2018 Annual Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where will the meeting be held?

A. The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, April 22–Friday April 27, 2018, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Q. What is the registration deadline?

A. The regular registration deadline for the meeting is March 30. After March 30, late registrations will only be accepted online through April 20. Paper registrations by postal mail or fax cannot be processed after March 30. To obtain the best registration rates, plan to register by the early-bird deadline of February 16.

Q. How do I register after the late registration deadline, April 20?

A. After April 20, Annual Meeting registrations will only be accepted at the ARRS On-Site Registration Welcome and Information Center at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Q. Do I need to register guests for the meeting? What does the guest fee include?

A. Yes, the fee is $99 per guest and provides entrance to the Connection Quad including lunches (Monday–Thursday) as well as all beverage breaks throughout the week. Guests are not allowed entry to areas where educational sessions or events are being held including the fee-based Categorical Courses or the Reading Room. Guests are not eligible to claim CME, SAM, SA-CME, or ARLM credits and do not receive any educational materials. Individuals eligible for ARRS membership may not register as a guest and must pay the general registration fee.

Q. Are children’s programs or child care available during the meeting?

A. ARRS does not provide children’s programs or child care. Please ask your hotel concierge for a list of local companies that offer child care services. For safety reasons, security will be notified if children are left unattended in any of the ARRS meeting space areas or public areas of the hotel.

Q. Does my membership need to be current in order to attend at the ARRS member rate?

A. Yes, to receive the discounted member rate, which is a member benefit, your ARRS membership must be current at the time that you register for the meeting as well as for the duration of the Annual Meeting. If your membership has lapsed or will lapse between the date you register and the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, you must pay your membership renewal or pay the nonmember registration fee. A submitted registration form online, by fax, or mail serves as acknowledgement, acceptance, and agreement of this policy.

Q. Can I become an ARRS member to take advantage of registration savings?

A. Absolutely! Discounted meeting registration fees are a benefit of ARRS membership. If you plan to attend the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, apply for membership at the same time you submit your Annual Meeting registration form to ensure your membership status is confirmed and you receive the membership registration discount. If you want to join ARRS after April 13, you will need to bring your membership and registration paperwork to the ARRS On-Site Registration Welcome and Information Center at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

To apply for membership before March 30:

Apply Online:

Go to www.arrs.org and click on Membership. Be sure to indicate on the online form that you plan to attend the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting and fax your Annual Meeting registration form to the ARRS at 703-729-4839 after submitting your online membership application.

Download Application:

Go to www.arrs.org and click on Membership. Send the completed application with your Annual Meeting registration form by fax to 703-729-4839 or mail both documents to: ARRS, 44211 Slatestone Court, Leesburg, VA 20176-5109.

After March 30, you may submit your membership application online at www.arrs.org or by fax to 703-729-4839. You will be notified once your application has been processed and you may register for the meeting online at that time.

Q. Will I receive a registration confirmation?

A. Registration confirmations are emailed to registrants. It is important to provide your email address with your registration materials to ensure receipt of your confirmation and any updates regarding the meeting. Make sure the email address provided is set up to accept messages from ARRS so your Annual Meeting communications do not go to a SPAM or junk mail folder or become blocked entirely.

Q. What is the cancellation policy?

A. Written requests for cancellation should be sent by email to meeting@arrs.org; by fax to 703-729-4839; or by mail to: ARRS, 44211 Slatestone Court, Leesburg, VA 20176-5109. Written requests for refunds received by March 30 will be processed after the meeting minus a $100 nonrefundable cancellation fee. After March 30, cancellations will be processed but refunds will not be issued. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. Refund requests of the $100 nonrefundable cancellation fee will not be considered regardless of the registration category, amount paid, or when requested. A submitted registration form online, by fax, or mail serves as acknowledgement, acceptance, and agreement of these cancellation policies.

Q. Can I transfer my Annual Meeting registration to a Virtual Meeting registration?

A. Yes, you may transfer your Virtual Meeting registration record to an Annual Meeting registration record by providing a written request by email to meeting@arrs.org; by fax to 703-729-4839; or by mail to: ARRS, 44211 Slatestone Court, Leesburg, VA 20176-5109. Written requests received by March 30 will require a $100 nonrefundable transfer fee in addition to any additional virtual registration fees to make the requested change in the meeting registration record. Written requests received by April 13 will require a $200 nonrefundable transfer fee in addition to any additional virtual registration fees to make the requested change in the meeting registration record. After April 13, requests to transfer from the Annual Meeting to the Virtual Meeting cannot be processed.