Welcome to the registration for the 15th ICRS 2022

Our goal is to enable the entire coral reef community to participate in the 15th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), either onsite in Bremen or online via the virtual conference platform. Registration fees range from EUR 195 to EUR 830.

To make your ICRS 2022 participation as pleasant as possible, we have included a range of benefits in our congress packages. We also offer discounts for members of the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS) and those, who actively participated in the 14th ICRS 2021 Virtual.

Participants who travel to Bremen will be able to benefit from significantly lower hotel accommodation costs compared to many previous ICRS events. You can choose from a variety of hotels that offer a wide range of prices and ratings. There are contingents exclusively reserved for ICRS participants in a number of local hotels available. You can easily book your hotel during the registration process. In addition, Bremen also offers various alternative budget accommodation options.

Due to the postponement and changes in conference format as well as abstract submission, the registration process has become rather complex. Thus, please read the following information regarding the abstract management and registration very carefully.

Registration Details

Process and Deadlines

Previously accepted abstract submission and registration expired
New abstract submission and registration expired 

Non-presenting participants

1. Register for 15th ICRS onsite or online participation until 15.06.2022

Process and Deadlines for those who took their registration over from ICRS 2020/21

Registration takeover from ICRS 2020/21 and previously accepted abstract expired 
Registration takeover from ICRS 2020/21 and new abstract submission expired 

Registration takeover from ICRS 2020/21 and non-presenting participant

1. Use the special registration link received via e-mail in January to confirm your data (no payment). Finalize until 15.06.2022

The 15th ICRS: An onsite event with online components

The onsite symposium will take place in Bremen. Participants can join the opening and closing ceremony, all plenaries, sessions and workshops, the Icebreaker on Sunday and ICRS Night (conference dinner) on Thursday. Via the virtual platform, opening and closing ceremony as well as all plenaries will be available as live stream. All onsite participants can voluntarily (though highly encouraged) upload their presentations to the virtual platform. Together with presentations uploaded by online participants they can be accessed via the archive up to one year after the symposium.

The online components of ICRS 2022 can be accessed via the virtual platform. Via this platform, participants can watch live streams of the opening and closing ceremony as well as all plenaries. All these events will also be available as video to watch later through the conference archive on the virtual platform. Online participants with an accepted abstract can upload their oral and poster presentation to the platform and browse those of other online participants as well as those of onsite participants, who uploaded their presentations. It is possible to exchange with presenters via the chat options related to each poster and oral presentation on the virtual platform.

Registration guidelines

Please use our online registration system to register for the 15th ICRS 2022. Through this system, you can register for the conference and also choose from selected offers of accommodation. Please note the following information before you start the registration process:

For ICRS members:
You must be an International Coral Reef Society member at the time of registration to receive the member rate. Applicants approved for membership after registering for the meeting will not be refunded the difference between the member and non-member rates.

Registering as a student:
All BSc and MSc students and doctoral (PhD) candidates are eligible to register in the student category. A certificate of enrolment must be uploaded at the time of registration. For doctoral (PhD) candidates who cannot submit a certificate of enrolment at a university, please submit a current confirmation of your doctoral (PhD) candidate status.

Registering with a previously accepted abstract:
Please provide your abstract number that was provided to you when you were informed about the evaluation results. (ICRS2021-XXXX)

Registering as an active participant at the 14th ICRS 2021 Virtual:
In order to claim your discount, please provide your 14th ICRS 2021 Virtual Invoice No. (BV21-3044-XXXX)

Registering with a newly submitted abstract:
In order to claim your Abstract Processing Fee credit, please provide your Abstract Processing Fee Invoice No. (APR-B22-3045-XXXX)

Payment options:
Credit card and SEPA payments (participating countries only) are accepted.

Registration fees

All fees are listed in Euro (incl. tax) and are per person.

Onsite participants
ICRS Member: EUR 750.00
Non-Member: EUR 830.00
ICRS Student Member: EUR 510.00
Student: EUR 550.00

Online participants
ICRS Member: EUR 340.00
Non-Member: EUR 395.00
ICRS Student Member: EUR 195.00
Student: EUR 240.00

Accompanying persons (onsite only): EUR 390.00

Credits and discounts
a) Active participants (oral/poster presentation) of the 14th ICRS Virtual 2021 are eligible for a EUR 30.00 discount on the registration fee for the 15th ICRS 2022.

b) Participants with a newly submitted abstract receive a credit of their paid abstract submission fee of EUR 70.00 on the registration fee.

What is included in the registration fees?

Onsite participants
Admission to the full 6-day symposium program, incl.

All plenaries, sessions and workshops
Oral and poster presentations voluntarily uploaded by onsite participants on the virtual platform
Oral and poster presentations by online participants via the virtual platform
Archive access on the virtual platform (until one year after the symposium)
Exhibition area at the venue
Electronic access to ICRS 2022 abstracts
Conference app
Sunday evening "Ice Breaker", incl. drinks
Thursday evening "ICRS Night", incl. dinner and drinks
Poster session receptions (Tuesday and Wednesday)
4 daily vegetarian lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Coffee breaks (10)
Free public transportation in Bremen

Online participants
Admission to the symposium program, incl.

All plenaries via livestream
Oral and poster presentations by online participants via the virtual platform
Oral and poster presentations voluntarily uploaded by onsite participants on the virtual platform
Electronic access to ICRS 2022 abstracts
Conference app
Archive access on the virtual platform (until one year after the symposium)

Accompanying persons (onsite only):
The package for accompanying persons can only be booked in combination with a full onsite conference registration. The package includes:

Sunday evening "Ice Breaker", incl. drinks
Thursday evening "ICRS Night", incl. dinner and drinks
Poster session receptions (Tuesday and Wednesday)
4 daily vegetarian lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Coffee breaks (10)
Free public transportation in Bremen

Green strategy: With your registration fee, you also support our efforts to make ICRS 2022 as climate friendly as possible. This includes for onsite participants a ticket for public transportation within Bremen. Read more about our Green Strategy here.

How to select your correct registration category and pricing

1. Step: Select your Submitter type

New submitter: Everyone who submits a new abstract for evaluation in 2022.
New submitter and active participant in ICRS 2021 Virtual: Everyone who submits a new abstract for evaluation in 2022 AND was an active participant (oral/poster presentation) at ICRS 2021 Virtual

Previously accepted abstract: Everyone who (re-)submits an abstract that was accepted for the 14th ICRS 2021
Previously accepted abstract and active participant in ICRS 2021 Virtual: Everyone who (re-) submits an abstract that was accepted for the 14th ICRS 2021 AND was an active participant (oral/poster presentation) at ICRS 2021 Virtual.

No submitter: Those who do not intend to (re)submit an abstract in 2022.
No submitter and active participant in ICRS 2021 Virtual: Those who do not intend to (re)submit an abstract in 2022 AND were an active participant (oral/poster presentation) at ICRS 2021 Virtual.

2. Step: Select your ICRS membership type

3. Step: Select your participation type
On the next page, you can select whether you will participate onsite or online and if you wish to add accompanying persons (onsite only).

Covid-19

The situation regarding COVID-19 remains dynamic. As of today, we cannot foresee the regulations in effect in Summer 2022, but we are optimistic that we can offer the 15th ICRS as an onsite event. We do however keep in mind the worst-case scenario of having to cancel the onsite event. In this scenario, we will host an entirely online ICRS 2022, similar to the ICRS 2021. This of course also means that all participants will automatically be booked in their corresponding online registration category, free of charge. Any differences in fees will be reimbursed.

Please check with the Federal Foreign Office for entry and quarantine regulations and with the Federal Ministry of Health for current information for travellers.