Registration for the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists is now open! When you register, don’t forget to: Register for workshops, social events, and field trips; Apply for an ASM Grant and Award; Make your hotel reservation; Book your travel; and Invite a colleague to attend! Abstract submission will be open from March 1st to March 31st, 2018; however, register today to take advantage of lower rates!
BE GREEN 2018!
In an effort to keep meeting costs low, and to reduce our impact on the environment, ASM will continue to phase out a print version of the Program Booklet and Abstract Book. To date, efforts to phase out the print version of the program (and abstract booklet) have resulted in the savings of 97,251 pieces or 194.5 reams of paper. The Program Committee’s goal is to be completely digital by 2020.
The Program Booklet and Abstract Book will be available for free on the meeting website in advance of the meeting. In addition, the Program will be available to all attendees via the free meeting app. Details regarding the meeting app will be posted at a later date! The Program Booklet and Abstract Book can be purchased during registration for $6 and $8, respectively.
Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting has a three tiered registration structure with five membership categories available under each tier. Become an ASM member and save today! Registration rates vary depending on when you register for the conference. As the conference dates get closer the registration rates will go up. Rates for each tier will automatically change at 12:01 a.m. Central Daylight Time on the dates listed below.
Until March 31st
April 1st – June 10th
After June 10th
*The Developing Country registration is open to all members and non-members that qualify.
ONE – DAY REGISTRATION
The one-day rate is a NEW option that provides live streaming access to the 2018 ASM Plenary Sessions and Capstone Session. A link will be provided to those registering under this option. The online registration rate is $50.
The Guest/Spouse rate is for individuals that are accompanying a meeting participant, but who is not attending the meeting or presenting. If both are participating in all aspects of the meeting and presenting, they should register as meeting attendees under the appropriate registration category. The guest/spouse registration rate is $75.
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REQUEST – WHY DOES ASM REQUEST THIS?
The American Society of Mammalogists requests demographic information to evaluate demography of meeting attendees in order to help determine how we can better promote, encourage, and support diversity in our membership and to better serve our current and future members. The American Society of Mammalogists is dedicated to ensuring the opportunity for active, equal participation in Society functions by all members, regardless of gender, race, ethnic background, age, physical disabilities, or sexual orientation.
PHOTOGRAPHS, PUBLICITY, AND PARTICIPICANT LISTS
Registration for this event gives consent for photographs, publicity, and inclusion on the participant list unless the American Society of Mammalogists is notified in writing prior to the start date.
If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible. A refund, less a $50 administrative fee will be made if cancellation request is received by 10 June 2018. The deadline for presenters to cancel their registration and withdraw abstracts for a full refund less the $50 administrative fee is 15 April 2018. After these dates, refunds are NOT available. Fees will not be canceled for registered participants who do not attend and have not notified the conference registration office by the cancellation deadline.
ASM STATEMENT OF INCLUSION
The ASM annual meetings are intended for the conduct of ASM business and for free and open discourse on all aspects of mammalogy. Throughout the course of the meeting and all ASM sponsored activities, attendees will conduct all interpersonal interactions in accordance with the ASM Statement of Inclusion.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION POLICY
The American Society of Mammalogists may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the American Society of Mammalogists.