REGISTRATION

OPENING SOON!

Conference registration will be opening on January 14, 2021.

SMM2021 will be the very first fully hybrid, live-virtual conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy, and will attract the largest number of attendees since the first conference held in Santa Cruz in 1975.

We are very excited to announce that SMM2021 will be a hybrid live-virtual conference! This means that even if you are not able to travel due to health concerns or other travel restrictions in your country you can still take part in the conference. The inclusion of a virtual component in our conference is our way of trying to engage the broader marine mammal community across the world!

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.

Are you an SMM member?

Sign-in and get started with your conference registration.

Not already an SMM member?

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

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

KEY REGISTRATION DATES

EARLY BIRD:

August 4th, 2021

STANDARD:

December 11th, 2021

ON-SITE:

December 17th, 2021

CONFERENCE PRICING

IN-PERSON

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

VIRTUAL*

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

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

VIRTUAL*

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

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

VIRTUAL*

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

If you are ONLY planning on attending a workshop – and not the main conference – you are required to purchase a Workshop Only registration fee in order to participate. This registration fee is in addition to the workshop fee itself.

 

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

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

 

* 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)

HOW TO LOGIN INTO
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.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

There will be a $100 USD handling fee for registration cancellations prior to August 4, 2021. After September 4, 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.