Online Registration Form

Registration fees for the SER2013 World Conference include full access to all scientific sessions, conference materials, lunch and coffee breaks on all four days of the scientific program, a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, poster reception, and evening screening of the film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. Additional registration fees are required for pre-conference training courses, post-conference field trips, and the Gala Awards Dinner.

Registration Fee Schedule

Member Rate: Current SER members are eligible for a discounted rate on registration. If you are not already a member, click here to join and take advantage of this discount. If your membership has lapsed and you select this rate in error, we will change your registration category to ‘Non-Member’ and ask you to pay the difference.

Student Rate: Only those attendees currently pursuing a degree at the Undergraduate, Graduate or PhD level are eligible for the student rate. Students will be required to present valid identification upon arrival at the conference.

Developing Country: For the purposes of SER2013, a Developing Country is any country designated by the World Bank as a Low-income Economy, Lower-middle-income Economy or Upper-middle-income Economy. Click here for a list of qualifying countries.

One-Day Registration: Attendees who are unable to participate in the entire meeting can register for the day of their choosing and be admitted to the conference for all sessions and evening activities planned on that day. This rate includes a conference name badge, registration packet, printed program book, and lunch and coffee breaks. One-day registration is available both through the online form and in person at the conference venue, although onsite rates are higher. See the schedule at a glance to select the day you would like to attend.

Accompanying Partner: Conference attendees can register a guest for an additional cost of $275. This fee includes attendance at the Welcome Reception on Sunday, October 6 and daily field trips on October 7, 8, 9 & 10. Guests can also register to attend the Gala Awards Dinner and participate in pre-conference training courses or a post-conference field trip. Click here to learn more about the program for accompanying partners.

Optional Activities

Attendees can also register for a number of optional activities to be held in conjunction with the conference. Both attendees and accompanying partners are welcome to participate.

Pre-Conference Training Courses

A series of one-day training courses will be offered on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Each course will run for one full day and require a separate registration fee. These fees include transportation from downtown Madison to the training course site, box lunch and light refreshments, and participation in the course. Click here for course descriptions and logistics.

Please note: Those interested in taking a course must register online since courses will be held before onsite registration opens.

Pre-Conference Volunteer Event

Conference attendees are invited to volunteer at one of two local restoration sites on Sunday, October 6 as part of the Make A Difference Day Event. Join us for a lively day of habitat restoration work at the UW-Madison Arboretum or the UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve. There is no cost to participate, and transportation and lunch will be provided. Click here for an overview of the event and a detailed description of the sites.

Please note: Those interested in volunteering must register in advance through the online registration form. Space is limited to 40 volunteers at each site.

Gala Awards Dinner

The Society will hold its Gala Awards Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, October 9 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. This event is an opportunity to recognize the recipients of the 2013 SER Awards and bring conference attendees together for a lively evening of socializing and entertainment. The cost to attend is $75.

Post-Conference Field Trips

Field trips to a number of sites throughout southern Wisconsin will be offered on Friday, October 11. All field trips will depart from Monona Terrace on Friday morning and return in the afternoon. We encourage you to sign up for a trip and see some of the region’s amazing landscapes and ecosystems! Accompanying partners are also welcome. Click here for detailed descriptions of each trip.

Additional Information for Attendees


All accepted presenters must register for the conference before the deadline on July 15, 2013. Presenters not registered by this date will be excluded from the scientific program and will not have their abstract(s) published in the conference proceedings.

International Attendees

Attendees traveling to the conference from outside of the US may be required to obtain a visitor visa. For more information about visa requirements, visit the US Department of State website: It is highly recommended that attendees begin making travel plans as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time to complete the visa application process. According to the US Department of State, visa applications should be made no later than 90 days in advance of travel.

Hotel Accommodations

Click here for a list of hotels offering special conference rates.

Payments by Wire Transfer

Credit cards are our preferred method of payment, but we can also accept registration payments by wire transfer. If you would like to pay by wire, please complete the registration form and select “Wire Transfer” as the method of payment. Once you have submitted the form, we will send you an invoice for the outstanding balance along with wiring instructions. Your registration will remain pending until we receive the payment. Please note that the deadline to submit a registration with wire transfer payment method is September 15, 2013. We cannot accept pending registrations after this date because there will not be sufficient time to process the payment.

Cancellation Policy

Because SER incurs certain expenses prior to the conference, it is necessary to impose the following cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations received on or before August 30, 2013, SER will refund 80% of the total registration cost (including any activity fees). This same policy applies to partial cancellations in which an attendee opts to cancel just a field trip, training course, or gala dinner ticket.
  • No refunds of any kind will be given for cancellation requests received after August 30, 2013.
  • All cancellations must be sent in writing to with subject line “Cancellation”.
  • No-shows are liable for the entire conference fee.

Onsite Registration Location and Hours*

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Level 4
1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703

Sunday                       10am – 6pm
Monday-Thursday      7am – 5pm

*hours subject to change

Online Registration Form

Click here to register for the conference.