Registration Opens Soon

Registration for ASM Biothreats will open October 22. Plan to take advantage of early bird rates and secure the lowest rate possible! 


A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport for ASM Biothreats attendees. Housing reservations can be made beginning October 22

Rooms will be available at the rate of $215.00 single/double occupancy plus tax, applicable fees, and are based on room availability. 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.

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.

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.