North American Diatom Symposium

NADS 2017 Meeting: Registration

The deadline for early registration has been extended to Aug.14, 2017! Registration must be complete in order to submit abstracts. Late registration will include an additional fee.


Welcome to the 2017 NADS Symposium at Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island. The registration form (downloaded by clicking the button below) includes Conference/Catering Registration (which must be completed regardless of whether or not you'll be staying at Stone Lab) and Housing Registration if staying at Stone Lab. If you are staying on Put-in-Bay, you only need to complete the conference/catering registration portion of the form.

Registration: Registration is $225 USD per person (due at symposium registration in the form of cash or check). Registration will include a tour of Stone Lab and Gibraltar Island, all meals including Thursday banquet at Put-in-Bay, and coffee breaks. The deadline for early registration will be Aug. 4th; a late registration fee of $50 USD will be charged for attendees after that date. Registration has been extended to Aug. 14!

Room and Board: Meals will be provided at Stone Lab. You may opt out of breakfast if you are staying in Put-in-Bay. Due to limited space we will offer 2 meal seatings. A special dinner is planned for Thursday night at the Boardwalk in Put-in-Bay. No private housing is available at the field station. Shared housing options will be available as follows:

Student Housing on Gibraltar Island:
Harborview Dorm: Only 50 spaces available so register soon!
4 nights + linens $270
3 nights + linens $210
Each student room in Harborview includes two sets of bunk beds and houses up to four occupants. Also included are individual wardrobe wall lockers (bring your own lock), dressers, writing tables and a bathroom. The cost of linens includes a towel and a pillow. Halogen lamps are not permitted in any Stone Lab housing facility. Dorms are not air conditioned. You may bring small electric fans for use in the dormitory.
Recommended items to bring: Sleeping bag and/or blanket, personal toiletries, and a flashlight.

Camping on South Bass Island:
Ohio Campground Reservation Information can be found here.

Hotel Housing at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island: Put-in-Bay is a resort island in Lake Erie. The tiny two by four mile island is dotted with historic homes, the nation's third tallest monument (Perry Monument), quaint restaurants and local pubs. Beautiful water surrounds Put in Bay where you will find the best walleye and perch fishing in the United States. Most travel on the island is by bicycle or golf-cart (available for rental - see here). It is recommended that you book early to insure space. Please note the strict cancellation policies at hotels!

Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center: Contact number: 1-888-742-7829. Download a brief description, cost, and cancellation policy here.

Bay Lodging Resort: Contact number: 1-888-742-7829. Download a brief description, cost, and cancellation policy here.

Additional housing: Listings of additional housing options for guest houses and B&Bs can be found on the Put-in-Bay website.

Optional Field Trips Sat. Sept. 30th (weather dependent):
Lake Erie Science Tour ($25). This tour will be led by Stone Lab personnel. We need a minimum of 12-15 per group and can accommodate up to 4 groups.

Kayak the Bay ($$$) details coming soon!!

T-shirts: Shirts are $18 and please indicate your size on the registration form (S-XXL)!