World Congress of Malacology 2019
August 11–16, 2019 | Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Early bird registration now open!
Abstract deadline: April 30, 2019
Welcome to the WCM 2019 webpage!
We encourage all participants to book accommodations at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Additional fees apply to those staying off campus. Accommodations at Asilomar are booked through a separate step, and paid directly to the conference center. This week in Monterey is also the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, so hotel bookings, Airbnb, and other lodging are likely to be scarce and expensive.
Fees for attendees staying at Asilomar
Non-student members: $450 ($570 after April 15, 2019)
Student members: $390 ($500 after April 15, 2019)
Fees for attendees staying off-campus
All members: $570
Member rates apply to members in good standing of Unitas Malacologica, the American Malacological Society, and/or the Western Society of Malacologists. For non-members, a membership surcharge will be applied automatically at registration to cover your fee to join Unitas Malacologica.
By registering or submitting an abstract you agree to abide by the meeting Code of Conduct.
Congress attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at Asilomar.
The conference will be held at the 107-acre, oceanfront Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, 110 miles (177 km) south of San Francisco on the Monterey Peninsula.
Nightly per-person rates (price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, field trip lunches, and conference banquet)
Staying at Asilomar includes a meal plan that covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including lunches on the field trip day and the conference banquet.
We are required to have a minimum number of attendees stay onsite for the meeting. Cost for staying onsite can be reduced by sharing rooms, and residence options include single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Offsite housing is possible, but not recommended. An upcharge in registration fees will be applied to anyone staying offsite in order to offset charges incurred by meeting attendees that are not included in the residence package.
Most international carriers fly to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). A few international carriers fly directly to San Jose International (SJC): Aero Mexico, ANA, Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, Hainan Airlines. Monterey has a small airport that has flights arriving from Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
Shuttle bus service to Asilomar conference grounds: The Monterey A shuttle bus transports passengers from SFO and SJC directly to the Asilomar conference grounds. The shuttle leaves almost hourly
For more information see: https://www.montereyairbus.com/
Now accepting abstracts! Contributed talks and posters are welcome within the symposia topics, or as other general contributed talks. Several thematic sessions have already been identified, others will be added. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 30, 2019.
Abstract submission may be completed at any time, but your abstract will not be considered if your registration is not paid by April 30, 2019.
Please note: We are no longer accepting proposals for symposia
Confirmed thematic sessions:
Please note: Speakers, topics, and symposia subject to change. Contributed talks and posters are welcome in all of the above sessions and in any other scientific areas. Additional thematic sessions will be added in the final program. View the Symposia page for more details.
Several field trips will be organized for Wednesday, August 14, including wine tasting, whale watching, marine mammal viewing, and Big Sur exploring.
Registration and payments will begin in May 2019—view the Field Trips page for more details.