientific Sessions. The basic registration fee excludes admittance to Special Functions which require additional fees (Breakfast Seminars, Luncheon Sessions, Workshops, Young Forensic Scientists Forum, and the Interdisciplinary Symposium).
Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017. The deadline is FIRM. Special Function registration (Breakfast Sessions, Luncheon Seminars, pre-meeting Workshops, Young Forensic Scientists Forum, and the Interdisciplinary Symposium) will not be available following January 18th.
The online registration system requires full payment using a credit or debit card. If you need to register using cash, check, money order, wire transfer, or an Official Purchase Order, you will need to fill out and submit the .pdf registration form. You may scan/email the form, or you may drop it in the mail. Faxed registration forms are not accepted.
All payments to the AAFS must be in US funds drawn on a US bank.
AAFS accepts the following credit/debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Cards must be able to be charged in US dollars. Cash, checks, money orders, or traveler’s checks are acceptable. Official Purchase Orders (not just a PO number) are acceptable.
Yes. If your company/agency will be paying by PO, an official PO copy is required (not just a PO Number).
Each person MUST have a copy of their PO on file with the AAFS. For group POs, each person must be named on the PO.
If we did not receive a copy of your PO via mail or email, we will need to have a copy before you can get your meeting materials. Your PO paperwork expedites this process. If your registration materials cannot be located, your registration receipt expedites the process of locating your materials.
No. You may not “audit” any session for which you did not register (and pay any required additional fees).
Refund policy: All requests for cancellation must be made to the AAFS headquarters in writing via fax, mail, or email. Phone cancellations are not accepted.
Cancelled registration fees will be refunded as follows: Prior to December 1 – full rebate less $25 admin fee; December 1-31 – 75% refund; January 1-31 – 60% refund; February 1-5 – 50% refund. No refunds after February 5, 2017.
Yes, transfers will be accepted. If someone is coming in your place, AAFS must have written notice from you.
No. No meals are included in the basic registration fee. You may choose to add meal functions to your registration prior to the Pre-Registration deadline at an additional cost.
No. Video and/or audiotaping and/or recording of any sessions or parts thereof is not permitted without prior approval from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Yes. English is the official language of the AAFS and its meetings; neither oral nor written translations will be provided. Should you wish to contract your own translator, please contact the AAFS for the policy information about simultaneous translators.
No. Business casual is the most common attire.
Yes. You may register for CE ($100) either before the conference or on-site. You will need to pick up a blank CE Packet from the AAFS Registration Desk for recording your session attendance. Please refer to the Continuing Education pages in the Advance Program for additional details.