How to Register

Register at the Meeting

Advance registration is now closed. Please register at the meeting.

The Joint Meetings Registration Desk will be located on the fourth level of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC). It will be open on Tuesday (1/5/16) 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday (1/6/16) 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday (1/7/16) and Friday (1/8/16) 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday (1/9/16) 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Registration Fees and Categories

See 2181_regfees for a list of all registration fees and categories.

Mailing Lists

Participant Lists and Mailing Lists: If any participant would like to opt-out of any mailing lists or participant lists that are generated for the meeting, he or she should check the appropriate box on the Registration and Housing Form. All participants who do not opt-out will be included in all mailing lists and participant lists that are generated and distributed for the meeting.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration for the meetings, minicourses, or short course by December 31, 2015 will be eligible to receive a 50 percent refund of fees paid. Participants who cancel their banquet tickets by January 2, 2016 will be eligible to receive a 50 percent refund of monies paid. No refunds will be issued after these deadlines.


There are three separate registration deadlines, each with its own benefits:

EARLY meetings registration (free room drawing) is November 2.

ORDINARY meeting registration (hotel reservations, materials mailed) is November 17.

FINAL meeting registration (advanced registration, short course, minicourses, and banquets) is December 22.

Early Registration: Participants who register by the early deadline of November 2 will be included in a random drawing to select winners of complimentary hotel room nights during the meeting. Rooms with multiple occupants will be included in the drawing. The location of these rooms will be based on the number of complimentary room nights earned in the various hotels. Therefore, a free room will not necessarily be in winner’s first-choice hotel. All winners will be notified by phone and email prior to December 22, so register early!

Ordinary Registration: Participants who register after November 2 and by the ordinary deadline of November 17 may use the housing services offered by the MMSB but are not eligible for the free room drawing. They may also elect to receive their badges and programs by mail in advance of the meeting (US participants only).

Final Registration: Participants who register after November 17 and by the final deadline of December 22 must pick up their badges, programs, and any tickets for social events at the meeting. Unfortunately it is sometimes not possible to provide final participants with housing, so everyone is strongly urged to make their hotel reservations by November 17. Please note that the final deadline of December 22 is firm. Any forms received after that date will be returned with full refunds. Registration materials may be picked up at the Meetings Registration Desk located on the the fourth floor of the Washington State Convention Center.

See other deadlines for this meeting here.