Registration for ASTC Virtual 2020 Annual Conference

ASTC is committed to making this year’s Annual Conference as accessible as possible to the community, reflecting the deep impact many have experienced on budgets, staffing, and operations.

This includes offering deeply discounted registration rates, which reflect our current reality.

If you are able to register at the regular conference rate, you can help make the conference available to those less able to pay. Your registration not only supports the conference, but enables ASTC to serve our community in other ways, including by advocating on behalf of our field, hosting ongoing conversations to connect with and learn from colleagues, offering professional development opportunities throughout the year, and more.

Because the 2020 Annual Conference will be entirely virtually, registration is the only expense for attending.

Registration closes on October 14.

ASTC Member*Non-Member
Regular Conference Registration
This is the regular virtual conference rate for those who are able to pay, including those on grant-funded projects.
$149$199
Discounted Conference Registration
This special rate is being offered for 2020 only, recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community.
$49$99
* Membership in ASTC is by organization, and member pricing applies to all staff currently employed by that organization. If you need to check if your organization is a current member, please visit https://myastc.astc.org/account/profile.aspx.

Please note: Each attendee must register using their own myASTC account.
If you need to register for another person, please contact conference@astc.org.

Hardship Registration – Although ASTC is keeping conference registration rates as low as possible, we understand that these rates may still be inaccessible for some. To that end, we are also making available the opportunity for individuals affiliated with an ASTC member to register as pay-what-you-can (starting at $5). Individuals not currently affiliated with an ASTC member may register at the discounted conference registration member rate of $49.

All registration categories include live access to plenary and concurrent sessions, exhibit hall, and networking events—as well as to on-demand session recording for a limited time after the conference.


Preconference ASTC Intensives

Individuals registered for the Annual Conference may also select one or more Preconference ASTC Intensives, which will be held during the week of October 13–16.

These optional in-depth extended practical sessions are available for $15 each session for both members and non-members. Registration will be available at a later date.


Group Registration

ASTC member organizations—including both Science Center and Museum Members and Allied Members—may purchase a registration bundle, enabling multiple staff to participate in the conference for a single rate.

ASTC Member*Non-Member
Member Organization Bundle
Includes conference registration for 15 individuals associated with the member organization. Multiple bundles may be purchased by a single organization.
$500N/A
Unlimited Member Bundle
Includes conference registration for all individuals associated with the member organization. Also includes one Preconference ASTC Intensive for each registrant.
$5,000N/A
* Membership in ASTC is by organization, and member pricing applies to all staff currently employed by that organization. If you need to check if your organization is a current member, please visit https://myastc.astc.org/account/profile.aspx.

A member organization’s chief executive will see the opportunity to purchase member bundles at MyASTC. If you do not see this option, please email conference@astc.org for assistance.

After purchasing the bundle, you will be contacted by a member of the ASTC Conference Team with additional details about how individuals can submit their registration. All bundles must be purchased by October 2 to allow members of your organization to register for the conference.


Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors will receive three complimentary conference registrations with your booth purchase and will receive a special code to use for registration. Additional information will be provided shortly.


Payment

Credit card or ACH (electronic) payment strongly preferred. Full payment must be received within 30 days of registration or your registration may not be processed. Please do not mail checks, cash, or traveler’s checks.

For wire transfer payment instructions, please contact conference@astc.org.


Cancellation Policy

Because ASTC’s 2020 Annual Conference will be a virtual event that can be attended from anywhere, cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A $5 processing fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Please contact conference@astc.org.

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