Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Attendee Information

Know Before You Go

Registration Desk Hours

Registration will be located in the California Ballroom Foyer. Desk hours are:

  • Thursday, May 12   3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Friday, May 13   7:45am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, May 14   7:45am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday, May 15   7:45am – 4:30pm
  • Monday, May 16   7:45am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 17   7:45am – 4:30pm

Worth Noting

COVID-19 and Masking

If you are attending the meeting in person, you must be vaccinated. We request that you use the CLEAR app to confirm your vaccination status. Please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines page for more information. Masks are suggested in all indoor spaces and will be required on all transportation that AIC provides. Please continue to check this page and communications via email or in the Annual Meeting Community in case there are any changes in requirements from venues or city or state regulations.

Mask and Badge Requirements for Offsite Venues

Badges are required on all AIC transportation and at all Annual Meeting events both in the hotel and at offsite venues.

The Opening Reception at the Getty Center – mask not required on grounds and galleries. Masks may be required on pre-reception tours.

BPG/PMG and ASG/WAG receptions at the Japanese American National Museum. Masks not required in reception space. Requested in galleries and required if a docent asks you to wear a mask.

For Tours – Please have a mask with you. In most cases masks are not required in galleries or grounds of museums. However, masking in the tighter lab spaces is recommended and may be required.

For Workshops – Those registered for the workshops will receive instructions on masking

Nursing Mothers Room

This year, we will have a dedicated nursing mothers' room with a small refrigerator. See the program on page 1 and map on page 56.


You can buy tickets online at any time throughout the meeting. Visit registration to pick up your ticket to add to your badge. 

Code of Conduct

We have a Code of Conduct in place. You can read it online in our Registration Policies.


Pack for dry weather in the mid-70s, including comfortable shoes for outdoor receptions. However, be sure to bring layers for warmer or cooler conference rooms, and check the weather before packing.

Your Meeting Checklist

  1. Check that your registration is complete.
    If you have not purchased your tickets to the tours or Specialty Group Receptions, you can still make your purchase today. Go to
  2. Familiarize yourself with the general schedule.
  3. Post in AIC's 50th Annual Meeting Community. 
    Use your regular login to access the dedicated AIC's 50th Annual Meeting Community
  4. Purchase any additional tickets.
    Buy your tickets to the Specialty Group receptions, luncheons, workshops, and tours. You can also buy guest tickets for tours and receptions. You can add ticketed events to your registration by going to the registration page. If you are experiencing trouble adding ticketed events, please email us at
  5. Plan your visits to the Exhibit Hall.
    The complete exhibitor list is available online. We are opening the Exhibit Hall with a special reception on Saturday, May 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show will remain open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, May 15 and 16. Learn about the latest in products and services for the conservation field by visiting the Exhibit Hall. Also, be sure to stop by the Health and Safety Network booth. Representatives from the OSHA Onsite Program will be on hand to answer health and safety questions from members and provide them with information about OSHA OnSite services nationwide.
  6. Network with Colleagues.
    Plan to attend one or more of the evening receptions, including the Opening Reception that is included with your registration. See who is on our Attendee List.
  7. Post about the meeting.
    Use our hashtag #AICat50 to share your experience with others, and write a blog post about some of the sessions!

Contact Us!

All staff will be onsite at the meeting from Wednesday, May 11, through Wednesday, May 18. Stopping by the registration desk is the quickest way to reach us with questions, comments, or registration issues. Otherwise, email us at