42nd meeting of the American Society of Primatologists | Madison, WI | August 21-24, 2019

Join us for the 42nd meeting of the
American Society of Primatologists
Madison, Wisconsin
August 21-24, 2019
ASP 2019 Meeting flier.pdf

The 42nd meeting of the American Society of Primatologists will be held August 21 - 24, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin at the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Registration Information

Everyone needs an ASP.org account to register for the meeting. Once you have an account, you can register for a meeting. Having an account does not make one a member of ASP. Once you become a member or renew your membership, you can receive discounted registration rates.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration opened January 7, 2019.
  • Symposia abstracts due March 1, 2019.
  • Meeting abstracts due March 31, 2019.


ASP 2019 Registration Rates

Early Bird 

(Before 3/31/19)


(Before 7/21/19)


(at the meeting)

Students $250     $250 $300
Full $375 $450 $525
Non-member $500 $575  

Guest (social events only)

$250 $250 $300
ASP is a RACE accredited organization, so veterinarians and veterinary technicians can earn continuing education credits at this meeting. For the 2019 conference, we expect to be able to award 10.0 credit hours for the conference (maximum of 8.5 can be earned by an individual due to simultaneous sessions), and another 6.5 credit hours for the pre-conference workshop on “Identifying and Treating Abnormal Behaviors in Nonhuman Primates”. For questions about RACE credits, please contact Greg Wilkerson (GKWilkerson@mdanderson.org).


Hotel Information

The Local Arrangements Committee has secured several room blocks at nearby hotels. For a listing of hotels and rates, please refer to the dedicted housing website (EXTERNAL LINK). ***Students: Note that the Lowell Center room block is reserved for students!***


Madison is conveniently located off Interstates I-90 and I-94 with easy access to Chicago (2 1/2 hours/150 miles), Milwaukee (90 minutes/75 miles) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (4 1/2 hours/270 miles). Five U.S. highways also connect Madison with other Wisconsin cities.  

By Air: Make travel arrangements to the Dane County Regional Airport, 4000 Int’l Lane, Madison, Wisconsin (northeast side).  The following commercial airlines serve Dane County:  American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. The airport is approximately 20 minutes by car to the Conference site.
Shuttle service is provided from the airport to most hotels.  Please contact the Information Desk located at the Dane County Airport.  
Van Galder Bus runs from Chicago, O’Hare airport to the 800 Langdon Street (Across from Memorial Union, Madison (800-747-0994; (608) 752-5407). This may be significantly cheaper than flying to Madison. Bus fare with Van Galder Bus Co. is currently $30.00 each way for a 3-hour trip. The bus leaves at the lower level of O'Hare Airport (Chicago) and stops at 800 Langdon Street. Call the Main Office:  (608) 752-5407 or long distance (800) 747-0994 for fare and schedule information or see http://www.vangalderbus.com  
Badger Bus runs from the Mitchell Field airport, Milwaukee, to 800 Langdon Street, cost is $23.00 per person one way. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.  Call Madison (608) 255-1511, Milwaukee:  (414) 276-7490 or (877) 292-8259 for fare and schedule.  
Greyhound bus lines run to Madison.  Call (608) 886-0402 or http://www.greyhound.comfor fare and schedule information.  Taxis are available at the bus terminal, which is approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the Union.
By Car:  For driving directions, use google maps, etc.
By Taxi:  A taxi to the Pyle Center from Dane County Airport (for one individual) is approximately $18.00  
Madison Metro provides bus service throughout the City of Madison ($2.00) and to the surrounding communities (Middleton, Fitchburg, Verona). The L-route is a special year round bus route just for the University of Wisconsin campus running several times hourly through campus.  Madison Metro also offers bus service throughout the city ($1.25). Call Madison Metro at (608) 266-4466 or visit www.cityofmadison.com/metro/contact.


Host City Information and Highlights

Madison is the 2nd largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee and before Green Bay. With it’s downtown situated on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona, this unique, pedestrian and bike-friendly city includes the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and extends east to Cottage Grove and west to Middleton. Nearby Attractions include:

  • The University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • The Memorial Union Terrace and Rathskeller
  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • State Street shops and restaurants
  • The Wisconsin State Capitol building and nearby museums
  • Lakeshore Path and Picnic Point along Lake Mendota
  • Betty Lou Cruises on Lake Mendota and Lake Monona
  • The Discovery Building Town Center: public atrium, dining, mesozoic gardens
  • The UW Arboretum: gardens, wetlands, forests, walking trail
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace