ASP Oklahoma City Meeting 2021

The 43rd Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists will be held November 17-20, 2021

at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Renew your membership so that you can receive discounted registration rates for ASP 2021.

See the “Call for Abstracts” page for instructions on submitting abstracts for presentations.

Hotel Information

Accommodations are available at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, the site of the meeting. Rooms are available for a specially-negotiated rate of $154 (plus any applicable taxes). All reservations must be made via our dedicated reservations link:

It is very important that you book at the Omni using our specially-negotiated rate. ASP is contractually obligated to fill a certain number of rooms and if we are unable to do so, there will be financial penalties that the Society will be obligated to pay. Please, please, please make your reservations soon, but no later than October 22, 2021.

Registration will open on June 15, 2021. Start the process by clicking here. Please note the ASP policy that refunds are not available.

Registrant CategoryEarly Bird: June 15-Aug. 1, 2021Regular/On Time: Aug. 2-Nov. 10, 2021Late/On Site*: Nov. 11-20, 2021
Student Member$285$285$310
Full Member$410$485$560
Guest (social events only)*$285$285$310*

*Please note: On-site registrants must already be ASP members. It is not possible to become a member on site.

ASP Conference Attendance and Pandemic Requirements:

In order to protect our membership and ensure that the meeting is as safe as possible, we are requiring that all vaccine-eligible attendees (including vendors and guests) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the meeting. If you have been advised against vaccinations for medical reasons, we will do our best to provide reasonable accommodations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact President-elect Matthew Novak ( Please note that attendees will be asked to upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination card during registration. If you do not have a copy handy at the time you are registering, you can return to the registration site and upload it at a different time (on or before November 16, 2021). You do not need to upload proof of vaccination in order to complete the registration process. These images will be deleted from the system when the meeting is over.

This information if fluid and will be updated as conditions of the pandemic and requirements of health care authorities change. Please check back often.

Vaccine-eligible is defined as:

As of June 10, 2021, vaccine eligibility includes anyone aged 12 years and older. Questions? Contact President-elect Matthew Novak (

Reasonable accommodations are defined as: 

As of June 10, 2021, may include providing proof of negative COVID-19 test (administered within 48 hours of November 17, 2021). Also may include mask and distancing requirements. Questions? Contact President-elect Matthew Novak (

Updated September 5, 2021:

Janette Wallis, our local host, and the ASP Board of Directors are working hard to provide our membership with an in-person meeting in Oklahoma this November. We believe we can do this safely, by requiring vaccinations and by wearing face coverings during the conference. We also encourage members to practice social distancing when possible and to wash their hands frequently. 

We look forward to seeing all of you in person and your good science at the meeting. Please let your primatologist colleagues know that our meeting is on and encourage them to attend. You may want to distribute the conference flyer.

Due to contractual issue with the hotels and maintaining the financial health of our society, there is not a hybrid/virtual option available this year. Hybrid and/virtual options may become available for the 2023 or later meetings, but we do not anticipate this ability before then.

It has long been the stated policy of our society to not offer refunds to registrants who end up not being able to attend the meeting. In the process of getting our new website up and running, we inadvertently left this stated policy off this year’s registration material. We apologize for this oversight, however, our policy has not changed. In fairness to our membership, we want to offer a brief window (September 15 – September 30) during which refunds can be requested by contacting the Treasurer (Kris Coleman,, and then we will revert to our standard policy.