Registration

  • Access to all general sessions and supersessions
  • Networking with conference attendees and exhibitors in the Hub
  • A Ticket for:
    • The Welcome Reception 
    • Awards Breakfast
    • Teacher of the Year Luncheon
    • Closing Celebration
  • Post-conference access to the content library in MyAAFCS through December 31, 2024.

Member Early Bird Pricing (end March 15)  $349.00
Regular Registration Pricing   $399.00

50+ Year Member Pricing $199.00
Student Member Pricing $199.00

Non-Member Early Bird Pricing (end March 15) $399.00
Non-Member Registration Pricing $499.00

Register for the conference with the Bundle rates and enjoy the conference plus all the benefits of membership for one year.

Student Bundle (Members and Non-Members)

Includes 2024 Annual Conference registration and 1 year student membership

*Membership is automatically added to your account if you are an existing member and will be applied to next year’s membership. 

Early-Bird: $249 Regular Rate: $249

Emeritus Bundle (Members and Non-Members)

Includes 2024 Annual Conference registration and 1 year emeritus membership

*Membership is automatically added to your account if you are an existing member and will be applied to next year’s membership

Early-Bird: $449 Regular Rate: $449 50+ Year Member: $299

Professional Bundle (Members)

Includes 2024 Annual Conference registration and 1 year professional membership

*Membership is automatically added to your account if you are an existing member and will be applied to next year’s membership. 

Early-Bird: $499 Regular Rate: $549

Professional Bundle (Non-Members)

Includes 2024 Annual Conference registration and 1-year professional membership

*Membership rate is $100 for first-year member.

Early-Bird: $449 Regular Rate: $499

Click on the buttons below to view additional add-ons for your attendee registration!

Who Should Register?

The 2024 Annual Conference is OPEN TO ALL. AAFCS members and non-members and anyone with an interest in people-centered sciences are welcome to attend and participate in the conference. This includes professionals and students in education and training, food science and nutrition, health management and wellness, housing and interior design, human/child development and family relations, personal and family finance, textiles, apparel and retailing and culinary arts, hospitality and tourism. 

Payment Methods

Accepted Payment MethodsWe accept check, credit card, and purchase order (PO). If you are paying separately from your registration at a later date, please select Pay By Check and follow the prompts. Unpaid conference fees must be paid before attending future AAFCS events/conferences. Please review all registration deadlines listed on this webpage. We encourage you begin the necessary steps with your employer or school district so your registration is complete and paid by the deadline.

NOTE: If you're a vendor and/or need a W-9, you may download it here. The address in the W-9 is not the same address for checks. Please see below:

PAYING BY CHECK? 
Log in to your MyAAFCS account to register. Upon check out, click on Pay By Check. Your invoice will be generated. To access it at any time when you are logged in to your MyAAFCS account, click on Pay Open Invoices. AAFCS will not automatically generate or send any other invoice. Payment must be received by June 15th, your conference registration and all purchases will be cancelled. Cancellation fees will still be due to AAFCS if AAFCS must cancel for non-payment. 

MAILING ADDRESS
Checks must be paid in full by June 15th. Please contact annualconf@aafcs.org if your payment will be late. 
AAFCS
PO Box 79377

Baltimore, MD 21279

PAYING BY CREDIT CARD?
Log in to your MyAAFCS account to register. Upon check out, click on Pay By Credit Card and follow the on-screen prompts. Payments must be paid in full by June 15th

PAY INVOICE ONLINE/ SOMEONE'S INVOICE USING EZ PAY WITHOUT LOGGING IN TO MYAAFCS?
You can pay your own invoice or your colleague's invoice without logging in to MyAAFCS. Click here to pay using the EZ Pay link (you will need the Invoice Number and Customer ID from your confirmation email). Payments must be paid in full by June 15th

PAYING BY PURCHASE ORDER?
Log in to your MyAAFCS account to register. Upon check out, click on Pay By Check (even if you do not have a Purchase Order #). Your invoice will be generated and located under Pay Open Invoices -- you can provide this to the school/person paying your registration. To access it at any time when you are logged in to your MyAAFCS account, click on Pay Open Invoices. Payments must be paid in full by June 15th.

Registration Deadlines

March 15: Early Bird Registration Ends

*Note: Early bird pricing is only available with full payment prior to March 15.

May 01: Online Registration Closes

May 01: Last Day to Purchase Meal Function Ticket

May 01: Last Day to Register for Educational Experiences

May 15: Payments Due (credit card, check, PO)

June 06: On-site Registration is available the first day of the conference only. (Full payment is due at the time of on-site registration. (Purchase orders will not be accepted on-site.))

We encourage you to register online in advance to save time in Minneapolis!

Meal and Excursion Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Please begin the necessary steps with your employer or school district so that your registration is complete and paid by the May 15 deadline. Full payment is required to attend the AAFCS conference.

Add Meal Function Tickets to Your Registration

If you need to change your registration type, remove tickets or Educational Experiences from your record, or add additional tickets to an event for which you've also purchased tickets, this cannot be done online. Please annualconf@aafcs.org should have questions or need assistance.

If you want to add tickets to an event you've not yet purchased tickets for, please follow these steps and click on the link to begin.

1. You will need to log into MyAAFCS using your existing username and password. If you forget your password, please use the "Forgot Password" link to recover your password, please do NOT create a new account.

2. At the main menu, click on "Register for or Edit an Event, Exam, or Webinar". 

3. Toward the top of the page, click on the blue button that says "Registered Events."

4. A list of the events you've registered for will appear! Click on "2024 Annual Conference."

5. A listing of everything you've purchased will appear. Click on the small blue link that says "Adjust this Registration" to add tickets to your record. You CANNOT add a ticket to a meal or excursion for which you've already purchased tickets. To add an additional ticket, email us at annualconf@aafcs.org.

6. This will bring you to a page that lists all potential purchases. Hit "add" next to any tickets you would like to purchase, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select "View Shopping Cart."

7. Click the checkout button, select your payment type, and make sure to fully finalize your additions!

Please feel free to contact annualconf@aafcs.org with any questions; to add additional tickets to events for which you've already purchased tickets; or to remove or exchange tickets (may be subject to a fee).

Cancellation Policy and Refund

AAFCS understands that there are times with registered attendees may need to change their travel plans. In instances when an attendee needs to cancel their registration, the following policies apply:

  • Conference registrations canceled on or before April 1, 2024, are refundable but subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrants canceling on or after April 2, 2024 will NOT receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived; however, the registration may be transferred to another attendee at no charge.

Please note: All refunds will be processed after June 30, 2024.

Harassment Code of Conduct

embraces, and respects the value of every person. We denounce all expressions of hate, racism, injustice, and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is demonstrated through our work to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

The AAFCS Harassment Code of Conduct outlines expectations for all those who participate in the AAFCS events, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We expect all participants at AAFCS events to create a safe and positive experience for everyone.

“Participant” in this policy refers to anyone present – in person or virtual – at an AAFCS hosted event, including staff, contractors, vendors, exhibitors, hotel and AV staff, speakers, AAFCS leadership, and all attendees.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any participant at an AAFCS event will not be tolerated.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, AAFCS may take any action they deem appropriate, including removal from the event (without refund) at which the harassment occurred. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions.

If You Are Subject to or Witness Unacceptable Behavior

If you are being harassed, notice someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the AAFCS staff immediately. At in-person events, staff can normally be found at the registration desk, or wearing STAFF ribbons. At in-person or virtual events, staff can be reached by emailing staff@aafcs.org, phone at (703) 706-4600, or through the conference app (if applicable).

ALL reports are confidential.

If possible, provide the following information, preferably in writing:

  • Identifying information (name, appearance, role) of the participant who has committed an offense.
  • The approximate time of the behavior.
  • The circumstances surrounding the incident.
  • Other people involved in or witnessing the incident.

If needed or requested, staff will help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. No one will be contacted without the permission of the person who was harassed/assaulted. If requested, staff will provide a full refund (minus ticketed events already attended) to anyone who has been harassed or assaulted so that they may process the event in their own space.

Photo Policy

By registering for the Conference, you consent that photos of you or in which you appear may be taken by AAFCS staff, vendors or photographer(s) during the conference. These photos may be used in our promotional materials, reports, or publications (I.E. websites,  e-newsletters) and shared on social media.

Covid Policy

The AAFCS staff are committed to providing a safe and healthy conference atmosphere for our in-person attendees in partnership with the hotel. The latest safety guidelines and protocols will be followed on property. Although Covid is no longer a global health emergency, AAFCS and the hotel are committed to industry-leading cleaning and hygiene practices.
Hold Harmless Participation: By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present, even with health and safety measures in place. By attending the event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to your attendance and participation in the event, including exposure to COVID-19, and agree to release and hold harmless AAFCS and its members, conference attendees, staff, and vendors from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action arising out of or relating to your attendance or participation in the event, including but not limited to release from any liability related to any illness, injury, or death resulting from your attendance at the event. You further agree that, by registering, if the event is canceled or postponed, AAFCS is not liable for any hotel and/or travel expenses that you may have incurred in connection with the event.