AACR Annual Meeting 2018


Onsite Registration
Registration will open on Friday, April 13, at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

  • Friday, April 13 from 3-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15 from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 16 from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 a.m.-noon

Express Badge Pick-Up
Your badge can also be picked up at one of the following remote locations during these hours: (Badge pickup at Remote locations is only available to attendees who have registered in advance and have received an express badge pick-up barcode.)

O’Hare Airport/American and United Baggage Claim areas
Friday, April 13, 2018 from noon-8 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 8 a.m.-noon

Sheraton Grand Chicago and Hyatt Regency Chicago
Friday, April 13 from 2-8 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 from 7:00 a.m.-noon

Registration forms submitted without full payment cannot be processed and will be returned. Government or other purchase orders cannot be accepted. All fees must be paid in U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank. Please note that paying the abstract submission fee does not constitute registration for the meeting.

General registration inquires can be directed to

Registration Rates

Dec. 15
Dec. 16-
Feb. 5
Feb. 6 and after
AACR Members      
Active $645 $740 $895
Associate $335 $410 $505
Affiliate $525 $570 $670
Undergraduate Student* $75 $80 $95
High School Student* FREE FREE FREE
Emeritus $100 $100 $100
Advocate $250 $350 $350
  Nonprofit $1,125 $1,325 $1,440
Industry $1,355 $1,450 $1,640
Predoctoral Student/Postdoctoral or Clinical Fellow
$580 $615 $715

* Student Membership is free for eligible candidates. Free registration is available for both Undergraduate and High School members who participate in special AACR programming.

† For nonmember advocate registration information, email

Additional Products and Services

Printed Proceedings: Mail Copy
[Within U.S. only; must order by Feb. 2]
Printed Proceedings: Pick Up Copy Onsite
Proceedings on Flash Drive
[Must order by Feb. 2]

Eligibility for Registration at AACR Member Rates
Nonmember individuals interested in registering at the early registration member rate must submit membership applications no later than Dec. 8, 2017. Individuals who are interested in joining the AACR and registering at the advance registration member rate must submit membership applications no later than Jan. 26, 2018. Only individuals who are listed on the membership rolls as of April 6, 2018, will be accorded the privilege of registering for the AACR Annual Meeting 2018 at the member rates noted above. If upon review of membership application a candidate is deemed ineligible for the membership category to which he or she has applied, then the candidate will need to register in advance at the nonmember rate.

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the AACR. There will be a $125 processing fee applied to refunds requested by March 5, 2018. No refunds can be made after March 5.

All advance registrants will receive an Express Badge Pickup confirmation via email approximately one week prior to the start of the conference. Please bring this notice with you to the AACR Annual Meeting 2018, and you may proceed to the Advance Registration counters for fast pickup of your registration credentials. Your badge will provide you with access to the scientific sessions as well as the exhibit floor.

Spouse Registration
Spouse registration is not available in advance and may only be purchased on-site beginning Sunday, April 15. All spouse registrants must be accompanied by a registered attendee at the time of registration. Spouse registration is not available to individuals working in the cancer research field. Spouse fee includes only social activities provided during the conference and access to the poster and exhibit hall; it does NOT admit individuals to lecture sessions. The fee for spouse registration is $75.

Group Registrations
Learn more about group registrations (25 or more people).

Press Registration
Press should contact Julia Gunther at

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