Annual Meeting Registration

Details for the Annual Conference Registration & Membership Application

Anyone who plans on attending the annual conference may use the online registration form, regardless of whether you are or wish to be an ASTE member.

Your order may be paid online through PayPal or using a credit card. Online processing is immediate and a detailed receipt of your payment will be emailed to you. Payment can also be made through postal mail using a check, money order or credit card. The processing time through postal mail is approximately two weeks.

If you wish to pay for membership and conference registration separately (e.g., you pay membership and your institution pays for conference registration), you must go through the online form twice. First go through the online form and complete only the membership portion of the order form.  After payment is received you will receive an email receipt (This is immediate when paying online, two weeks through postal mail). Next, log back into the online form and complete the conference registration portion of the order form.  The system will know that you have already paid to be a 2025 ASTE member and will have you register for the conference at the discounted membership rate.

Questions? Email Dr. Kate Popejoy, ASTE Executive Director, at executivedirector@theaste.org

Registration Rates

Member Rates

  • In-Person Conference
    • Early Bird: $400 – Deadline: 11/15/2023
    • Pre-registration: $425 – Deadline: 11/30/2023
    • Regular: $475 – Deadline: 1/9/2024
    • On-site: $525
    • Single Day: $285

*Spouse rates are the same as member rates. Please contact the Executive Director about registering a spouse.

Student, PK-12 Teacher, and Future Teacher Member Rates

  • In-Person Conference
    • Early Bird: $250 – Deadline: 11/15/2023
    • Pre-registration: $265 – Deadline: 11/30/2023
    • Regular: $300 – Deadline: 1/9/2024
    • On-site: $350
    • Single Day: $285

Non-Member Rates

  • In-Person Conference
    • Early Bird: $525 – Deadline: 11/15/2023
    • Pre-registration: $550 – Deadline: 11/30/2023
    • Regular: $600 – Deadline: 1/9/2024
    • On-site: $650
    • Single Day: $285

2025 Covid Policy

The 2025 ASTE Conference is an international event that will draw together many members of our ASTE family, some of whom are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Although there is no current mask mandate or proof of vaccination requirement from the state of Louisiana or Orleans Parish, we strongly recommend (but do not require) that participants wear high-quality masks (KN-95) while indoors in crowded areas, and ASTE will have high-quality masks available to participants. Also in line with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we strongly recommend (but do not require) that participants be fully vaccinated.

ASTE will also employ other measures to keep each other safe during this gathering:

  • Large spaces for eating to allow for physical spacing in the conference hotel
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue.

The ASTE leadership will reevaluate the COVID situation and make needed policy changes according to CDC guidelines closer to the conference date

Conference Events

Field Trip 1 – Coastal Education Research Facility Field Trip

Wednesday, January 10; 8:00am – 4:00pm
Title: Coastal Education Research Facility Field Trip
Limit: 20

Cost: $80
Food: Please bring your own bagged lunch and water. 

Overview: Participants will travel to the coastal wetlands to the east of the city of New Orleans to learn about the effects of coastal land loss and the importance of healthy wetlands in protecting the city from hurricane storm surges. They will take a canoe excursion to collect data and make observations to understand the ecosystem. They will also participate in an educational game that brings into focus the pressing issue of coastal land loss and the importance of maintaining a healthy wetland ecosystem to protect the community and infrastructure of New Orleans. In the afternoon we will travel to Bayou Sauvage National Urban Wildlife Refuge – the second largest urban refuge in the country, to walk on a forested trail and meet U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge managers to learn more about how the community benefits from the natural resources of the refuge.

Field Trip 2 – Honey Island Swamp Tour

Wednesday, January 10; 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Title: Honey Island Swamp Tour
Limit: 22

Cost: $68
Food: Snacks and drinks can be purchased at the gift shop.

Overview: Picture the moss hanging on gnarled cypress trees as you travel into one of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America. With the swamp tales of pirates and sightings of Big Foot in the back of your mind, you may be just a little bit nervous at first, but after your first boat ride you’ll want to go back again and again! You’ll be overcome by the primitive beauty of the cypress trees rising from the water…the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air….Take a personalized narrated nature tour into the 250-square-mile Honey Island Swamp.