Due ot overwhelming registration for the conference as well as hotel capacity (e.g., conference rooms), we have unfortunately had to close registration. You may no longer register for this conference. We thank you for your interest and apologize for any inconvenience.

NOTE: There is no reduced or special registration for presenters at this conference. The registration fee is the same whether you are presenting or not. The current registration fee, for the entire week, is $700.

Problems with registration website or need to cancel your registration? Please contact
For all other questions, please send an email to

Sign-up now for field trips and workshopsspaces are limited and some have already closed!

Reduced registration fees are available for students, teachers, and participants from low-income countries.

Students (college-grad) – Full conference $250.00
Students (college-grad) – Day rate $100.00
Students (K-12) (1 day) $25.00
Low Income Country – Tier 1  (listed below) $100.00
Low Income Country – Tier 2 (listed below) $250.00
High School Teacher $250.00
Daily $250.00*
Guest Ticket – Sunday reception $65.00
Guest Ticket – Tuesday plated luncheon $60.00
Guest Ticket – Thursday box luncheon $45.00
Workshops – 2 hour $17.00
Workshops – 4 hour $35.00
Workshops – 8 hour $65.00
Workshop/Field Trip $40.00
Field Trips $40.00









*Late daily registration rate as of 4 March.

For a complete list of registration, workshop, and field trip fees, including tier 1 & 2 low-income countries, click here (pdf*, 105KB).

TRAVEL AWARDS: Call for travel award applications closed on 29 October 2010. Applicants will receive notification on 24 November.  Click here for more information.

Helpful information on:

  • Conference Venue: For information on the conference venue, please click here.
  • Conference Program: For information on the conference program, please click here.
  • Field Trips: For information on the field trips that are available, please click here.
  • Special Events: For information on the special events happening during the conference, please click here.


Exhibitor registration is now closed (as of 30 January 2011.)

Exhibitors will receive instructions on how to register for the conference and any field trips or workshops they wish to participate in after their exhibit registration form is processed.

Exhibitor fee: $1000/exhibit space (includes 1 participant registration)

Exhibitor application form: Click here to download (fillable pdf*, 85KB)

BENEFITS FOR EXHIBITORS: The Exhibitor Hall will ensure exhibitors maximum interaction with all Conference participants and guests. Reservations are first-come, first-serve.  All breaks will take place in the conference hall.


The conference will be held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Reservations must be made by February 21, 2011.

ONLINE RESERVATION: Please click here to make a room reservation at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at the special conference rate.

RESERVATION BY PHONE: For any conference attendees who would prefer to make their reservations via phone, please have them contact our Reservations toll-free at (800) 367-5370 or direct at (808) 922-6611.  Please have the conference attendees reference the following information while making their hotel reservations over the phone:

Group Name:  International Marine Debris Conference
Room Block Dates:  March 19 – 26, 2011
Group Block Code:  IM3IM3A
Rate:  $177.00 per night; City View guestroom

*All downloadable PDF files on this website can be viewed on computers equipped with recent versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded here for free.

There are some known issues with downloading PDF documents, particularly on Windows systems, due to conflicting changes in the way in which Acrobat Reader and various browsers talk to one another. But there is a simple work-around: if you right-click (Windows) or option-click (Macintosh) on the link, the entire file will be sent to your machine, and then you can open it off your own hard drive using Acrobat Reader.

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