2021 RMC Registration Information

The AMSA staff and host team are planning for an impactful, educational and exciting 74th RMC that will take place August 15-18, 2021 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Of course we know that we must continue to be nimble in our planning process and because of that the meeting has been built as a hybrid to include both live in person and virtual options to accommodate developments as they occur in 2021. Below we are excited to launch our in person meeting registration fees. More details on the hybrid meeting and registration fees will be released by July 23, 2021!  

In-Person Registration Fees:

For AMSA Members and Non-Member Registration includes: All Keynote, Concurrent and Reciprocation Sessions, Abstract/ePoster Sessions, Welcome Reception, Family Picnic, and Awards Reception and Banquet.


Additional Sessions:

Below is a list of sessions that can be added to the base registrations that are listed above.

  • Iron Chef Product Development and Kansas City Barbeque Certified Judges Program
    • Student Fee - $25
  • Kansas City Barbeque (Certified Judges Program Only)
    • Professional Fee- $55
  • Processed Meats Competition(Students only)
    • Student Fee - $25
  • Golf Tournament- $100
  • Monday Accompanying Person Program- $85 - National Automobile Museum and lunch
  • Softball- $25
  • Student Mixer - Non-Student Fee - $25
  • Tuesday Accompanying Person Program- $95 -Sonny Boys Tour and lunch
  • RMC Awards Reception and Banquet - Additional Ticket - $75
  • Fun Run - $25

Virtual Attendance Option:

Click here to register for the Virtual Option online.

AMSA will provide virtual attendance options for those who are unable to attend the 2021 AMSA 74th RMC in person. Some of the Keynote and Concurrent Technical sessions will be live streamed to virtual registered attendees.  AMSA will also be recording all the presentations (where speakers have given permission to be stored in the AMSA RMC proceedings after the conclusion of the event for all AMSA members.  

The Virtual Option for the 74th RMC will include the following sessions only:

Sunday, August 15, 2021

  • RMC Special Session: The Future of Meat Science…..Departments, Instructors, Students, Employees

Monday, August 16, 2021

  • Opening Sessions
  • Keynote Presentation - Navigating the Future of Meat– Jack Bobo, CEO, Futurity
  • Concurrent Session - Pre-Harvest Factors Influencing the Biology of Skeletal Muscle as Food

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • Opening Session
  • Keynote Presentations - Innovations in Food Safety – Nick Roth, President, empirical Innovations, Inc. and Manpreet Singh, Ph.D., Extension Food Safety Specialist and Professor, Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia
  • International Keynote Presentation - Keith Belk, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Animal Science as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health
  • Concurrent Session - Sensory and Consumer Testing Methods
  • AMSA Awards Banquet Presentations

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  • AMSA Virtual Fun Run (additional fee to participate)
  • Panel Discussion - Meat Under Attack: Factual Resources to Counter the Rhetoric
  • Opening Session and RMC 2022 Welcome Video
  • Keynote Presentation - Nutritional Importance of Animal Protein in the Diet - Teresa A. Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Concurrent Session - Meat in our Diet and Relationships between such Phenomena as Meat Consumption, Healthiness, Health, and Social Care

Virtual registration costs are as follows:

  • $0 USD – Emeritus early registration (July 15, 2021 – August 5, 2021)
  • $300 USD – Professional early registration (July 15, 2021 – August 5, 2021)
  • $100 USD – Student early registration (July 15, 2021 – August 5, 2021)
  • $500 USD – Non-Member early registration (July 15, 2021 – August 5, 2021)

Registration fees will increase after August 5th, 2021.  Late registration costs are as follows:

  • $0 USD – Emeritus early registration
  • $375 USD – Professional early registration
  • $175 USD – Student early registration
  • $575 USD – Non-Member early registration

Cancellation Policy:

No cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations received on or before July 26, 2021. No refunds will be made after July 26; however, registrations may be transferred to a colleague with written notification. Registration fees cannot be applied to future meetings. Refunds will be processed when received.


If you have questions please contact AMSA at 800-517-AMSA or by sending an email to information@meatscience.org.

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