TAS 2019 Meeting

 Join us at our 122nd annual meeting to be held at

Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX

March 1-2, 2019

How to get to Howard Payne University

Campus Map

Register here for the 2019 Meeting

Make sure your membership is active through the meeting dates

Meeting Program

Online Meeting Program


Abstract Site Access (Submissions are now over)

Abstract Submission DEADLINE was Dec 3rd

* You DO NOT need to be a member to submit an abstract,
* but will have to become a member to attend the conference. 
* You must setup a new account on the submission site. 
* Your login for the abstract submission site is NOT the
same as your TAS membership username and password. 
* You must first create an account on that site, and then submit the abstract.

Abstract Submission Guidelines and FAQs


Poster Guidelines


Hotel Information


Holiday Inn Express, Early TX
Designated Link: https://bit.ly/2JC42xl
Adress: 128 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802
Phone: 325-641-1014
Rate: $140
Comfort Inn, Early TX
Call and mention blocking under Howard Payne University
Address: 204 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802
Phone: 325-641-3000
Rate: $99
LaQuinta Inn 
Address: 103 Market Pl Blvd, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 325-641-1731
Rate: $ Finalizing 
Hampton Inn
Address: 1103 Riverside Dr, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 325-641-1122
Rate: $120


Brownwood Inn and Suite
Address: 504 W Commerce St, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 325-641-8085
Current Rate: $91
Flagship Inn
Address: 8875 TX-279, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 325-784-7656
Current Rate: $89
Best Western Inn, Comanche Texas 
Address: 1505 E Central Ave, Comanche TX 76442
Phone: 325-356-2300


Meeting Registration Fees

Registration Type


Early Bird

1-1-19 to 2-24-19


2-25-19 to 3-3-19

Emeritus, Patron, Life, & Regular Members 







$75.00 each

$100.00 each

Abstract Book



T-Shirts (optional)  $15.00 $15.00

Important Information for the Meeting!

Registration. The Registration area, in the lobby of the Mabee Center, will be open from 10:00 am on Friday March 1 until 4:00 pm, and again on Saturday March 2 from 7:00 am until 10:00 am.

Parking. Parking anywhere, except specifically reserved or handicapped sites, is possible on the Howard Payne University Campus.

Posters. Posters will be set up in the Winebrenner Science Building Corridor and Laboratories Friday commencing at 10:00 am. The first set of posters will remain up until Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00pm. These posters must then be taken down. At this same time, posters for the Saturday, March 2, 2019 judging can be set up. All poster for Saturday must be in place by 8:30am Saturday morning. The take-down period will be after 11:30 am on Saturday March 2.

Poster Judging will be between 3:00 – 4:30 pm on Friday for the following sections:

Anthropology; Conservation Ecology; Freshwater Science; Geosciences; Mathematics & Computer Science; Neuroscience; Physics & Engineering; Plant Biology; Science Education; Terrestrial Ecology & Management.

Poster Judging for the remaining sections: Biomedical; Cell & Molecular Biology; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Marine Science; Systematics & Evolutionary Biology, will be on Saturday between 8:00 – 9:30 am.

Since we anticipate, and encourage, more poster viewing and readership outside the judging time periods, we suggest that contact emails (or other contact details you are comfortable with) associated with the presenter, be clearly noted on the poster to encourage further communication during the meeting.

Saturday Lunch

Lunch will begin at 12:00pm on Saturday in the Mabee Center.

Saturday Reception and Banquet

The Reception and Awards Banquet will be held at the Brownwood Regional Airport Hanger. The address for this facility is 6251 Airport Rd, Brownwood, TX 76801. (approximately 6.4 miles from HPU)