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 in PDF format (click here)


Online Meeting Program

This online version of the program is mobile device friendly so you can use it as you would a conference app to plan and personalize your schedule.


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


Field Trip Guidebook Download

Field trip participants should download and print a copy of the guidebook for use on the trip.


We will meet at the Stone Fort Museum (1808 Alumni Drive North Griffith Boulevard, Nacogdoches, TX 75961)( GPS: 31.619305 N, -94.649086 W) which is located in front of the Science Building on the circle drive. We will depart at 8:00 a.m. and will be finished by 1:00 p.m. on March 1, 2020.


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: Meeting registration will be held in the Cole STEM Building’s Atrium and will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday February 28th and again on Saturday February 29th from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Parking: Parking is allowed anywhere on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus except specifically reserved or handicapped sites.

Posters: Posters should be set-up in the hallways of the Cole STEM Building no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday February 28th. Since we anticipate and encourage poster viewing outside of the judging time periods, please keep your poster up until Saturday at 1:30 p.m. 

Poster Judging Session 1: Will be between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday for the following sections: Anthropology; Biomedical Sciences, Cell & Molecular Biology; Conservation Ecology; Freshwater Science; Geoscience; Neuroscience; Terrestrial Ecology & Management.

Poster Judging Session 2: Will be between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the following sections: Chemistry & Biochemistry; General Science; Marine; Mathematics & Computer Science; Physics & Engineering; Plant Biology; STEM Education; Systematics & Evolutionary Biology.

Planetarium Show: The planetarium show will run twice Friday evening; the first showing will start at 5:00 p.m. and will re-run at 6:30 p.m. This will allow for everyone to view the show, including those who are participating in the poster sessions.

Saturday Lunch: Lunch will be served Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Cole STEM Building Atrium

Saturday Reception and Banquet: The Reception and Awards Banquet will be held at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center 3805 NW Stallings Drive Nacogdoches, Texas 75964, (936) 564-0849.


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