Registration Information

Registration to the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting Includes:

  • All scientific sessions including:
    • Saturday Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups
    • Keynote Symposium
    • Seven Sequential Symposia by leading cell biologists
    • 26 Minisymposia sessions
    • Panel and workshop sessions
  • Approximately 800 daily poster presentations Sunday-Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall
  • Inspirational Special Award lectures including Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, E.E. Just Award Lecture, E.B. Wilson Medalist Lecture, Public Service, and Keith R. Porter Lecture.
  • Reception on Saturday night following the Keynote with access to the International Research & Training Exchange Fair
  • Presentations of the WICB Awards, Merton R. Bernfield Award, Early Career Life Scientist Award, MBoC Paper of the Year Award, and the Norton B. Gilula Award
  • Networking opportunities, including science discussion tables with leading scientists, career and mentoring roundtable discussions, and more…
  • Over 300 exhibiting companies to visit in the ASCB Learning Center
  • Programs specific to educators, minorities, students, postdocs, and international attendees
  • Professional development sessions and access to the Career Center and career programs, including the popular Scientific Discussion tables and career panel discussions
  • Programs on public policy
  • Daily morning and afternoon refreshment breaks in the ASCB Learning Center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access within all common areas of the Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting Program and Poster Guide (available online three to four weeks before the meeting; print copy available onsite)
  • Meeting badge lanyard
  • Meeting Bag
  • Free educational resources

Please note: No meals are included with 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting registration.

Registration Categories/Rates

Early Registration: Registration must be received by October 1, 2014, for registrants to qualify for the early registration rate. There is a significant discount for early registration (see below). Registration is nontransferable. Participants are not registered for the meeting until their registration fees are paid in full. Note: Abstract submission fee payment does not include meeting registration.

Regular Registration: Although early rates for registration are available only through October 1, 2014, registration for the meeting at the regular rate will be available from October 2 through the end of the meeting. Registration is also available onsite in Philadelphia from December 6-10 at the regular registration rates listed below.

Member Rates* Early Registration
(Through Oct 1)
Regular Registration
(After Oct 1)
ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $250 $340
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $230 $315
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $80 $95
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $40 $82
ASCB Emeritus Member $87 $120
Nonmember Rates
Regular Nonmember $470 $595
Postdoctoral Nonmember $430 $500
Graduate Student Nonmember $200 $250
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $85 $120
*To become eligible for the Member Applicant rate, applicants must first apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership fee, shown in the table below.

ASCB Membership Dues Information

Become a member and save on both registration and abstract submission fees. To join the ASCB, or renew your membership, click the Join or Renew button below.

 Membership Type  2014 Membership Fee*  2014-15 Membership Fee**
 Regular $145 $181
 Postdoctoral $66 $83
 Graduate Student $42 $53
 Undergraduate Student $22 $28
*This membership fee is valid for member applicants through September 30, 2014, for a membership paid through date of 12/31/2014.

** Beginning on October 1, 2014, member applicants will be charged a prorated rate plus the 2015 membership fee for a paid through date of 12/31/2015.

Save Money on Meeting Registration

Not a Member? Want to Save on Registration Fees? Join the ASCB and Qualify for Reduced Registration and Abstract Submission Fees, as follows:

If you become an ASCB member prior to submitting your abstract and registering for the meeting, you can save a lot of money!

Early Registration Member Savings (Register by October 1, 2014)

Registration Type Total 2014 Membership Fee plus Registration Fee Nonmember Registration Fee TOTAL SAVINGS
Regular $395 $470 $75
Postdoctoral $296 $430 $134
Graduate Student $122 $200 $78
Undergraduate Student $62 $85 $23

Regular Registration Member Savings (Register after October 1, 2014)

Registration Type Total 2014-2015 Membership Fee plus Registration Fee Nonmember Registration Fee TOTAL SAVINGS
Regular $521 $595 $74
Postdoctoral $398 $500 $102
Graduate Student $148 $250 $102
Undergraduate Student $110 $120 $10

Abstract Savings for Members

Abstract Submission Deadline Member Abstract Submission Fee Nonmember Abstract Submission Fee Total Savings
Regular Deadlines (August 5 and September 3) $75 $100 $25
Final Deadline (October 16) $90 $125 $35
How to Become a Member: If you have never been a member of the Society before, click here to submit your application. Complete the form as indicated; list your advisor (if a student or postdoc) on the confirmation page or receipt, and fax or mail to ASCB. All applications are reviewed and approved by the ASCB Council monthly. Applications received before October 1 will be approved for 2014 membership. Applications received October 1 or later will be considered for a combined prorated 2014 membership and full-year 2015 membership.

Cancellation Policy

Meeting registration is nontransferable. Meeting registration is nonrefundable after November 19. The ASCB will honor requests for refunds if they are in writing and are received by the ASCB no later than November 19. Please note that cancellations are subject to a processing fee of $20 for students and $40 for all others. No refunds will be issued for requests received after November 19.

Note: Registration refunds will not be issued after November 19 for denied visas.

Meeting Badge Pick-up

All attendees will pick up badges onsite at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Those who have registered by November 30, 2014, will receive an email one week prior to the meeting. Print and bring this email with you. The email will contain a barcode for you to scan to print your badge. If for any reason you do not receive an email with the barcode before the meeting, or you misplace it, you will still be able to pick up your badge onsite.

The onsite registration hours for scientific attendees are:

Saturday, December 6 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 7 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 8 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 9 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 10 7:30 am-11:30 am

Badge Replacement Policy

Attendees who lose their badge may pick up another one from the Badge Replacement counter in the Registration Area. Attendees must show a photo ID and pay a fee of $15. If an attendee loses the second badge, the attendee will need to re-register for the meeting before receiving another badge.

You may pick up a replacement badge during the attendee registration hours:

Saturday, December 6 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 7 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 8 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 9 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 10 7:30 am-11:30 am

Guest Policy

A guest is a nonscientist family member or nonscientist friend of a registered scientist. If a registered scientist would like a family member or friend to see his/her invited talk or poster presentation, the registered scientist may contact ASCB Director of Meetings Trina Armstrong and provide the date and time his/her guest would like to attend. The guest badge will only be valid for the day and time of the presentation. A guest badge may also be requested onsite at the ASCB Meeting Management Office, Room 104A, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

ASCB Registration XPress Update

Access your registration at any time and have the ability to:

  • Print of Request a Visa Invitation Letter
  • Update Interests
  • Update Contact Information
  • Add Events
  • Email Another Confirmation
  • Print Receipt
  • Invite a Colleague
  • Fill Out the Bring a Friend Form
  • View your Badge Information/Sample

PDF Registration Form

(Mail/Fax Registration)

The ASCB prefers that you register for the meeting via our online system, by clicking here. However, if you need to pay by check, or need to mail in the form, please click the button below for a paper registration form for you to print, fill out, and mail/fax to us.

Free Meeting Registration for High School and Community College Teachers

High School Program and Undergraduate Program Registration Forms-  We apologize but these programs are now full. Thank you for your interest. 


High School ProgramExplore the World with a Fold-Your-Own Microscope
(for high school students, parents, and their teachers)
Saturday, December 6, 2015
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Room 108

Undergraduate Program Schedule
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:30-7:30 pm
Room 122B
12:30-2:30 pm    Graduate School Fair, Grand Hall
2:30-4:15 pm       A Hard Day’s Night: Circadian-Regulated Immunity in Drosophila and How to Maximize Your Skill Set While Becoming a Scientist. Presentation by Mimi Shirazu-Hisa, Room 122B
3:30-5:30 pm      Poster Session and Reception, Grand Hall
6:00-7:30 pm      Keynote, Broad Street Atrium

Keynote Symposium Registration for the General Public Only

(Do not fill out this form if you are a registered meeting participant)

Saturday, December 6, 2014
6:00 pm
Terrace Ballroom I-III, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Topic: The Origin of Life to the Cosmos

Robert M. Hazen, Carnegie Institution of Science and Deep Carbon Observatory

Steven W. Squyres, Cornell University

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