Registration Is Open!

The meeting registration fee includes all conference materials, access to all scientific sessions, social events and the Exhibit and Poster Hall. 

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

Questions? Contact

ASM Microbe 2019 is in compliance with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Group Registration 
Each member of a group must be registered to attend the meeting. A website has been created to help process those registrations. Access the website to register your guests for the meeting.  

Press Registration
Please contact the ASM Communications Department to register.
Attendee Registration Rates
Last Chance Rates: May 23–June 24, 2019

Member Type

Member Rates

Non-Member Rates

Premium Last Chance: $870 Last Chance: $1,275
Outreach Contributing/
Clinical Lab Scientist
Last Chance: $945 Last Chance: $1,275
Student/Global Outreach Student Last Chance: $475 Last Chance: $640
Postdoc/Global Outreach
Last Chance: $615 Last Chance: $830
Emeritus Last Chance: $475 Last Chance: $1,275
Guest Fee** $125

**A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child (18 years old and older) who is not working in a microbiology-related occupation or field. A colleague or associate working in a microbiology-related field or studying microbiology in school may not be registered or attend as a guest. Registered guests may not attend the scientific sessions; however, they may visit the Exhibit & Poster Hall and attend the General Sessions.

ASM Members save on registration. Join or renew today and save up to $325.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Attendee and Exhibitor Booth Personnel Badges allow exhibitors and staff to access the exhibit hall floor during move in/move out hours, and access to loading docks during move-in/move-out.

Register by Phone: 
U.S. and Canada: 800-974-3621
International: 240-4392921

Questions? Contact
Exhibitor Registration Rates

Exhibitor Attendee
Member Rates

Exhibitor Attendee
Non-Member Rates

$945 $1,275
Exhibitor Booth Personnel 
$150 (flat rate)

Badge Allocations

Exhibitors will be allowed to enter the Exhibit Hall at 8:00 a.m. on all 3 show days (Friday – Sunday). Exhibitors can remain in the hall one hour after the Exhibit Hall closes each day for straightening of the booth.  After hour demonstrations are not allowed. Anything outside of these hours requires permission from ASM Exhibits Management. Exhibitor Full Conference badges allow access to all scientific sessions.

●    One (1) Exhibitor Attendee Badge per exhibiting company, with access to scientific sessions and workshops.
●    Two (2) Exhibitor Booth Personnel badges per 10x10 space, no access to sessions.
●    Two (2) complimentary Exhibit Hall Only Guest badges for each 10' x10' space, which allows exhibitors to provide non-registered customer entry into Exhibit Hall ONLY on designated day. 

Important Deadlines

●    May 16, 2019: Rooming lists due with full prepayment of all reserved rooms. Cancellations received after this date will not be granted a refund. Registrant names must also be assigned to rooms. Experient will accept registration changes and corrections up through the show. Please note that there will be a $100 name change fee after May 23.
●    May 16, 2019: Deadline for room changes based on availability. 
●    May 16, 2019: Housing is closed at 5:00 p.m. ET. 
●    May 23, 2019: Contact hotels directly for changes/cancellations/new reservations. 
●    June 23, 2019: Deadline to enter Exhibitor Badge names online. Online site closes.


The ASM Microbe 2019 Housing Deadline has now passed. 

For changes to an existing reservation or to cancel your reservation, please contact your confirmed hotel directly starting on June 10, 2019. 

Please see your hotel reservation email confirmation from Event Customer Service ( for the hotel cancellation policy applicable to your reservation. 

If you are planning on attending ASM Microbe 2019, and have not secured a hotel reservation, click the button below to view current availability and book your room with ARES Travel. 

**ARES Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies stated, or payments made on the ARES website should be directed to the ARES Reservation Center or to the hotel directly. 

View the interactive hotel map. Full hotel descriptions and photographs are available. 

Hotels & Rates

Rates are per night plus tax and applicable fees. 

Complimentary internet access is included in ASM room block rates unless otherwise noted. 

Hotel Address Rate
Marriott Marquis - HQ 780 Mission Street $322/Standard
Le Meridien 333 Battery Street $299/night
Grand Hyatt 345 Stockton Street $349/night
Hilton San Francisco Union Square  333 O’ Farrell Street $316/Classic
$338/Urban Contemporary
Courtyard San Francisco Downtown 299 2nd Street $301/night
JW San Francisco Union Square 515 Mason Street $327/night
San Francisco Marriott Union Square 181 3rd Street $305/night
Hotel Abri  127 Ellis Street  $249/night
Hotel Nikko  222 Mason Street $327/night
Hotel Spero  405 Taylor Street  $329/night
Hotel Union Square 114 Powell Street $289/night
Hotel Zelos 12 Fourth Street $319/night
Hotel Zetta 55 Fifth Street $339/night
Hyatt Regency 5 Embarcadero Center  $295/night
Intercontinental San Francisco 888 Howard Street $355/night
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake 450 Powell Street $309/night
Parc 55 55 Cyril Magnin $316/Standard
Park Central 50 Third Street $316/night
Westin St. Francis 335 Powell Street  $305/night
W San Francisco 181 3rd Street $323/night
Palace Hotel San Francisco 2 New Montgomery Street $349/night
The Mosser Hotel 54 4th Street $297/night


ASM Microbe is a family friendly meeting offering childcare for attendees. Tots on the Spot is the official childcare provider for ASM Microbe 2019. Childcare will be provided at the Moscone Center during the meeting, and requires pre-registration. Register by Thursday, June 6, 2019, to secure your spot. 

Reserve your spot.


San Francisco City Tour – SOLD OUT! 
Thursday, June 20, 1–4 pm
Cost: $31/per person
Max number of registrants: 50 

A knowledgeable tour guide will escort you through a tale of charm and history of San Francisco as they sharing their own local stories and personal experiences while aboard a luxury motor coach.
View such valuable treasures as the Civic Center / City Hall, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Twin Peaks (Weather Permitting). 

Illumina Accelerator Lab - Driving value for genomic startups.
Friday, June 21
7:30 – 11:30 am
Cost: $50/per person
Max number of registrants: 50 people

At Illumina, we’re committed to unlocking the power of the genome, and we know we can’t do it alone. Illumina Accelerator is our way of accelerating innovation in the entrepreneurial community. With extensive mentorship, financial support, and access to sequencing systems, reagents, and lab space, we are building a dynamic ecosystem to help genomics startups launch in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Join us for an exclusive tour of our facility during ASM Microbe 2019 and hear from other genomic startups how they benefited from the world’s first business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. Learn more at

Sign up for this tour when you register for ASM Microbe 2019

Behind-the-Scenes at California Academy of Sciences
Friday, June 21
1:15 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $50/per person
Max number of registrants: 24 people

The California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and natural history museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. In addition to experiencing the public exhibits, participants will be given a guided behind-the-scenes tour and get a glimpse of important avian pathogens, insect vectors of disease and the MicroLife Lab, and other aspects of particular interest to microbial scientists.

Sign up for this tour when you register for ASM Microbe 2019

Chan-Zuckerberg BioHub SOLD OUT! 
Friday, June 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $50/per person
Max number of registrants: 12 people

Sign up for the wait list when you register for ASM Microbe 2019

Getting to San Francisco

San Francisco is easily accessible from three area airports. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Shuttle From Airport
SuperShuttle San Franciso offers shuttle service from San Francisco International Airport to Hotels for $17.00 one way. 

Make an online reservation or call 1-800-637-5196.

Shuttle from the hotels to the Moscone Center
ASM offers complimentary shuttle service between the Moscone Center and the official hotels that are not within walking distance to the convention center. Shuttle service will begin on Thursday, June 20, and continue through Monday, June 24. 

International Travel
ASM Microbe welcomes scientists from every part of the world. Attendees are not required to present a poster to attend the conference. Please allow ample time for visa processing, as the application process can take several months in some countries.

International groups of five or more? Complete this form to receive information and assistance with Experient group housing packages.

Letter of Invitation

Temporary International Visitor Requirements
For information on applying for a Visa, travel without a Visa, and the Visa waiver program, visit the Visa Applications page. Visit the National Academies website to find out more about the application process and/or if you need a Visa.

Attendee Rates

Member Rates

Your member/non-member standing for ASM Microbe 2019 registration is based on your 2019 ASM membership status. If you have not renewed or joined for 2019, please visit prior to registering.

Student & Postdoc Rates

Non-member registrants requesting student or postdoc fees 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 the student rate. Documentation must be sent by Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Government Attendees

The Office of Government Ethics issued a proposed rule on September 13, 2011 concerning government employees’ accepting invitations from registered lobbyists and lobbying organizations for free attendance at “widely attended gatherings” such as conferences, seminars and other large meetings. The proposed rule contains certain exceptions to the limitations on accepting such invitations. Among the exceptions is for invitations from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

The American Society for Microbiology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; therefore, unless any agency-specific limitations apply, invitations from AM offered to government employees for attendance at ASM events may be permissible under this proposed rule. If you are a government employee and would like further information, we suggest you consult the appropriate office of ethics within your agency.

Meeting and Payment Policies

Registration Confirmation/Receipt

Attendees will receive a confirmation and receipt of their registration after it is fully processed. If for some reason the email bounces back, attendees will then receive their confirmation via fax. If a fax number is unavailable, the attendees will then have their confirmation maile

Accepted forms of payment include:

Credit Card
Money Order*

*Checks/Money Orders must be made payable to ASM (American Society for Microbiology). When paying with a check or money order, 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 Thursday, June 6, 2019. Checks received without registration documents will be returned for correct processing. 

If sending payment via wire, a $30 transfer fee must be added to the final amount of your registration cost. Wire transfers will not be accepted after Thursday, June 6, 2019.

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.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and emailed or postmarked by Thursday, May 30, 2019 to: 

ASM Microbe 2019
c/o Experient
5202 President's Court
Suite 310
Frederick, MD 21703

On or prior to Thursday, May 6, 2019: You will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. 
Beginning Friday, May 31, 2019: NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED. 
Guest fees are non-refundable.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Needs

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require services or aids to participate fully in ASM Microbe 2019, during the registration process, please select the type(s) of service and indicate any specific needs. 

ASM is happy to assist you with your mobility needs. If you require a scooter on-site at ASM Microbe 2019, please indicate this during the registration process.  Scooters will be available for pick-up at the Moscone Center. 

Contact Information Release 

The generous support provided by exhibitors is significant to the success of ASM Microbe 2019. The exhibiting company's goal in participating in ASM Microbe is to interact with the attendee and to provide the most current information on their products and services. Attendees mailing addresses will be made available to the exhibitors who wish to mail information. This list will only contain name, full address, and affiliation (if provided). No phone numbers, fax numbers or email addresses will be included.

ASM Code of Conduct

ASM is committed to providing an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas and promotes equal opportunities and respectful treatment for all participants. View our Code of Conduct.