Key Dates:

Call for Papers
Summer 2008

Abstract Submittal Deadline
3 October 2008

Authors Notified,
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
December 2008 

Schedule Posted
January 2009

25-30 January 2009

Registration Information

The full registration fee includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, evening Town Halls and workshops (unless otherwise specified), Sunday welcome reception and poster receptions, coffee breaks, and the program book. Optional events such as any special organized activities are not included.

Registration fees can be paid online in Euros or US Dollars. We have provided information relating the approximate equivalent in Euros to assist in your planning.  Credit card fees will be paid to ASLO using the daily exchange rate.

Online Registration

Online registration is preferred and highly recommended. Electronic registrations must include complete credit card information.

Every attempt has been made to allow secure transmissions of your credit card information and transaction, but ASLO and the meeting assume no liability for your credit card information when it is released electronically. All credit card transactions will be processed through the conference web site. Transactions are protected and encrypted using a secure socket layer (SSL) certificate provided by Verisign, Inc. SSL technology is the industry-standard method for protecting web communications. The SSL security protocol provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity, and optional client authentication for a TCP/IP (internet) connection. Credit card verification and debit services will be provided by, a leading provider of Internet-based transaction services with thousands of online and traditional business customers around the world.

Alternate Registration & Payment Methods

Although registration using the online system is preferred, we understand there are occasions this may not be possible. 

Registrations complete with purchase order, or credit card information not accompanying an abstract submission, can be faxed to: 254-776-3767.

Letters of Invitation

We are pleased to provide Letters of Invitation to participants needing documentation for their international travel arrangements.  Registration and payment of the appropriate fees is required prior to requesting this support letter.  Please send all requests to Lysia Zavala at

Substitutions or Cancellations

We understand that occasionally other responsibilities and personal obligations prevent you from attending a program for which you have registered. If you find that you will not be able to attend the meeting, we encourage you to send a substitute. Substitutions can be made at any time, even on-site at the conference.

If you find it necessary to cancel after you have already paid, we can refund your conference fee (less an $80.00 USD/ €52.00 processing fee) if we receive notice in writing on or before 1 January 2009. Due to the limited number of enrollments available, registrants who cancel on or after 2 January 2009, will be not be eligible for any part of a refund. Abstract submission fees are non-refundable.

To provide cancellation notice and request a refund, please send a letter to: Helen Schneider Lemay, ASLO Business Office, 5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680, Waco, Texas 76710-4446 USA, fax your request to 254-776-3767, or via e-mail to

Non-Refundable Fees for Duplicate Registrations

Duplicate abstract submissions and/or registrations will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of $60.00 USD/ €39.00 to cover the costs associated with processing. If registering electronically, DO NOT submit mailed-in hard copies of your registration as well.