2018 Annual Conference Registration

Membership must be current and active at the time of registration to qualify for the member rate. The deadline for program participants to register is December 1, 2017. Click the buttons below to submit an online registration or to print a registration PDF form.                   


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What is included with registration?

• Access to all panel sessions
• Access to all receptions and events*
• Access to the Exhibit Hall
• Access to the 2018 Films Expo
• Conference Program, Tote Bag, Drink Ticket to Member Reception
• The opportunity of a lifetime to network with past, present, and future colleagues

*Student Reception is open to registered Graduate Students only.

Registration Rates

Conference pre-registration rates are offered from September 18, 2017 to February 26, 2018. 

New!  GREEN Registration rate. The AAS is now offering GREEN conference registration rates.  Help the AAS reduce our carbon footprint and save!  Register at the GREEN rate and save $10 on conference registration.   Attendees registering at the GREEN Rate will NOT receive a print conference program. 

GREEN rate registrants may use the Online Program, Mobile App, PDF version on the print program to navigate the conference schedule and events. 

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  *Graduate Students:  You must be a current STUDENT MEMBER to qualify for the student rate.  To expedite your on-site registration, we recommend joining the AAS prior to your arrival to Washington, DC.  Otherwise, please be prepared to show valid student credentials on-site.  Student verification documents must indicate current enrollment in a degree granting program. We do not offer student non-member rates. »The rates listed above are for the full four (4) day conference. We do not offer Individual Day Rates.

»Friends and Family: Spouses, partners, family members, or friends are welcome at the convention but must pay full registration fees to attend panel sessions. No exceptions.

Registration Category

Please review the following definitions to determine which registration category you should select for the AAS Conference.

Regular Member – Anyone who has joined the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and whose membership is current and has not expired prior to registering for the 2018 Conference.

Student Member – Anyone who has joined the AAS as a student and is currently working toward an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. Proof of qualifying student status is required when registering. Post-doctorates are not considered students.

Non-Member – Anyone who is not a current member and/or whose membership has expired prior to registering for the AAS 2018 Conference.

How to register

Register online using the 'Register Online' button above or click the 'Print Form' button to download a print form.  Print registration forms may be faxed or emailed (see form for more details).

Questions: Send an email to AASRegistration@asian-studies.org or call 734-665-2490



• Purchase orders, wire transfers, or requests for invoices are not allowed for conference registration payment.

• Pre-registrations emailed, postmarked, or faxed after the February 26, 2018 posted deadline will not be processed. Late registrants will need to register on-site in Washington, DC at the posted on-site rates.

• A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks.


If you are unable to attend and require a refund, the AAS charges a $20USD administrative cancellation fee for all registration refunds issued. PLEASE NOTE DEADLINES FOR REFUND REQUESTS

PANEL PARTICIPANTS REFUND REQUEST: The deadline for anyone participating in a panel session (Panel Chair, Presenter, or Discussant) to request a refund of conference registration fees is December 1, 2017. Refund requests from participants received after December 1, 2017 are not eligible for a refund. All refunds will incur a $20USD administrative fee.

GENERAL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES REFUND REQUEST: The deadline for a general conference attendee (not participating in a panel session) to request a refund and cancellation February 26, 2018. After February 26, 2018, no refunds will be issued for cancellations of any type, including no-shows. All refunds will incur a $20USD administrative fee.

• After February 26, 2018, no refunds will be issued for cancellations of any type, including no-shows. All refunds will incur a $20USD administrative fee.  All refund and cancellation requests must be made in writing. Please mail, fax, or e-mail cancellation requests to: Registration, Association for Asian Studies, 825 Victors Way, Suite 310, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 USA; Fax 734-665-3801; E-Mail: tspence@asian-studies.org.

Permission to Photograph Likeness

By registering for the Association for Asian Studies Conference you are agreeing to the Policy Governing the Recording of Conference Sessions and/or Events. The recording, rebroadcasting or reproducing of any AAS conference session or event is prohibited without the approval of the AAS. Any presenter of a session or event recorded by AAS will be notified ahead of time and asked to complete a release form. During the course of this conference, I acknowledge that I may have my voice, likeness and/or actions captured in photograph, video and/or audio recordings. As a condition of my attendance at this conference, I agree to irrevocably grant to the Association for Asian Studies (“AAS”), its assigns, licensees and successors the right to video, photograph, publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, digitize, display, copyright, license, transfer, reproduce, translate, modify, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my image, likeness, voice, name and actions in audio and video recordings, photographs and materials prepared by and/or disseminated by AAS.

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Important Dates

December 1, 2017
Last day for
Panel Participant Registration »
Panel Participant Refund »

December 31, 2017
Last day for
Early Bird Hotel Discount »

February 23, 2018
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations »

February 26, 2018
Last day for
General Attendee Registration »