Annual Meeting Registration and Meals

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 129th IAS Annual Meeting
and 85th 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 Awards Luncheon
Friday, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Schindler Education Center, Rooms 216, 222
Cost: $12.95

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 Awards 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!

Buffet Lunch Menu

  • Mixed Greens
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
  • Fat Free French Dressing
  • Parmeasan Breadstick
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Penne Pasta
  • Parmesean Cheese
  • Chocolate Whip Cream Cake
  • Water, Decaffeinated Coffee, Ice Tea, half and Half, Lemon Wedge

President's Banquet and Academy Awards
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Schindler Education Center, Rooms 216, 222

Cost: $19.95

Buffet Dinner Menu

  • Cranberry Spinach Salad
  • Wheat Dinner Roll
  • Gingered Pork Tenderloin
  • Chick Pea Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Quinoa (for vegetarian and vegan needs)
  • Buttered Parsley Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Chocolate Whip Cream Cake
  • Water, Decaffeinated Coffee, Iced Tea, Coffee, Half and Half, Lemon Wedge

Box Lunch
Saturday at Noon
Location: Schindler Education Center, Room 216
Cost: $9.95 (Box Lunch)


  • Sandwich
  • 2 sides
  • Cookie
  • Beverage selection

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.