CSUPERB

26th CSU Biotechnology Symposium Registration and Transportation Reimbursement Information

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION OPEN: CLICK THIS LINK

The will be no on-site registration opportunities, all attendees must pre-register by December 2, 2013. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the CSUPERB program office at (619) 594-2822 or csuperb@mail.sdsu.edu.

CSU Student - Poster Presenter Registration Information

Accepted presenting student authors will receive a registration code by email. CSU students in this category will be charged a $50 registration fee that can be paid by credit card in the registration system.  Registration includes shared lodging as well as Friday and Saturday meals provided by CSUPERB at the Santa Clara Marriott, along with access to all sessions at the symposium (a total value of over $450 this year). 

CSUPERB provides transportation reimbursements up to $150 for CSUPERB-funded presenting student authors. The $150 transportation reimbursement is in addition to lodging and meal costs covered by CSUPERB and is inclusive of any parking fees. These funds may not be used to reimburse the required $50 symposium registration fee. CSUPERB funds up to 5 students from each faculty-led group.

CSU Faculty/Staff/Postdoc Registration Information

All CSU faculty/staff/postdocs will be charged a $75 registration fee payable by credit card in the registration system.  Registration includes lodging as well as meals provided by CSUPERB at the Santa Clara Marriott, along with access to all sessions at the symposium (a total value of over $560 this year). 

CSUPERB provides transportation reimbursements to campuses (up to $150) for CSU Faculty/Staff/Postdoc attendees. This amount is in addition to lodging and meal costs covered by CSUPERB and is inclusive of any parking fees. These funds may not be used to reimburse the required $75 symposium registration fee.

CSU Administrators Registration Information

Symposium registration will be $75, payable by credit card in the registration system. Registration includes meals and access to all sessions at the symposium. If you need lodging at the Santa Clara Marriott, you can obtain the CSU symposium group rate ($89/night) and reserve a room using this link.

California Community Colleges (CCC) Faculty/Student Registration Information

CCC faculty and student registration fees will be paid by the CCC. As part of their registration fee, CCC participants are eligible for meals on Friday and Saturday of the symposium, but not paid lodging or transportation costs. CCC participants have access to all sessions at the symposium. If you need lodging at the Santa Clara Marriott, you can obtain the symposium group rate ($89/night) and reserve a room using this link.

3 Day Pass Registration Information

A limited number of 3-Day-Pass registrations are available to non-presenting CSU students, Non CSU/CCC educators, industry and others. Day Pass registration will be $85, payable by credit card in the registration system. Registration includes access to all eligible sessions at the symposium and the continental breakfast on January 10 & 11, 2014. Lunch and Dinner are not provided for Day Pass attendees. If you need lodging at the Santa Clara Marriott, you can obtain the CSU symposium group rate ($89/night) and reserve a room using this link. Day Pass registrations are only available for pre-registration. There will be no on-site registrations at the symposium.

CSU Student Full Cost Registration Information

Non-presenting CSU Students that wish to attend and also receive shared lodging and access to Friday & Saturday lunch and dinner can register in this category. Symposium registration will be $375, payable by credit card in the registration system. Registration includes meals and access to all sessions at the symposium.

Registration Information for Speakers and Career Networking Session (CNS) participants

The CSUPERB Program Office will register speakers and CNS participants. Please contact Pam Branger in the CSUPERB office (619-594-2822).

TRAVEL INFORMATION

When making travel arrangements, the closest airport to the Santa Clara Marriott is San Jose International Airport only 4 miles from the hotel. San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airports are both approximately 30 miles from the Marriott. Ground transportation information can be found on the hotel website. The symposium schedule will begin with a series of optional Thursday afternoon and evening workshops; the formal program begins 8 am Friday morning and ends with the symposium banquet around 9pm Saturday evening. In addition CSUPERB Faculty Consensus Group (FCG) members should remember that the FCG meeting will be held Sunday, January 12 (approximately 8:30-3pm), at the Santa Clara Marriott and make registration and travel arrangements accordingly.

Transportation Reimbursements for CSU faculty and eligible students

Transportation reimbursements will be available for individuals eligible for funding (see above). The process for non-San Diego State University campuses is that you submit a travel claim through your own campus who in turn files a separate claim to recover the funds from CSUPERB. CSUPERB provides our fiscal contacts on your campus with a listing of those individuals who are eligible to receive the transportation support from the program. CSUPERB's fiscal contact on your campus is usually in the department or college offices. CSUPERB encourages you to work with your department and college in seeking any necessary travel approvals prior to your travel to the CSU Biotechnology Symposium.  Due to the state's fiscal crisis, many campuses have imposed stricter requirements for travel approvals.  In addition, some campuses have special requirements for non-campus employed students. Please seek campus travel approvals well in advance of the symposium! Also, remember that CSUPERB transportation support (or any other type of CSUPERB funding) cannot be used to reimburse the symposium registration fee.

Attendees from San Diego State University should contact James Schmitt by email or at (619) 594-5299 to arrange for reimbursement before the symposium. SDSU students who are eligible for transportation funding will be sent an email in November 2013 with instructions for required pre-travel steps. CSUPERB will not reimburse SDSU Research Foundation paid transportation expenses.

Contacts

If you have any questions regarding symposium transportation reimbursement contact James Schmitt: (619) 594-5299.

If you have any questions regarding the symposium or the registration process contact the program office: (619) 594-2822.