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Registration is Open for GSA 2021

The past year has clearly demonstrated the critical importance of GSA’s work and mission. The COVID-19 global pandemic has illuminated health inequities that have long existed in health care, especially regarding older adults and people of color. If ever there was a need for our community of researchers, clinicians, educators, and other professionals to come together to share what we’ve learned, now is the time. And it’s never been more important to become a GSA member.

Membership definitely has its advantages, and one of them is a discounted registration rate for the Annual Scientific Meeting. GSA Members receive the lowest rate to attend the premier scientific conference in the field of aging research. And best of all, non-members who join GSA when they register receive the full discount!

GSA is committed to enabling all individuals who have an abstract accepted for the Annual Scientific Meeting to share their scholarship via an online platform where all presentations will be uploaded. For those who can’t make this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting or do not feel comfortable attending in-person, GSA is offering an on-demand access registration option. With this option you will be able to view papers, symposia, and posters on-demand. The Opening Plenary Session and the Kent and Kleemeier Award lectures will be available as streamed sessions. All registrations include on-demand access to pre-recorded scientific sessions and poster sessions thru December 31, 2021.

Please note: The on-demand access registration does not offer access to the non-scientific sessions available in Phoenix.

Annual Scientific Meeting Pricing — In Person Attendees

Registration Type EARLY BIRD FEE – REGISTER BY SEPT. 1 Standard Registration One Day Registration
Member $469 $610 $305
Non-Member $803 $1,043 $533
Student Member $184 $239 $119
Student Non-Member $326 $425 $217
Transitional Member $219 $286 $143
Retired Member $347 $451 $225
Emeritus Member $301 $392 $196

Annual Scientific Meeting Pricing — On-Demand Access Only                          (Opens September 1)

Registration Type Standard Registration
Member $518
Non-Member $887
Student Member $203
Student Non-Member $362
Transitional Member $243
Retired Member $383
Emeritus Member $333

When You Arrive

Onsite Registration is located at the Phoenix Convention Center, Level 3 Exhibit Hall AB Foyer.

Registration Hours

The information desk will be staffed during the registration hours listed below.

  • Tuesday, November 9: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 10: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 11: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday, November 12: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 13: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 14: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

GSA holds the health, safety, and well-being of all participants of the GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting as our foremost priority. We are closely monitoring the latest COVID-19 developments reported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the City of Phoenix, AZ. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Safety Protocols page in The GSA Experience section.

Accessibility and Related Information

Please visit our Accessibility and Related Information page for accessibility information. If special arrangements are needed, please contact so that GSA can work with you to meet your needs.


The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles more than 3,500 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.



The Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20005
United States


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