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56th Annual


March 15-18, 2023

NW Developmental Biology Meeting

The 56th NW Developmental Biology Meeting will be held on March 15-18, 2023.

Organizers: Andrea Wills, University of Washington
                   Heather Ray, Idaho State University


Preliminary Program



Registration Deadline: March 1
Abstract Deadline: February 22
Links coming soon!

Abstract Submission

You must also register separately if you submit an abstract

Registration SDB Member

Faculty                    $200

Postdoc/Scientist   $125

Grad Student          $75

Undergrad              $25

Registration Non-member

Faculty                    $250

Postdoc/Scientist   $175

Grad Student          $100

Undergrad               $50

Housing SDB Member

Faculty                    $325

Postdoc/Scientist   $175

Grad Student          $125

Undergrad               $100

Housing Non-member

Faculty                   $375

Postdoc/Scientist  $225

Grad Student         $150

Undergrad              $125

The Society for Developmental Biology subsidizes the meeting and registration fees are scaled to benefit members of the SDB. SDB membership renewals are processed automatically. New membership applications require at least two weeks to process, however, applicants may use their provisional SDB member ID found in their confirmation email to submit an abstract and register. You must be a member of SDB to be considered for Talk and Poster Prizes.

Research scientists and techs should register as postdoc/scientist.

Off Site Housing

Friday Harbor Suites

Discount Rates: call 360-378-3031 and mention NWDB

Queen Suite: $185

Double Queen Suite: $200

King Suite: $205

Two Bedroom Suite: $325

off-site housing

Getting to Friday Harbor Laboratories

By Car and Ferry to Friday Harbor

Most attendees travel to the FHL by car and ferry.  All ferry service leaves from Anacortes, Washington, approximately 17 miles/ 27 km west of Interstate 5. Driving time from Seattle to Anacortes (80 miles) is about 90 minutes and from Vancouver to Anacortes (150 km) is about two hours.  Ferry spots are limited, so reservations are recommended.


Parking is available at the Anacortes ferry terminal, and many attendees leave their vehicles and walk on the ferry. If you choose this option, plan to arrive about 30 minutes early. The distance from town to the FHL is ~ 1.5 miles and walkable (20 min).

WA State Ferry Schedule

Ferry Reservations

From SeaTac Airport in Seattle to Friday Harbor

Kenmore Airlines offers flights from Boeing Field or Lake Union near downtown Seattle, to the Friday Harbor Airport or Marina for about $4000 round trip. For those with flights arriving at Seattle's SeaTac airport, Kenmore Air has a ground transportation option to connect with their flights.

Presentation Information

Talks are 10 minutes with 2 minutes for questions.  
To be considered for talk or poster prizes you must be a member of SDB!
Presentation Information
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