MARCH 2-4, 2018


(This page will be updated with information and links as we have more details about the meeting)

 Did you know - 

Originally named “Midway”, Midland, Texas has been the historical way-station for travel and trade between Dallas and El Paso. This feature became definitive when the Texas-Pacific Railroad was built across Texas. The original drivers of the local economy were cattle and agriculture (primarily cotton farming). For more information about Midland, click here.  

NOVEMBER 30 UPDATE: Details about the 2018 research awards have been posted.  Please review this page to get details on how to submit a proposal, as well as the criteria used to just them!

NOVEMBER 12  UPDATE: Registration details are ready to be provided.  Registration will open on January 1, 2018.  You must be a member to register, and you must register if you are presenting (a poster or a talk).  All membership expires on December 31, 2017 (there is no pro-rating of membership).  If you are joining the Academy solely to attend the meeting, you should join on January 1, 2018.  Guests cost $50 per guest.

Registration Type Regular Member Student Member Deadline
Early Bird Registration $200 $85 February 15, 2018
Normal Registration $225 $115 March 1, 2018
On-site Registration


$135 Onsite


Hotel information has also been posted and can be accessed here.  Three hotels have agreed to reserve rooms for TAS at a rate of $99 per night.

OCTOBER 2  UPDATE: Abstract submission is ready!  Click here to submit your abstractClick here to view common questions about submission.  Reminder - you must first create an account before submitting an abstract (it is not the same account as your TAS membership).

SEPTEMBER 26  UPDATE: This year we are getting an early start to the conference!  Keep your eyes here for more information!


The TAS Board would love to get more input and utilize the expertise from members.  If you would like to see specific workshops or have an area of expertise to share, please contact the President-Elect and Program Chair Dr. Keith Pannell.  We also welcome general feedback and comments at president@texasacademyofscience 

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 meeting or getting a vendor table, please contact us or visit the sponsorship website

We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors