Registration for the 2021 SAS Conference is not open yet. Please see below for more information.
Abstract submission deadline (December 17 2020, 11:59pm Baker Island Time [UTC-12 last timezone on earth])
Early bird deadline (March 1 2021, 11:59pm Baker Island Time [UTC-12 last timezone on earth])
Conference, including pre-conferences, held in an all-virtual format April 13-16 2021 (TBC)
2021 SAS Annual Conference Registration Fees
Early bird (deadline: March 1, 2021 11:59pm Baker Island Time)
March 2, 2021 and later
Conference registration fees grant full access access to the all-virtual SAS 2021 Conference Program, including pre-conferences, live and recorded sessions, and real-time professional development and networking opportunities
Additionally, in recognition of widespread and untold hardships of 2020-21, registration for the SAS2021 Conference includes FREE SAS Membership for one year. Member benefits include:
Automatic Table of Contents Alerts from Springer for new issues of SAS Journal, Affective Science
Eligibility for new SAS Annual Awards (Dissertation, Early-Career & Mid-Career)
Eligibility to nominate and vote for SAS Leadership
Full access to planned virtual programming between annual meetings
Commitment to transparency in conference pricing. SAS conference registration costs reflect a wide range of factors. A primary aim of SAS leadership is to keep the conference affordable, especially for trainees. To meet that aim, faculty rates are considerably higher. Virtual conferences also carry a range of different costs than in-person conferences, including the need to purchase software and virtual conference management services with additional staffing to accommodate extended conference hours. Another primary aim of SAS leadership is to support the growing field of affective science for decades to come. To meet that aim, SAS leadership is committed to remaining fiscally responsible to support the continuity of the Association.
2021 SAS Registration Fee Support Program
SAS is committed to supporting affective scientists across the world andpromoting diverse representation in our society and discipline. In recognizingthe barriers faced by individuals fromunder–represented backgrounds and those facing economic hardshipcurrently, SAS invites applications for a limited number of awards for waived or reduced 2021 conference registration fees. These awards aim to reduce inequities based on factors includingbut not limited to ethnicity, immigration status, gender identity and sexual orientation, religion, nationality, and current economic distress. We thank the generous contributions of our society members whose annual membership fees help to support these waivers!
Eligibility: To be eligible for an award, applicants must be full-time trainees or faculty; must be presenting an acceptedabstract atthe 2021 meeting; and must NOT have access to financial support for conference registration from other sources such as grants, departmental funding, or lab funds (aletter confirming this from trainee award recipients’faculty mentorswill be required prior to notice of award).
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by email to our SAS Diversity Committee Chair Michelle “Lani” Shiota (email@example.com) by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time, 1st February 2021. Please use “SAS Diversity Award Application” as the email title. The application consists of a one-page maximum, single-spaced Word document in 12-point font containing the following:
Your full name, academic status (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, or faculty), and academic affiliation (department, university, and faculty mentor if trainee)
The title of your accepted abstract for 2021 SAS
A statement that you have no access to funding through your lab, department, grant, or other source to pay for conference registration
Anarrative briefly statingyour research interests, articulating ways in which you enhance the diversity of SAS and the field of affective science, and communicating any details regarding current economic hardship you would like the review committee to consider.
For any questions relating to the 2021 SAS Registration Fee Support Program, please contact our SAS Diversity Committee Chair Michelle “Lani” Shiota (firstname.lastname@example.org).