ASP Denver Meeting 2022

The 44th Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists was held August 25-28, 2022

at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

Our next meeting will begin on August 25, 2022, with standing committee meetings during day and the opening reception in the evening. It will end on August 28, 2022, with the closing banquet. Be sure to renew your membership so that you can receive discounted registration rates for ASP 2022.

Check out the schedule for ASP 2022.

Check out the printable ASP 2022 Program at-a-Glance, which also contains the titles of our virtual ON DEMAND only talks and posters.

Hotel Information

Accommodations are available at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, the site of the meeting. Rooms are available for a specially negotiated rate of $144 (plus any applicable taxes). All reservations must be made via our dedicated reservations link: NOTE: If you need to modify your reservation, you must use the same link.

It is very important that you book at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel using our specially negotiated rate. ASP is contractually obligated to fill a certain number of rooms and if we are unable to do so, there will be financial penalties that the Society will be obligated to pay. Please, please, please make your reservations soon, but no later than August 2, 2022.

Registration is now open. Start the process by clicking here. Apparently, the link works best with Chrome. Safari’s a little glitchy but it will work. Please note the ASP policy that refunds are not available.

Registrant CategoryEarly BirdOn TimeLateOn Site (Members only)****
Mar 15-May 31Jun 1-Jul 31Aug 1-18Aug 25-28
Virtual-only Students*$80$90$100
In-person and Virtual Students*$285$285$310$310
Virtual-only Full Member*$100$110$135
In-person and Virtual Full Member*$425$500$575$575
In-person only Non-Member**$550$625$695
In-person only Guest 
(social events only)***

*The whole conference will NOT be available on virtual platform. To ensure complete meeting access, you must register and attend in-person in Denver. Posters and talks can be presented with virtual-only registration in an asynchronous “ON-DEMAND” capacity; there will not be a live audience with virtual components. Virtual components of conference will continue to be available for six months following the conference.

**Virtual components of the conference are not available. To participate in the virtual program, you must become a member of ASP.

***Virtual components of the meeting are not available.

****On-site registrants must already be ASP members. It is not possible to become a member, for the purposes of registration, between Aug 25 – Aug 28.

Information on the Pre-Conference Primate Care Workshop can be found here.

Potential sponsors of the Pre-Conference Primate Care Workshop can find different levels of sponsorship here.

ASP Conference Attendance and Pandemic Requirements:

In order to protect our membership and ensure that the meeting is as safe as possible, we are requiring that all vaccine-eligible in-person meeting attendees (including vendors and guests) be fully vaccinated and boosted with all doses that are recommended for your age and health status (CDC terminology: “up to date”) against COVID-19 prior to the meeting. Currently, this means that anyone 50 and over should have received two boosters, the latest one at least two weeks before the meeting begins. Anyone younger should have received one booster at least two weeks before the meeting begins. If you have been advised against vaccinations for medical reasons, we will do our best to provide reasonable accommodations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact President Lynne Isbell ( Please note that in-person attendees will be asked to upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination card during registration for the meeting. If you do not have a copy handy at the time you are registering, you can return to the registration site and upload it at a different time (on or before August 24, 2022). You do not need to upload proof of vaccination in order to complete the registration process. These images will be deleted from the system when the meeting is over.

This information is fluid and will be updated as conditions of the pandemic and requirements of health care authorities change. Please check back often.

Vaccine-eligible is defined as:

Vaccine eligibility includes anyone aged 5 years and older. Questions? Contact President Lynne Isbell (

Reasonable accommodations are defined as: 

This will include, at the least, requesting accommodations from the Board of Directors and Local Host, providing proof of negative COVID-19 test (administered within 24 hours of August 25, 2022), wearing facial coverings, and distancing appropriately. Questions? Contact President Lynne Isbell (

As of July 22, 2022:

As the Denver in-person meeting approaches, we want to be clear on the expectations of behavior for attendees to keep everyone safe. Below are instructions for maintaining personal and public health.

Facial Coverings

Masks will still be required of all attendees except when eating, presenting a talk at a lecturn, or outside. This is because the current COVID variants have evolved to circumvent our immune responses from vaccinations and previous infections, making vaccinations and previous infections insufficient for maximum protection. The most effective masks are properly fitted N95 or KN95 masks, and we strongly encourage you to bring several to the meeting. Masks need to cover the nose and mouth when worn. Scarfs, neck gaiters, and face shields without masks do not constitute adequate masking.

Physical (aka Social) Distancing

With the general relaxation of the rule of six feet of space around ourselves on planes, trains, grocery stores, and other public places, we recognize that it may not be on your mind to keep six feet away from other conference attendees. Importantly, because all attendees will be vaccinated and wearing well-fitting N95 or KN95 masks, distancing is less crucial than it was before vaccines were available and such masks were in short supply. Nonetheless, as an added safety measure, please try to maintain physical distancing whenever possible.

Stay in the ASP Bubble

While we may be fairly well protected as a group, exposure to those outside our ASP bubble risks bringing the virus back into the bubble. Please be considerate of those who are older and/or at greater risk by not going outside the ASP bubble until after the banquet ends.

Rapid Tests

We are also strongly recommending that you bring enough rapid tests to self-test each day of the conference. If your test is positive, please isolate yourself and immediately inform any member of the Board of Directors or Amy Levine, local host.



Denver is conveniently located off Interstates I-70, I-76 and I-25 with easy access to Golden (30 minutes/18 miles), Boulder (45 minutes/30 miles), Ft. Collins (1¼ hours/65 miles), Colorado Springs (1½ hours/70 miles) and Vail (2 hours/100 miles).   

Arriving By Air: Make travel arrangements to the Denver International Airport (DIA), 8500 Pena Blvd., Denver, Colorado.  The airport is 25 miles northeast of downtown Denver and it is approximately 30 minutes by car to the Conference hotel.

The most cost-effective way to get from DIA to the Conference hotel and downtown Denver is via light rail.  Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) offers a direct line between DIA and Union Station in the heart of downtown (A-line, $10.50 each way).  After arriving at Union Station, passengers headed to the Conference hotel should transfer to the free Mall Ride bus and proceed along the 16th Street pedestrian mall, exiting the bus at Court Place.  The Conference venue, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, is located at 1550 Court Place – right at the corner of Court Place and 16th Street. 

Shuttle services (Super Shuttle, $31+/person) and taxis ($65+/trip) are also convenient ways to get to Denver area hotels from DIA.  In addition, other vehicle transportation services such as Uber and Lyft are very popular for getting around the Denver Metro Area.  

Arriving By Car:  For driving directions, use google maps, etc. to travel to 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado.

Arriving By Train: The California Zephyr train line runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, with an Amtrak Station stop at Union Station in downtown Denver.  Other stops on this line include Omaha, Salt Lake City and Reno.

Getting Around Denver: Public transportation options abound in the Denver Metro Area.  The Conference hotel is located right on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, which offers a free Mall Ride bus.  A great way to explore beyond 16th Street is via highly accessible bike and electric scooter rentals. There are a number of companies offering this service, with prices starting at free 30-minute rentals, and bikes and scooters can be found all over Denver. Explore your options with Denver B-cycle, Lyft, and Lime.  

Twelve RTD light rail lines and a variety of bus routes can help you get farther afield. Nearby cities of Golden (W-line) and Boulder (Flatiron Flyer – FF-line) can both be accessed via light rail, at a cost of $3.00-$5.25 each way. For about the same cost, a 45- to 60-minute RTD bus ride can get you up into the historic Rocky Mountain foothills town of Evergreen. 

Host City Information and Highlights

Established in 1858, Denver’s diverse population of over 700,000 makes it one of the top 20 largest cities in the U.S.  While expansive, the city is also incredibly walkable, accessible via public transport and bike-friendly.  Denver is located in the high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the Rocky Mountain foothills.  The “Mile High City” is truly situated exactly one mile above sea level (5280’ = step number 13 at the State Capitol) and the mountain peaks you can see to the west rise to over 14,000’ (“fourteeners”).  With 300 days of sunshine each year, a culinary, cultural and arts scene that can hold its own, over 150 breweries and tap rooms pouring over 200 local beers (not to mention a growing number of local distilleries and wineries), and one of the most extensive city park systems in the country, Denver has something for everyone.  Learn more at Visit Denver’s website.  Nearby attractions include:

Walking distance

Via bike, light rail, or bus

Further afield