The new ABRCMS grant states that registration and meals must be uncoupled. That means that you'll need to purchase a meal plan ticket separately from your registration through a third party vendor – Bistro Tickets.*
*Please note: Bistro Tickets is in no way associated with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) or the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
You have the option of purchasing a meal plan that includes or excludes Saturday evening's Awards Banquet. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket to the Awards Banquet only. Please note that the meal plan ticket does NOT include receptions.
Meal Plan Ticket INCLUDING Saturday's Awards Dinner Banquet
Meal Plan Ticket EXCLUDING Saturday's Awards Dinner Banquet
Awards Dinner Banquet ONLY
Everyone who purchases a ticket to the Awards Dinner Banquet, must also purchase conference registration. A banquet only registration can be purchased on-site.
Although a meal plan ticket is not required, you are encouraged to purchase one. Benefits include:
Opportunity to network and make new connections.
One of the best opportunities to network in your scientific discipline is during meal times. Take advantage of this time to meet new people!
Plenary lunch sessions will be held in the meal room.
Plenary sessions will take place immediately following all lunches in the meal room. While non-meal plan holders will be given access to attend the plenary sessions in the meal room, those who have purchased the meal plan tickets will have first admittance to seats.
Please note that you cannot bring outside food into the convention center.