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ISMB 2018 Registration Open - register by June 7, 2018 to Save!


Online registration is now available at: https://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/registration_conference/ 

Registration

Before registering please review the details below outlining the various components of the ISMB conference.

ISMB 2018 has a new program format and registration options reflect these changes. The most affordable conference registration option is to register for the full four day conference. You can however register for a two day only option (July 7 & 8, or July 8 & 9 or July 9 & 10). If you register for July 7 & 8 you are invited to participate in the July 6 opening reception and keynote.

When you register please ensure that you select your preferred program options from the list of Communities of Special Interest (COSI) or Other program options.

Registration fees are in $US.

Please note online registration closes Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone. After this point only on-site registration will be available at the conference registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lower Level. All early and online registration discounts are expired for on-site registration. 

Conference Registration Fees include the following for the days you are registered:

  • Opening reception with Exhibitors (Friday, July 6) - for those choosing full conference or July 7 and 8 only option
  • Scientific sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibition entrance
  • Coffee breaks

Optional Registration Items and Additional Fees (available during registration)

  • Student Council Symposium, Friday, July 6
  • Tutorials, Friday, July 6
    CAMDA COSI Dinner - Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 pm. ($60.00)
    IRB (RNA) COSI Dinner - Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 pm. ($100.00) at Morton's The Steakhouse Wacker Place
    Tee shirts (Until June 7, 2018)
  • Hotel accommodation

  • Lunches are not included in the registration fee. Lunch options include a food kiosk in the ISMB exhibition area or at the conference hotel or nearby restaurants.

Please note - An electronic version of the conference proceedings is available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics. The conference proceedings will not be available in print. Delegates wanting printed copies of papers are encouraged to print the papers they are interested in prior to the conference by accessing the online proceedings. Details for accessing the online version will be posted on the conference home page on or after June 15, 2018.

REGISTRATION FEES

ISCB MEMBER FEES - FULL CONFERENCE
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 7, 2018 June 8, 2018 until June 21, 2018 AFTER June 21, 2018 (on-site)
Student $475.00 $675.00 975.00
Post Doc $575.00 $775.00 $1075.00
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $675.00 $875.00 $1175.00

 

NON-MEMBER FEES- FULL CONFERENCE
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 7, 2018 June 8, 2018 until June 21, 2018 AFTER June 21, 2018 (on-site)
Student $575.00 $875.00 $1175.00
Post Doc $775.00 $975.00 $1275.00
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $875.00 $1075.00 $1375.00 

 

ISCB MEMBER FEES - TWO DAYS ONLY
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 7, 2018 June 8, 2018 until June 21, 2018 AFTER June 21, 2018 (on-site)
Student or Post Doc $360.00 $460.00 $560.00
       
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $460.00 $660.00 $760.00

 

NON-MEMBER FEES - TWO DAYS ONLY
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 7, 2018 June 8, 2018 until June 21, 2018 AFTER June 21, 2018 (on-site)
Student or Post Doc $460.00 $660.00 $760.00
       
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $660.00 $860.00 $960.00

 

ISCB MEMBERSHIP (ISCB Membership Fee Chart available here)

ISCB MEMBERS: If you are a current member of ISCB, you must use the email address registered with your ISCB membership record in order to register at the discounted member rates through the online system. If you do not know the email address you used to register with ISCB, please use the help function at: http://www.iscb.org/iscb-forgot-your-password

NON-MEMBERS OF ISCB: Save money by becoming a member of ISCB. We suggest you purchase your membership at https://www.iscb.org/iscb-membership Alternatively you can purchase membership through the online registration system.

ISCB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If your ISCB membership is not current or will expire on or before July 25, 2017, you will be offered an opportunity to renew your membership as part of your registration fees through the online system.

**please note if you start an online registration including an ISCB membership renewal or new membership please complete it during registration. If you leave the system to renew at ISCB.org the registration system will not recognize your new purchase. 

Group Registration - please read carefully BEFORE your group registers!

Register a minimum of six (6) and receive one (1) additional registration for free - a minimum value of $475.

Individuals from the same lab or organization have an opportunity to receive a 7th conference registration free when registering as a group. To take advantage of this special offer please follow these instructions:

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify us you will have a group of 7 or more, and identify the delegate (name, affiliation, email and registration type*) who will receive the free registration.

Have your group of at least six (6) register and pay for the full four day ISMB conference registration. The person designated to receive the free registration should not register until they receive special instructions from the conference organizers, which will happen after the group's paid registrations are confirmed.

  1. Provide This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. evidence of your group's paid registrations (names, affiliation, email addresses and receipt numbers). Once these registrations are verified the special registration instructions will be forwarded to the individual designated to receive the complimentary registration.
  2. *The complimentary registration is applicable to the lowest priced registration fee from the group at the Early Bird Discounted Rate. Registration is for the full 4 day conference and does not include additional registration options (ie. Tutorials, Student Council Symposium, etc.)

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Online registration and payment (preferred method)

  2. Payment offline: Complete the online registration choosing the invoice option, print out the paper invoice and credit card form, complete and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by fax to 1+780-414-1664 or mail it along with your credit card details (American Express, Mastercard or Visa only).

  1. Payment by mail: Mail completed credit card form or check (payable to the: International Society for Computational Biology) and copy of your invoice to:

  2. ISMB 2018 Registration
    Suite 437, 11007 Jasper Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    T5K 0K6

  3. For questions about your registration contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ISMB 2018 conference fees are charged in $US.

CREDIT CARDS
The following credit cards are accepted for registration: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

WIRE TRANSFER
To arrange a wire transfer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request wire transfer instructions. PLEASE note a $25 wire administration fee will be added during registration for those choosing to pay by wire transfer. If you will be paying by ACH rather than an electronic wire transfer, please specify that as the detailed instructions are different. Please note that any bank fees must be paid by the participant. Should funds arrive with bank fees deducted, payment of the difference will be charged to the participant at on-site registration.

For further information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The ISCB Code of Conduct for ISCB Conferences is available here.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO THE UNITED STATES

All international visitors, regardless of country of origin, must present a passport when entering the United States, and in many cases an entry visa is also required.

It is essential that delegates arriving from outside the US have a valid passport with expiration at least six months after the planned date of entry, and any other required travel documents such as an entry visa. Please ensure that you allow enough time to apply for an entry visa (suggest applications be submitted 10 - 12 weeks in advance ) should one be required for your arrival and participation at ISMB 2018 in Chicago, United States. Paid registration must be received by ISMB 2018 before a visa letter can be provided, so early registration is suggested for all delegates requiring an entry visa.

Details are available on a number of websites including: Travel to the USA: http://www.discoveramerica.com/ca/entry.html

USA Visas: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors

ISCB and the ISMB 2018 conference organizers assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information on any of the above websites, and encourage you to communicate directly with the US Embassy or US Consulate office that services your particular needs for entry into the United States.

VISA INVITATION LETTERS

Invitation letters required for visa applications will be sent with your confirmation after registration and full payment have been received. You must be registered and paid-in-full for the conference in order to receive an invitation letter. IMPORTANT: If you require a visa for entrance register early, it can take time for your visa application to be processed (often 10-12 weeks) - do not delay in submitting your visa application.

Student Council Symposium
STUDENT COUNCIL SYMPOSIUM (SCS14) Website


Student Council Symposium (Friday, July 6)


FEES - All prices in $US

ON or BEFORE June 7, 2017 (Early) June 8, 2017 - June 21, 2017 (Regular)  
For delegates also purchasing a four (4) day conference or July 7 & 8  registration $100.00 $125.00  
For delegates registering for the Student Council Symposium only $125.00 $150.00  
 

The 14th ISCB Student Council Symposium (SCS14) is a student-organized event featuring keynote lectures, oral presentations and a poster session. In addition to previous years' schedules, a career event will be organized with a variety of distinguished speakers from industry and academia. The Symposium is tailored mainly to undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-docs in computational biology and related disciplines.

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The Student Council registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch.

Note: Student Council Symposium registrants are not required to register as delegates for the ISMB 2018 conference and can instead choose to attend only the SCS14.

TUTORIALS

Friday, July 6

Delegates are invited to register for Tutorials held on Friday, July 6. The fee includes tutorial notes (electronic version) for the tutorial the delegate registers in. Lunch is not included in the tutorial registration fee. Tutorial program details will be available soon.

Note: You must be registered for the ISMB 2018 conference (full 4 days or July 7 & 8)  to attend a Tutorial.

TUTORIAL REGISTRATION PRICING (Friday, July 6)

FEES - All prices in US dollars 1 Half Day Tutorial

ON or BEFORE June 7, 2018
2 Half Day Tutorials

ON or BEFORE June 7, 2018
1 Half Day Tutorial

After June 7, 2018
2 Half DayTutorials

After June 7, 2018
ISCB Members $90.00 $135.00 $110.00 $165.00
Non-Members $140.00 $210.00 $160.00 $240.00

Note: You must be registered for the ISMB 2018 conference to attend a Tutorial program.

CONFERENCE TEE SHIRT

Conference delegates can purchase an ISMB 2018 Conference tee shirt during online registration. These high-quality tee shirts can be pre-ordered online until June 7, 2018 at a cost of $15.00 each. (Please note tee shirts are not available for sale on-site)

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

The organizers are pleased to announce its official housing partner onPeak who have negotiated reduced hotel rates for the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel. This is the conference location and headquarters hotel.

Book through the simple-to-use reservation website or with helpful and friendly booking agents.
Full details on the hotel and booking a room are available at: https://www.iscb.org/ismb2018-accommodation

Please note: onPeak is the only official housing company associated with ISMB 2018. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ISMB 2018 and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


Electronic Conference Proceedings Only:

Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics, and are not available in print. If you want printed proceedings it is recommended that you print copies of desired papers from the online proceedings in advance. Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics after June 15, 2018.

Wireless internet services will be available throughout the conference facility, and a limited number of computer stations will be available for online viewing.

REGISTRATION DESK HOURS – July 6 – 10

The Conference Registration Desk is located in the Ballroom Foyer, East Tower (lower level), of the Hyatt Regency Chicago

 Friday, July 6 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 7 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 8 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Monday, July 9 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, July 10 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
   

CANCELLATION POLICY

Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to 1+780-414-1664.

All refunds will be made in $US and processed following the ISMB 2018 Conference.

Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule.

  • Cancellations received on or before May 15, 2018, will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received from May 15, 2018 through June 7, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a $200.00 processing fee.
  • No refund of fees will be made after June 7, 2018.
For questions about your registration please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.