What can I expect from in-person attendance?

  • There will be no social distancing guidelines or mask mandates at the Sheraton Boston or Hynes Convention Center. At this time, hotel staff will still be masked.
  • If a scientific session presenter is unable to attend in-person in Boston, a pre-recording of his/her presentation will be shown to the live audience.
  • Posters will be displayed all day Monday, August 30 – Wednesday, September 1.
  • The Exhibit Hall will be open only for in-person attendees.
  • Receptions will take place in person.

What can I expect from virtual attendance?

The 2021 Schedule shows whether each session/event will be live streamed, pre-recorded, or not available to virtual attendees.

  • Scientific sessions will be recorded for viewing on demand.
  • The following sessions will be live streamed (as well as recorded and made available after the live event):
    • Opening Session including Executive Director and Presidential remarks, Keynote Address, and the Awards Ceremony
    • Wiley Address
    • Analytical Solutions Forum (ASF), SPIFAN, CASP, FAM, AIMS, Gluten and Food Allergens, and Food Additive Safety meetings
    • AOAC Business Meeting
  • Working groups and committee and council meetings will be held via Zoom.
  • Attendees will get access to the exhibitor list and links to their websites.
  • On-demand sessions and posters will be available on the virtual platform until September 30, 2021.

How can I save on registration?

AOAC members get access to the lowest registrations rates. If attending in person, you can also save by registering by the early bird deadline, July 15, 2021, or the advanced deadline, August 11, 2021. Click here to view all the registration rates.

What is the registration deadline?

September 30, 2021. This is the last day that on-demand sessions and posters will be available to view in the virtual meeting platform.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Requests to cancel an in-person registration must be submitted by email to AOAC INTERNATIONAL Customer Service ([email protected]) no later than August 11, 2021. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date. A $50.00 USD administration fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Please note that substitutions from within the same organization are permitted without penalty.

Cancellations will not be accepted for virtual registration.

How can I book my hotel room?

Visit the hotel webpage for information and the link to the AOAC room block at the Sheraton Boston.

How do I submit my poster?

Visit the poster webpage for information on how to submit a poster. Please note that poster presenters must register for the Annual Meeting prior to submitting their poster abstract.