Attend Cell Bio 2024 in San Diego!

Register for Cell Bio 2024 and connect with your colleagues at the largest scientific exchange in cell biology organized by the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

December 14-18, 2024
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

Join us and:

  • Engage with colleagues and form new collaborations
  • Immerse yourself in science
  • Discover the latest in new tools and innovation
  • Advance your career


Become an ASCB member and enjoy the lowest rate on meeting registration. As an ASCB member, save on registration and abstract submission fees, as well as, ASCB's many other member benefits. Abstract submission fees are NOT included in registration fees and range from $85 to $140

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • Credit Card - VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover
  • Checks or money orders in U.S. dollars made payable to American Society for Cell Biology. Funds must be received, not postmarked, by the deadline date.
  • Requests for Purchase Orders or Invoices are required at least two weeks prior to a deadline for processing.

Full Meeting Registration Rates

(Saturday through Wednesday)

Registration Category
Early Registration
(Through Sept. 30)
Regular Registration
(Beginning Oct. 1)
ASCB Members
ASCB Regular Member $360 $460
ASCB Postdoc Member $330 $425
ASCB Grad Student Member $120 $185
ASCB Undergrad Student Member $70 $110
ASCB Educator Member* $55 $65
ASCB Emeritus Member $120 $185
EMBO Members/EMBO Community Members**
EMBO Regular Member $575 $685
EMBO Postdoc Member $420 $538
EMBO Grad Student Member $170 $198
Regular Nonmember $620 $785
Postdoc Nonmember $605 $640
Grad Student Nonmember $290 $340
Undergrad Nonmember $120 $170


One-Day Registration Rates

(Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday)

Registration Category
Early Registration
(Through Sept. 30)
Regular Registration
(Beginning Oct. 1)
ASCB Member $185 $240
Nonmember $345 $415


Registration is nontransferable. Participants are not registered for the meeting until the fees are paid in full. Note: Payment for abstract submission fees is separate from meeting registration fees.

*To receive the Educator rate, you must be an Educator member of the ASCB.

**See "EMBO Member Rates" section below.

ASCB Member Dues

Current ASCB members and members of the EMBO community* are eligible to register at the discounted member registration rate. If you have never been a member of the ASCB or have let your membership expire, join or renew now! As a new added convenience this year, registrants can also join ASCB during the registration process and the discounted registration rate will be available. Additionally, current ASCB members also have the option to pay their 2025 dues during the registration process if they have not already done so.

If you register at the nonmember rate and become a member later, ASCB will not refund the difference in registration fees. Contact for questions concerning membership. Member dues are non-refundable.

Membership Rates

Member Category
Nonmembers/Expired Members who Register by Sept. 30
12-Month Membership

(Valid Jan 1, 2024 -Dec 31, 2024)

Nonmembers/Expired Members who Register after Sept. 30
15-Month Membership

(Valid Oct 1, 2024 -Dec 31, 2025)

Renewing ASCB Members
12-Month Membership

(Valid Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2025)

Regular $216 $270 $216
Postdoctoral $90 $113 $90
Educator $62 (must join through membership site) $78 (must join through membership site) $62
Grad Student $50 $63 $50
Undergraduate $26 $33 $26


EMBO Member Rates

EMBO Members and EMBO community members* will receive coupon codes from EMBO communications to register at the discounted rates, equivalent to the ASCB Member registration rate plus the rate of ASCB membership. If you missed these emails and need a coupon code, contact

*EMBO Fellows, EMBO Installation Grantees, EMBO Members, Lab Members of EMBO Members, EMBO Young Investigators, Lab Members of EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees

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 attendee registration hours.

Visa Invitation Letter Requests for International Attendees

Attendees who need a letter of invitation for their Visa can request a letter prior to registration opening on June 3 by filling out the Cell Bio 2024 Visa Invitation Letter Request Form. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive the letter.

After June 3, please register for the meeting and indicate that you need a visa invitation letter. You will be able to download it immediately after you register from your registration dashboard.

Guest Badge Policy

The ASCB and EMBO allow guests of registered attendees. Guests are defined as non-scientist family member or non-scientist friend. 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 in the San Diego Convention Center on the day of the talk or presentation 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.

Child Attendance Policy

Children of 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 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 Learning Center can become crowded. Please be award that small children in strollers are at the same level as someone carrying a postertube, bag, briefcase, umbrella, or other object.

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

*Under no circumstance are children under the age of 17 allowed in the Exhibit Hall during set-up and dismantle times. This includes children of exhibitors.  

Cancellation Policy

ASCB honors requests for refunds in writing and received by November 26, 2024. Email requests to Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee for regular and postdoc attendees and $30 for students.

Meeting registration is nontransferable.

Need Help?

For technical and billing questions, contact Maritz at or 864-342-6334.
For general questions and refunds, contact ASCB at