Early Registration Deadline has passed.


The Annual Meeting low registration rates are even lower for members.  Join the Society or renew your membership for 2017 and register by the early registration deadline to save up to 80%.

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Registration Rates

Registration is required for scientific sessions Saturday, February 11 - Wednesday, February 15.

All fees shown are
in U.S. dollars
EARLY Registration
On or before January 9
Regular or On-site Registration
After January 9
BPS Member* $260 $330
Nonmember $490 $590
BPS Early Career Member* $235 $305
Early Career Nonmember $490 $590
BPS Student Member* $70 $100
Student Nonmember $120 $155
Emeritus Member $70 $100
Guest (social event only) $65 $65

*You must be a 2017 Biophysical Society member to receive discounted rates.

Registrations are non-transferable. See below for cancellation policies.

Meeting attendees may take advantage of the special non-refundable, non-transferable combo rates offered when completing a regular abstract submission and registering for the meeting at the same time. This offer is only available at the time of regular abstract submission and only available for the presenting author.


On-Site Registration Hours


Friday, February 10 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturday, February 11 8:00AM - 6:30PM
Sunday, February 12 - Tuesday, February 14 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday, February 15 8:00AM - 3:00PM


Registration badges will be available for pick up in the registration area of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Admission to all scientific sessions, poster area, exhibits, and Society social functions require a badge.

Badge Replacement Policy

Badges are required for admittance to all scientific sessions, subgroups, poster area, exhibits, and social functions. Please remember to keep your badge with you at all times. Attendees will be charged a $30 processing fee to replace one badge on-site. All subsequent requests for badge replacements will require the attendee to re-register for the meeting at the full on-site registration rate in the attendee's member category.

Registration Reminders

After you have completed your registration to attend the meeting, don’t forget to:

  1. Complete your abstract submission. Remember: if you have only paid $65, you are NOT registered for the meeting (this fee is only to complete the abstract submission).
  2. Make your air and/or ground transportation arrangements to New Orleans, Louisiana.
  3. Book your hotel room through the Biophysical Society Housing Bureau to ensure you get the best rates offered for the Annual Meeting.

Supplement to the Online Biophysical Journal

All regular abstracts submitted by October 3, 2016, and accepted by the Program Committee will be published as a supplement to the Biophysical Journal.

Online E-Book

An online program will be available one month prior to the meeting for registered attendees to upload or print.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Requests for registration cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing to the Society Office and postmarked by January 9, 2017. No refund requests will be granted after that date. A $50 fee will be deducted from all registration cancellation refunds. Combo rates are non-refundable and non-transferable.

In cases of cancellations due to denied Visa applications, the full registration fee minus the processing fee of $50 will be refunded after having received a proof of the rejection from the corresponding embassy via email, mail, or fax and the rejection was not due to late application.