Please recognize that by registering and submitting an abstract for the 13th International Mammalogical Congress (IMC-13) you are agreeing to abide by American Society of Mammalogists (ASM’s) Statement of Inclusion and Code of Conduct. Please take the time to read these documents carefully.
Online registration for the IMC-13 meeting is now open! The conference will be held in-person at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, and will also include a virtual option for remote attendees. Please register using the appropriate link found below, associated with either the in-person or virtual conference attendance. You can find more information here about what content is available if you register to attend IMC-13 in-person versus virtually.
When you register, don’t forget to: register for social events; buy a conference t-shirt; schedule childcare; and invite a colleague to attend!
Register today to take advantage of lower rates! If you are an ASM member, please be sure to use the email linked to your ASM membership when registering for the IMC-13 meeting.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATES
Registration for the IMC-13 meeting has a three-tiered registration structure with several categories available in each tier. 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 am Central Daylight Time on the dates listed below. Workshop and field trip registration links are posted separately!
IN-PERSON CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
In-person registration will provide IMC-13 attendees full access to meeting content, including onsite and online contributed sessions. Register here to participate in-person at the IMC-13 meeting in Anchorage!
Until March 31st
April 1st – May 31st
After May 31st
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
Virtual registration will provide IMC-13 attendees live access to plenary and capstone sessions, select symposia, members meetings, and recorded access to all online contributed sessions through the conference meeting site. Register here to participate virtually in the IMC-13 meeting!
Until March 31st
April 1st – May 31st
After May 31st
WHY IS THERE A FEE FOR VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION???
Organizing a meeting on a scale to deliver hundreds of abstracts worth of technical and poster sessions, plenaries, symposia, workshops, and other special events requires new conference presentation technology and substantial staff and volunteer time to coordinate planning activities leading up to and during the meeting.
Typically, registration fees for in-person conferences cover direct costs (audio-visual, internet, food-beverage, etc.) but only a portion of indirect costs (staff time, travel, etc.). The difference is usually underwritten through exhibitor and sponsorship fees. While we believe the hybrid meeting will attract a wide audience, we are expecting limited sponsorship support because of ongoing financial difficulties for vendors stemming from the pandemic, necessitating a fee for virtual attendance.
Registered in-person conference attendees can register a guest ($100/individual). Guest participation is limited to non-ticketed evening social events. To attend in-person events, such as presentations, individuals should register at the full conference rate. Guests are required to have a ticket for the IMC-13 diversity social and closing social.
IMC-13 GOING GREEN!!!
In an effort to keep meeting costs low, and to reduce our impact on the environment, we will ONLY produce a print version of the Program and Abstract Book when selected during registration. Printed programs and abstract books will NOT be sold onsite. The Program and Abstract Book will be available for free as a PDF on the meeting website. In addition, the Program will be available to all attendees through the virtual meeting platform.
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 31 May 2023. The deadline for presenters to cancel their registration and withdraw abstracts for a full refund less the $50 administrative fee is 30 April 2023. 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 posted cancellation deadlines.
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REQUEST – WHY DOES ASM REQUEST THIS?
The ASM requests demographic information to help determine how we can better promote, encourage, and support diversity in mammalogy. The ASM is dedicated to ensuring the opportunity for active, equal participation in mammalogy, regardless of gender, race, ethnic background, age, physical disabilities, or sexual orientation.
PHOTOGRAPHS, PUBLICITY, AND PARTICIPANT LISTS
Registration for the IMC-13 meeting gives consent for photographs, publicity, and inclusion on the participant list unless the ASM is notified in writing prior to the start date.
COVID-19 MITIGATION EFFORTS
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for everyone, including in-person participation at scientific meetings. Although current data indicate that the number of cases and hospitalizations are decreasing worldwide, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and reserve the right to take appropriate mitigation efforts if deemed necessary. We will communicate any mitigation efforts to conference attendees if it becomes warranted. In the interim, we encourage ALL in-person attendees to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters prior to attending the meeting, as well as receiving a COVID-19 test prior to any travel.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION POLICY
The ASM 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 ASM.