ASTC 2019 Registration



The 2019 ASTC Annual Conference is
Saturday, September 21–Tuesday, September 24,
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, hosted by the Ontario Science Centre.

Register for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference


To help you prepare your registration, use this checklist to preview the registration form and select your special events. And don’t forget to register for a preconference ASTC Intensive on Friday, September 20, and the Saturday Night Party at the Ontario Science Centre. If you need additional help, consult these handy step-by-step registration instructions.

Ready to make your hotel reservations? Take advantage of the discounted ASTC rates only available here before August 30. And when planning your travel, make time to Explore Toronto!


Full Conference Registration

All rates are in U.S. currency.

Member rates apply only to staff of current ASTC members.

Early Bird: through Friday, July 12, 2019
ASTC Member Nonmember
$605 $835
Advance: July 13–August 28, 2019
ASTC Member Nonmember
$695 $925
Online and Onsite in Toronto after August 28, 2019
ASTC Member Nonmember
$795 $985

Full conference registration for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference includes

  • All sessions, workshops, and events that do not have a fee listed
  • Two-day access to the Exhibit Hall (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Saturday Breakfast and Opening Keynote Presentation
  • Saturday Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  • Saturday Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break
  • Sunday Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
  • Sunday Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues Luncheon
  • Sunday Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
  • Tuesday Museum Experience Day


One-Day-Only Registration*

Day ASTC Member Nonmember
Friday $25 $25
Saturday $250 $350
Sunday $250 $350
Monday $200 $300
Tuesday $50 $50

*Multiple days cannot be purchased.

One-day-only registrations permit access to conference sessions, meals, and events for the selected day only. If you would like to attend more than one day, you will be charged for a full conference registration. The Saturday Night Party is available for purchase outside of your paid one-day-only registration date.


Group Registration

Registering a group? If you don’t already have group registration privileges, email (If you already have group registration privileges, you will see a blue “group registration” button on your registration page). Only full conference registrations are eligible.

Discount: Receive a discount by registering your group using the “group registration”button. When you select full conference registrations for five people, the fifth person’s registration is half price. Larger groups receive 10% off registrations for the sixth person (and higher).

Terms and conditions: Attendees must be registered at the same time using the online registration system before August 28, 2019. Cancellations within a group without a substitution will result in forfeiture of the entire group discount, and the full conference registration rate in effect at the time of registration will be charged. One-day-only and exhibitor-only registrations are not eligible for this discount. This discount only applies to member institutions and can only be used on the Early Bird (before July 12, 2019) and Advance (before August 28, 2019) registration rates.


Student Registration

Full-time students are welcome to register for the full conference at a discounted rate of $335. A valid student ID and/or proof of enrollment is required prior to registration. Please email a copy of your ID to


Presenter Registration

All session/poster leaders and presenters must register for the conference. Presenters are responsible for any fees associated with the session/workshop in which they present.

ASTC greatly appreciates the time and commitment of all presenters. If you are only attending the conference to present your concurrent session or poster, we are pleased to offer a complimentary pass allowing access to that concurrent session/poster presentation only; it cannot be used to attend any other events or sessions during the conference.
Please email to obtain a session only pass registration form.


Exhibitor Registration

All exhibitors must register for the conference.

For every 10 x 10 exhibit booth you purchase, you receive two complimentary, full-conference registrations. 


Policies and Procedures

Full payment must be received within 30 days of registration and before a badge is issued onsite. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars. Do not mail cash, money orders, or traveler’s checks.

Please remit payment to:
Association of Science-Technology Centers
7th Floor, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006-2734


Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing to Cancellations received on or before July 17, 2019 are entitled to a full refund of registration and event fees. Cancellations received July 18–August 18 will be subject to a $200 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations after August 18. Cancelled registrations cannot be credited to a future conference. A cancelled individual registration within a group discount registration without a substitution will result in forfeiture of the entire discount; the rest of the group members will be charged the conference registration rate available at that time.