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The International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence invites you to participate in the 11th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence at the Asilomar Conference Grounds near Monterey, California, from Wednesday, September 6 through Sunday, September 10, 2000.
Please check the Announcements regularly. Updates to this site will be posted there up to the beginning of the Symposium.
The check-in and registration desk will be open on 6 Sept. 2000 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Asilomar Front Desk. If you are staying overnight at Asilomar check-in for the Symposium and Asilomar will be combined. If you are not staying at Asilomar, you will still need to check-in with the Symposium during these times at Asilomar.
The check-in/registration desk will be open:
Single-day registration passes can be purchased at these times. You may also register a companion at these times ($150 for the entire Symposium). The standard single-day registration fee is $100 per day per person. The student rate for single-day registration is $50 per day per person. Note: special events are not included in these single-day passes (see schedule of events for special events).
When you check-in you will get a copy of the journal "Luminescence" containing all abstracts submitted before 17 April 2000, the program/abstract booklet containing all abstracts for the Symposium, a nametag, Asiomar grounds map, room assignment (for those staying overnight at Asilomar), and meal plan tickets (if you have ordered one).
All conference participants (including presenting authors, session chairs, & invited speakers) must register for the conference regardless of whether they book lodgings at Asilomar or not. Registration for the conference does not include or imply registration for overnight lodgings at Asilomar. Housing requests for Asilomar lodgings must be made separately and directly to Asilomar. Please see the Accommodations Section on this page.
You will register and submit your abstract (if applicable) simultaneously using the same web form.
If you are submitting an abstract do not register until you are ready to submit. Please read the abstract submission instructions first also. NOTE: the deadline for abstract submission has passed.
Registration fees are the same regardless of whether you are presenting a paper or poster or are an observer. The early registration deadline is May 31, 2000. If you are attending the Symposium only as an observer, then you may register any time up to and including the first day of the conference (September 6, 2000) at Asilomar. Payment of registration within one month before the Symposium will be accepted only by credit card or cash (no checks). If you are considering submitting an abstract do not register until you are ready to submit your abstract. The final abstract submission deadline is June 21, 2000 (please see the Abstract Submission Instructions for further information on deadlines). This final deadline has now passed, no more abstracts will be accepted.
NOTE: To insure housing it is important to complete the Asilomar Housing Registration Form or make other arrangements as soon as possible.
Reduced registration fees will be given to current members of the ISBC and to graduate students. For those who wish to become Society members and receive a $50 registration discount, we have provided an ISBC application (PDF file). Please print the form and fax it to the ISBC Treasurer and Membership Secretary, B. R. Branchini, Treasurer/Membership Secretary at (860) 439-2477. The ISBC membership fee is currently US $50, or US $25 for active Ph.D. students. (The ISBC membership fee of $50 is equivalent to the Registration fee offset for the Symposium that ISBC members will receive.)
If a non-participating family member or friend will be accompanying you to the conference, they will not need to register separately, but can be listed as a companion on your registration. There is a limit of three companions per registrant. The non-participating companion will not receive a badge permitting entry into the scientific portion of the conference. You are welcome to bring your entire family with you; there is no registration fee for children.
The registration fee for active participants (all those except accompanying persons) includes participation in the scientific program, published volume of abstracts, a copy of the Symposium Proceedings, opening-night pre-dinner reception, all morning and afternoon refreshments, post-dinner reception at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and transportation to Asilomar from the Monterey airport.
The registration fee for accompanying persons includes opening-night pre-dinner reception, post-dinner reception at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and transportation to Asilomar from the Monterey airport.
Registration is being handled exclusively via the internet. If this is impossible for you, please contact the Symposium Administrator at: or by phone at (805) 893-5101.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: You may pay by Mastercard, VISA, or a check drawn on a US bank. We are unable to process American Express cards or other credit cards. If you are paying by check, full instructions will appear on your registration confirmation. Checks should be made payable to "UC Regents", and mailed to Marine Science Institute, ATTN: Marie Ciluaga, BL/CL 2000,University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA.
Follow these steps to register for the Symposium
Written notice must be received by the Symposium Administrative Office by July 6, 2000 in order to receive a refund of paid Symposium registration fees. A processing fee of $50 per person will be deducted from the refund. If written notice of cancellation is received after July 6, 2000, no refund will be provided.
(Fees paid directly to Asilomar for overnight accommodations have a separate cancellation policy.)
Symposium Administrative Office
The organizers and the International Society of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence assume no responsibility whatsoever for any injury to persons and/or property loss or damage during the conference. Participants are recommended to arrange their own travel and health insurance.
The final deadline for submitting an abstract has now passed (21 June).
You will register and submit your abstract simultaneously using the same web registration form.
If you are submitting an abstract do not register until you are ready to submit.
If you plan to present a poster or a talk at the Symposium, you will have to submit an abstract by June 21, 2000 (final deadline) If you submitted your abstract(s) by 17 April, your abstract(s) will be published in a special edition of the journal Luminescence (if full registration payment is received by May 12, 2000). If you submit your abstract(s) between 17 April and 21 June, your abstract will be included in an abstract booklet that will be available at the Symposium. Only the presenting author should submit the abstract for the talk or poster. Co-authors who will attend the conference need to register, but not submit an abstract.
All abstract submitters are invited to submit a four-page manuscript describing their talk or poster that will be published in the Symposium Proceedings volume by World Scientific Publishing Co. You will need to fax your draft manuscript by the deadline of June 29, 2000. Please see the instructions for the manuscripts.
All abstract submitters must complete a copyright transfer agreement form (PDF file) for the publisher of the journal, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Please download this form (pdf file), fill in all areas:
Dr. Larry Kricka
To submit one or more abstracts (max: one talk and one poster), you must register for the Symposium and pay the registration fee at the time you submit your first abstract. You cannot submit an abstract without registering for the Symposium. Please see the section on Registration Information.
If you do wish to submit two abstracts for the Symposium, they cannot both be for oral presentations. Each presenting attendee will be limited to one oral presentation.
The deadline for submitting abstracts has now passed (21 June).
Follow these steps to submit an abstract:
If you are still having problems after following this list and checking the links to the Abstract/Registration Forms, please e-mail the Symposium Administrator at .
For those giving oral presentations, a 35-mm slide projector, overhead projector, computer projector (computer NOT provided), large-screen TV, VHS (NTSC format), pointers, and timers can be made available. Please indicate the type of audio-visual equipment you will need on your Abstract Submission form. There may be an additional charge for certain items. You will be contacted well before the Symposium regarding these fees (if any apply).
There are three categories of oral presentations: standard (15 minutes), keynote (25 minutes), and plenary (40 minutes). Most of the presentations will be standard with plenary and keynote presentations being invited by the Session Chairs.
The Marlene DeLuca Prize was initiated by Dr. Fritz Berthold at the 5th Symposium in Florence, Italy in 1988 in memory of Marlene DeLuca's many contributions to the science of chemi- and bioluminescence. It has been presented at each biennial symposium since that date. This year it is again very generously being funded by Berthold, now a PerkinElmer company. It is specifically aimed to encourage younger researchers and is open to all Symposium participants who are below the age of 35 years as of September 6, 2000. Prizewinners will be judged on their abstracts and presentations (poster or lecture). Potential candidates should indicate their eligibility by checking the appropriate box when submitting their abstract(s). In doing so they confirm that they are lead author on the presentation and are responsible for the principal part of the work. Note: up to three Prizes may be awarded.
ALERT: Accommodations must be booked well in advance, whether staying at Asilomar or otherwise. Please do not delay making your reservations either at Asilomar or local hotels (if you opt to stay off Asilomar grounds) as the conference immediately follows a holiday weekend (Labor Day) and the following weekend, September 9-10, there is a national car race in the Monterey area. Many hotels in the area are already sold out as of January 2000!
You have two primary options for overnight lodgings while at the conference:
Asilomar is located in a splendid seaside grove scattered with small housing units, excellent indoor and outdoor dining facilities, and first-rate meeting rooms, where we will be having our daily sessions. Staying at Asilomar will afford great convenience due to the centralization of all activities at Asilomar: meetings, meals, and overnight lodgings.
We have reserved overnight accommodations for the majority of the conference participants on the grounds of Asilomar. Rooms at Asilomar are a very economical and convenient alternative to the surrounding hotels and motels. Staying at Asilomar saves the conference participant the trouble of parking, locating restaurants and paying for food separately, and transportation to and from the conference. Three meals/day + tax are included in the price of overnight accommodations at Asilomar. Meals are served on the grounds in a large pleasant dining hall.
Because housing is so tight at Asilomar, if you are not traveling with family or a friend, we strongly encourage you to share rooms with an acquaintance. Rooms at Asilomar are fairly well appointed for sharing. In order to facilitate room sharing at Asilomar, we have created a web bulletin board of people looking for roommates. Please check this site before you turn in your Asilomar Housing Registration Form to see if you can a roommate. Asilomar can also assign you a roommate if you choose that option on the form.
We have created a housing web site to provide you with more details about staying at Asilomar including pictures of the grounds. If you do choose to stay at Asilomar please read this page carefully for important instructions.
The Federal Tax ID Number for Asilomar is 16-1501970, if you need that for paying their fees.
Download the accommodations reservation form for Asilomar here (PDF file).
Reserve early: rooms at Asilomar are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have problems downloading or viewing the Housing Registration Form, please contact the Symposium Administrator () via e-mail or call (805) 893-5101, and we will mail or fax you a copy of the form and instructions.
Please go to the Housing web site for more information on staying in local-area lodgings.
In addition to oral presentations there will be several poster sessions throughout the days of the Symposium.
Posters will be displayed in Merrill Hall along with Exhibitor booths. Morning and afternoon refreshments during the breaks will be served in this location.
Poster dimensions should be 45 inches (114 cm) high by 42 inches (107 cm) wide. If your poster is a few inches too long/high, it will just hang off the edge of the poster board. The poster mounting can be either velcro or pushpin. Standing poster boards with velcro backs will be provided, as will pushpins and other mounting accessories.
You will need to register for the conference and submit an abstract by the final deadline of June 21, 2000 (see abstract submission) in order to present a poster. You may present a poster and give a talk for the cost of your registration.
Manuscript Submission Information
A Proceedings volume of all manuscripts submitted by Symposium participants who have presented a poster or talk will be published by World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc. Submission of manuscripts is optional.
Deadline for draft: June 29, 2000. NOTE: the deadline has now passed.
You should have already faxed your manuscript. The manuscript instructions page should be read for information about the timetable for the manuscripts.
We have updated the Schedule of events as of 14 August 2000. Please see the new and improved Schedule of Events.
For all these forms you will need Acrobat Reader. It is free and can be downloaded by going to the Adobe Acrobat site.
For issues concerning the web site, on-line registration or abstract submission please contact:
For issues concerning the scientific program or exhibitor information please contact:
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