43rd meeting of the American Society of Primatologists | Denver, CO |



The 43rd Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists Sept 24-27 2020
at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado
 For details regarding the updated conference due to the COVID response please go here asp.org/meetings/covid.cfm
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Early Bird
(Before 1/21/20)
(Before 9/15/20)
(9/16/20 – at meeting)
Full Member
(social events only)
To register for ASP2020 login to the website here.  If you have not previously logged in create a new login.  You do not need to be a member of ASP to register for the conference, but you will receive reduced costs for registration if you become an ASP member.
See the "Call for Abstracts" page for instructions on submitting abstracts for presentations
Hotel Information

Accomodations will be available at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, the site of the meeting. Rooms are available for a specially-negotiated rate of $139 (plus any applicble taxes). Please CLICK HERE to make your hotel reservation. All reservations must be made via our dedicated reservations link. 

 For existing reservations, the Sheraton has confirmed that all reservations have been shifted over to the new dates in September (same day of the week, just September instead of May).  Our hotel room reservation link remains the same (HERE).
If you want to make a new reservation for the September conference, or if you need to make another change to your reservation, you can also use our hotel room reservation link (HERE).
Important ASP 2020 Dates to Remember:
Registration Opens:
December 1, 2019
Symposium Submission Deadline:
January 3, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: 
 June 10, 2020
On-time Registration Deadline:
 Sept 15, 2020


Continuing Education Credits for Veterinarians to be Offered at ASP! ASP is a RACE accredited organization, so veterinarians and veterinary technicians can earn continuing education credits at this meeting. Stay tuned for more information about how to earn these credits during ASP 2020—Denver!

Don’t miss these events at ASP 2020—Denver:
We will be organizing many more events in the coming weeks, so check the ASP website for the most up-to-date meeting events and schedule information.


Denver is conveniently located off Interstates I-70, I-76 and I-25 with easy access to Golden (30 minutes/18 miles), Boulder (45 minutes/30 miles), Ft. Collins (1¼ hours/65 miles), Colorado Springs (1½ hours/70 miles) and Vail (2 hours/100 miles).  
  • Arriving By Air: Make travel arrangements to the Denver International Airport (DIA), 8500 Pena Blvd., Denver, Colorado.  The airport is 25 miles northeast of downtown Denver and it is approximately 30 minutes by car to the Conference hotel.
The most cost-effective way to get from DIA to the Conference hotel and downtown Denver is via light rail. Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) offers a direct line between DIA and Union Station in the heart of downtown (A-line, $10.50 each way). After arriving at Union Station, passengers headed to the Conference hotel should transfer to the free Mall Ride bus and proceed along the 16th Street pedestrian mall, exiting the bus at Court Place. The Conference venue, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, is located at 1550 Court Place – right at the corner of Court Place and 16th Street.
Shuttle services (Super Shuttle, $31+/person) and taxis ($65+/trip) are also convenient ways to get to Denver area hotels from DIA. In addition, other vehicle transportation services such as Uber and Lyft are very popular for getting around the Denver Metro Area.  
  • Arriving By Car:  For driving directions, use google maps, etc. to travel to 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado.
  • Arriving By Train: The California Zephyr train line runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, with an Amtrak Station stop at Union Station in downtown Denver. Other stops on this line include Omaha, Salt Lake City and Reno.
  • Getting Around Denver: Public transportation options abound in the Denver Metro Area. The Conference hotel is located right on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, which offers a free Mall Ride bus. A great way to explore beyond 16th Street is via highly accessible bike and electric scooter rentals. There are a number of companies offering this service, with prices starting at free 30-minute rentals, and bikes and scooters can be found all over Denver. Explore your options with Denver B-cycle (https://www.denverbcycle.com/), Lyft (https://www.lyft.com/scooters/denver-co) and Lime (https://www.li.me/electric-scooter). 
Twelve RTD light rail lines and a variety of bus routes can help you get farther afield (http://www.rtd-denver.com/). Nearby cities of Golden (W-line) and Boulder (Flatiron Flyer – FF-line) can both be accessed via light rail, at a cost of $3.00-$5.25 each way. For about the same cost, a 45- to 60-minute RTD bus ride can get you up into the historic Rocky Mountain foothills town of Evergreen. 
Host City Information and Highlights
Established in 1858, Denver’s diverse population of over 700,000 makes it one of the top 20 largest cities in the U.S. While expansive, the city is also incredibly walkable, accessible via public transport and bike-friendly. Denver is located in the high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The “Mile High City” is truly situated exactly one mile above sea level (5280’ = step number 13 at the State Capitol) and the mountain peaks you can see to the west rise to over 14,000’ (“fourteeners”). With 300 days of sunshine each year, a culinary, cultural and arts scene that can hold its own, over 150 breweries and tap rooms pouring over 200 local beers (not to mention a growing number of local distilleries and wineries), and one of the most extensive city park systems in the country, Denver has something for everyone. Learn more at Visit Denver’s website (https://www.denver.org/). Nearby attractions include:
Walking distance
  • 16th Street Mall
  • Brown Palace Hotel
  • Civic Center Park
  • Colorado State Capitol
  • Denver Art Museum
  • History Colorado Center Museum
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Via bike, light rail, or bus
  • Denver Zoo
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • REI Flagship Store
  • Confluence Park & Platte River
  • Elitch Gardens Amusement Park
  • Children’s Museum
  • Metro State University
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Pearl Street Mall (Boulder)
  • Butterfly Pavilion (Westminster)
  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater (Golden)
Further afield
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway (seasonal access)
  • Popular ski towns (Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen)
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs)
  • Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
  • Pike’s Peak (Colorado Springs)
  • Colorado State University (Ft. Collins)
Local Host Denver Zoo Invites ASP Members back to Colorado for the First Time in 20 Years!
The 2000 ASP meeting was held in Boulder, Colorado – right in the shadow of the dramatic sandstone slabs of the Flatiron foothills. But that was nearly 20 years ago, so it’s high time we bring our primate clan back to Colorado; this time, 30 minutes southeast of Boulder to the capitol city of Denver.
Located in the high rolling plains, the “Mile High City” of Denver is truly situated exactly one mile above sea level (5280’ = step number 13 at the State Capitol). The city itself was established in 1858 and while expansive, it is incredibly walkable, accessible via public transport and bike-friendly. From Denver, you can see the Rocky Mountain foothills 12 miles to the east and the snow-capped peaks beyond rise to over 14,000’ (“fourteeners”). With over 300 days of sunshine each year, a thriving cultural, historical, culinary and arts scene, over 150 breweries and tap rooms and a growing number of local distilleries and wineries, and one of the most extensive city park systems in the country, the Denver metro area has something for everyone.
The venue for the ASP 2020—Denver conference is the Sheraton Downtown Hotel, situated right on the 16th Street Mall. This mile-long pedestrian-friendly mall is packed with shopping, restaurants, and attractions, and is bookended by the beautifully renovated Union Station at one end and the Colorado State Capitol at the other. Free shuttle buses, dubbed the MallRide, travel up and down the street stopping at almost every corner and making everything downtown easy to reach. Whether you’re interested in people watching at one of 42 outdoor cafes, bar-hopping in the hip “LoHi” neighborhood, visiting a museum, or catching a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or pedi-cab after dark, you’re sure to enjoy the heart of Denver.  
For those flying in to Denver, you’ll find making your way to the Sheraton both easy and affordable. Denver’s Regional Transportation District offers a direct line between the international airport and Union Station ($10.50). After arriving at the Station, conference attendees will be able to transfer to the free MallRide for a quick bus trip down the 16th Street mall, and will be dropped off right in front of the Sheraton, at the corner of 16th and Court Place. We can’t wait to welcome you!