Midwinter Meeting Information

This year’s Mid-Winter Meeting in San Jose promises to be packed with great science and special events. To see a tentative conference schedule click here.

MEETING REGISTRATION RATES:                                                                          

                                                                                     On or Before                   After December 6, 2019
                                                                                December 6, 2019                          and On Site




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Register Online  

Printed Registration Form

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San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California, 95113 USA 

New this year, Team San Jose will be coordinating all of the housing this year as there are 4 hotels with ARO group blocks. All are within a short 3 block range of the Convention Center.  The Marriott and Hilton are attached to the Center. The Westin is 1 block away and the Fairmont is 3 short blocks. All housing will go through Team San Jose who will be able to assist with any questions or issues that may arise.  Below you will find the link.


To find a roommate click here to request a roommate email [email protected] with your name, email address, and roommate preference.


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The ARO would like to encourage attendance at the midwinter meeting by providing awards to help defray child care costs. Members can apply for up to $500USD (one award per family) for the 2020 meeting to support care either at the hotel or elsewhere. Day care costs elsewhere (e.g., at home) must be costs that exceed the family’s usual day care costs and are directly attributable to attendance at the meeting. Child care will not be provided by ARO at the meeting as in the past. 

To be considered for this award, complete this application and submit it by September 30, 2019. Awardees will be notified by November 30, 2019. 

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Ancillary Meeting Space

All requests for ancillary meetings must be submitted no later than December 13, 2019 and we will do our best to accommodate all requests. After receiving approval from ARO, you will be responsible for all event details and costs including, but not limited to: 1) Food and Beverage 2) All Audio-Visual fees 3) All set up fees (if applicable) to rearrange room or clean room, if left in disarray.

To submit your request for Ancillary Meeting Space, please complete this form.

Image courtesy of Travis Babola, Wendy Zhang-Hooks & Dwight E. Bergles;
auditory nerve fiber projections into the brainstem (cochlear nucleus) of a 1-week-old mouse.

courtesy Travis Babola