CERF 2023 Registration

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Online registration for CERF 2023 is now closed!

The CERF team is so excited to see you in Portland next week. We understand you have questions regarding your registration. At this time, we will not be amending any registrations. All inquiries for changes, updates to your registration, or new registrations must be handled at the registration desk when you check in at the conference. 


You do not have to be a member to attend our conference; however, CERF members receive a discounted registration rate. If you'd like become a member before registering, join now! The Biennial CERF Conference, taking place 12–16 November, offers coastal and estuarine scientists from all over the world the opportunity to come together to network, learn, attend intriguing sessions, and connect with new colleagues and friends. 

See below for pricing details and make sure to consult our Frequently Asked Questions page for conference and registration inquiries. 

Not sure which registration type you should select? Verify here.

 2023 Registration Rates

Registration Type

Early Bird
Ends on 15 July

After 15 July 2023
After 3 November 2023
One Day
Member $565.00 $595.00 $755.00 $396.00
Non-Member $765.00 $795.00 $965.00 $536.00
Student Member $275.00 $295.00 $375.00 $193.00
Student Non-Member $325.00 $345.00 $425.00 $228.00
Early Career Member $455.00 $485.00 $575.00 $319.00
Early Career
$535.00 $565.00 $655.00 $375.00
Emeritus Member $455.00 $485.00 $575.00 $319.00
Developing Nation Rate $325.00 $325.00 $325.00 $325.00

Field Trips

Sign up for one of the 2023 Conference Field Trips happening on 12 November when you register for CERF 2023! We have four amazing experiences that you do not want to miss out on. 

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CERF Conference Workshops represent an opportunity to receive valuable training on topics ranging from effective communications to technical web-based software. We encourage all attendees to take advantage of low-cost, high-quality training opportunities. Sign up for the workshop(s) of your choice when registering for CERF 2023.

View Workshop Schedule*

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

Optional CERF 2023 Participation Programs

Interested in any of these programs? Don't forget to sign-up when registering for CERF 2023.

Ambassadors Program

Highly visible volunteers serve as liaisons between attendees and organizers, to ensure that all attendees have a safe, welcoming, and enriched conference experience.

Mentorship Program

Mentors (mid- to late-career CERF attendees) help guide mentees (students, early career professionals, and first-time CERF attendees) through the CERF conference; both mentors and mentees can sign up.

Volunteer Judging for Student Competition

Volunteers are needed to judge student presentations for awards.

Student/Early Career Participation Awards - CERF Membership Required

Students and early career professionals are eligible for grants to offset CERF 2023 expenses such as travel, accommodations, and meals.

Student Worker Opportunities

Students may apply to receive a stipend in exchange for volunteer help at the conference.

Voluntary CERF Contributions

Donate to any of CERF's funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

After registering, if you are not able to attend the conference, we encourage you to send a substitute attendee. You may substitute at any time, even onsite at the conference. However, if you must cancel after you have already paid, we can refund your conference fee, less a $75 cancellation fee. All written cancellation requests must be received by 13 October 2023. Please send these requests to [email protected]. No refunds will be issued after 13 October 2023. No refunds can be made by CERF for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.

Attendee Status Downgrade Policy

All requests to change your status from an in-person attendee to virtual attendee must be emailed into the CERF Office at i[email protected] no later than 13 October 2023. No status changes or refunds will be issued after 13 October 2023. No refunds can be made by CERF for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference. If you have already paid to attend in person, you are eligible to be refunded your in-person conference registration fee less a $25 status change fee. Please email the CERF Office to request this change and receive instructions for registering and refund eligibility.