Annual Meeting Registration and Meals

Schindler Education Center
Registration: Lobby
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls

When you arrive at the conference stop at the Registration Desk in the lobby of the Schindler Education Center to pick up your copy of the 131st IAS Annual Meeting Proceedings. Copies are available for attendees who registered in advance. Guests do not receive copies.

To assure a meal and a copy of the Proceedings you must advance register by the deadline. Registration is available at the conference at a higher fee but we cannot guarantee the availability of meals or copies of the Proceedings. Ask at the Registration Desk.

Advance Registration Deadline
Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Meals & Snacks 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. Complimentary Snacks are available during the conference.

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 tableware. We hope the convenience of eating at the conference, the opportunity to meet with your colleagues, and the time made available for presentations is an attractive option for attendees. Order your meals when you register.

Menu for the 131st IAS Annual Meeting
and 87th IJAS Science Symposium

All meals include a vegetarian option as a separate menu item or as the entree.

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

Complimentary Friday Morning Snack

8:00 am. - 10:45 a.m.
For Registered IJAS/IAS Attendees


Iowa Junior Academy of Science Poster Session with Lunch
Friday, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Lunch served between 11:00 and 11:30)
Location: Schindler Education Center
Rooms: Divinci Room, CAT Lab, Sandbox, Lobby

Enjoy lunch in the CAT Lab, Sandbox, lobby, or take it with you while viewing IJAS posters. IJAS students will be at their posters and eager to talk with conference attendees.

All IAS attendees are invited to attend the IJAS Poster Session and lunch. This is the first opportunity for many students to attend a professional meeting and meet Iowa scientists, science educators, graduate and undergraduate students. Your support of IJAS student research is much appreciated!

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science is generously supported by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.

IJAS Lunch Menu
Baked Potato Bar
(ticket required)
Cost: $13.75

The IJAS Awards Ceremony will be held after General Session I in the John Deere Auditorium, Curris Business Building.


Fresh Fruit Salad, Mixed Green Salad w/ Dressings, Dinner Rolls & Butter
Baked Potato with
Chili or Vegetarian Chili
Shredded Cheese
Chopped Bacon
Sour Cream
Chopped Onion
Chopped Tomato
Coffee, Iced Tea and Water


Senior Academy Poster Session/Social Hour
Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Schindler Education Center; Davinci Room

Menu: TBD


President's Banquet
Academy Distinguished and ESTA Awards
Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Schindler Education Center

Cost: $19.45

Buffet Dinner Menu
(ticket required)

Mixed Greens Salad w/ Gene’s Vinaigrette Dressing or Broccoli Grape Salad
Meat or Cheese Lasagna with Roasted Potato Medley, Green Beans and Garlic Bread
French Silk Pie, Walnut Carrot Cake, or an Apple Tart
Coffee, Iced Tea and Water

Complimentary Saturday Morning Snack

8:00 am. - 10:45 a.m.
For Registered IJAS/IAS Attendees

Saturday Lunch
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Schindler Education Center
Cost: $10.45

Saturday is a day on-the-go at the IAS Annual Meeting. Oral research presentations are scheduled for the morning and afternoon. The Geology Section/Geological Society of Iowa will be headed on a field trip shortly after General Session III ends. Some Section Meetings end at Noon while others will continue into the afternoon. For attendee convenience we offer a box lunch to accommodate the variety of schedules and activities.

Box Lunch Menu
(ticket required)

Ham and Swiss on Kaiser, Chicken Caesar Wrap, or Roasted Red Pepper & Hummus Sandwich
Potato Chips

Saturday Afternoon Refreshments
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Schindler Education Center Lobby

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.