Conference Information

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the conference or registration, please contact: or call Teresa Mourad at 202-833-8773.

Advance Conference Registration is now closed. You are welcome to register onsite. Please note that credit cards will not be accepted onsite. Please be prepared to pay by check. There is a $25 check-return fee if the check is returned for any reason.

The registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type      Early Bird (Through January 31, 2016 Advance

(February 1, 2016 through March 4, 2016)

Onsite (all payments onsite must be by check)*
Professional Two Day $135 $165 $190
Professional One Day Only $85 $95 $105
Full-time Student Two Day $95 $105 $115
Full-time Student One Day Only  $65 $75 $85

SPECIAL FOR K12 TEACHERS: Early Bird Registration continues to apply through March 4, 2016.

The full registration fee includes lunch on Friday  and Saturday, and coffee and tea breaks throughout the conference. Your CCMIT hotel rate includes dinner and breakfast.

Participants will be able to attend all regular sessions on both days of the conference.  There is an additional fee for the pre-conference workshop.

For those not staying at the hotel, you may purchase meal tickets on site: $18.50 for lunch, $26.00 for dinner. CCMIT offers a full buffet.

*Please note that we will not process credit card payments onsite. All payments must be made by check payable to “Ecological Society of America”. A $25 fee will be assessed on any checks that are returned.

Hotel, Conference Location and Directions

Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT)
692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum, MD 21090

You can also find more information CCMIT at

The hotel is conveniently located on the premises of the conference center.  We have negotiated special rates for accommodations. Hotel rates include a full buffet dinner and breakfast.

To ensure that you receive the special rates,  please make your reservation online here or call Toll Free Reservations in North America: (866)-900-3517  / Reservations Direct: (410) 859-5700 by March 1, 2016. Be sure to mention our group code if you prefer to call the hotel: Code: 23771

Diagrams of the CCMIT campus buildings can be found below.

Driving and Parking

The Institute is accessible throughout the Mid-Atlantic region via I-95, MD-295, or I-695. Free parking is available on the conference hotel campus for over 500 vehicles.

Directions to CCMIT can be found here:


Shuttle from BWI Airport / Amtrak Station / BWI Light Rail Station

CCMIT Conference Center is just minutes from the Baltimore – Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, the BWI Amtrak Station, and the BWI Light Rail Station. CCMIT offers free shuttles from BWI to the conference center.  Please call CCMIT after you have your luggage as the shuttle is not allowed to park and wait. To arrange pick up, please call 410-859-5700 Ext. 0.

For people leaving CCMIT,  the shuttle leaves every half hour upon request and the signup sheet is at the front desk.


Local Attractions


Conference and breakout rooms in CCMIT