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?


Online Registration is closed.  You can Register onsite.




What's included in my registration fee?

- Access to all scientific sessions

- Access to commercial exhibition

- Access to poster exhibition

- Coffee breaks from Saturday - Tuesday

- Opening Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 26

- Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 30

- Full conference material including name badge and final program


Travel Grants
Travel grants for students and young scientists to offset costs associated with attending to the 2017 ACA meeting can be found on the Young Scientists' Meeting page.


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.


Click here to request an invitation letter for your visa application.


IUCr Scientific Freedom Policy Statement
The Organizing Committee of the American Crystallographic Association 2017 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 March 31, 2017, will receive 100% of the total remittance.

  • Requests received between April 1 and 30, 2017 will be honored minus 50% of the total remittance.

  • Fees will not be refunded after May 1, 2017.

  • Registration must be submitted on or before 11:00 PM., EST, March 31, 2017, to be eligible for the early registration rate. On or after March 2, 2017, 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, 2017. 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.



                            on or before          after

MEMBERS:             APRIL 7          APRIL 7

Regular                      $545                 $745

Retired                       $240                 $340

Post-doc                    $290                 $390

Undergrad Student    $235                 $335

Grad Student             $235                 $335


Non-Member             $745                  $1035

Post-doc                    $390                  $490 

Undergrad Student    $325                  $425 

Grad Student             $325                  $425

Guest                          $65                   $65

(guest registration does not include banquet ticket)



One-day registration is available to local Students and Postdocs for $100.

Local means: a person enrolled at a college or university that is located within 150 miles of the city of New Orleans. You may select only one day:       Sat    Sun   Mon  Tues


WK.01  CCDC - Communication and Innovation

   Part A: Communication and Education - morning session - $10.00
   Part B: Advanced Research Applications - afternoon session - $10.00


WK.02  CryAlis and OLEX2: From Raw Data to Publication

   Student (undergraduate, graduate and postdoc) - $85.00

   Non-student - $160.00


WK.03  Introduction to PHENIX for Beginning & Advanced Crystallographers

   Students and non-students - $130.00


WK.04  Research Data Management

     Students and non-students - $60.00



Opening Reception - FRIDAY, MAY 26  - free for registered participants


Networking Mixer - SUNDAY, MAY 28 - free for registered Students & Post-docs. All others $30.


Awards Banquet - TUESDAY, MAY 30 - free with paid registration, but you must indicate participation when submitting registration. Guest registration does not include banquet. Purchase ticket separately. After dinner entertainment by Dr. Jazz and the New Orleans Sounds