Venue, accommodations and transportation

Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island, Sarasota. Credit: McCourtney Photographics


Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. The primary conference space is the WAVE Center auditiorium, which is close to the Research Laboratory Entrance and the adjacent Mote Aquarium entrance. When facing these main entrances (Lab on the left and Aquarium on the right), head left and follow the sidewalk under the dark blue awning and turn right around the corner of the building to find the WAVE Center.

Accommodations and transportation

The Conference Secretariat has confirmed rooms at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 4 miles from the venue. A shuttle bus will be available to transport Delegates from the Hyatt to and from the symposium venue. Delegates should secure accommodation to ensure access to the negotiated competitive rates — $167 per day (for Standard King bed, or Standard Double bed, single or double occupancy) at:

This accommodation deal can be booked at the Hyatt until October 21, 2019, via the online registration site listed above. The dates that are still available are November 10 - 14. If you need assistance locating a hotel room, contact the Conference Secretariat via Email ( and our Events Coordinator will contact you and give you some options.

If you wish to organize your accommodation independently at other venues not listed here, a list of reputable hotels can be found at or cheaper accommodation deals can often be booked through commercial websites like or

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