Register for ABRCMS 2017

2017 Registration Rates 

Registration Type  Discount Registration
On or Before Oct. 10
On-Site Registration
After Oct. 10
One Day Registration
Undergraduate Students
(including community college students) 
$125 $225 $50
Other Students/Minors
(high school students, postbaccalaureate students, and children)
$125  $225 $50
Graduate Students/Postdoctoral Scientists $150  $250 $60
(program directors, faculty, administrators, judges, exhibit booth personnel, etc)
$200 $300 $75

Banquet only registration can be purchased onsite for a fee of $25. Please note that a banquet only registration requires the purchase of a meal plan ticket. 

The 2017 registration fee DOES NOT include meals. Meals must be purchased and paid directly to a third-party vendor. Please note that some plenary sessions occur during lunch. Plan accordingly. You don't want to miss these exceptional speakers!
Purchase your meal plan ticket.

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Registration Steps

Step 1: Decide if you're registering for an individual or a group. 

When registering for ABRCMS, you can register an individual (yourself) or register for a group of two or more people. If you're registering a group, please note that group registration requires you register as the "Non-Student/Postdoc" type to secure all available registration options. 

Step 2: Register. 

After determining whether you're registering an individual or a group, you can get started on the registration process. Early bird rates end on October 10, 2017. Click here to register. 

Step 3: Purchase a meal plan ticket. 

Meals are not included in the registration fee for ABRCMS this year. You must purchase a separate meal plan ticket. Please note that there are sessions planned around meal times, so we recommend purchasing the meal plan ticket to ensure you don't miss out on any of these sessions. Meal plan tickets must be purchased by October 20, 2017. Click here to purchase your meal plan ticket. 

Step 4: Book your hotel. 

All housing arrangements must be made through the official ABRCMS Housing Bureau by October 3, 2017, to receive the discounted ABRCMS rate. Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so booking early is highly encouraged. Book your room here


Accepted forms of payment include:

  • Credit Card
  • University/Institute Checks or Money Orders

University/Institute checks or money orders must be made payable to ASM (American Society for Microbiology). When paying with a check or money order, attendees must first complete the online registration indicating that they are paying with a check. Once complete, attendees must print the online registration invoice, attach payment, and mail to the following address:

ABRCMS Registration/Experient
Attn: Shannon Cook
5202 Presidents Court, Suite G100
Frederick, MD 21703

After Oct. 10, university/institute checks must be brought on-site; payment will be applied when you check in at the registration desk. Registration opens at 12pm on Nov. 1.
Personal checks will not be accepted.

In order to receive the discount rate, you must pay in full by Oct. 10. If we have not received your payment by this date, you must pay the on-site rate. 

Registration Confirmation/Receipt
Within five business days of payment, attendees will receive an official ABRCMS confirmation via email. Print this email as it also serves as your receipt.
You are not considered an ABRCMS registrant until full payment is processed and you have received the official ABRCMS confirmation via email.

If you do not receive the official ABRCMS confirmation within five business days after submitting payment, check for your junk mail folder before contacting Experient.

Need another copy of your confirmation email? Log back into your account and select "View/resend email" on the confirmation page. Alternatively, you can contact Experient to request the confirmation email to be resent.

Contact Registration
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U.S. and Canada: 800-974-3621
International: 240-439-2921
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

Registration Policies

On-Site Registration Hours

Conference Registration Hours – Phoenix Convention Center

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1: 12 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 2: 7:30 am - 7 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 3: 7:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 4: 7:30 am - 1 pm

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