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2019 Annual Conference Registration


Online Pre-registration is now closed.  If you still need to register for the conference you may register On-Site in Denver. 

Onsite Registration and Badge Pick-up are located in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  The registration desks are on the plaza concourse level, one floor below the hotel lobby. 

On-Site Registration hours are as follows:

Thursday, March 21     12:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday, March 22            8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday, March 23       8:30am - 6:30pm

Sunday, March 24          8:30am - 11:30am

If you have already pre-registered online, you may pick up your badge at the BADGE PICKUP COUNTERS.  Badges are distributed by Last/Family Name-please stand in the appropriate line.  Please be prepared to show ID when picking up your badge.

Still need to register?  Head to the ON-SITE REGISTRATION WINDOW COUNTER
Rates are posted below.
thru 2/21/2019
On-Site Registration
Regular Member $155 $180 $180
Regular Member GREEN $145 $170 $170
Student Member $75 $95 $95
Student Member GREEN $65 $85 $85
Retired Member  $125 $145 $145
Retired Member GREEN $115 $135 $135
Non-Member $280 $295 $295
Non-Member GREEN $270 $285 $285


» GREEN rate registrants  WILL NOT receive the print program.  Instead you will refer to the Online Program, Mobile App, PDF version on the print program to navigate the conference schedule and events. 

» 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.


What is included in the Registration fee?

  • Access to all panel sessions
  • Access to all receptions and events
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall
  • Access to the Digital Technologies Expo
  • Access to the Film Expo
  • Tote Bag & Drink Ticket to Member Reception (with regular registration)
  • Conference Program (except for Green registrants)
  • The opportunity of a lifetime to network with past, present, and future colleagues

*Student Reception is open to registered Graduate Students only.

ATTENTION Graduate Students: 

You must be a current STUDENT MEMBER to qualify for the student rate. If you have joined the AAS as a regular member and selected 'Student' as your demographic you ARE NOT considered an official AAS STUDENT MEMBER.  You must have joined the AAS in the STUDENT MEMBER CATEGORY ($35) to receive the discounted conference student rate.  No retroactive changes will be made to current regular member registration types.  Please direct membership questions to Doreen Ilozor, Membership Manager,

We do not offer student non-member rates. 


Print Program and Registration Badges

The AAS does not mail Name Badges or Print Programs* (with one exception).  All badges and programs are distributed on-site in Denver.

*If you would like to receive the print program in advance, you may pay an optional $15 postage fee.  The program will be mailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference start date. The $15 program postage fee is non-refundable.

Note:  You may not register at the GREEN rate and also select the $15 postage option.  Individuals registering at GREEN rates and selecting the postage option will be contacted and charged the additional $10 for a program.  The registration category will be updated to reflect a standard registration.
UPDATE:  As of 2/1/2019 this option is currently sold out.  We are unable to accept additional requests for advanced program mailings.  All attendees will receive a print program on-site (where applicable)


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 2019 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 2019 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 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 21, 2019 posted deadline will not be processed. Late registrants will need to register on-site in Denver 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 $15 administrative cancellation fee for student registrations and $20 for all other registration categories. PLEASE NOTE DEADLINES FOR REFUND REQUESTS

PANEL PARTICIPANTS REFUND REQUEST: If you have paid the registration fee and are ultimately unable to attend, the deadline for anyone participating in a panel session (Organizer, Panel Chair, Presenter, or Discussant) to request a refund of conference registration fees is December 3, 2018.  All refunds will incur a cancellation fee ($15 students/$20 all other categories).  Refund requests from participants received after December 3, 2018 will not be granted.

GENERAL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES REFUND REQUEST: If you have paid the registration fee and are unable to attend, the deadline for a general conference attendee (not participating on a formal session) to request a refund and cancellation is February 21, 2019. All refunds will incur a cancellation fee ($15 students/$20 all other categories). After February 21, 2019, no refunds will be issued for cancellations of any type, including no-shows. 

• After February 21, 2019, no refunds will be issued for cancellations of any type, including no-shows.  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:


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

November 8, 2018
Last day for
Panel Participant Registration »
December 3, 2018
Panel Participant Refund »
February 21, 2019
Last day for 
Reduced Pre-Registration rate
February 28, 2019
Last day for
Discounted  Hotel Reservations »

March 14, 2019
Last day for
General Attendee Pre-Registration »