ASP Mexico Meeting 2024

The 46th Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists will be held September 8-11, 2024

at the Iberostar Paraíso Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico

We hope you’ll join us in Mexico for what is sure to be an amazing 46th ASP conference. Committee meetings will be held the afternoon of Sunday, September 8, 2024. The ASP conference will officially kick off with a fantastic opening reception the evening of Sunday, September 8, 2024 that is being generously sponsored by the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals. The conference will end on Wednesday, September 11, 2024, wrapping up with the business meeting and the always fun closing banquet. Submission deadlines for symposium/workshop/roundtable proposals and abstracts are available on the Call for Abstracts page.

Our hybrid annual meetings allow primatologists from the United States and worldwide to meet and discuss their latest research. Each meeting includes a mix of invited addresses by eminent primatologists, themed symposia, and the presentation of contributed papers. The meetings also provide social events for those attending in person to network and build professional resources.

ASP is a RACE accredited organization, so veterinarians and veterinary technicians can earn continuing education credits at this meeting. Each year we are able to offer over nine credit hours. Once the specific number of hours for this meeting is determined, it will be posted here. For questions about RACE credits, please contact the Chair of the Program Committee (

Hotel Information

Updated June 17, 2024: ASP 2024 will be held at the Iberostar Paraíso Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. As this is an all-inclusive hotel, rates are per person rather than per room (but all food and drinks are included!). The new ASP negotiated rate is $257-270 ($222-233 without VAT) per person for a single room and $147-154 ($127-133 without VAT) per person for a double room. Foreign visitors to Mexico do not have to pay VAT charges as long as they provide valid documentation (passport) upon check-in to the hotel. If you do not provide valid documentation at the hotel, you will be charged the VAT. A reservation link to secure a room in the ASP room block can be found in the “My Profile” section once you have registered for the meeting. Please be aware that credit cards will be charged upfront when the reservation is made.

You may be able to reserve rooms at a lower rate through the hotel’s website (select either the Paraiso Beach or Paraiso del Mar). Please note that the hotel can raise rates on their website at any time (although the ASP rate is locked in through August 9), so if you do not have a room yet, now is an excellent time to get one. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THROUGH A THIRD PARTY! Booking through discount sites such as Expedia, Priceline and others could void your ability to use common amenities. Please contact our Meeting Coordinator, Dawn Abney, if you have any questions or need assistance

If you are interested in arriving early or staying late, you can use the conference rate for three days pre- and post-conference. If you do not stay at the hotel, there is no fee to access conference area only. However, if you do not stay at the hotel and want to leave the conference area to use the resort facilities, you must purchase a day pass: Day Pass from 9am-6pm – $82/day; Full Day Pass from 9am-2am – $131/day; Night Pass from 6pm-2am – $62/day.

Transportation Between the Airport & Conference Venue

After arranging their airfare, in-person conference attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Amstar link that will be included in the registration confirmation email to arrange transportation between the airport and conference venue. The cost is $88 per person roundtrip (so the price includes transportation from airport to conference venue on the day of arrival, and then from conference venue to airport on the day of departure). While cheaper options are available, these are not always safe. Amstar is a guaranteed safe, reliable way of getting from the airport to the conference venue and then back again.


Registration for the conference is now open! To register, click here or login, go to My Profile, and click “Register for ASP 2024”.

Registrant CategoryEarly BirdOn TimeLateOn Site
(members only)***
In Person and VirtualFebruary 1-May 31June 1-July 31Starting August 1September 8-11
In-person and Virtual Student Member*$260$285$325$325
In-person and Virtual Primate Range Country Student Member****$160$185$225$225
In-person and Virtual Full Member*$425$500$600$600
In-person and Virtual Primate Range Country Full Member****$260$285$325$325
In-person and Virtual Non-Member*$550$625$750
In-person Only Guest (social events only)**$150$175$200$200
Virtual OnlyFebruary 1-May 31June 1-July 31Starting August 1
Virtual-only Student Member*$60$80$100
Virtual-only Full Member*$125$150$175
Virtual-only Non-Member*$250$275$300
Virtual-only Primate Range Country Student Member****$30$40$50
Virtual-only Primate Range Country Full Member****$60$80$100

*All talks will be livestreamed on the virtual platform and most will be recorded for later viewing, but some aspects of the conference, such as social events, will not be livestreamed or recorded. To ensure complete meeting access, you must register and attend in-person in Mexico. Virtual components of conference will continue to be available for six months following the conference.

**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 September 8-11.

****To be eligible, attendee must be a resident of and currently working or enrolled in an institution in a primate range country and a member of ASP. Contact the ASP Treasurer ( for information about complementary membership for individuals from primate range countries.

Refund Policy: ASP will offer refunds for in-person registration only. Please email refund requests to the ASP Treasurer ( no later than July 31, 2024. No refunds will be given after July 31, 2024.

Primate Film Showcase

Submissions are now being accepted for the Primate Film Showcase at ASP 2024 in Mexico! Conservationists, filmmakers, and primatologists are invited to share their films on primate research, biology, and conservation in the Americas. Selected films will be presented at the conference in September. See the Call for Entries in English or Spanish for details. For more information, contact Click here to submit your entry! Deadline for submission has been extended to June 20, 2024

Primate Care Committee Pre-Conference Workshop

The Primate Care Committee will be hosting a pre-conference workshop before the start of ASP 2024 titled “Managing Complex Social Housing Situations in Nonhuman Primates.” The workshop will be held on September 7 from 3pm-6pm and September 8 from 8am-12pm at the Iberostar Paraíso Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. This workshop features a wide variety of speakers and includes instruction and discussion concerning the management of complex and fluid social housing situations for nonhuman primates in a variety of captive settings, including zoos, sanctuaries, and research facilities. Check out the workshop flyer for more information! Scholarships are available to attend the pre-conference workshop, click here to apply. Scholarship applications are due June 21, 2024.

Meet Our Local Hosts

ASP conferences would not be possible without the work and dedication of our local hosts. ASP 2024 is being co-hosted by Dr. Juan Carlos Serio-Silva from the Instituto de Ecología, A.C. and the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals.

Dr. Juan Carlos Serio-Silva

Investigador Titular “C”

Instituto de Ecología, A.C.

Check out the video invitation to ASP 2024 from Dr. Serio-Silva!

Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals

Check out the video from the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary welcoming ASP 2024 to Mexico!