Eating, Drinking & Smoking

Because our meetings are so full of great content, it can be hard to find time to eat breakfast or lunch. If you must eat or drink while attending a session, please do so quietly and be sure to deposit your trash properly after the session ends. Additional cleaning services cost the AAS money and increase registration costs.

Some venues have strict policies against eating or drinking in particular areas. Meeting attendees are expected to follow these policies. Attendees may not bring their own alcoholic beverages or drink them at the meeting venue outside of areas or times when they are sold. Obviously this does not apply to bars, restaurants, or other facilities co-located with our meeting venues.

AAS meetings are strictly non-smoking, consistent with laws in the localities where we hold our conferences. When possible, smoking areas will be clearly identified.