Early Registration Deadline is January 15, 2018


The Annual Meeting low registration rates are even lower for members.  Join the Society or renew your membership for 2018 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 17 - Wednesday, February 21.

All fees shown are
in U.S. dollars
EARLY Registration
On or before January 15
Regular or On-site Registration
After January 15
BPS Member* $280 $350
Nonmember $510 $610
BPS Early Career Member* $255 $325
Early Career Nonmember $510 $610
BPS Student Member* $80 $110
Student Nonmember $130 $165
Emeritus Member $80 $110
Guest (social event only) $65 $65

*You must be a 2018 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 16 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturday, February 17 8:00AM - 6:30PM
Sunday, February 18 - Tuesday, February 20 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday, February 21 8:00AM - 3:00PM


Registration badges will be available for pick up in the registration area of the Moscone 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 $75, 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 San Francisco, California.
  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 2, 2017, 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 15, 2018. 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.  Visa applications submitted after November 16 that are denied will not receive a refund.