Registration for the ACS 2019 Annual Conference opens March 1. Registration options include full registration, single day passes, guest tickets, and special event tickets. For media credentials and press passes, please visit the ACS Media Room.
Registration Deadlines & Fees
|Registration Categories||Member Rate||Non-Member Rate||Start Date||End Date|
|Pre-Registration||$550||$750||March 1||March 15|
|Early||$650||$850||March 16||June 28|
|Day Pass Thurs, Fri or Sat||$275||$475||March 1||June 28|
|Day Pass - Thurs, Fri or Sat||$295||$495||June 29||On-site|
Registration Terms and Conditions
Cancellation requests are accepted for full or daily Conference registration and must be submitted in writing. Registrations are refundable up to 15 business days prior to the first day of Conference less a $75 administrative processing fee. Refunds will be processed within one (1) week of approval of cancellation request to the original method of payment. In the event of an emergency less than 15 days prior to the Conference, please consider sending a substitute from the same organization to avoid forfeiting registration fees. Otherwise, a doctor’s note or written documentation of the reason for late cancellation must be submitted to the ACS office for consideration of a refund. Special event registration and fees including additional fee-based sessions, tours, Cheese Crawl, guest event registrations, Festival of Cheese, sponsor Networking Passes etc. are non-refundable. Substitutions are accepted with advance notice submitted in writing to ACS.
Conference registrants may substitute another colleague from the same organization at the same member or non-member rate and registration category. The original registrant or the primary contact for the organization and must be submitted in writing, copying the substitute registrant on the email request. The registration transfer will be processed within one (1) week of the receipt of the substitution request. Substitutions are requested at least 15 business days) prior to the first day of conference. Substitutions are accepted if submitted in writing for special events including tours, Cheese Crawl, guest event registrations, Festival of Cheese, sponsor Networking Passes etc. with advance notice received 24 hours prior to the event.
Conference attendees registering at the non-member rate will not receive benefits of ACS membership, nor will they become an ACS member by registering at this rate. If you are registering as a non-member, please first consider joining ACS as a member to receive ACS membership benefits through 12/31 of the current year, and to receive the discounted member rate to attend Conference. Learn more about ACS Membership.
Member and Event Code of Conduct
Conference attendees are expected to comply with the American Cheese Society’s Member and Event Code of Conduct. Please review the Member and Event Code of Conduct prior to registering.
Photography and Video Usage
All Conference attendees and guests acknowledge that they may be photographed or videotaped during the Conference by an official ACS Conference photographer/videographer and that these images may be used in future print and electronic promotional materials at the discretion of ACS. Individual attendees are permitted to take photographs and short video clips for personal use during Conference functions and are encouraged to share photographs and short videos via social media using the ACS designated hashtag for Conference.