SICB Annual Meeting 2013
January 3-7, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Starts on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3. Ends on Monday afternoon, Jan. 7 at 6:00 pm.
Again this Year!
SICB Meeting will be extended to 4:00 pm
followed by a wine & cheese reception from 4:00-6:00 pm
Monday, 7 January

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Meeting Links

San Francisco Travel Association Photo by Lewis Sommer


  • Presentation Videos & Slides from SICB Annual Meeting 2013
  • Opening Plenary Session, Thursday 3 January
    The Plenary Address, "Altering Rhythmicity: Slow Dance, Fast Dance, Hither and Yon," will be given by Richard Satterlie, SICB Past President and the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Plenary will take place at the Hilton San Francisco.

  • Online Schedule
  • Schedule Grid incl. Events (.pdf)
  • Final Program (.pdf, ~11 MB in size)
  • Abstract Book (.pdf, ~3.6 MB in size)

  • Symposia

  • Special Presentations

       - Bartholomew Lecture - Friday, 6:30-7:30 pm
       - Bern Lecture - Saturday, 6:30-7:30 pm
       - Moore Lecture - Monday, 3:00-4:00 pm

  • Special Sessions
       - Special Session honoring Howard Bern
       - Special Session honoring Ken Nagy
       - Special Session honoring Bruce Sidell
       - Special Session: Crayfish Biology; a new model organism for the field of biology

  • San Francisco Travel Association Photo by Christine Krieg
  • Workshops & Programs

  • DIZ Libbie Hyman Auction
    Sunday at 7:30 PM. The auction promises to offer a large number of items for bid - some fantastic, some funky, but all fun and for a fine cause. Funds from the auction directly support student research and training at field stations through the Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship Fund. Click here for a selection of items for bid.

  • Information for Presenters

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Guidelines
  • Session Chair Guidelines

  • Awards & Contests

  • Broadening Participation Committee Travel Award
    Now open here: Online Application Form
  • Dorothy M. Skinner Award
    Now open here: Online Application Form
  • American Microscopical Society (AMS): Annual Best Contributed Student Presentation (now closed - application was through the abstract form)
  • American Microscopical Society (AMS): Call for Microscopical Photos - Annual Buchsbaum Photo Contest
    Do you have a favorite photomicrograph you'd like others to see? It could be the winner! The 2013 Buchsbaum Photo Contest, sponsored by the American Microscopical Society, will be held during the SICB meeting. The contest is a memorial to Ralph Buchsbaum, pioneer in cell and tissue culture of animals and champion of photomicrography, and its aim is to encourage microscopical-biological photography. Details can be found on the American Microscopical Society 's website:

  • Students

    San Francisco Travel Association Photo by Phillip H. Coblentz

  • Notes from the Above Ground (.pdf) - Tips and Tricks for Student Attendees
  • Roommate Matching Service
  • Student Worker Information

    Hotel and Travel

  • Hotel Reservations
    Overflow Hotels
    The Hilton San Francisco is the headquarters hotel for the meeting, however, this hotel is now sold out over several of the days during the meeting. There are overflow hotels being used that are within walking distance to the Hilton where all of the presentations are being held. Click here for more information and reservation links.

  • Notes from the Underground: Travel and City Information

  • San Francisco Travel Association Photo by David Goldberg