Registration Rates for the 86th Annual Meeting Online

Regular registration for the SAA 2021 Annual Meeting is open!

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In the interest of prioritizing greater access to the meeting, the SAA Board elected to discount 2021 registrations by 50%. While prioritizing greater access to the 2021 meeting, this choice will mean that the Society may have fewer resources for other kinds of diversity initiatives in the future.

SAA never sells its attendee list, so any e-mails offering you such a list are spam and should be deleted.

We’re looking forward to virtually gathering together this year. A list of advance registrants​ for the SAA 86th Annual Meeting is available. To access the list, you need to login first. If you do not have a username, you can create an account. (You do not need to be registered for the meeting or a member to view the list.) 

Registration Rates

Category Advance (until March 10, 2021)
Regular (beginning March 29, 2021)

Member (includes Professional, Retired, Joint, Avocational/Associate)

$200 $100

$230 $130

International Member (formerly called “Discount Rate”)*

$130 $65  

$160 $95

Student Member

$130 $65

$160 $95

International Student Member*

$100 $50

$130 $80


$250 $125

$280 $155

Nonmember Student**



One-Day Passes and Guest Registration

Because the 2021 Annual Meeting is all virtual, we will not be able to offer one-day passes or guest registrations.


Attendance at the meeting constitutes as an agreement to the Annual Meeting Safety Policy and Code of Conduct including the possibility that a violation may cause one’s termination from participation in the meeting without refund.

Refund Policy

The SAA will refund (in full) anyone unable to attend the Annual Meeting (we may require documentation), or should the SAA cancel its meeting, it will refund all registrations.

Because the decision to cancel the 2021 physical meeting was made after the call for submissions closed, SAA staff will be contacting program participants to confirm participation in the program. Anyone who wishes to withdraw from the program can receive their registration back (in full). We are requesting confirmation (or withdrawal) from the program by January 14, 2021.

After we complete the program, staff will turn to a process to address the difference in registration rates (likely in February 2021). Advance registration fees for those not on the program who elect not to attend after January 15, 2021, will be refunded by the SAA office—minus a $25 processing fee—upon receipt of e-mailed or written request (no verbal requests, please) postmarked by March 10, 2021. 

Workshops and excursion fees are nonrefundable. In the event SAA cancels a workshop or excursion from undersubscription, the SAA office will not charge a processing fee and will refund the money in the same form of payment received (such as a credit card payment will be refunded with a credit back to the account.)


  • April 15, 2020

    Submission System Opens

  • September 17, 2020

    Submission Deadline 3PM EDT

  • November 10, 2020

    Meeting Payment Confirmations Sent

  • November 15, 2020

    Membership Join Deadline for Nonmember Participants

  • December 01, 2020

    Withdrawal Deadline

  • December 06, 2020

    Participation Decision Letters from Program Committee

  • January 14, 2021

    Participation in the SAA 86th Annual Meeting Online confirmed

  • January 14, 2021

    Last date to get a full refund for withdrawing from program

  • January 28, 2021

    Program replacements submissions due

  • January 30, 2021

    Membership Renewal Deadline for Current Member Participants

  • March 10, 2021

    Advance registration closes

  • March 10, 2021

    Last date to get a refund for program participants (minus $25 processing fee)

  • March 26, 2021

    Last day for posters to be uploaded and for symposiums and general sessions to be recorded

  • April 02, 2021

    New Member Attendee orientations

  • April 05, 2021

    New Member Attendee orientations