We are looking forward to the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology being a fascinating and fun filled event.  But before you jump on that plane, train or automobile to San Diego, here are a few things to help you plan ahead.

Posters printed on site

The Society for In Vitro Biology has teamed-up with the FedEx Office conveniently located inside the Congress Venue, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, to offer a special 50% discount on event posters. Hi-quality posters made available fedexlogoand held onsite for your convenience with no additional fees. Simply place your order on or before June 11th, 2016 and pick up your poster upon arrival (standard pricing applies after June 11th). Poster size is not to exceed 4’x4′. Please your order today at http://docstore.fedex.com/hco2011.

cellphoneCarry the 2016 World Congress in your pocket

The 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology is offering a mobile app to attendees which will provide you with downloads of the speakers presentations, program and other information you may need. The app will be available through both Android and iTunes. Those who have preregistered will be receiving an email before the meeting with details on how to log in and download the app before you arrive. Prefer your desktop to make your plans? Then visit  http://eventscribe.com/2016/sivb/  to view the Itinerary Planner and get all the information you need for the meeting in advance!

 DowntownCruiseThe Water is calling you

Have you reserved your tickets to join us to cruise the San Diego Bay? There are a few spots left for this fun and casual evening on Tuesday, June 14. Don’t miss your chance to join your fellow congress participants for a scenic experience on the San Diego Bay. Climb aboard this special nighttime dinner cruise and make sure to bring your cameras!  The price for this special evening event is $99 and includes round trip transportation, boat cruise and dinner.  You can purchase them when you check in at the registration desk in the Bayview Foyer, but only while supplies last.

auctionAre you one of America’s Finest?

SIVB is holding our 16th silent auction fundraiser at the World Congress. Have something special that you’d like to donate to support the SIVB?  Just email sivb@sivb.org to let us know what you are bringing and its approximate value. Then, bring it with you to the SIVB Registration Desk in the Bayview Foyer when you arrive on Saturday to check in and we will include your generous contribution. The Auction runs from Saturday night through Tuesday at 10:30 am. Find items as diverse and interesting as our members ranging in value from only a few dollars to priceless! Everyone can participate, so plan to bid often.

Student Workshop-cropDon’t Forget the Student Opportunities

During the meeting, there will be a number of symposia and workshops focusing on student professional growth. We encourage all students to participate in these events and sessions:

  • Student Symposium Science in Short: Communicating Your Work Clearly and Effectively
  • Student Luncheon: Networking Platform
  • Student and Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competitions for both Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences
  • Student Non-Competitive Oral Presentation Session
  • Student Poster Competition

programHave you seen the latest program?

Check out the program online! The final program and all accepted abstracts have been posted, so you can make plans to see what you want once you get there. Visit sivb.org/meetings and click on ” Scientific Program” to view the schedule for each day!

onsiteregOn site registration will be available

Remember, if you didn’t register in advance, On Site Registration will be available beginning on Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 am in the Bayview Foyer of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina at SIVB’s Registration Desk. Check out the onsite registration rates at sivb.org/meetings/meeting-registration.html.

We can’t wait to meet you where the ocean meets the bay in sunny San Diego!


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