The Society for Affective Science (SAS) is delighted to open registration for the 2024 Annual Conference. The conference will be held in an in-person format between March 1 – 3, 2024 in New Orleans, USA

Registration open

December 21, 2023: Early bird registration opens

February 6, 2024: Rates increase to regular rates

SAS 2024 Buddy Program - to save money and to connect with colleagues.

If you’re interested in sharing transportation, hotel rooms, and/or just meeting new people or connecting for meals or sight-seeing, consider joining the SAS 2024 Buddy Program

2024 SAS Annual Conference Registration Fees

Role/MembershipEarly Bird (ends Jan 31, 2024)Regular (ends Mar 3, 2024)
Undergraduate Member$300$350
Undergraduate Nonmember$400$450
Trainee Member$375$425
Trainee Nonmember$485$535
Faculty Member$550$625
Faculty Nonmember$750$825
Professional/Non Academic/Industry Member$650$725
Professional/Non Academic/Industry Nonmember$850$925
Pre-Conference Rates
Professional/Industry/Non Academic$225$250

All memberships that were purchased with the 2023 conference registration have now lapsed. [Click here] to view 2024 membership rates and renew or purchase before continuing on with registration.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing. The amount paid less a $75 processing fee will be refunded for cancellations received by email prior to February 16, 2024. Following this date, no refunds will be issued.

Transfer Policy: There will be a charge of $75 to transfer a registration to another person. Transfer requests must be made by February 16, 2024. Following this date, no transfers will be issued.

The SAS Conference Organizers reserve the right to modify the conference program. The conference organizers are not responsible for any non-refundable expenses participants incur associated with this event.

Additional Fees

Please note additional fees for the following items:

Student Social Event on Friday, March 1 – $10.00

Optional Box Lunches are available for purchase for the following events. The cost will be: $30/box lunch/event:

    • Saturday, March 2 Networking Event
    • Saturday, March 2 Salon
    • Sunday, March 3 Methods Roundtable
    • Sunday, March 3 Salon

SAS Hardship Fund

Everyone deserves the equal opportunity to attend SAS 2024. The Society for Affective Science is proud to introduce our first ever hardship fund, which will provide a complimentary conference registration to the main conference.

To be eligible, you must be a current SAS member and complete the application form.

Deadline for application: January 31, 2024 (early bird registration deadline)

Decisions will be made in early February and notices will be sent out to successful applicants.

Please complete the application form here

SAS Code of Conduct

Equity, diversity and inclusivity are central to the Society for Affective Science’s core values and mission. SAS recognizes that scientific progress depends on the free exchange of ideas in an environment in which all participants are treated equitably and with respect, and in which lively discussions and productive exchanges are enabled. Upholding this environment means that all participants are expected to foster an inclusive, cooperative environment where all are welcomed and treated with respect, where open dialogue is encouraged, and all perspectives are welcomed. Participants are also expected to avoid any actions, speech, or social media posts that could reasonably be construed as harassing or personally disparaging. Should you have concerns or questions about appropriate professional conduct in any SAS activity, including our annual conference, please contact Michelle (Lani) Shiota, Chair of the SAS Diversity Committee (

Conference registration fees grant access to the full in-person SAS 2024 Conference Program. Note that this does not include preconference activities.

Transparency in Conference Pricing Commitment

SAS is fully committed to transparency in conference pricing. SAS is committed to keeping our conferences as affordable as possible, especially for trainees, while providing quality opportunities for attendees to showcase their work, interact with others, and build their network. To deliver on our promise to the SAS community, our high-quality conference program carries costs both similar and different to those of in-person conferences: (1) the employment of a year-round administrative team that enables SAS to plan and conduct an annual conference, which upholds the value of paid labor, and reduces the need to rely on volunteerism of faculty and trainees, (2) expenses directly related to the conference, including purchasing specialized equipment, software and additional staffing for in-person and on-demand content. To continue our mission of supporting the growing fields of affective science now and in the future, SAS is striving to maintain both conference accessibility (including by offering funding opportunities for economic hardship) and the fiscal health of the society.


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