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Registration for the 2017 Annual Conference will open soon.

Established in 1903, the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) is recognized around the world as one of the
most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. ASHS is committed to promoting and encouraging national and international interest in scientific research and education in all branches of horticulture.
Comprised of thousands of members worldwide, ASHS represents a broad cross-section of the horticultural community scientists, educators, students, landscape and turf managers, government, extension agents and industry professionals.
ASHS members focus on practices and problems in horticulture: breeding, propagation, production and management, harvesting, handling and storage, processing, marketing and use of horticultural plants and products.
The American Society for Horticultural Science hosts an Annual Conference to bring the membership together for a
four-day event composed of networking sessions, abstract presentations, award presentations, and technical workshops.
Each year, approximately 1,000 horticultural leaders and decision makers attend the conference eager to learn about
cutting edge technology and share information.



Conference Registration Rates    

Category On or
April 1


April 2 to
June 15
June 16
through on site
ASHS Member $425 $475 $525
Non-member $585 $635 $685
Emeritus $245 $270 $320
Postdoctoral (Member) $260 $285 $335
$325 $350 $400
Graduate Student (Member) $125 $150 $200
Graduate Student
$185 $225 $275
Undergraduate Student $ 95 $115 $165
*One Day (Member) $160 $185 $235
*One Day (Non-member) $265 $290 $340

International Registration Package
International ASHS members and non-members can register for the ASHS conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida, using the "International Registration Package." This includes conference registration, 5-night hotel stay, and a ticket to the Welcome Reception.

(International Package cost: ASHS international members = $1515; nonmembers $1780)

* If you plan to attend the conference for more than one day, a full conference registration is required. Two-day registrations are not permitted.

For any questions that you would like to make to your registration, you can either contact ASHS at 703-836-4606 or e-mail your request to

Registration Cancellation Policy:

Requests for full refund of Conference registration fees, special events, pre- and post-Conference horticultural tours must be made in writing and will be processed under the following schedule:

Refund requests received

  • on or before May 1 = Full refund (less a $30 processing fee and applicable credit card fees)
  • from May 2 through June 7 = 75% refund (less a $30 processing fee and applicable credit card fees)
  • from June 8 through June 28 = 50% refund (less a $30 processing fee and applicable credit card fees)
  • on or after June 29 = no refund

Any refunds requested 45 days prior the conference will be processed 15 days after conference conclusion.

All cancellation or refund requests must be made in writing and can be emailed to or mailed to

American Society for Horticultural Science
Attn: Annual Conference - cancellations
1018 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Notice for International Registrants:

Please allow sufficient time to contact the proper officials in your country and obtain the necessary visas for travel to and from the conference.

If you fail to obtain a travel visa, requests for registration refunds will be granted only if the visa application has been refused and ASHS is informed of this 30 days prior to the start of the conference.

The request for refund must be accompanied by a copy of the refusal letter from the embassy.

A request for refund may be denied if these conditions are not met.

Facilities Usage Fee

Where to stay?

We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is paramount, and we are aware that often people choose to stay on the outskirts of town and then choose to drive to the conference each day.

However, before you book your hotel room for the ASHS Annual Conference, we want to mention the following ....

The American Society for Horticultural Science continues to make every effort to keep costs at a minimum for those attending the ASHS Annual Conference. One way this is done is to make a commitment to the host hotel that a specified number of hotel rooms will be occupied by our conference attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, the property provides ASHS with complimentary meeting space.

Over the last several years, many unsuccessful attempts have been made to explain this process to conference delegates. In 2004, ASHS did not fill its committed number of sleeping rooms, and, as a result, faced hefty penalty fees. Individuals who choose to stay at non-host hotels receive the benefit of the conference facilities, but do not contribute to the necessary commitments that allow the Society to use meeting space on a complimentary basis. Therefore, the ASHS Board of Directors instituted a "Facilities Usage Fee” for those who attend the conference, but choose not to stay in the host hotel. This is the only way that we can continue to run the conference without raising registration fees.

The $250 Facilities Usage Fee will apply only to those who register (including exhibitors, speakers, students, etc.) for the conference (with the exception of guests), but choose not to stay at the host hotel.

We encourage all conference attendees to avoid this Facilities Usage Fee and stay at the host hotel. Please be aware that if you are sharing a room with another delegate, both names must appear on the room reservation by the hotel reservation cut-off date, otherwise you will be assessed this fee and obligated to pay it in order to pick up your registration credentials.

Staying at the host hotel makes it easy to enjoy the the camaraderie of fellow ASHS members inside and outside of scheduled activities.

Just imagine - no commuting time to conference activities; additional networking time with colleagues; and amenities, such as room service, safes, exercise facilities, and restaurants/shops - everything in one convenient location.

It certainly is your choice as to where you desire to stay during the conference, but please understand that ASHS does have contractual commitments that we must honor, and we must do all we can to assure that there are no negative financial implications to the Society and the ASHS Membership.

1018 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.836.4606