Who Needs to Register?
Everyone must submit a registration form (including invited speakers) with the appropriate fee. Exhibitors who present a talk or poster must also register as a meeting participant. Registered participants will receive conference materials and a name badge securing admission to the Opening Reception, Exhibit Show and Scientific Sessions


How do I Register?



Travel Grants
Travel grants for students and young scientists to offset costs associated with attending to the 2016 ACA meeting can be found on the YSSIG Meeting Website.


Special Needs
Participants with special needs arising from disabilities or particular dietary requirements are invited to contact the Registration Office to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Obtaining a VISA
Advanced planning by foreign travelers is critical. We recommend all foreign travelers consider the following when making plans to travel to the US:

Identify whether a VISA is needed VISA applications should be made 90 days in advance of the travel date. For further information contact: the US Department of State and or the International Visitors Office.


IUCr Scientific Freedom Policy Statement
The Organizing Committee of the American Crystallographic Association 2015 Annual Meeting shall observe the basic policy of nondiscrimination and affirms the rights of scientists throughout the world to adhere or to associate with international scientific activity without restrictions based on nationality, race, color, age, religion, political philosophy, ethnic origin, citizenship, language, or sex, in accordance with the Statues on the International Council for Science. At this meeting no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.


Code of Conduct

By registering for the meeting, participant agrees to abide by the Code of Conduct Policy established by the Council, March 24, 2016.


Speaker Policy

The ACA Council is pleased to announce the adoption of the a speaker policy.


Photo Release
ACA will take photographs and video at the meeting. By registering for the meeting and its associated events, you agree to allow ACA to use your photo and/or video footage of you in our publications, materials, websites, or promotions.


Meeting Registration Refund Policy

  • Cancellation requests should be made in writing to ACA Headquarters.

  • Requests received on or before May 31, 2016, will receive 100% of the total remittance.

  • Requests received between June 1 and 30, 2016 will be honored minus 50% of the total remittance.

  • Fees will not be refunded after July 1, 2016.

  • Registration must be submitted on or before 11:00 PM., EST, May 31, 2016, to be eligible for the early registration rate. On or after June 1, 2016, registration will be accepted at the higher rate. On-site registration will also be available at the higher rate.

  • Fees for workshops and social events are separate from the registration fee but should be included in the total payment.

  • Purchase orders not accepted.

  • A $35 fee applies to returned checks.

  • *Non-Member registration includes a complimentary membership in the ACA beginning the first day of the meeting and ending December 31, 2016. Membership is non-transferable and attendance at the meeting is required. Those registering as Non-Member Post Docs or Non-Member Students must include documentation of this status with the registration for.




                            on or before          after

MEMBERS:             May 31             May 31

Regular                      $505                 $705

Retired                       $200                 $300

Post-doc                    $255                 $355

Undergrad Student    $200                 $300

Grad Student             $200                 $300


Non-Member             $705                  $955  

Post-doc                    $355                  $455 

Undergrad Student    $290                  $390  

Grad Student             $290                  $390

Guest                          $65                   $65


Available only to LOCAL**  Students and Postdocs   $100
One-day (choose ONE):  Sat    Sun   Mon  Tues

**Local means: a person registered at a college or university that is located within 150 miles of the city of Denver, CO


WK.01 - The CSD Python API: A Foundation for Innovation

No fee but must preregister SOLD OUT


WK.02  Computational Approaches to the Structural Modeling of Biological Macromolecules using Small-Angle Scattering

Student (undergrad, grad or postdoctoral) - $140

Corporate - $275

Non corporate or non student - $140


WK.03  Serial Crystallography Data Analysis with Cheetah and CrystFEL:

Concepts and Tutorials

Students and postdocs - $100

Academics others - $150

Corporate - $250


WK.04 Magnetic Structure Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques

Fee is $110 for everyone


WK.05  SHELX Workshop

Part A:  Small Molecular and Solid State Chemistry - morning session - $25 student and postdocs $50 all others

Part B:  Macromolecules - afternoon session - $25 student and postdocs $50 all others



Opening Reception - FRIDAY, JULY 22  - free for registered participants

Networking Mixer - SUNDAY, JULY 24 - free for registered Students & Post-docs. All others $30.

Awards Banquet - TUESDAY, JULY 26 - registered Students $35. All others $70.

Special after dinner talk by Dr. Phil Plait, a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer