Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions after reading these FAQs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

When will registration be open?

ICMB XI will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA from May 15 to 19, 2023. A new timeline for registration, abstract submission, and Travel Award applications will be announced soon, so please make sure you are subscribed to our email list or follow us on our social media channels.

What is included in registration costs?

Registration will include access to the welcome event, art event, all conference sessions, poster session, and morning and afternoon coffee and snacks.

What meeting content is currently available for virtual access?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer virtual access, due to resource constraints.

What meeting content is ICMB planning to make available online?

We will provide open online access to the conference program documents (agenda, presentation titles and authors) online.

What is the historical meeting attendance?

Previous ICMB conferences have been attended by 150-250 conference participants.

Is there funding available for student travel to the conference?

Yes, SSMB will be awarding Travel Awards to a number of students (both current and recent graduates). A new timeline for Travel Award applications will be announced soon, so please make sure you are subscribed to our email list or follow us on our social media channels. Awards will be announced by email to all applicants as well as on social media and here on the website.

Is there funding available for early-career researchers to attend the conference?

Yes, SSMB will be awarding travel scholarships to a number of early-career professionals. A new timeline for Travel Award applications will be announced soon, so please make sure you are subscribed to our email list or follow us on our social media channels. Awards will be announced by email to all applicants as well as on social media and here on the website.

How does SSMB minimize the environmental impact of ICMB meetings?

As scientists, resource managers, and policy makers, protecting the environment is important to us. Please see our environmental pledge for more information.

May I bring a guest to the conference or other events?

Children under the age of 5 are welcome at daily conference activities without an additional fee when with a parent/guardian. However, please let us know so that we can be aware of all who may be attending. Children older than 5 would require their own reduced-cost registration fee to attend conference events. Please contact the conference organizers to arrange attendance.

Guests of any age are permitted during the welcome event, poster session, and field trips for a fee. Like all attendees, they are subject to the code of conduct. Daily conference attendance would require registration for any adult guests.

If you wish to purchase an additional ticket for the evening events or field trips for an adult guest or child not attending the daily conference events, please contact the conference organizers.

Is childcare provided at the meeting?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare at the meeting. However, children are allowed in the conference area under the supervision of an adult.

What other considerations are made for parents?

A nursing room will be available for use during the conference. Please let conference organizers know in advance if you require this so that we can be prepared for the number of users. If you wish to use the nursing room, please ask about this when you check in at registration.

Is ICMB accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, please let us know during registration that accommodations are needed to make the meeting accessible to you. ICMB organizers will contact individuals directly to learn more about the specifics of what you need. ICMB will provide free caregiver badges upon request. All conference spaces selected are ADA accessible. Priority seating for wheelchair users and people with disabilities affecting mobility, hearing, or vision will be available in all conference rooms. ICMB encourages anyone whose circumstances are not covered in this FAQ to contact us as soon as possible so that we can do our best to help you have a successful meeting.

Does ICMB support the use of chosen gender pronouns?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to tell us your pronouns during registration and preferred pronouns will be included on all conference badges.

Does ICMB have a code of conduct?

Yes, in 2020, ICMB adopted a Code of Conduct in English and in Spanish. All attendees are required to agree to abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of registration.

How do I report a code of conduct violation?

Please email the conference organizers at marinebioinvasions@gmail.com.

Does ICMB have a social media policy?

ICMB encourages courtesy in communications. By checking the consent box during registration, attendees consent to having their image used for the purpose of promoting this conference on our website and social media. For those who do not consent to having their image used, ICMB will make every effort to honor this. Attendees should be aware that some parts of this event may be open to the public and the news media. ICMB strongly encourages compliance with attendee requests regarding visual media, but does not guarantee it.