Early Registration Fee

Professional: $375.00

Student/Postdoc/Trainee: $100.00

Early registration starts on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Please Note: We only accept credit or debit cards.

Late Registration Fee

Professional: $425

Student/Postdoc/Trainee: $125

Late registration starts on Monday, March 12, 2018

Please Note: We only accept credit or debit cards.

Registration Fee Includes:

During the conference we will be providing a wide variety of beverages on a daily basis and delicious horschild on the beach d'oeuvres for both evening poster receptions. We will also provide breakfast for the Friday morning poster session. Attendees are responsible for all other meals.

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina offers several dining options ». Complimentary wi-fi will be available in all guest rooms and in the conference meeting waiting areas. On-site late registration will be available April 10-13, 2018. We accept all major credit cards. Payments by cash or check cannot be accepted.

Gatlinburg Conference Cancellation/Refund Policy

Due to logistical difficulties, we cannot provide refunds for registration fees. In the event of a cancellation due to a catastrophic event, the University of California, Davis will refund registration fees in full. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and, therefore, the University of California, Davis is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with this conference.

Pre-Conference Mentoring Session: Preparing for a Post-Doc and First Faculty Position

Since its inception, the Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has been designed to support the professional and scholarly development of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty. In keeping with this tradition, the 2018 meeting in San Diego will include a free evening preconference on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

The pre-conference session will focus on preparing students and early career researchers for a postdoctoral position or a first faculty position. A panel of senior faculty and junior faculty from the Gatlinburg Executive Committee will discuss the following topics:

  • Tips for creating a professional network
  • Publishing manuscripts and writing grants
  • Making the most of your post-doc and early years of a faculty position
  • Tenure track positions vs soft money positions: what are the challenges and benefits to each?

We want the session to be interactive. So, be prepared to ask questions and participate in a discussion on these or other topics of interest to you! This is also a great opportunity to meet other early career professionals and do some networking.

There will be an option to RSVP for the pre-conference when registering. If you have already registered and were undecided about attending, you can still RSVP by emailing Brenda Shelton at blshelton@ucdavis.edu.