Meal Plan Ticket

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 that meal plan tickets must be purchased by October 20, 2017. 

*Please note: Bistro Tickets is an independent third party contractor and is not affiliated with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) or the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Bistro Tickets manages all services related to the meal plan, including financial transactions and ticketing. For customer support related to meal plan purchases, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The meal plan ticket includes the following:

  • Wednesday: Dinner
  • Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Friday: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Saturday: Breakfast and Lunch

Purchase your meal plan ticket

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.

Type Cost 
Meal Plan Ticket
INCLUDING Saturday's Awards Dinner Banquet
Meal Plan Ticket
EXCLUDING Saturday's Awards Dinner Banquet
Awards Dinner Banquet ONLY $90

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. 

For any questions or comments, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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