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Services

Registration

Online meeting registration is now open; you may register online via a secure server, or download the full registration form to sign up for the 2005 Annual Meeting and the various services, special events and conferences, seminars, courses, conferences, and tours. You are also welcome to use the full registration form printed in this issue of Footnotes.

Program Participants. Please note that the deadline for preregistration by program participants is May 31. Presenters who have not preregistered will be dropped from the online and final programs beginning on June 15.

Reminder: Access to all ASA services is restricted to meeting registrants. Badges are required for entry to the ASA Exhibits, Employment Service, and Child Care Service. Attendance at events that require fee payment (e.g., Seminars, Courses, Chairs Conference, Director of Graduate Studies Series, TEF Just Desserts, MFP Benefit, Tours) is restricted to those who have registered for the meeting.

Confirmations. Attendees who preregister before July 11 may pick up badges, program packets, and special tickets at the Preregistration counters at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Please see registration service hours below.

Preregistration Pickup. Attendees who preregister before July 11 may pick up badges, program packets, and special tickets at the Preregistration counters at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Please see registration service hours below.

On-site Registration. Those who miss the July 11 preregistration deadline should go to the On-site Registration area at the Palais des congrès de Montréal to complete the on-site registration form and submit payment.

Registration Service Hours in Philadelphia:




Thursday, August 10 1:30–7:00 PM
Friday, August 11 8:00 AM–5:30 PM
Saturday, August 12 8:00 AM–5:30 PM
Sunday, August 13 8:00 AM–5:30 PM
Monday, August 14 8:00 AM–1:00 PM

Accessibility Resources and Services

The ASA offers several services and oversight arrangements to facilitate attendance at the Annual Meeting.

Comfort Zone. Attendees coping with illness, meeting fatigue, or stress may use the small room set aside by ASA at the convention center as a “safe haven” to escape briefly from the noise and bustle of meeting activities.

Sessions. ASA will make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other communication avenues for meeting registrants. Please use the “Accessibility Services” portion of the registration form to identify the service that you need. Meeting Services staff will contact you to discuss needs and possible arrangements.

Other Services. If you have a physical disability and need special services, equipment, or accommodations, please fill out the Accessibility Services portion of the registration form or call ASA Meeting Services (202-383-9005, x309) to arrange in advance for the necessary services.

Child Care

ASA continues its long tradition of providing an on-site program of activities for children of Annual Meeting registrants. Arrangements have again been made with KiddieCorp to offer a full child care program from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM on August 11-14 for children between the ages of 6 months to 12 years. The Child Care Service will be located on the Delta Centre-ville, the headquarters hotel for the 2006 Annual Meeting. The Delta is two blocks from the convention center where all program activities will be held.

Families intending to use the ASA Child Care Service must preregister before July 11. The non-refundable preregistration deposit is $50 per child. The deposit will be applied toward the on-site daily usage fees, which are $50 full-day and $30 half-day for preregistrants. Members may use the full registration form printed in this issue or preregister online via the ASA website. For more information about the service, please check the Annual Meeting homepage.

Scholarships. Several financial assistance scholarships are available to provide reduced daily usage fees for children of unemployed or low-income members/students. To apply for a scholarship, write a letter identifying your membership status and requesting a child care scholarship and attach the letter to your registration form or sent it to ASA Meeting Services, 1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 638-0882 fax; meetings@asanet.org. Be sure to fill out the Child Care Registration portion of the form, provide daily usage estimates, and remit the basic child care preregistration deposit.

Space for Non-Preregistrants. There is no guarantee that non-preregistered families can be accommodated on-site. The service staffing is contracted based on the number and age of preregistered children, and on-site adjustments are limited. Last year it was not possible to accept non-preregistered children into the service. If there are any openings, fees for children who were not preregistered will be $75 per day per child.