REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 CSU BIOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IS NOT YET OPEN.

The annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium uses a two-step registration process, due to space and budget limitations.

  1. CSU faculty submit poster abstracts and select presenting authors.  For each poster abstract submission, only two student authors can be designated as “presenting authors” for registration purposes.  See the poster information page for more information on abstract selection criteria and submission process.
  2. Only after poster abstracts are selected is the registration system opened, usually the first week in November. There are no on-site registration opportunities, so all attendees must register by December 1, 2017.

Session chairs and the CSUPERB Program Office invite speakers, workshop leaders and mentors for all sessions of the symposium starting in the summer each year.  If you’re interested in participating, please contact CSUPERB (619-594-2822; csuperb@mail.sdsu.edu).  We do not have space at the meeting venue or in the program schedule for vendor demonstrations or recruiting expos.


REGISTRATION CATEGORIES
CSU Student – Poster Presenter Registration Information

Presenting student authors will receive a registration code by email (usually the first week in November). CSU students in this category will be charged a $100 registration fee that can be paid by credit card in the registration system. Registration includes shared lodging as well as Friday and Saturday lunch/dinner provided by CSUPERB at the Santa Clara Marriott along with access to all sessions at the symposium (a total value of over >$580 this year).

CSUPERB provides transportation reimbursements up to $150 for CSUPERB-funded presenting student authors. The $150 transportation reimbursement is in addition to lodging and meal costs covered by CSUPERB and is inclusive of any parking fees. These funds may not be used to reimburse the required $100 symposium registration fee. CSUPERB funds up to 5 students from each faculty-led group.

CSU Faculty/Staff/Postdoc Registration Information

All CSU faculty/staff/postdocs will be charged a $150 registration fee payable by credit card in the registration system. Registration includes lodging as well as Friday and Saturday lunch/dinner provided by CSUPERB at the Santa Clara Marriott, along with access to all sessions at the symposium (a total value >$700 this year).

CSUPERB provides transportation reimbursements to campuses (up to $150) for CSU Faculty/Staff/Postdoc attendees. This amount is in addition to lodging and meal costs covered by CSUPERB and is inclusive of any parking fees. These funds may not be used to reimburse the required $150 symposium registration fee.

CSU Administrator Registration Information

Symposium registration will be $150, payable by credit card in the registration system. Registration includes Friday and Saturday lunch/dinner provided by CSUPERB at the Santa Clara Marriott, along with access to all sessions at the symposium. CSU administrators are responsible for their own lodging expenses. Reservations for the Santa Clara Marriott, at the conference rate of $109 per night (before taxes), can be made here.

California Community Colleges (CCC) Faculty/Student Registration Information

The CCC have a limited number of paid registration spots for CCC faculty and students available.  Contact CCC Life Sciences/Biotech Sector Navigator Sandra Slivka at sslivka@cccewd.net if you are interested in one of the paid registration spots.  All other CCC faculty/staff/administrators will be charged a $150 registration fee and CCC students a $100 fee payable in the registration system.  As part of their registration fee, CCC participants are eligible for Friday and Saturday lunch/dinner, but not paid lodging or transportation costs. Reservations for the Santa Clara Marriott, at the conference rate of $109 per night (before taxes), can be made here.

Event Pass Registration Information

An Event Pass registration is available for non-CSU academic attendees, industry professionals and CSU non-presenting students to attend all three days of the symposium.  Event Pass registrants can select from two levels, one of which provides lunch/dinner on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th for $300 and a non-meal option for $130.  Please note, registrants choosing the non-meal option will not have access to sessions that occur during a meal. Lodging is not provided for Event Pass registrants, however; reservations for the Santa Clara Marriott, at the conference rate of $109 per night (before taxes), can be made here.

CSU Student Full Cost Registration Information

Non-presenting CSU students who wish to attend the symposium and also receive shared lodging as well as Friday and Saturday lunch/dinner can register in this category.  Non-presenting CSU students selecting this category will be charged a $591 registration fee that can be paid by credit card in the registration system.  Registration will provide access to all sessions, including those associated with scheduled meals.

Registration Information for Speakers, Career Networking Session (CNS) Mentors, and CSU I-Corps Evaluators

The CSUPERB Program Office will register speakers, Career Networking Session (CNS) mentors and professionals, Graduate School Information Session (GSIS) mentors, and I-Corps evaluators. Please contact Pam Branger in the CSUPERB office (619-594-2822) with questions.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

The symposium schedule typically begins Thursday noon and ends with the symposium banquet around 9 pm Saturday evening.  Santa Clara Marriott check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out is 12:00 PM. For those flying to attend the conference, the closest airport is the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) at 5.3 miles from the Santa Clara Marriott.  Other large airports include San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK), both approximately 30 miles from the conference hotel. The Santa Clara Marriott does not provide shuttle service from any airport.

CSUPERB Faculty Consensus Group (FCG) members should remember that the FCG meeting will be held Sunday, January 14, 2018 (approximately 8:30-3pm), at the Santa Clara Marriott and make registration and travel arrangements accordingly. Please note that CSUPERB will not provide reimbursement for the symposium registration fee to FCG and SPC members.

Transportation Reimbursements for CSU faculty and eligible students

Transportation reimbursements will be available for individuals eligible for funding (see Registration Categories above). The reimbursement process for non-San Diego State University campuses involves submitting a travel claim through your own campus.  The campus, in turn, files a separate claim to recover the funds from CSUPERB. CSUPERB provides our fiscal contacts on each CSU campus with a listing of symposium participants eligible to receive transportation reimbursement.  CSUPERB encourages you to work with your department and/or college fiscal staff in seeking any necessary travel approvals prior to your travel to the CSU Biotechnology Symposium.  Please seek campus travel approvals well in advance of the symposium! Also, remember that CSUPERB transportation support (or any other type of CSUPERB funding) cannot be used to reimburse the symposium registration fee, meals or other non-transportation related expenses.

SDSU students should contact James Schmitt (jcschmitt@mail.sdsu.edu) prior to December 15, 2017 in order to ensure your pre-travel documents are completed and approved.  SDSU students not completing the pre-travel authorizations/releases will not be reimbursed.


For questions regarding symposium transportation reimbursement, contact James Schmitt: (619) 594-5299.
For questions regarding the symposium program or the registration process, contact the program office: (619) 594-2822.