Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting will be held February 26-March 1, 2017 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, St. Petersburg, FL.  This four day event also offers a two-day short course, poster session, exhibition, student award symposium and concurrent technical sessions.

Presentations for meeting are solicited for all areas of the adhesion science and technology.  If you wish to participate, we encourage you to submit an abstract. During the submission process, you will be required to select a topic area you wish to present.


Annual Meeting Short Abstract Submissions and Guidelines

To be considered, presentation proposals (abstracts) should contain timely, applicable and relevant information on research methodology with demonstrative importance to the industry.

Immediately following the deadline date of September 12, the Program Committee will review all abstract submissions and select those suitable for presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting. You will be notified shortly thereafter of its decision and will be required to submit an extended abstract for submission into the Final Program.

2017 Short Abstract Submission

Annual Meeting Extended Abstract submissions!

  • Extended Abstract Submission for the Annual Meeting are due October 1, 2016.
    (Note: Peebles Award Submissions –  When applying for the “Peebles Award”, please check the “Peebles Award” box on the form.  You only need to submit one extended abstract.  Your  extended abstract is due with the general call on October 1, 2016.(extended_abstract_template)

For questions contact Kai-Tak Wan  or Malinda Armstrong at



  • Poster size:  42in x 48in

All posters must be mounted one hour before the scheduled session start. Poster numbers supplied by AS will be in the upper corner of each poster board, and this number corresponds with the number assigned to each poster in the technical program. Pushpins will be available at the poster session. Authors must remain with their posters for the duration of their scheduled session as indicated in the technical program. All posters must remain up until the session ends and then must be removed within one hour after conclusion of the session. The Adhesion Society cannot assume responsibility for materials beyond these time limits.

On-line registration


Standard: $600 per person
Fellow: $525 per person
Retiree: $300 per person
Student: $300 per person
One-Day Registration ($325)
One-Day Student Registration ($175)

**registration includes attendance at the technical meeting, all receptions and breaks, meeting proceedings and membership to the Adhesion Society.  If you wish to attend the short course, visit the short course web page.

All registrations must be received on or before January 27, 2017.  Any registration received after January 27th and all on-site registrations will be assessed a 20% processing fee.


Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 27, 2017. A 20% processing fee will be assessed on cancellations. NO REFUNDS AFTER January 27, 2017. In the event you need to cancel, the fee paid for membership is non-refundable.


Liability Disclaimer: The Adhesion Society claims no liability for the acts of any participant at this meeting, nor for the safety of any person participating in, or in transit to, or from this event. The Adhesion Society reserves the right to cancel any function without penalty. The total amount of any liability of the Society, in the event of cancellation, will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

Hilton St. Petersburg / Bayfront
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
Phone: (800) 944-5500
Room rate: $179

Book On-line

Hotel: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Group Code: ADH (Refer this code to the 800.445.8667 Central Reservations line)

Reserve your room today!

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