Registration is Open!

Registration for ASM Biothreats is now open! Take advantage of early bird rates and secure the lowest rate possible when you register by November 21. 

Registration Type and Description

Early Bird
Oct. 22 - Nov. 21

Discounted Registration
Nov. 22 - Jan. 14, 2020

Last Chance 
Jan. 15 - Jan. 30 
XM – Premium ASM Member $585 $730 $910
FM – Contributing ASM Member $650 $790 $990
DM – Global Outreach ASM Member $635 $790 $990

GM – Supporting ASM Member
(pays Non-Member rate)

$855 $1,070 $1,335
EM – Emeritus ASM Member $320 $395 $495
SM – Student ASM Member $320 $395 $495
PM – Postdoc ASM Member $410 $515 $645
NM – Non-Member $855  $1,070 $1,335
SNM – Student Non-Member $430 $535 $670
PNM – Postdoc Non-Member $555 $695 $870
Guest $100

Register by Phone: 
Toll Free U.S. and Canada: 1-800-974-3621
International: 240-439-2921

Accepted forms of payment include: 
  • Credit Card
  • Check/Money Order
  • Wire Transfer
*Checks/Money Orders must be made payable to ASM (American Society for Microbiology). Attendees must first complete the online registration indicating that they are paying with a check/money order. Once complete, attendees must print the online registration invoice, attach payment and mail by Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Checks received without registration documents will be returned for correct processing. 

**Wire transfers require a $30 admin fee, in addition to the registration rate, and should be included in the transfer grand total. All wires must contain the attendees' name and the name of the conference, or they will not be processed. No wire transfers will be accepted after Tuesday, January 14, 2020


A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport for ASM Biothreats attendees. 

Rooms are available at the rate of $215.00 single/double occupancy plus tax, applicable fees, and are based on room availability. To reserve your room online, please select the Conference Rate or Government Employee Rate (per diem rates apply) below to make your reservation. 

Book a Standard Room 
Book a Government Rate Room

To ensure you receive the conference rates, reservations must be made by Monday, January 6, 2020. The conference rate is not guaranteed after this date.

To make your reservation by phone, please call the hotel at 703-418-1234. You must ask for ASM Biothreats room block to receive the discounted group rate. Complimentary in-room wireless internet is included for rooms booked within the ASM block.
If you have trouble reserving a reservation during your preferred dates of stay, please contact for further assistance. 

Cancellation policies may vary depending on the rate or dates of your reservation. Please refer to your reservation confirmation to verify your policy.

Registration Policies

Rate Eligibility 
Member Rates
To be eligible for member rates, you must include your current ASM membership number when registering. Membership numbers are verified by the registration company. ASM reserves the right to charge the higher non-member rate without notification if a member number is not included or cannot be verified. For membership information, please contact the Membership Department at 202-942-9319 or visit
Student & Postdoc Rates
Non-member registrants requesting student or postdoc rates must provide either a legible photocopy of a current University ID or a letter on University letterhead from the department chair, indicating your status and anticipated graduation date. Only undergraduate through postdoctoral students are eligible for these discounted rates. Documentation must be sent by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Registration Confirmation/Receipt

Within 2 business days after receipt of payment, attendees will receive an official Biothreats confirmation via email. This will also serve as your receipt. Consider printing the email receipt/message for your file. You are not considered a Biothreats registrant until full payment is processed and you have received the official Biothreats confirmation via email.

Please check your bulk or junk folders—many automatically generated emails and/or email confirmations sent in bulk may be identified as unsolicited mail by email providers. If you have not received your email confirmation after two business days, please email customer service, or call 800-974-3621 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.
Cancellation Policy 

Cancellation and change requests must be postmarked or emailed on or before Tuesday, January 7, 2020, to qualify for a refund less a $50 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation and changes received after this date. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment within 3-5 business days. No-shows will be charged the full registration fee. 

Substitution Policy
Substitution of registrations is permitted prior to the conference and onsite. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information.
Permission to Use Photo Policy

By registering for Biothreats, attendees hereby agree to allow ASM/Biothreats to use any photos taken of them during the conference in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces, etc.
Policies Regarding Children at ASM Biothreats

Infants and children under the age of 18 are not allowed into the Poster Hall during setup and teardown, to ensure the safety of registrants’ children. During scheduled show hours, parents or guardians must complete and sign a Minor Release Form to allow children access to the halls. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times. Minor Release Forms will be available at the on-site registration counter. Your support and compliance are greatly appreciated. 

Getting to Arlington

International Travel

ASM invites and welcomes scientists from every part of the world to attend and participate in the 2020 ASM Biothreats Meeting. Attendees are not required to present a poster to attend the meeting.

Letter of Invitation 

The United States welcomes international visitors. All international visitors (foreign nationals) entering the U.S. are generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official. Please allow ample time for visa processing, as the application process can take several months in some countries. Get more information on applying and obtaining a visa.
Travel to the Hotel

Please visit the hotel's website for travel and parking information.