SGS Meeting Registration Info

Attendance & Registration

Participants wishing to attend the annual meeting, including those individuals who are involved in presenting a session at the Annual Meeting of SGS, are required to register and pay the registration fee for the conference.

Registration is required of all:

  • Conference attendees
  • Presenters
  • Discussion leaders
  • Chairpersons
  • Panel or debate members
  • Exhibitors
  • All other participants connected with papers, posters, symposia, or workshops.

When a participant submits a proposal and it is accepted, he or she makes a commitment to be available in Lake Lanier, Georgia between April 11th & April 14th, 2018, and to present at the time designated.


Please Note: SGS is not responsible for transportation, lodging, or any other associated expenses for program participants. Students are encouraged to consider submitting an abstract for considerations for either paper, poster, or workshop sessions AND to submit an application to be considered for one of the many awards, or scholarships that SGS has to offer.


In order to register to attend the 2018 SGS/GGS Joint Conference it is necessary to have an SGS membership and to be logged in. We offer a number of free membership levels that will allow you to register to attend.

Click or tap on the Learn More button. When you arrive at our Join page scroll down to About Free Memberships for more information.

Special Aids

Participants who require special aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact Lee Ann Ferguson at the SGS office at (866) 920-4660 or send her an email message at admin@southerngerontologicalsociety.org.

To ensure that we may accommodate these needs, SGS must receive notification by February 18, 2018.

Registration Fees

The registration fee includes all of the conference activities and the cost of all meals and refreshments as listed in the final program. Should meeting attendees wish to bring their guests, who are not attending the full conference, to special events, this registration form will permit the purchase of additional tickets for those events.

Pre-conference and post-conference events are ticketed separately and are not included in the conference registration fee.

  • Organizational and corporate members may register up to three persons at member rates.
  • Shared registrations are not permitted.
  • A Certificate of Attendance is included in your registration fee.
  • Continuing Education Credits will be available for the following: Social Workers, Nurses, and Physicians. For the 2018 conference, CEUs will be endorsed through both the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Eastern Carolina University. Processing fees for CEUs will be $25 and those fees will be collected on site at the conference. Please see the attendants at the conference registration booth for more details.

2018 SGS/GGS Joint Conference Registration Is Now Open

Early Registration Ends March 11, 2018

Regular Registration Rates Become Effective On March 12, 2018


Full Registration Rates

Full Conference Registration (3.5 days) - Includes Wednesday's concurrent sessions, Barbara Payne Lecture Series & Reception and also includes all sessions, meals, and all breaks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

SGS/GGS Professional Members

Early: $295.00 | Regular: $345.00

SGS/GGS Student Members

Early: $175.00 | Regular: $225.00

SGS/GGS Retired Members

Early: $175.00 | Regular: $225.00 (not working full-time)

Unaffiliated Family Caregiver

Early: $175.00 | Regular: $225.00

Non-SGS or Non-GGS Professional

Early: $345.00 | Regular: $395.00

Non-SGS or Non-GGS Student

Early: $195.00 | Regular: $245.00

Non-SGS or Non-GGS Retiree

Early: $195.00 | Regular: $245.00


One Day Registration

Please Note:
Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14 (these are partial days, evening events are included)

Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 (these are full days, evening events are included)

SGS/GGS Professional Members

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14 - Early: $110.00 | Regular: $135.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $170.00 | Regular: $220.00

SGS/GGS Student Members

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14: Early: $40.00 | Regular: $65.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $75.00 | Regular: $125.00

SGS/GGS Retired Members

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14: Early: $40.00 | Regular: $65.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $75.00 | Regular: $125.00

Unaffiliated Family Caregiver

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14: Early: $40.00 | Regular: $65.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $75.00 | Regular: $125.00

Non-SGS or Non-GGS Professional

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14: Early: $135.00 | Regular: $160.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $195.00 | Regular: $245.00

Non-SGS or Non-GGS Student

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14: Early: $60.00 | Regular: $85.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $95.00 | Regular: $145.00

Non-SGS or Non-GGS Retiree

Wednesday, April 11 or Saturday, April 14: Early: $60.00 | Regular: $85.00
Thursday, April 12 or Friday, April 13 - Early: $95.00 | Regular: $145.00