TAS 2020 Meeting

 Join us at our 123rd annual meeting to be held at

Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas

February 28-29, 2020

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How to get to Stephen F. Austin State University

additional directions

Campus Map

Meeting Flyer

Registration for the 2020 Meeting now Open

Make sure your membership is active through the meeting dates


Meeting Program (click here)

Online Meeting Program (through All Academic Site)


Abstract Site Access (Abstract Submission Now CLOSED)

Abstract Submission DEADLINE has passed (Dec 9, 2019)

* 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



Fredonia Hotel (936) 564-1234


King or Double Queen $119/night


Continental Inn (936) 560-5555

Code:  STEM

2 people per room $60/night

4 people per room $70/night

4 people per room SUITE $90/night


Days Inn (936) 715-0005

Code:  STEM

Various Prices depending on room needed.  From $73.00 to $118/night


Best Western (South)  (936) 560-4900

Code:  STEM

King $64.30/night

Double Queen $68.80/night


Geology Field Trip

March 1, 8 am-1pm


The field trip will center on the geology of the Nacogdoches area. The trip is of a general nature and anyone attending the meeting would enjoy the trip. The trip is open to all!  The trip will leave the SFASU campus at 8 AM and will be finished by 1 PM on March 1, 2020. There will be no cost to attend the trip. Those going on the trip will need to provide their own transportation.

Meeting Registration Fees

Registration Type


Early Bird

Jan 1, 2020


Feb 20, 2020



Feb 21, 2020


Feb 29, 2020

Emeritus, Patron, Life, & Regular Members 







$75.00 each

$100.00 each

Abstract Book



T-Shirts (optional)




Important Information for the Meeting!

Registration. The Registration area will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on the first day, and again on the second day from 7:00 am until 10:00 am.

Parking. Parking anywhere, except specifically reserved or handicapped sites.

Posters. Posters will be set up commencing at 10:00 am. The first set of posters will remain up until 6:00 pm. These posters must then be taken down. At this same time, posters for the second day judging can be set up. All posters for the second day must be in place by 8:30 am of that morning.

Poster Judging will be between 3:00 – 4:30 pm on first day 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 second day 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 12:00 pm on Saturday on the second day.

Reception and Banquet
The Reception and Awards Banquet will be on Saturday evening at the Nacogdoches Expo Center. The address for this will be posted here along with a map on how to get there.


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