Registration Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology

Registration Fees

Early registration closed on August 15, 2014, but you can still register for the conference at the regular rate.

Registration Fees
Registrant Early Registration (USD) Registration After August 15 (USD)
Full $675 $775
One-Day $200 $250
Student and Post-Doc $300 $400
Additional Fees
Item Cost (USD)
Barbeque Social & Dinner Guest (Oct. 7) $75
1-Day Facility Usage Fee* $150
4-Day Facility Usage Fee* $600
Optional Excursions
Item Cost (USD)
Whale Watching $100
Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Tour $120
Monterey Bay Aquarium VIP Tour $100
Bike Ride along 17-Mile Drive $85
Kayaking the Bay $110

*Please see the section titled For Those Not Staying Onsite below.

Room Reservations

Reservations for guest lodging at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds are now available. To guarantee availability, reservations must be made by September 5, 2014. Conference attendees will be required to make their own room reservations. Click here to make your room reservations online.

For Those Not Staying Onsite

For those who will not be staying at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, please note that you will be required to pay a $150 per day (USD) usage fee to access the facility and eat meals at the conference. The usage fee is not optional and will be required to register for ISSM 2014.

Other hotels are available within 2 miles (3.2 km) of Asilomar, such as Holiday Inn Express and Howard Johnson Inn & Suites. As of summer 2013, their rates range from $100-300 (USD) plus tax per night. However, please note that conference attendees not staying at Asilomar will be required to pay the $150 (USD) per day usage fee, as mentioned above.

Optional Group Excursions

As part of the conference program, attendees are welcome to join us for optional group excursions on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. You can register for the group excursions through our website. Click here to learn more about group excursions.

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Registration Confirmation

All registrants will receive confirmation by email once registration and full payment have been processed. This confirmation will also serve as your receipt of payment. Please allow 2 weeks from the time your registration is submitted until you receive a confirmation by email.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be requested by August 15, 2014, to qualify for a refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refund requests received by August 15, 2014. No refunds will be made after August 15, 2014. Refunds are not given for no-shows. Email cancellations or substitution requests to Ms. Brandi Caskey at

Student Assistance

The conference organizers are offering students assistance with conference costs in the form of travel grants and/or volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Letter of Invitation

Some attendees of ISSM 2014 may need a letter of invitation from the conference organizers to obtain a visa. You can download and personalize a letter of invitation here (PDF). For further assistance, please contact Ms. Brandi Caskey at

Sponsor Registration

Companies and organizations can sign up as sponsors of ISSM 2014, as well as register their complimentary attendees, through our easy online registration process.

Sponsor Type Sponsorship Fee (USD)
Gold $5,000
Silver $3,000
Bronze $1,000

Please visit the Sponsors page for details about our great sponsor benefits.

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