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Online registration is now closed for this event. Registration will be available on-site at the Westin Gaslamp in the California Foyer starting Sunday, December 7 at 1:00 pm EST. Click here to view the full registration schedule. 


Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration
Before or on
October 24, 2014

Regular Registration
October 24, 2014

BIO Member

US $845

US $1,045


US $945

US $1,145


US $445

US $545


US $345

US $445

Reception Only

US $95

US $95

We are pleased to offer discounted rates for BIO members, speakers, students, government employees and attendees from accredited academic institutions.
(Note: online registration closes at 5:00 pm EST on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. All additional registrations will be processed on-site at the registration desk located in the Westin Gaslamp's California Foyer.)
Please review the below registration steps. If you have questions, email: or call: 202-962-6662.
To request a registration code for Academic/Government and Student rates email  
Full Conference BIO Member, Non-Member, Academic/Government & Student wil have access to Breakout and Plenary Program Sessions, All Meals, Breaks and Receptions, Plenary Sessions, Workshops, Exhibit Area, and Poster Presentations.
Academic/Government- Attendees affiliated with accredited government or academic institutions. Attendee must show proof through business card or ID on-site.
Student - Attendees currently attending with accredited academic institutions. Attendee must show proof through business card or ID on-site.
Reception Only - Permits attendance to the Receptions (Welcome, Exhibit, Poster) only and is designated for spouses or partners accompanying conference attendees.
What are the registration deadlines?
Early Bird deadline is October 24, 2014
Regular rates start the day following the early bird deadline (Oct 25, 2014). 
Cancellation deadline: October 31, 2014
Are all sessions included in the registration fee?
Registration includes full access to Breakout and Plenary Program Sessions, Workshops, All Meals, Receptions, Exhibit Area, and Poster Presentations.
Is food service included in the registration fee?
Yes, food and beverage at breakfast and lunch, energy breaks and receptions are also included in the registration fee.
Which payment types are accepted?
Payments through credit card, check, or wire transfer are accepted. Credit card payments are accepted online. If you are paying via check or wire transfers, register using the online portal and an invoice will be issued along with payment instructions. Please note that you must include your registration number on the payment in order for it to be properly matched.
Can I register my colleague?
Yes, you may register a colleague. The registration must be done using your colleague’s full contact information--such as an e-mail address--not your own.
Will I receive a discount for being a BIO member?
Yes, once you log into the online registration portal, the system will automatically provide you with the discounted registration rate if you are a BIO member.
Are there government/academic/student discounts?
Discounted rates are offered to government employees, academics and students. You must be affiliated with an accredited government or academic institution. To receive the discounted rate email and request a coupon code. You will be asked to provide proof of affiliation on-site.
I’m a part of the media, how do I register?
Media can register using our media registration form located on the media page starting fall 2014.
Can I substitute a registration? 
Yes, you can substitute a registration instead of canceling it. To make a substitution email with the original receipt of registration and the full contact information of the new attendee by December 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.
How can I have a receipt/registration confirmation re-sent to me?
If you need a receipt/registration confirmation re-sent to you email with your request by December 4, 2014.
Where can I pick up a certificate of participation?
You can pick up a certificate of participation at the registration desk on-site.
What is the cancellation policy? 
Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing, email, by October 31, 2014. A $250.00 processing fee will be deducted for all cancellations received on or before October 31, 2014. We will not be able to honor cancellation notices received after October 31, 2014, but please remember that substitution requests may be submitted through December 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST. All approved refunds will be processed as soon as possible, but we reserve the right to process refunds after the conference.
Please note that BIO does reserve the right to alter registration policies without prior notice.