Registration will open February 15, 2018. 

If you need a letter of invitation in order to arrange travel, please contact:

Virginia M. Weis
Professor and Head
Department of Integrative Biology
[email protected]

Note: Early bird begins February 15th and ends on June 15th


Registration includes the following:

  • Conference fee
  • Conference meals: Sunday reception, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks during the conference except Wednesday, which is the field Trip day
  • All conference materials
  • Conference t-shirt
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Registration Rates:

ISS Members:

Early Bird  $580.00

Regular     $675.00

Student early        $450.00

Student Regular   $525.00


Non-ISS Members:

Early Bird   $675.00

Regular      $770.00

Student Early bird     $525.00

Student Regular       $600.00


Optional add-ons:


Wednesday, July 18,  Field trip to the coast

Take a 75 minute ride (each way) through the coastal mountains to the scenic Oregon Coast for the day. Stops will include a walk down to the beach at stunning Seal Rock, lunch in Newport (on your own) and a visit to OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. Hatfield admission fee included.



Field trip to the coast    $65

Field Trip Guests   $65


Wednesday, July 18  Field Trip to the Marys Peak

Just a 40 minute ride (each way) up to the top of 4,000 ft Marys Peak, the tallest mountain in the Coast Range.  Go on a guided tour of the unique conifer and meadow ecosystems. If you’re lucky with the weather, see stunning views of the ocean to the west and snow-capped Cascade Mountains to the east. Sack lunch included.


Field Trip to the Marys Peak   $65

Field Trip Guests   $65



Thursday Evening, July 19, Banquet Dinner

Join us for our banquet dinner at the Cornelius Orchard and Farm. This scenic 106-acre property, established in 1878 and bordering Mary’s River, will be the backdrop for dinner, drinks and dancing under the stars.



Banquet Dinner    $60.00

Banquet Dinner Guest  $60.00


Some travel scholarships will be awarded to graduate students presenting at the meeting

  • Awards of up to $3,000 will cover registration, lodging and at least some travel costs
  • All may apply but preference will be given to students from developing nations
  • Scholarship application deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Send your abstract, your institutional affiliation and a brief statement about why you need travel support to: [email protected]


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