- Exhibit Booth sales begin: August 1, 2016
- Abstract submission opens: November 1, 2016
- Abstract submission closes: January 9, 2017
- Registration opens to ASM premium members: December 15, 2016
- Registration opens to all: January 5, 2017
- Early bird registration deadline: April 20, 2017
"This meeting is ESSENTIAL for researchers, educators, and students in microbiology. This is where ideas and expertise are shared and debated, and where students can meet people who are otherwise just names on papers."