ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE
40th MEETING OF THE
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PRIMATOLOGISTS
Washington, D.C.
August 25-28, 2017

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The 40th meeting of the American Society of Primatologists will be held in Washington, D.C. August 25 - 28, 2017 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. 
 
Join us as ASP meets for the first time in the nation’s capital!  Come a few days early and stay a few days later to enjoy all the sights of D.C.
 
 
REGISTER NOW! 

 
IMPORTANT DATES
Registration opens January 6, 2017
Symposia/Workshop/Roundtable Abstracts due February 1, 2017 (send to Erin Kinnally, Program Committee Chair, at elkinnally@ucdavis.edu)
Poster & Oral Paper Abstracts due March 1, 2017. See abstract guidelines HERE.
 
 
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 25, 2017 at the National Zoo!
Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo and the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
 
Come see the newest addition to the orangutan clan -- baby Redd, born September 12, 2016!
 
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FROM THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The Program Committee Is pleased to announce the following presentations:
 
Distinguished Primatologists Address
Robert Seyfarth, Ph.D. & Dorothy Cheney, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
 
2016 ASP Early Career Award Winner's Address
Bernardo Urbani, Ph.D.
Center for Anthropology, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research
 
Past President's Address
Karen Bales, Ph.D.
Univeristy of California Davis & CNPRC
 
 
REGISTRATION FEES
 
 
Early bird
(Mar 1)
On Time
(July 15)
On-site
(after July 15)
Student member
$200.00
$225.00
$250.00
Regular/Full member
$335.00
$385.00
$435.00
Non-member
$475.00
$525.00
$625.00
Guest (social events only)
$175.00
$200.00
$225.00

***INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS*** 

Registration will open on January 6, 2017, in the Members section.

   
HOTEL INFORMATION
 
Located downtown on Thomas Circle, the newly-renovated Washington Plaza Hotel sits in the heart of Washington, D.C., and is only minutes from the iconic attractions of the nation's capital. The hotel boasts a beautifully-landscaped outdoor pool designed by world-famous architect Morris Lapidus. The hotel restaurant, 10 Thomas Restaurant, features innovative American fare.
 
The hotel is a 3-block walk from the McPherson Square Metro Station (Blue/Orange/Silver lines) and a 5-block walk from the Farragut North Station (Red line).
 
Nearby attractions include:
 
National Geographic Society – 0.4mi
The White House – 0.5mi
International Spy Museum – 0.9mi
The National Mall – 1.3mi
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum – 1.4mi
National Gallery of Art – 1.5mi
U.S. Capitol Building – 1.5mi
Lincoln Memorial – 1.9mi
The National Zoo – 2.2mi
 
Room Rates at the Washington Plaza Hotel
Single/Double Occupancy: $159/night
Triple Occupancy: $189/night
To ensure Conference rates, rooms must be booked by July 25, 2017.
 
Please CLICK HERE to make your hotel reservations. If the link does not work, please use this code: WD8PI.
 
 
 
HOST CITY INFORMATION
 
Washington, D.C. is served by three major airports that offer direct flights from all over the U.S. and the world. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, VA, 5 miles from the conference site. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Dulles, VA, approximately 28 miles from the conference site. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is located in Baltimore, MD, approximately 32 miles from the conference site. Public transportation is available from all airports to (within blocks of) the conference site via the D.C. Metro system.
 
 
TRANSPORTATION
 
Getting around Washington, D.C. is very easy: the city is served by an extensive Metrorail system as well as buses, taxis, rideshares, and more. The Washington Metro Transit Authority (WMATA) is your key to getting around the city. NOTE: Most visitors heavily utilize the DC Metro rail system, which requires a SmarTrip card for use. SmarTrip cards are available for purchase, and can be re-loaded, at every Metro station.
 
 
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Alternative Metro maps available here.
 
 
 
ATTRACTIONS
 
Washington, D.C. is known around the world for its memorials, museums, diverse and eclectic neighborhoods, and restaurants. Visit https://washington.org/ for complete information.                 
 
Entrance to all the 19 of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums – including the National Zoo – is free!
 
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Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Vitenam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington Monument, Korean War Veterans Memorial.
 
 
CLIMATE
 
Washington, D.C., can be very hot and humid in the summer months. Average temperatures in August range from 66oF/19oC (low) to 84oF/29oC (high). Accordingly, hotels and museums will overcompensate with air conditioning. Thunderstorms, though short, can be frequent.
 
Be sure to bring an umbrella and a light sweater or jacket in addition to your shorts, t-shirts, and swimsuits!