To promote a conference atmosphere similar to that of a Gordon Research Conference, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and the conference banquet will be included.

click here to start Registration

(if you can’t see the button, click this text to start Registration)

Advance registration started March 22, 2018 and continues until August 10.  After August 10, abstracts for unpaid registrations will be dropped from the schedule and Abstract Book.

  • $500 regular participants
  • $250 student participants
  • $200 additional fee for registration after August 10

Additional banquet tickets will be available for $90.


International participants are encouraged to apply for their visas as soon as possible. Please review the advice provided on our page for international attendees.

Please contact us ( if you would like a letter of invitation from the conference.


See our Sponsors page…


See our Abstracts page …

For abstracts to be scheduled (either for a presentation or a poster) and to appear in the SAS2018 Conference Abstract Book, registration must be completed by the advance registration date, 2018-08-10.

Financial Support for Students

SAS2018 will have a limited amount of funds available to support attendance of students from locations worldwide where economic barriers make attendance prohibitive.  See here for details.

Students seeking financial support must have an abstract submitted in their name by the abstract deadline.

APS Tours

For those interested in visiting the Advanced Photon Source either before or after SAS2018, please email us ( and will help with arrangements.  Visitors with non-US passports should allow extra planning time for the ANL site-access clearance.

Note that Traverse City is a short airplane flight (about an hour) or a five hour drive from the APS and Argonne National Laboratory.  Chicago is a 30-minute drive from the APS and is a great place for a short holiday.

SAS2018 is committed to a diverse and inclusive conference that fosters collaborative scientific discussion and interchange. Please see our complete statement on diversity and inclusion for further information, as well as this statement from the IUCr on gender balance.

Register Sidebar