43rd meeting of the American Society of Primatologists | Denver, CO | May 28-31, 2020



Join us for the 43rd Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists
at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado
Renew your membership so that you can receive discounted registration rates for ASP 2020!
Early Bird
(Before 1/18/20)
(Before 5/20/20)
(5/21/20 – at meeting)
Full Member
(social events only)
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!
Important ASP 2020 Dates to Remember:
Registration Opens:
December 1, 2019
Symposium Submission Deadline:
January 3, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: 
January 17, 2020
On-time Registration Deadline:

 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:
  • Pre-Conference Workshops on Education, Science Communication and Primate Care (Wednesday, May 27 & Thursday, May 28; times TBD)
  • Zoo Day at Denver Zoo, including Behind-the-Scenes Tours (Thursday, May 28; 12noon-5:00pm)
  • The Opening Reception at Denver Zoo’s Primate Panorama (Thursday, May 28; 5:30-8:30pm)
  • The Closing Banquet (Sunday, May 31; 6pm-12am)
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.