AAS 2021 Virtual Conference: Registration
The American Arachnological Society will hold a Virtual Conference with events taking place Thursday June 24 - Thursday, July 1. Registration is $20 for all and will include access to all conference events. We welcome all and have donors available to support this fee if it is prohibitive for anyone. Registration closes on Monday, June 14, 2021, 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
Your name (please format as SURNAME, First Name):
Your preferred email for conference correspondence (this includes e-mails about schedule updates, zoom, etc).
We encourage, but do not require, current AAS membership for this event. For our records, are you a current AAS Member?
Do you plan to present a poster or an oral presentation? (If so please complete the abstract form on the meeting webpage to upload your title and your abstract.) Note that this year we welcome presentations from researchers from all career stages. If we have too many to fit within our schedule, we will prioritize talks from students and early career scholars. In addition to English, talks may be in Spanish or Portuguese, and we will support pre-recorded talks with presenters present for Q&A following their talk.
Which of the following best describes your current circumstances? You may select multiple options (eg. artist and undergraduate).
Arachnid enthusiast (but arachnids are not a career focus)
Arachnid-inspired artist, artisan, or entrepreneur
High school student
Professional science communicator
Registration is $20 for all and will include access to all conference events. We welcome all and have donors available to support this fee if it is prohibitive for anyone. Are you requesting a waiver of your registration fee?
Yes, the fee is prohibitive for me, and I am requesting a waiver
No, I am able to pay the fee and will do so via the Paypal button on the conference site.
This year, we aim to connect attendees with artists, artisans, entrepreneurs and vendors who make arachnid-inspired pieces via a "Featured Artists" page on the conference website. For a small fee ($5-10) artists can have an image of their work and a link to their digital store or website included on this page. Are you interested in having your art/products featured at the conference?
This year we are planning many events beyond our scientific program that are intended to provide community connections and professional development. These are detailed on the website and listed below in chronological order. For planning purposes, which events are you likely to attend? (check all that apply). These are non-binding and you may choose to attend any of these events at any time. *all times given in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00) & subject to minor change:
Keynote by Maydianne Andrade, and announcement of Platnick award - Thursday, June 24, 7-9 pm
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion & Workshop - Friday, June 25, 11 am - 1 pm
Arachnid collecting workshop - Friday, June 25, 2 pm
Online arachnid identification community discussion (Bugguide, iNaturalist, & Facebook) - Friday, June 25, 2:30 - 4:30
Movie night 1: "Maratus" - Friday, June 25, 9-10 pm
Virtual Arachnid Bioblitz - all weekend (Saturday & Sunday, June 26 & 27)
Arachnid photography workshop (basics & advanced techniques- Saturday, June 26, 10 am - 12 pm
Arachnid Q&A livestream - Saturday, June 26, 3-4 pm
Movie night 2: "Sixteen Legs" - Saturday, June 26, 8-10 pm
Public talk by Jillian Cowles - Sunday, June 27, 11 am - 12 pm
Casual night with arachnids - Sunday, June 27, 8-10 pm
Happy Hour discussions 8-10 pm, June 28 - 30
Scientific programming: posters and/or talks
If you would like to host or attend a "Happy Hour" group discussion, please share the topic(s) you would be interested in talking about. We are open to discussions about arachnids, arachnology, academia in general, outreach, education, arachnojams and/or related themes.
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