BEM 2020, the 49th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, will be held 7-11 April 2020 in Wilmington, NC at Hotel Ballast, and hosted by the faculty, staff and students of UNC Wilmington. This will be a Wed, Thurs, Fri meeting prior to the Easter Sunday holiday. The meeting starts with a reception on Tuesday evening, followed by 3 full days of sessions (W-F) and a banquet on Friday evening that ends the meeting. The Hotel Ballast is in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, directly on the riverwalk, with the downtown restaurant and entertainment district within a few blocks distance. The riverwalk provides water shuttle service to the Battleship North Carolina directly across the river, where the Friday evening banquet will be held.
International participants are welcome to attend!!
<< Sorry, but travel grants are not available from BEMS; instead, we work to keep meeting costs as low as possible! >>
Do you want to attend the meeting??
Follow these simple steps, using the links in the boxes below:
- Prepare an abstract if you want to give an oral or poster presentation. Click on the Abstract link for the document template and pick your First and Second choices for Session Topics.
- Read the meeting Code of Conduct
- Register for the meeting using the Register link.
- Reserve a room at the Hotel Ballast using the Venue link.
- Plan your travel using the Travel link.
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For the first time in BEM history, this meeting will be run using a scheduling smart-phone app that will provide all the session details, full abstracts and the ability to rate student presentations, all at the touch of your cell phone screen! Check out the app at Whova.com!
16 Dec 2019: Registration opens
EARLY-BIRD REG EXTENDED ONE WEEK
14 Feb 2020: Abstract submission closes
Registration fee increases $100
THIS DEADLINE IS FINAL
6 Mar 2020: Hotel discount ends
15 Mar 2020: Last date for refunds