We hope you are as excited as we are about seeing everyone again face-to-face at the 2022 In Vitro Biology Meeting in San Diego from June 4 – 7, 2022. Before you arrive in sunny southern California, we wanted to share some information and updates so we know that YOU know everything you need to in advance. Take a moment to learn what’s in store for you at our first in-person annual meeting in 3 years.

Check out the final Scientific Program online!

THE FINAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ONLINE!

SIVB’s meeting is being hosted on an EventScribe website and through a mobile app shared through a private link that will be made available to those who have registered in advance for the In-Person meeting. In advance of the start of the program, all In-person pre-registrants will be emailed the link to the special event website along with their personal access key and login. This means you can take the meeting on the go with you through a tablet or your phone! You will be able to take notes on presentations, network with other attendees, set your schedule, review abstracts, and more, all in the palm of your hand! If you are registering on site, you will be provided with directions on how to log in to access the content once you register. In the meantime, you can make your plans by viewing the full program online on the SIVB’s website.

Remember, if you didn’t register in advance, On Site Registration will be available at SIVB’s Registration Desk  found in the Pacific Foyer of the Town and Country San Diego, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 beginning on Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 am. In case you plan on registering once you arrive in San Diego, here are the onsite registration rates.

EXCLUSIVE ON-DEMAND LIMITED PROGRAM ACCESS

Two (2) weeks after the in-person meeting concludes, all registrants of the Exclusive On-Demand Limited Program will be sent their individual link and access key to view the on-demand program content. At that time, you will be able to create an account to watch the pre-recorded presentations, view the virtual posters, and interact with both those who attended the meeting in person as well as those who are enjoying the same pre-recorded presentations as you through the My Experience Networking.  Are you unable to travel to San Diego, but still want to enjoy the scientific experience you can only find at an SIVB meeting? You can still register for the Exclusive On-Demand Limited Program through June 2!

Stay safe & elbow bump

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MEETING

As a scientific organization, we want to make sure we are taking all the necessary precautions to bring us back together carefully and appropriately and to allow us to protect the well-being of our community. All attendees were required to sign a waiver to attest that they and their guests will follow all precautions in place at the event and that they will not attend if they have tested positive for COVID19 in the 14 days before the meeting. All those registering on site will also be required to sign this same waiver as part of the registration process. Attendees of the 2022 In Vitro Biology Meeting may be requested to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status, and encouraged to socially distance themselves wherever possible.

REMINDER

All students, post docs, and research technicians planning to register on site: You will be required to provide proof of your student, Post Doc or Research Technician status if you have not already provided this information in advance. This also applies to those who registered in advance but did not email or fax in their proof by May 30. Proof of student status can be one (1) of the following: student ID, letter from your supervisor stating your current status, or current class schedule. Proof of Post Doctoral or Research Technician status would be a letter from your supervisor stating your current status as a Post Doc or research technician. If you do not bring this proof, you may be required to pay the regular registration rate to attend the meeting.

CALLING ALL STUDENTS! – SPECIAL EVENTS DURING THE MEETING

Throughout the meeting, there will be opportunities for your participation in a variety of symposia and workshops focusing on your professional growth. We encourage all students to participate in these events and sessions:

  • Student Symposium: State-of-the-Art Cell Imaging Technologies
  • Student Networking Luncheon: Research Proposal and Grant Writing
  • Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competitions for both Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences
  • Student Non-Competitive Oral Presentation Session

We also encourage you to take advantage of the special events and workshops being offered during the meeting. On Saturday, you can participate in the “Design of Experiments Workshop” from 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm. This session will provide you with an introduction to the use of DOE principles and tools by participating in the design and data analysis of prepared examples relevant to various in vitro culture scenarios. Monday night will offer a special panel discussion on Public – Private Collaborations That Spur Innovation. Join your colleagues as they dive into common pitfalls for PPPs, risk management, best practices and guidelines on how to build PPPs for sustainable innovation.

SHARE IN THE EXCITEMENT AT OUR SILENT AUCTION

SIVB is thrilled to be holding our 20th annual silent auction fundraiser at the meeting to support the SIVB and its Student Initiatives. If you have something you would like to donate to support the SIVB, just email marietta@newbeginningsmanagement.com to let us know what you are bringing and its approximate value. You can drop it off at the SIVB Registration Desk in the Pacific Foyer when you arrive. We will happily include it in the Mission Bay Silent Auction which runs from Saturday night through Tuesday at 10:30 am. The auction will have interesting pieces for everyone with values ranging from a few dollars to priceless. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

San Diego offers many attractions including the Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Zoo

AND DON’T FORGET THE FUN!

This year, we are offering a number of special opportunities for you to enjoy some of the special attractions found in the heart of our host city, San Diego. You can purchase a tickets for these 2 events when you check in at the registration desk in the Pacific Foyer, but only while supplies last!

  • Should you want to explore your wild side, SIVB has organized a small group of 1-day tickets to enjoy the San Diego Zoo, only minutes away in Balboa Park. This world-class attraction houses over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres. Visit on Saturday, June 4 before the meeting gets under way or Wednesday, June 8 at the end of the program. The Zoo is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tickets are only $60.30, which is 10% off the gate price at the Zoo.
  • Have you ever wanted to sail the seven seas? Join us on Tuesday evening, June 7 for a special dinner and self-guided tour of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the Star of India, an 1863 iron bark which is the oldest operational ship in the world. Tickets are $95 for transportation, dinner and this special maritime experience.

San Diego is a dynamic and fun city with plenty to do at every turn. We do hope you will take time to enjoy the city when you are not in sessions. Read about all the things you can do from the California’s Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau Website and get ready for some fun!

Weather in San Diego is pleasant and warm with lows in the mid-60’s and highs in the upper 70’s Fahrenheit (18-26 Celsius) the entire time of the meeting. For more details about the dates of our meeting, please view the local weather.

We can’t want to see you again in June!

Submitted by the SIVB Business Office

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