Registration Information

High school and Community College Teachers: If you are an ASCB Educator Member, please click the button above to register. If you are not an ASCB Educator Member, please email ascbinfo@ascb.org to receive proper registration instructions.

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Registration Rates and Deadlines

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” above for the one-day meeting registration rates. If you have questions about registration, please contact ascbinfo@ascb.org.

Member Rates*

Early Registration

(Through October 4)

Regular Registration

(Starting October 5)

ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $295 $380
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $270 $350
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $100 $140
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $50 $90
ASCB Emeritus Member $100 $130

Nonmember Rates

Early Registration

(Through October 4)

Regular Registration

(Starting October 5)

Regular Nonmember $535 $655
Postdoctoral Nonmember $490 $555
Graduate Student Nonmember $235 $280
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $100 $135
High School Teachers Free Free
Community College Instructors Free Free

 

  • If you are not already a member and you wish to join before you register, please contact us at ascbinfo@ascb.org
  • To become eligible for the Member Applicant rate, applicants must first apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership fee for their category. If you register at the nonmember rate and become a member later, the ASCB will not refund the difference in registration fees. Click here for more information on how to join the ASCB.

Early Registration: Registration must be received by October 3, 2018, 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 4, 2018, registration for the meeting at the regular rate will be available from October 5 through the end of the meeting. Registration is also available onsite from December 8-12 at the regular registration rates listed below.

NOTE: Your registration fee depends on your membership status at the time of registration. If you become an ASCB member later, we are unable to provide a refund for the difference. 

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.

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

Member Rates*

One-Day Early Registration

(Through October 4)

One-Day Regular Registration

(Starting October 5)

ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $155 $200
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $145 $185
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $55 $75
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $25 $50
ASCB Emeritus Member $55 $70

Nonmember Rates

One-Day Early Registration

(Through October 4)

One-Day Regular Registration

(Starting October 5)

Regular Nonmember $285 $345
Postdoctoral Nonmember $260 $295
Graduate Student Nonmember $125 $150
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $55 $75
High School Teachers Free Free
Community College Instructors Free Free

 

One-Day Meeting Registration Rates for Wednesday

There is no Early Registration Rate for Wednesday Only 

Member Rates*

Wednesday One-Day Only Registration

ASCB Regular Member/Applicant* $110
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $95
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $35
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $20
ASCB Emeritus Member $35

Nonmember Rates

Wednesday One-Day Only Registration

Regular Nonmember $185
Postdoctoral Nonmember $170
Graduate Student Nonmember $80
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $35
High School Teachers Free
Community College Instructors Free

*To become eligible for the Member Applicant rate, applicants must first apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership fee for their category. If you register at the nonmember rate and become a member later, the ASCB will not refund the difference in registration fees. Click here for more information on how to join the ASCB.

Early Registration: Registration must be received by October 3, 2018, 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 3, 2018, registration for the meeting at the regular rate will be available from October 4 through the end of the meeting. Registration is also available onsite from December 8-12 at the regular registration rates listed below.

NOTE: Your registration fee depends on your membership status at the time of registration. If you become an ASCB member later, we are unable to provide a refund for the difference.

Join ASCB Today and Save Money on Meeting Registration and Abstract Fees

Not a member? Want to save on registration fees and abstract submission fees? Join the ASCB and qualify for reduced registration and abstract submission fees. It is less expensive to pay for both ASCB membership and full meeting registration than it is to pay the nonmember registration fees.

You can save up to 48% depending on your membership category.

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 registration or abstract submission fee. Your membership status at the time of meeting registration or abstract submission will determine the rate you pay. 

Click here for more information on ASCB membership.

Registration to the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting Includes:

Please note: No meals are included with 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting registration.

  • All scientific sessions including:
    • Saturday Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups
    • Keynote Symposium
    • Symposia by leading cell biologists
    • Minisymposia and Microsymposia sessions
    • Three scientific workshops
  • Approximately 800 daily poster presentations Sunday-Tuesday in the Learning Center (Exhibit Hall)
  • Inspirational Special Award lectures including E.B. Wilson Medalist Lecture, Keith R. Porter Lecture, EMBO Medal, Jeantet Prize Lectures, Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, E.E. Just Award Lecture, and Public Service Award.
  • 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, MBoC Paper of the Year Award, and many more.
  • Networking opportunities, including science discussion tables with leading scientists, career and mentoring roundtable discussions, and more…
  • Over 200 exhibiting companies to visit in the 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 Learning Center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in the San Diego Convention Center lobby areas (excluding the Learning Center and meeting rooms)
  • 2018 Meeting Program and Poster Guide (available online three to four weeks before the meeting; print copy available onsite but we encourage you to save paper and use the Mobile App instead)
  • Meeting badge with lanyard
  • Free educational resources

Cancellation Policy

Meeting registration is nontransferable. Meeting registration is nonrefundable after November 19, 2018. The organizers 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 16. Please send a request for cancellation to ascbinfo@ascb.org.

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

Meeting Badge Pick-Up

All attendees will pick up badges onsite in Lobby D of the San Diego Convention Center. The onsite registration hours for scientific attendees are:

Friday, December 7 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 10 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 11 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 12 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:

Friday, December 7 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 10 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 11 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 12 7:30 am-11:30 am

Guest Badge Policy

The ASCB and EMBO allow guests (defined as a non-scientist family member or non-scientist friend) of registered attendees. 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 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 in the San Diego Convention Center.

Registration Resource Center- Update/View Your Registration

Click here to visit the Registration Resource Center which allows you to:

  • Update your contact information (you cannot change your name, email ascbinfo@ascb.org to change your name).
  • Print a receipt
  • Print a visa invitation letter if requested
  • Add additional activities (i.e. Biotech Course, Doorstep Meeting, Roundtable Leaders Sign up)
  • Invite colleagues
  • Link to book housing

You will need your email address and badge number to log in.

PDF Registration Form for Mail/Fax

We prefer that you register for the meeting online. However, if you need to pay by cash or check, please use the link below for a PDF registration form. Alternatively, you can bring your payment, and visit the “Onsite Registration” Counter in Lobby D of the San Diego Convention Center during the following hours:

Friday, December 7- 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 8- 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 9- 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 10- 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 11- 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 12- 7:30 am-11:30 am

EarlyRegForm2018 (For use through October 4, 2018; mailed in forms must be RECEIVED, not postmarked, by October 4).

Child Attendance and Childcare Information

Child Attendance Information

Children of 2018 ASCB/EMBO 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 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 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 Learning Center during set-up and dismantle times. This includes children of exhibitors.

Infant Lounge

A nicely furnished permanent Infant Lounge is located in the Women’s restroom behind Starbucks in the Hall E Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center. Look for a sign with arrows pointing to it just outside the Starbucks. 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/EMBO is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.

The infant lounge is opened whenever the San Diego Convention Center is opened.

Childcare Services

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/EMBO 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/EMBO 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 2018 ASCB | EMBO Meeting. Check back on June 1 for more information.

Meeting Policies

Click here to see our Meeting Policies.

If you are a community college teacher or high school teacher, you are eligible to receive free registration to the meeting. If you are an ASCB Educator member, click on the purple register now button above and it will take you through the registration process. If you are not an ASCB member, please contact ascbinfo@ascb.org so we can verify your credentials and provide you with a coupon code.