Annual Meeting Registration and Meals

Registration and the IAS Bookstore will be in the lobby of the Estelle Siebens Science Center.

Advance Registration Deadline
Monday, April 9, 2018

Meals at the IAS Annual Meeting

Conference meals are an important part of the IAS Annual Meeting. Join your colleagues and celebrate the achievements of Iowa science students, scientists, and science teachers by attending IAS meals. Attending the conference luncheons and banquet are a great way to discuss the events of the day and reconnect with conference attendees and speakers. Meals are convenient for attendees and allows us to utilize our meeting time more efficiently. Please select your meals when registering online or by mail. We cannot guarantee meals will be available for purchase after the Advance Registration Deadline.

Meal Costs

The Academy attempts to maintain a balance between providing excellent meals and holding costs down at the IAS Annual Meeting. The cost of meals includes the food, staffing, and the tableware. China, Silverware, glassware, and linen add cost to our meals but reduce waste. We hope the convenience of eating at the conference, the opportunity to meet with your colleagues, and the time made available for presentations outweighs the additional cost associated with conference meals.

Menu for the 130th IAS Annual Meeting
and 86th IJAS Science Symposium

All meals include a vegetarian option.

If you have other special dietary needs please email the Iowa Academy of Science office at
or call 319-273-2021.


Iowa Junior Academy of Science Luncheon
Friday, 11:20 a.m.
Location: TBA
Cost: $14.95

The cost is waived for IJAS member students and accompanying adults because of the generous support by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and the Iowa Academy of Science.

All IAS attendees are encouraged to participate in the IJAS Luncheon in support of IJAS students. This is the first opportunity for many students to attend a professional meeting and meet Iowa scientists, science educators, and college science students from across Iowa. Your support is much appreciated!

Lasagna Buffet Lunch Menu

Meat or Vegetable Lasagna
Caesar Salad with Dressings and Toppings, Fresh Fruit Salad
Seasoned Vegetable
Garlic Break Stick
Served with dessert, Iced Tea and Freshly Brewed Coffee.

President's Banquet and Academy Awards
Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Cost: $18.95

Served Dinner - Roasted Chicken Florentine

Crispy Sauteed Chicken Breast topped with a creamy Spinach mixture and Mozzarella.
Salad, Accompaniments
Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Teas with Hot Water, and Freshly brewed Iced Tea. 

Saturday Deli Buffet
Location: TBA


Salads: Creamy Cole Slaw and Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad; Market House Salad with Homemade Croutons and Balsamic Vinaigrette and Low-Fat Ranch Dressing
Assorted Breads and Rolls
Sliced Roast Turkey, Buffet Ham, Roast Beef, Salami
Sliced Swiss, Provolone and American Cheeses
Leaf Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes, Sliced Onions, Dill Pickles, Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard
Bulk Chips
Assorted Cookies, Bars, or Brownies,
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Iced Water, Iced Tea or Lemonade

The Academy includes at no extra charge a limited amount of bakery items and beverages Friday and Saturday morning, refreshments at the Friday afternoon Social Hour/Poster Presentations, and beverages Saturday afternoon. Ask at registration for the location of these items.