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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* $290 $375
ASCB Postdoctoral Member/Applicant* $265 $345
ASCB Graduate Student Member/Applicant* $95 $140
ASCB Undergraduate Student Member/Applicant* $45 $90
ASCB Emeritus Member $100 $130

Nonmember Rates

Early Registration

(Through October 4)

Regular Registration

(Starting October 5)

Regular Nonmember $525 $650
Postdoctoral Nonmember $480 $550
Graduate Student Nonmember $230 $275
Undergraduate Student Nonmember $95 $135
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. 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 4, 2017, 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, 2017, 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 2-6 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. EMBO Members, members of the EMBO Young Investigator and EMBO Installation Grant programme, current EMBO Fellows, and lab members of these groups, who are not already ASCB members can receive a 50% discount off of first-time ASCB membership, which will make them eligible for the steeply discounted ASCB member meeting registration and abstract rates. Contact EMBO at communications@embo.org for more details.

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* $140 $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 $280 $335
Postdoctoral Nonmember $255 $285
Graduate Student Nonmember $120 $145
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* $25
ASCB Emeritus Member $35

Nonmember Rates

Wednesday One-Day Only Registration

Regular Nonmember $185
Postdoctoral Nonmember $165
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 4, 2017, 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, 2017, 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 2-6 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. EMBO Members, members of the EMBO Young Investigator and EMBO Installation Grant programme, current EMBO Fellows, and lab members of these groups, who are not already ASCB members can receive a 50% discount off of first-time ASCB membership, which will make them eligible for the steeply discounted ASCB member meeting registration and abstract rates. Contact EMBO at communications@embo.org for more details.

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.

Note: EMBO Members, members of the EMBO Young Investigator and EMBO Installation Grant programme, current EMBO Fellows, and lab members of these groups, who are not already ASCB members can receive a 50% discount off of first-time ASCB membership, which will make them eligible for the steeply discounted ASCB member meeting registration and abstract rates. Contact EMBO at communications@embo.org for more details.

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 2017 ASCB/EMBO Meeting Includes:

Please note: No meals are included with 2017 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 the Alan Hall 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 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 Pennsylvania Convention Center lobby areas (excluding the Learning Center and meeting rooms)
  • 2017 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 17, 2017. The organizers 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 send a request for cancellation to ascbinfo@ascb.org.

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 Broad Street Atrium of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The onsite registration hours for scientific attendees are:

Friday, December 1 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 3 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 4 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6 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 1 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 3 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 4 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Convention Center.

PDF Registration Form for Mail/Fax

We prefer that you register for the meeting online. However, if you need to pay by check or wire transfer, download the appropriate PDF registration form:

Early one day only registration (PDF)
Early registration form (PDF)

Please mail completed form or email to ascbinfo@ascb.org. Registration is available through December 6.

Child Attendance and Childcare Information

Child Attendance Information

Children of 2017 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

An Infant Lounge will be located in Room 12A of the Street Level of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 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 are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.

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 ASCB Annual 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. Please click here to apply.