ABA membership is required for attendance at all overnight or multi-day ABA events, such as Conventions, Rallies, Tours and IFOs, and at most ABA Young Birder Events.
We highly recommend that all attendees registering for any ABA event consider purchasing travel insurance to guard against problems caused by severe weather, injury/illness, and any other logistical issue that might prevent a registrant from participating in the event. Refunds beyond the cancellation date simply are not possible. Many members make use of companies such as Allianz, CSA, or Travel Guard to insure their trips.
We work very hard to make our events safe, friendly, fun, and educational. To help achieve these goals, the ABA maintains its right to refuse service. During or prior to an event, the ABA reserves the right to deny service to any participant behaving in a way deemed disruptive, disorderly, unsafe, or otherwise detrimental to the goals of the event. Individuals may also be denied attempts to register for a future event if they have a history of such behavior.