ASTC 2019 Registration



Registration is now open!

Register for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference
Or use this checklist to preview required questions in the online registration process and to prepare group registrations. If you need additional help, consult these handy step-by-step registration instructions.

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

Preconference ASTC Intensives are on Friday, September 20.


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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. Preconference ASTC Intensives and the Saturday Night Party are available for purchase outside of your paid one-day-only registration date.


Group Discount Registration

 Are multiple individuals at your institution attending ASTC 2019? You can buy four full conference registrations online and receive a fifth at half price! In addition, six or more registrants receive 10% off the total registration fee.

Terms and conditions: Attendees must be registered at the same time using the online registration system before August 28, 2019. Cancelled individual registrations 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. Nonmember and one-day-only registrations are not eligible for this discount. This discount only applies to early bird and advance 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. More information is forthcoming.


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