Important Dates

Abstract Submission is Open

Travel Awards are Open

Registration Opens:
January 3, 2019

Abstract Submission and Travel Awards Close 
January 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (ET)

ASM Microbe 2019 Co-Chairs

David Relman, MD
Co-Chair, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

David Aronoff, MD, FIDSA, FAAM
Co-Chair, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Program Committee

Meeting Location 

Moscone Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


Hotel & Travel

A special block of rooms has been obtained for meeting attendees at several hotels near the Moscone CenterHotel reservations can be made beginning January 3, 2019.

All reservations must be made through Experient—the only authorized housing provider for ASM Microbe 2019. Hotels will not accept direct reservations. Make your hotel reservations by May 17, 2019, to secure the special rates available to ASM Microbe attendees.

ASM will provide assistance with making hotel reservations, or processing changes and cancellations only for reservations booked within the official room block.

To make a reservation, you must first register for ASM Microbe 2019. After you have completed your meeting registration, you will be directed to the housing reservation site. The housing reservation site provides full details on available hotels, including photographs, location, and descriptions.

ASM is not responsible for hotel reservations booked outside of the official housing block. Attendees that choose to book with a different agency or directly with a hotel will be subject to the terms and conditions outlined for that reservation and outside of ASM's control.


Hotel Information

Hotels and 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 $322/Standard
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

International Group Hotel Reservations

Traveling to San Francisco is easier for ASM Microbe 2019 participants using the official housing provider, Experient, Inc. For ASM Microbe 2019, Experient is offering hotel packages for groups traveling together using five (5) or more rooms. These comprehensive packages include:

  • Room rate
  • Breakfast
  • Porterage fees
  • Taxes and gratuities

Shuttle service is provided to and from the convention center for all hotels outside of walking distance and a special group help desk will be available onsite for your convenience. Airport transfers can be arranged. Please contact Experient for additional information.

Lowest Rates Available! When you book Experient's ASM Microbe housing package you are receiving the lowest hotel rates and can be sure your reservations are safe and secure. Focus on getting the most from ASM Microbe 2019 and let Experient worry about your travel plans.
Make your group reservations today

Hospitality Suite Policy

Hospitality suites hosted during ASM Microbe 2019 are considered Affiliate Events and must be submitted for approval to ASM Strategic Alliances. Upon approval by ASM, hospitality suites may be reserved at hotels within the official ASM Microbe 2019 housing block. Contact ASM Strategic Alliances at to request approval for a hospitality suite.


Travel Information

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.

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.

Nearby Airports

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 Information 

From the airport. Many hotels offer shuttles from the San Francisco International Airport. Contact your hotel for more information. 

From the hotel 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. 

View the shuttle schedule.