Registration Rates and Deadlines

Early Registration: Registration must be received by September 30, 2016, 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 September 30, 2016, registration for the meeting at the regular rate will be available from October 1 through the end of the meeting. Registration is also available onsite in San Francisco from December 3-7 at the regular registration rates listed below.

Registration rates below are for the entire meeting. If you are only interested in attending the meeting for one day, please click on the “One-Day ONLY Registration” tab on the left for the one-day meeting registration rates.

Member Rates*

Early Registration

(Through Sept 30)

Regular Registration

(After Sept 30)
ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $285 $370
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $260 $340
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $95 $135
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $45 $90
ASCB Emeritus Member $99 $130

Nonmember Rates

Regular Nonmember $515 $640
Postdoctoral Nonmember $470 $540
Graduate Student Nonmember $225 $270
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $95 $131
High School Teachers Free Free
Community College Instructors Free Free

*To become eligible for the Member Applicant rate, applicants must first apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership fee for their category.

One-Day ONLY Registration Rates and Deadlines

The ASCB offers one-day meeting registration for the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend the entire meeting, you can choose to pay for a single day. Your meeting badge will be valid only for the day you select during the registration process.

Early Registration: Registration must be received by September 30, 2016, 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 September 30, 2016, registration for the meeting at the regular rate will be available from October 1 through the end of the meeting. Registration is also available onsite in San Francisco from December 3-7 at the regular registration rates listed below.

One-Day Meeting Registration Rates for Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday

Member Rates*

One-Day Early Registration

(Through Sept 30)

One-Day Regular Registration

(After Sept 30)
ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $150 $195
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $135 $180
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $55 $75
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $25 $50
ASCB Emeritus Member $60 $70

Nonmember Rates

Regular Nonmember $265 $325
Postdoctoral Nonmember $240 $280
Graduate Student Nonmember $120 $140
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $60 $82
High School Teachers Free Free
Community College Instructors Free Free

One-Day Meeting Registration Rates for Wednesday

Please note there is no difference between the Early Registration and Regular Registration rates.

Member Rates*

One-Day Early Registration

(Through Sept 30)

One-Day Regular Registration

(After Sept 30)
ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $110 $110
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $100 $100
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $35 $35
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $25 $25
ASCB Emeritus Member $40 $40

Nonmember Rates

Regular Nonmember $180 $180
Postdoctoral Nonmember $155 $155
Graduate Student Nonmember $80 $80
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $45 $45
High School Teachers (click here) Free Free
Community College Instructors (click here) Free Free
 

*To become eligible for the Member Applicant rate, applicants must first apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership fee for their category.

Join ASCB Today and 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 outlined below. It is less expensive to pay for both ASCB membership and registration than it is to pay the nonmember registration fees. Please note, if you are not a member at the time of abstract submission and become a member later, we are unable to refund the difference between the member and nonmember submission fee.

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 here, or wait and you will be prompted to join or renew your membership when you go to register for the meeting!

Membership Type

2016 Membership Fee*

ASCB Regular $160
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $76
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $48
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $25
  *This membership fee is for the remainder of 2016 with your membership expiring on 12/31/2016. Starting on October 1,2016, the membership rates will increase to cover the remainder of 2016 plus the 2017 membership fee with a an expiration date of 12/31/2017.

Early Registration (Register by Sept. 30) New Member Savings!

Registration/Membership Type Member Early Registration Fee (by Sept. 30) plus 2016 Membership Fee* Nonmember Registration Fee ASCB Member Savings $ (%)
Regular $445 ($285+$160) $515 $70 (15.5%)
Postdoctoral Member $336 ($260+$76) $470 $134 (28.5%)
Graduate Student $143 ($95+$48) $225 $82 (36%)
Undergraduate Student $70 ($45+$25) $95 $25 (26%)
* This rate is for a 2016 membership only (expiring on 12/31/2016). Beginning October 1, 2016, member applicants will be charged a prorated 2016 rate plus the 2017 membership fee for a paid through date of 12/31/2017.

MEMBER ONLY Abstract Submission Fee Savings!

Abstract Submission Deadline Member Abstract Fee Nonmember Abstract Fee ASCB Member Savings $ (%)
Regular Deadline (August 2 and September 1) $80 $110 $30 (27%)
Final Deadline (October 13) $100 $135 $35 (26%)

Registration to the 2016 ASCB Meeting Includes:

  • All scientific sessions including:
    • Saturday Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups
    • Keynote Symposium
    • Seven Symposia by leading cell biologists
    • 27 Minisymposia sessions, including Kaluza Award and Education Minisymposia
    • Three scientific workshops on CRISPR/Genome Engineering, Super-Resolution Microscopy, and Cryo Electron Microscopy
  • Approximately 800 daily poster presentations Sunday-Tuesday in the ASCB Learning Center (formerly 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 250 exhibiting companies to visit in the ASCB Learning Center
  • Tech talks by leading companies in the industry
  • 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 in the Moscone Center (excluding the ASCB Learning Center)
  • 2016 Meeting Program and Poster Guide (available online three to four weeks before the meeting; print copy available onsite)
  • Meeting badge lanyard
  • Free educational resources
Please note: No meals are included with 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting registration.

Cancellation Policy

Meeting registration is nontransferable. Meeting registration is nonrefundable after November 17, 2016. The ASCB will honor requests for refunds if they are in writing and are received by the ASCB no later than November 17. 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 17.

Please Note: Registration refunds will not be issued after November 17 for denied visas.

Meeting Badge Pick-Up

All attendees will pick up badges onsite at the Moscone Center in the North Lobby. Those who have registered by November 23, 2016, 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 3 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 5 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 6 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 7 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 3 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 5 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 6 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 7 7:30 am-11:30 am

Guest Policy

A guest is a non-scientist family member or non-scientist friend of a registered scientist. If you are a registered scientist who would like a non-scientist family member or friend to see your invited talk or poster presentation, please visit the ASCB Meeting Management Office, Room 110 of the Moscone Center during the meeting to check out a guest badge. The guest badge will only be valid for the day and time of the presentation and will need to be returned afterward. Badges that are not returned will be charged the full conference fee.

Please note: All guest badges must be requested onsite at the ASCB Meeting Management Office, Room 110 of the Moscone Center.

PDF Registration Form for Mail/Fax

The ASCB prefers that you register for the meeting via our online system. However, if you need to pay by check, or need to mail in the form, a paper form will be available for mail/fax. Please contact ascbinfo@ascb.org to request this form.

Child Attendance and Childcare Information

Child Attendance Information

Children of the 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to attend the Meeting with their parent or guardian as long as the child is under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. Parents or guardians may bring children under the age of 17 to educational events provided the child does not disrupt the event.

Strollers are allowed in the meeting rooms as long as they do not block aisles or emergency exit doors. Strollers are also allowed in the ASCB Learning Center (formerly called the Exhibit Hall), with the exception of set-up and dismantle times*. Parents and guardians are asked to keep in mind corridors, meeting rooms, and the ASCB Learning Center can become crowded. Please be aware that small children in strollers are at the same level as someone carrying a poster tube, bag, briefcase, umbrella, or other object.

Badges will not be issued to children under the age of 17.

*Under no circumstances are children under the age of 17 allowed in the ASCB Learning Center during set-up and dismantle times. This includes children of exhibitors.

Infant Lounge

An Infant Lounge is located in Room 254 on the Mezzanine off the South Lobby of the Moscone Center. Go up the elevator located near Room 104. The room has tables and chairs, electricity, and water. The semi-private lounge, available for nursing mothers and parents with infants, provides a comfortable and secure environment. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing infant care supplies. The infant lounge is unsupervised, and the ASCB is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.

Childcare Information

Onsite childcare services may be available through your hotel concierge. Individual or group sitters may be arranged to provide in-room hotel childcare. Please check with your hotel well in advance of your arrival date.

It is the responsibility of the parent(s), guardian, legal guardian, or individual requesting childcare services to screen caregivers and to make a determination as to the appropriateness of the caregiver. The ASCB does not screen any of the childcare services and assumes no responsibility with respect to these services and accepts no liabilities.

If you are having difficulty finding a babysitter, you can visit Care.com. Please note the ASCB has no affiliation with them, but they offer babysitting matching services.

Childcare Grants

The ASCB Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee, with funding from Nature Publishing Group, is accepting applications for grant support to help offset the cost of childcare, enabling scientists with dependent children to attend the ASCB Annual Meeting. For more information click here: WICB Childcare Grants

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