Virtual Meeting FAQs

Q. When will the Virtual Meeting be held?

A. The meeting will be held Sunday, April 30–Friday, May 5 and will be broadcasted live online based on the Central Time Zone.

Q. What is the registration deadline?

A. The regular registration deadline for the meeting will be March 31. After March 31, late registrations will only be accepted online through April 28. To obtain the best registration rates, plan to register by the earlybird deadline of February 17.

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

A. Yes, to receive the discounted member registration rates, your ARRS membership must be current at the time of registration as well as for the duration of the Virtual Meeting and the duration of access to the complimentary meeting recordings after the meeting. If membership has lapsed or will lapse between the date of registration and the final date of access to the complimentary meeting recordings available after the meeting, the registrant must either renew membership or pay the nonmember registration fees. Discounted meeting registration fees are a benefit for current ARRS members.

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

A. Absolutely! Nonmembers may apply for membership and receive the Virtual Meeting member registration fee discount. Nonmembers should submit a membership application with the Virtual Meeting registration form by fax or mail prior to April 21 to receive the member registration fee discount. After April 21, you must register for the Virtual Meeting at the nonmember registration rate.

To apply for membership

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 2017 Annual Meeting and fax your 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 Virtual Meeting registration form by fax to 703- 729-4839 or mail both documents to: ARRS, 44211 Slatestone Court, Leesburg, VA 20176-5109.

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 Virtual 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 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 31 will be processed after the Virtual Meeting minus a $100 nonrefundable cancellation fee. After March 31, 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 Virtual Meeting registration to an Annual 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 31 will require a $100 nonrefundable transfer fee in addition to any additional meeting registration fees to make the requested change in the meeting registration record. After March 31, requests to transfer from the Virtual Meeting to the Annual Meeting can only be processed at the ARRS On-site Registration Welcome and Information Center in New Orleans and will require a $200 nonrefundable transfer fee in addition to any additional meeting registration fees to make the requested change to the meeting registration record.