Registration Information

Dates: March 18–21, 2017
Venue: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Location: Long Beach, CA

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event for dental, allied dental and advanced dental education colleagues. These four days feature dynamic plenary sessions and workshops as well as an exhibit hall showcasing academic dentistry’s leading partners and suppliers. 

Early Bird: Through Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
 Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 through Thursday, March 16, 2017 

On-site rates will be in effect starting Friday, March 17, 2017.

The following fees apply to registration for both the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition and 2017 Annual Session & Exhibition with ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event:

Early Bird: Through Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
 Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 through Thursday, March 16, 2017

On-site rates will be in effect starting Friday, March 17, 2017.

Early Bird Rate
(Through Jan. 27)
(Ends March 16)
(Starts March 17)
Member $655$755
Student Member$265$265$365
Student Nonmember$305$305$405
One-day Member*$415$415$515
One-day Nonmember*$615$615$715

*One-day registration fees apply to each day of attendance.

Dental school admissions personnel:
2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event exhibitors should register for this event through the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition registration site, at no extra cost. For more information on exhibiting at the ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event, contact contact Chonté James, ADEA Director of AADSAS, at Attendee registration for the 2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event opens in January 2017.

International attendees:
 Requests for letters of invitation for international attendees may be made during the registration process. All letters of invitation will be sent to the registered delegate via e-mail as a PDF attachment. Payment in full is required prior to expedition of all letters of invitations. Please note that an invitation from ADEA is not a commitment to provide any financial support.

ADEA membership questions:
For any questions regarding ADEA membership, please contact Tracy Beale, ADEA Membership Associate, at 202-289-7201 ext. 554 or email

EVENTSEarly Bird
(Through Jan. 27)
(Ends March 16)
(Starts March 17)
Gies Awards
“In the Mix” Series:  Inclusion, Excellence and Dental Education
ADEA Signature Series - Member
ADEA Signature Series - Nonmember
Office Emergency Simulation Lab

Prior to attending any sessions, you must check in at the registration area and pick up your badge and conference materials. 

Friday, March 173:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 187:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 197:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 207:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 218:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

ADEA accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and checks in U.S. dollars drawn on U.S. banks. Payment must be received at the time of registration. If payment is not received prior to arriving on-site, you will be charged the on-site registration fee and must present a form of payment to pick up your meeting credentials. Your meeting registration is not complete until payment has been received.

ADEA reserves the right to charge the correct amount if it is different from the total payment received.

If paying by check, a copy of your confirmation should be submitted with payment. If you registered for a fee-assessed ticketed event and are mailing a check, payment must be received within 15 days of the date registration was submitted. After 15 days, you registration for any ticketed event (s) is not guarantee and admission to ticketed event(s) will be subject to event capacity at the time payment is received.

Make checks payable to ADEA. 

Mail checks to:
ADEA Registration Center
c/o SPARGO, Inc.
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, by the ADEA registrar at to be eligible for a refund minus the $75 processing fee. ADEA does not accept telephone cancellations.

Cancellation requests received after the deadline are not eligible for refund or credit (including cancellation of events and guest registrations).

ADEA does not allow substitutes for meeting registrations. Registration fees may not be transferred to another person. Anyone who registers but is unable to attend the meeting must cancel his or her registration, and fees will be refunded if the request is received by Feb. 24, 2017. If someone is attending in your place, he or she must complete his or her own registration and pay the appropriate registration fee.


All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.

Refunds will be issued via the same method of payment. If a credit card was used, refunds will be issued to the original credit card only.

Please note: Tickets to the Gies Awards, Office Emergency Simulation Labs, Discourse and Dessert and the ADEA Signature Series are nonrefundable once purchased. However, tickets are fully transferable; to transfer tickets, contact the ADEA registrar at

If you have any questions or problems regarding your registration, please contact the ADEA Registrar at or by telephone at 800-272-1261 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. International callers may dial 703-449-6418.