REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

Early Bird registration deadline is August 11, 2021 at 11:59 AM, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4).

The very first fully hybrid conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy will be held on December 13-17, 2021. Going hybrid means there are two ways to participate in SMM2021: live and in-person at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and/or virtually through our new online experience. 

The conference will span 5 days and each day there will be a plenary session with distinguished keynote speakers that will be live-streamed. Concurrent sessions will be accessible to all attendees via pre-recorded content. All pre-recorded presentations will be made available at the start of each respective session for virtual and in-person attendees.

In-person presentations will be presented live at the venue; these sessions will not be live-streamed. In addition, a virtual Q & A session with the presenters will be streamed for the virtual audience during scheduled times following the completion of each live session.

All attendees will have access to the virtual conference, so people who will not be able to join the conference in person due to health concerns or other travel restrictions in your country will still be able to participate, present, and interact with other conference attendees and vendors. It will be a whole new conference experience!

Virtual content will be available on-demand for all in-person and virtual attendees during the conference and for 30 days post-conference.

NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION?

All attendees will have until 11:59 PM, EST (GMT-5) on September 15, 2021 to update their registration preference (i.e. virtual to in-person and vice versa) without penalty. There is a $100 USD handling fee for registration cancellations prior to September 15, 2021. After September 15, there will be no refunds for registration.

REGISTRATION PRICES

Below you will find information on registration options and pricing. In order to purchase a conference registration, you will need to access the conference software. Information on how to access the software is provided below.

IN-PERSON

EARLY BIRDDEADLINE: August 11th, 11:59PM EST
  • Member – $450 USD
  • Non-member – $600 USD
  • Student member – $150 USD
  • Student non-member – $220 USD
  • Low income country member – $225 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $350 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

IN-PERSON

STANDARDFrom August 12th to December 11th
  • Member – $550 USD
  • Non-member – $700 USD
  • Student member – $200 USD
  • Student non-member – $270 USD
  • Low income country member – $275 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $375 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

IN-PERSON

ON-SITEFrom December 12th to December 17th
  • Member – $650 USD
  • Non-member – $800 USD
  • Student member – $250 USD
  • Student non-member – $320 USD
  • Low income country member – $325 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $425 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

IN-PERSON

EARLY BIRDDeadline: August 11th, 11:59PM EST
  • Member – $450 USD
  • Non-member – $600 USD
  • Student member – $150 USD
  • Student non-member – $220 USD
  • Low income country member – $225 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $350 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

IN-PERSON

STANDARDFrom August 12th to December 11th, 11:59PM EST
  • Member – $550 USD
  • Non-member – $700 USD
  • Student member – $200 USD
  • Student non-member – $270 USD
  • Low income country member – $275 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $375 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

IN-PERSON

ON-SITEDecember 12-17
  • Member – $650 USD
  • Non-member – $800 USD
  • Student member – $250 USD
  • Student non-member – $320 USD
  • Low income country member – $325 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $425 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

VIRTUALPrices are the same for all deadlines mentioned above.
  • Member – $300 USD
  • Non-member – $400 USD
  • Student member – $100 USD
  • Student non-member – $145 USD
  • Low income country member – $150 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $230 USD

* Includes access to full virtual conference

* Includes six months on-demand access

IN-PERSON ONLY

WORKSHOP ONLYAvailable in June 2021

Only attending a workshop and NOT the main conference? You are REQUIRED to purchase a Workshop Only registration fee – in addition to the workshop fee itself – in order to participate.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already registered for the conference then you do not need to pay for a supplemental workshop fee!

  • 1 Day Workshop Only (Member*) – $25 USD
  • 2 Day Workshop Only (Member) – $50 USD
  • 1 Day Workshop Only (Non-member*) – $125 USD
  • 2 Day Workshop Only (Non-member) – $250 USD

* Member rate applies to all membership groups (i.e. full members, student members, low-income country members)
* Non-Member rate applies to all groups with a SMM membership (i.e. non-members, student non-members, low-income country non-members)

VIRTUAL

VIRTUALPrices are the same for all deadlines mentioned above.
  • Member – $300 USD
  • Non-member – $400 USD
  • Student member – $100 USD
  • Student non-member – $145 USD
  • Low income country member – $150 USD
  • Low income country non-member – $230 USD

*Prices are the same for all deadlines

IN-PERSON ONLY

WORKSHOP ONLYAvailable in June 2021

Only attending a workshop and NOT the main conference? You are REQUIRED to purchase a Workshop Only registration fee – in addition to the workshop fee itself – in order to participate.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already registered for the conference then you do not need to pay for a supplemental workshop fee!

  • 1 Day Workshop Only (Member*) – $25 USD
  • 2 Day Workshop Only (Member) – $50 USD
  • 1 Day Workshop Only (Non-member*) – $125 USD
  • 2 Day Workshop Only (Non-member) – $250 USD

* Member rate applies to all membership groups (i.e. full members, student members, low-income country members)
* Non-Member rate applies to all groups with a SMM membership (i.e. non-members, student non-members, low-income country non-members)

Are you an SMM member?

Sign-in as a member or non-member and get started with your conference registration.

Not already an SMM member?

Join or renew your membership to access the best conference rates.

HOW TO LOGIN TO THE CONFERENCE SYSTEM

In order to access the conference software, attendees will need to sign-in via the SMM website. Attendees may choose to register as a member or non-member; HOWEVER, conference registration is significantly more affordable for members than non-members. All are welcome to become members and join our society!

The conference software is where attendees will be able to complete the following:

• Register for the conference and/or workshop
• Submit an abstract
• Submit a workshop proposal
• Purchase conference merchandise

To get started, select one of the options below:
IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you have already logged into the conference system as a Non-Member you can still sign-up for membership with the SMM to receive a reduce ‘Members’ registration fee. Use the same email address to sign up or renew your membership as you did to create your Non-Member profile and the system will automatically update your account information for you once you sign back into the conference system.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the early bird registration deadline?

The early bird registration deadline is August 11, 2021 at 11:59 AM, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4).

Can I change my registration to virtual or in-person after early bird registration?

All attendees will have until 11:59 AM, EST (GMT-5) on September 15, 2021 to change their registration (e.g. virtual to in-person and vice versa) without penalty.

Is there a cancellation and/or refund policy?

There will be a $100 USD handling fee for registration cancellations prior to September 15, 2021. After September 15, 2021, there will be no refunds for registration. Registration is non-transferable among attendees.

All other items paid for (e.g. event tickets or merchandise) are subject to refunds; however, please note that due to changes made to the PayPal User Agreement and Refund Policy, we will not charge a fee to process refunds, but an administrative fee of $10 USD from the original transaction will not be returned.

Requests for refunds must be submitted to registration@marinemammalscience.org and refunds will be issued to the same method of payment used to secure payment.

I’ve recently graduated. Can I still register as a ‘student’?

If you are no longer a student, but are planning on presenting work at the conference that you conducted as a student, and you graduated less than one year ago, then you can still register as a student! You will also be considered for student awards.

Note: A letter from your professor/institute verifying that you completed the work you will be presenting as a student will be required.

I’m under the age of 18. Can I still register and attend the conference?

The SMM2021 Board has established the following policy regarding the active participation of minors (attendees under 18 years old) at the Conference. This policy has been put into place to assure that all presentations will be led by adults, which was the assumption of the abstract review process.

The SMM2021 Policy for Attendance of Minors is as follows:

  • All presentations (Oral talks, Speed talks, Poster, etc.) during the SMM2021 are to be led by an adult. A minor can assist with the presentation.
  • Underage assistants must always be with an accompanying adult when they are at the Conference.
  • All accompanying adults of minors have to pay full registration for the conference.