March 15-19, 2021
NW Developmental Biology Meeting
The 54th NW Developmental Biology Meeting will be held virtually on March 15-19, 2021.
Registration to Open in January 2021
Keynote: Geraldine Seydoux, Johns Hopkins/HHMI
Education: Elly Vandegrift, University of Oregon
Plenary: Celina Juliano, UC Davis
Jeff Rasmussen, University of Washington
Blake Riggs, San Francisco State University
Verónica Di Stilio, University of Washington
Kelly Monk, OHSU
Dan Grimes, University of Oregon
Preliminary Program Coming Soon
Registration Deadline: September 1.
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.
Registration is free
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.