September 13-15 2020
NW Developmental Biology Meeting
The 53rd NW Developmental Biology Meeting will be held on September 13-15, 2020.
Please use the updated registration and abstract submission links below. Deadline: August 9, 2020
Keynote: Ruth Lehmann, Skirball Institute
Education: Brian Buchwitz, University of Washington
Plenary: Aakanksha Singhvi, Fred Hutch
Danelle Devenport, Princeton
Takato Imaizumi, University of Washington
Sunday September 13
3:00–8:00 Registration and poster set–up
8:00–9:30 Education Session:
9:30–11:00 Poster session and mixer
Monday September 14
08:35–9:30 Platform Session I
10:15–10:40 Coffee break
10:45–11:30 Platform Session II
13:30–18:30 Free time for interactions, island exploration, etc.
13:30-16:30 Inquiry-based Education Workshop (flyer)
20:00–23:00 Poster session and mixer
Tuesday September 15
08:40–9:35 Platform Session III
10:20–10:45 Coffee break
10:45–12:30 Platform Session IV
14:00 Last Departure
Registration & Housing
Abstract and Housing Deadline: August 9
Registration Deadline: August 9
You must also register separately if you submit an abstract
Registration SDB Member
Grad Student $50
Grad Student $65
Housing SDB Member
Grad Student $80
Grad Student $110
The Society for Developmental Biology subsidizes the meeting and registration fees are scaled to benefit members of the SDB. SDB requires two business days to process renewals and at least two weeks to process new memberships, so be sure you have received confirmation of your renewal or new membership before registering for the NWDB conference. You must be a member of SDB to be considered for Talk and Poster Prizes.
Registration fees include all meals during the conference, and refreshments during the breaks, poster sessions, and social mixers, regardless of whether you choose to stay on the FHL campus or in the town of Friday Harbor. Housing fees are for the whole meeting.
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 Studio: $127.50
King Deluxe Studio: $136
Queen Suite: $144.50
Double Queen Suite: $161.50
King Suite: $153.00
Two Bedroom Suite: $195.50
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).
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 $330 round trip. For those with flights arriving at Seattle's SeaTac airport, Kenmore Air has a ground transportation option to connect with their flights.