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The AAS strives to provide a welcoming and family-friendly environment at the annual conference by offering the following policy and services:

Children under 12 years of age may attend formal panel sessions and other conference functions without requiring a badge, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Parents or guardians are asked to help maintain a professional, disturbance-free environment.  Under no circumstances are children allowed in the exhibit hall during exhibition move-in or move-out times for their own safety.

The AAS does not provide childcare services at the annual conference.  However, in support of panel participants in need of professional childcare services while on-site at the annual conference, the AAS board of directors has approved a reimbursement up to $250 per family for childcare expenses incurred onsite

Reimbursements are available only for individuals participating on the formal program and requests must be supported with original receipts.   The AAS will only accept receipts from professional and licensed childcare providers having rendered services for children 12 years and under.  Childcare reimbursement funds are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding is depleted.

Please contact Alicia Williams at for more information regarding reimbursement. 


Childcare Providers and Day Camps

The following referrals are provided solely for the convenience of conference attendees.  The AAS does not endorse particular companies, and assumes no liability regarding the services they provide.  We encourage all participants to also do their own due diligence when selecting a childcare provider.  

Tots on the Spot-Denver -provides In-Hotel Family Childcare Services
Premier Nannies and Rent a Mom 

Nursing Mothers

A room will be available in the Sheraton Denver for nursing mothers in need of a private space for nursing or pumping. The AAS will supply the following:

  • Seating
  • Tables
  • A refrigerator
  • Electrical Outlet

Please make sure you bring any additional storage/cooler items as needed.

The Nursing Mothers room location will announced at a later date.


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November 8, 2018
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December 3, 2018
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February 21, 2019
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February 28, 2019
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March 14, 2019
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