ISMB 2020 Registration opens March 2, 2020


Registration - Opens March 2, 2020

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

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 13 & 14 , or July 14 & 15 or July 15 & 16). If you register for July 13 & 14 you are invited to participate in the July 12 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 United States dollars.

Please note online registration will open March 2, 2020. Discounted early registration ends June 11, 2020 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Regular registration ends July 2, 2020 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Onsite registration will begin on Sunday, July 12, 2020. All early and regular registration discounts expire on the dates noted.

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

  • Opening reception with Exhibitors (Sunday, July 12) - for those choosing full conference or July 13 and 14 only option
  • Scientific sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibition entrance
  • Coffee breaks

Optional Registration Items and Additional Fees (available during registration)

  • Student Council Symposium, Sunday, July 12
  • Tutorials, Sunday, July 12
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Lunches are not included in the registration fee. Lunch options include a food kiosk in the ISMB poster area or at nearby restaurants.

REGISTRATION FEES

ISCB MEMBER FEES - FULL CONFERENCE
All prices in US$
ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020 June 12, 2020 until July 2, 2020 AFTER July 2, 2020 (on-site)
Student $480.00 $680.00 $980.00
Post Doc $580.00 $780.00 $1080.00
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $685.00 $885.00 $1185.00

 

NON-MEMBER FEES- FULL CONFERENCE
All prices in US$
ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020 June 12, 2020 until July 2, 2020
AFTER July 2, 2020 (on-site)
Student $580.00 $780.00 $1080.00
Post Doc $780.00 $980.00 $1280.00
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $885.00 $1085.00 $1385.00

 

ISCB MEMBER FEES - TWO DAYS ONLY
All prices in US$
ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020 June 12, 2020 until July 2, 2020 AFTER July 2, 2020 (on-site)
Student or Post Doc $385.00 $485.00 $585.00
       
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $490.00 $690.00 $790.00

 

NON-MEMBER FEES - TWO DAYS ONLY
All prices in US$
ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020 June 12, 2020 until July 2, 2020 AFTER July 2, 2020 (on-site)
Student or Post Doc $585.00 $685.00 $785.00
       
Professional: Academic; Non-profit; Government; or Corporate $690.00 $890.00 $990.00

 

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 12, 2020, 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 Conference Registration system to renew membership at ISCB.org the registration system will not recognize your new member purchase if you log back in hoping to register as a member.

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 $480.00!

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 +1-619-374-2890
    or mail it along with your credit card details (American Express, Mastercard or Visa only).
  3. Payment by mail: Mail completed credit card form, money order or check, and copy of your invoice to:

    International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
    525-K East Market Street, RM 330
    Leesburg, VA, United States 20176


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

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ISMB 2020 conference fees are charged in United States dollars.

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 $25.00 wire administration fee must be added during your 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 CANADA

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

You can find details on visiting Canada here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/business.html

Submission of Applications

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the Canadian visa office responsible for processing their visa application.  Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required. 

Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time.

ISCB and the ISMB 2020 conference organizers assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information on any of the above websites and encourage you to communicate directly with the Canadian authorities regarding visa and entry information.

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 12 weeks) - do not delay in submitting your visa application.

Student Council Symposium (Sunday, July 12)

FEES - All prices in US$

ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020 June 12, 2020 - July 12, 2020  
For delegates also purchasing a four (4) day conference or July 13 & 14 registration $100.00 $125.00  
For delegates registering for the Student Council Symposium only $125.00 $150.00  

The 16th ISCB Student Council Symposium (SCS16) 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 2020 conference and can instead choose to attend only the SCS16.

TUTORIALS

Sunday, July 12

Delegates are invited to register for Tutorials held on Sunday, July 12. The fee includes tutorial notes (electronic version) for the tutorial the delegate registers in. No lunch is included in the tutorial registration fee. Tutorial program will be available soon.

Note: You must be registered for the ISMB 2020 conference (full 4 days or July 13 & 14) to attend a Tutorial.

TUTORIAL REGISTRATION PRICING (Sunday, July 12)

FEES - All prices in US$ 1 Half Day Tutorial

ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020
2 Half Day Tutorials or Full Day

ON or BEFORE June 11, 2020
1 Half Day Tutorial

June 12 or after, 2020
2 Half Day Tutorials or Full Day

June 12 or after, 2020
ISCB Members $90.00 $135.00 $110.00 $165.00
Non-Members $140.00 $210.00 $160.00 $240.00

CONFERENCE TEE SHIRT

Conference delegates can purchase an ISMB 2020 Conference tee shirt during online registration. These high-quality tee shirts can be pre-ordered online only until June 11, 2020 at a cost of $15.00 each. (Please note tee shirts are not available for sale on-site).


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION


A block of discounted conference hotels is available through onPeak, ISCB's official housing bureau and can be booked directly through a conference portal here.

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 July 5, 2020.

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 12 - 16

The Conference Registration Desk location: TBA

Sunday, July 12 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Student Council Symposium and Morning Tutorials only)
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (Afternoon Tutorials only)
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, July 13 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, July 14 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 15 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday, July 16 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
   

CANCELLATION POLICY

Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be eligible for a refund regarding having not received a Canadian visa your application must have been submitted to Canadian authorities no later than April 15, 2020. Please ensure you keep records of your visa application and any correspondence to support your refund request.

All refunds will be made in US$ and processed following the ISMB 2020 Conference.

Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule.

  • Cancellations received on or before May 15, 2020, will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received from May 16, 2020 through June 11, 2020 will receive a full refund minus a $200.00 processing fee.
  • No refund of fees will be made after June 12, 2020.

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