Registration FAQ

Registration Information

How do I register for the conference?

Click here to learn everything you need to know about how to register! Registration is now open!

What are the registration rates?  

Click here to learn about registration rates—make sure to expand the title to see more.

I need a copy of the registration form to show to my employer--where can I find that? 

There is a sample form available on the registration page for download.

However, all registration is online—you will need to log into your MyAAFCS account or create one. (if you’ve ever purchased anything from AAFCS, you have an account—contact us at if you’re unsure)  If you do not have the ability to register online due to internet or computer access problems, please call Sara at 703-706-4612. Click here to learn more.

Can I register on paper? 

AAFCS does not offer a paper registration form at this time. We may make limited exceptions for registrants whose employers require a paper form or for emeritus members with no internet access. Please contact us at with requests.

Can I register on behalf of someone else? 

If you need to register on behalf of several professors, teachers, or students please contact us directly at

I won an award/have a complimentary registration/am supposed to receive a discount, how do I register? 

Distinguished Service Award Winners, FCSRJ Best Paper Award Winners, and First-Time 50-Year Members will see their special rates when they click on the registration link and log in. If you are expecting a different type of discount and have not already received instructions from your contact person at AAFCS, contact us at before registering.

Must presenters register for the conference? 

All presenters whose sessions are accepted must register for the conference at the full or one-day rate. Presenters and speakers do NOT qualify for the family/guest registration option. Presenters for meal functions who will not be attending the rest of conference do not have to register, but must purchase a meal ticket.

If your session is accepted and you determine you cannot attend due to cost, you may withdraw your proposal with no penalty and may submit in the future.

What is a Family/Guest Registration? 

People with a Family/Guest registration may attend the Opening General Session, the Saturday Expo, and any sessions at which the primary registrant is presenting. They may also attend one or two additional sessions to learn more about FCS. We ask that if attendees plan to attend all sessions that they purchase a Full or One-Day registration.

Family/Guest registrations may only be purchased with a Full or One-Day registration, and are not valid for presenters.

Family/Guest registrations will include the Saturday Luncheon in the Expo.

Who is eligible for a Student Registration? 

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the Student Registration rate. As well, students who will be graduating in 2020 are eligible, even if graduation is prior to Annual Conference.

What is included with my conference registration?  

All Full registrations (member, nonmember, and student) will include the Friday Blast of Blue Welcome Reception & Expo Grand Opening and the Saturday Lunch in the Expo 2020 Marketplace. If you will be attending with a complimentary or other special type of registration, please refer to the information sent to you by AAFCS for included meals and events.

I need AAFCS to fill out a form for my employer—who should I contact?  

We’re happy to fill out any form your employer requires. Our W-9 is here, and you can email us at to fill out any other forms.

Are there discounts on registration available?  

You can save up to $210 off the on-site rate by registering before the May 1st Early-Bird Deadline, or by purchasing a membership with your registration if you are not yet a member!

Our ROI toolkit--coming soon!--can help show your employer the value of the AAFCS Annual Conference, and we have some resources for getting funding here.

We also have discounts for different methods of travel (more coming soon), and a discounted rate for our hotel


How do I cancel my registration?  

Registrations must be cancelled in writing, by email (preferred) to or by mail to AAFCS, Attn: Annual Conference, 400 N. Columbus St., Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314. The conference cancellation and refund policy is located here, and applies to all registration purchases including those that have not yet been paid for. When you registered, you selected an answer indicating that you agreed to this policy.


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