Registration for 2020 ASM Conference on Next-Generation Sequencing is now open! Plan to take part in this must-attend conference! 

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Early-Bird Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, June 9 - Tuesday, July 7 

Discount Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, July 8 - Tuesday, Sept. 29

Last Chance Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Monday, Oct. 26

Registration Rates

  Early-Bird Discount Last Chance
Premium Member $695.00 $870.00 $1,090.00
Contributing Member $760.00 $945.00 $1,185.00
Postdoc Member $490.00 $615.00 $770.00
Student Member $380.00 $475.00 $590.00
Global Outreach Member $760.00 $945.00 $1,185.00
Honorary Member $760.00 $945.00 $1,185.00
Supporting Member $1,020.00 $1,280.00 $1,600.00
Emeritus Member $380.00 $475.00 $590.00
Nonmember $1,020.00 $1,280.00 $1,600.00
Postdoc Nonmember  $665.00 $830.00 $1,040.00
Student Nonmember $510.00 $640.00 $800.00
Workshop $99.00    

Hotel Accommodations

2020 ASM NGS will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. ASM has negotiated a discounted group rate at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for ASM NGS Conference attendees. 

ASM NGS conference hotel rooms are available at $259.00 and 14.59% tax per room, per night. This special, discounted rate is available, first come first served, until Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. 

Reserve Your Room ‚Äč

All reservation requests will require a credit card guarantee. Reservations can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations received by the hotel within 48 hours of arrival or no-shows will be charged first night’s room and tax.  Make your hotel reservations now.

Area Attractions

Experience the history of our nation’s capital the moment you step outside by enjoying a stroll in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, taking a tour of the U.S. Capitol or the Library of Congress, spending a day visiting the nearby Smithsonian Museums, making your way to the Washington Monument or exploring the city’s unique culinary scene.

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill – Area Attractions & Parking Information

International Travel

ASM NGS welcomes scientists from every part of the world. Attendees are not required to present a poster to attend the conference. Please allow ample time for visa processing, as the application process can take several months in some countries. 

Temporary International Visitor Requirements

For information on applying for a visa, travel without a visa and the Visa Waiver Program, visit the U.S. Department of State's Visa Applications page. Visit the National Academies website to find out more about the application process and/or if you need a visa.  

Registration Policies

Membership Policy

If you have not renewed your membership or joined ASM for 2020, please do so prior to registering. ASM members receive a discounted registration fee. Contact for assistance. 

Student/Postdoc Nonmember Policy

ASM nonmember students and postdocs must provide proof of student status in the form of a signed letter from a university official or a photocopy of a current student ID. The registration will be pending until verification is received.  Please send verification to by Friday, Oct. 2.

Payment Policy

Payment by credit card is due at the time you register. Alternately, you may choose to pay by check.

Checks must be made payable to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). When paying with a check, attendees must first complete the online registration and indicate that they are paying with a check/money order. Once complete, attendees must print the online registration invoice, attach payment and mail by Oct. 9, 2020. Checks received without registration documents will be returned for correct processing. Purchase orders are not permitted. Checks not received by Oct. 9, 2020 will cause the registration payment type to be voided and an alternative payment type will be required. A participant is not considered to be registered until the payment is received.

Mail check and registration documentation:
ASM 2020 Conference on Next Generation Sequencing
c/o Experient, Inc.
5202 Presidents Court, Suite G100
Frederick, MD   21703

Cancellation Policy

All conference cancellations must be in writing and emailed or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 9.

Mail cancellations to the following address:
ASM Conference on Next Generation Sequencing
c/o Experient Inc.
5202 Presidents Court, Suite 310
Frederick, MD 21703

Email cancellations to
A refund of the conference fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by Oct. 9, 2020.  No refunds will be granted for requests submitted after Oct. 9, 2020.

Substitution Policy

Registration substitution is only permitted prior to the conference and on site. One substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution, as well as updating any contact information.

All substitutions must be of the same registration type and member status. Requests are to be submitted on site or in writing and emailed to asmconferences by Oct. 9, 2020.  In addition, registration name badges are not transferable between participants on site.