Registration Fees & Details

Registration Categories
Until March 16, 2018
March 17, 2018 - April 27, 2018
April 28, 2018 - onwards
Regular registration $425.00 CAD ($488.64 CAD after taxes) $495.00 CAD ($569.13 CAD after taxes) $560.00 CAD ($643.86 CAD after taxes)
Student and post-doctorate registration* $290.00 CAD ($333.43 CAD after taxes) $375.00 CAD ($431.16 CAD after taxes) $460.00 CAD ($528.89 CAD after taxes)
One day registration (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) $225.00 CAD ($258.69 CAD after taxes) $275.00 CAD ($316.18 CAD after taxes) $325.00 CAD ($373.67 CAD after taxes)

*A photocopy of a current student card confirming full-time status and a letter from your faculty or department must be emailed to or faxed to +1 514 287- 1248, prior to the event.


All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Applicable taxes Provincial of 9.975% and Federal of 5% will be added at the payment stage.




  • Access to all sessions, presentations and poster sessions;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Welcome Reception (May 13);
  • Exhibition hall;
  • Delegate material.




Full payment must be made in advance by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or by cheque.



WCMB Conference Scholarships and Fellowships

The WCMB Conference Scholarships are designed to support the active participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who will be presenting at the WCMB 2018 conference. Only graduate students or postdoctoral members enrolled full time at an accredited academic institution are eligible.


The WCMB Conference Fellowships are intended for early career researchers, preferably within 5 years post-PhD.


Please see the Rules and Regulations document below for full details on eligibility and documentation requirements.


Completed application forms and accompanying documentation must be sent to the Conference Secretariat – JPdL  (
Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018.


Cancellation requests must be received in writing.


No refunds of registration fees will be granted for cancellations received after April 16, 2018. Cancellation requests received in writing prior to April 16, 2018, will obtain a full refund after the Conference minus a $75.00 administration charge. This charge will apply to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after April 16 2018. All refunds will be forwarded after the conference.


To request a refund please attach your official receipt(s) to your cancellation request and send it by e-mail, fax or mail to:

4thWCMB Conference Secretariat - JPdL


Fax:  +1 514-287-1248

1555 Peel St., Suite 500

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H3A 3L8


If you have any questions, please be prepared to supply us with your registration reference number (top right of your confirmation) when contacting us at or by phone at +1 514-287-9898 ext 334.




Submission of Applications:

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing their visa applications.  Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.


Delegates are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance of the date of the event at a Visa Application Centre or on-line E-applications (e-Apps).


Visa Applications Processing Times:

Processing time for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to apply early for their visas, and to submit complete applications including all supporting documents.


Please visit the IRCC website for information on the time it takes to process visa applications at the various visa offices.


NEW - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.


Invitation letter:
The invitation letter will be issued once the registration form and payment has been received and validated by the Conference Secretariat.

4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

May 13-16, 2018 |  Montréal, Québec, Canada

4th WCMB Congress Secretariat - JPdL International

1555 Peel Street, Suite 500

Montréal, QC H3A 3L8 Canada

Tel: +1 514 287-9898 ext. 334

Fax: +1 514 287-1248

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