Registration Information

REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
CONFERENCE ATTENDEE FEE Registration Fee Registration Deadline
Early Bird Discounted Registration $465 October 14
Regular Registration $515 November 10
Late/Onsite Registration $565 After November 10
STUDENT ATTENDEE FEE Registration Fee Registration Deadline
Early Bird Discounted Registration $265 October 14
Regular Registration $315 November 10
Late/Onsite Registration $365 After November 10

*Photocopy of valid student ID required. The student fee does not apply to post-docs. Fee payments must accompany all registrations by the deadline to qualify for the applicable discount.

OPTIONAL FIELD TRIPS Registration Fee Registration Deadline
Pre-conference Field Trip to Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve $50 November 7 or until trip is full
Post-conference Field Trip to Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens $50 November 7 or until trip is full
Click here to view detailed information about what each field trip entails.
GUEST FEE (10 years of age and older) Registration Fee Registration Deadline
Early Bird Discounted Registration $85 October 14
Regular Registration $95 November 10
Late/Onsite Registration $105 After November 10

NOTE: The Guest Fee is not for use by co-workers.

What Does the Registration Fee Include?

Conference & Student Attendees

The ACES 2016 registration fee provides full participation in the conference and optional pre-conference workshops including registration materials and a book of abstracts (printed or electronic), as well as morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday lunches; Monday’s Networking Social and Thursday's Poster Session & Networking Reception.

Guest Fee
The guest fee allows guests 10 years of age and older to attend the Monday Networking Social, and the Thursday Poster Session & Networking Reception.
Defer Payment

Federal employees needing to defer payment should select the invoice option when prompted for payment. This will allow you to register your attendance while providing the flexibility to pay by check at a later date. You may also contact OCI at 352-392-5930 with Credit or P-Card information once travel funds are authorized.

Refund Policy

All refund requests must be received in writing by November 4, 2016. No refunds will be issued after this date. A processing fee of $50.00 will be deducted from all meeting participant refunds and $35.00 from all student and guest refunds.

Special Needs

Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences and Institutes at least 15 working days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-4044, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within the State of Florida.

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Important Deadlines

October 3, 2016
Volunteer Application Deadline

October 14, 2016
Early Registration Deadline

November 1, 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline

November 7, 2016
Sponsorship in Print Deadline




The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.

UF/IFAS OCI

OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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