MARCH 2-4, 2018


(The conference is over and was a great success.  Thanks to the many volunteers and participants.)

 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.  

FEBRUARY 13 UPDATE: The final copy of the program schedule is available here.  Limited copies of the program will be available for purchase at the meeting (if you pre-purchased one, a copy is reserved for you).

FEBRUARY 13 UPDATE: The draft of the program schedule is available here.  Please keep in mind this is a preliminary draft - the final version of the program will be available online when complete.  In addition, you can access the online scheduler here!

JANUARY 22 UPDATE: The size for the posters has been determined.  Please make your posters to match a 36 inches by 48 inches (portrait mode, taller than wide).

JANUARY 2 UPDATE: The registration form has gone live!  You can link to it here.  Please review the costs and deadlines for registration below.  As we have new website software, the registration form has been updated someone.  If you notice any glitched or problems, or have any difficult registers, please contact Chris Vitek ([email protected]) and he will be happy to work with you to resolve the issue.  Remember, each individual presenting or applying for a research award must be registered, and you must be an active member to register.  If you don't have access to the registration form, please check your membership!  You must be a member to register, so you can join or renew your membership 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 (which also increases after the registration deadlines).

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 [email protected] 

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