We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is important, and we are aware that often people choose not to stay at the conference hotel.
However, before you book your hotel room for the Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology meeting, we want to mention the following:
SIMB continues to make every effort to keep costs at a minimum for those attending RAFT®. One way this is done is to make a commitment to the conference hotel that a specified number of hotel rooms will be occupied by our attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, the hotel provides SIMB with complimentary meeting space and other discounts.
The Facilities Fee (10% of the registration fee) will to apply only to those attendees who register for the conference, but choose NOT to stay at the conference hotel.
We encourage all attendees to avoid this Facilities Fee and stay at the conference hotel. Please be aware that if you are sharing a room with another attendee, both names must appear on the room reservation by the hotel reservation cut-off date, otherwise you will be assessed this fee and obligated to pay.
NOTE: Attendees who reside within a 50 mile radius of the conference hotel who do not stay in the hotel will not be assessed the Facilities Fee.