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Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2017
July 2nd - 6th 2017 Austin, USA


The Conference Dinner will be held on Wednesday, July 5th at the University of Texas Alumni Centre. Tickets are available for purchase for $75 on the Registration site. Book early to guarantee your place!

After the Conference Dinner, there will be an after party at Antone’s Nightclub. The after party is separate from the Conference Dinner and will be open to all SMBE 2017 attendees. The upstairs room will be free for all SMBE 2017 attendees (bring your badge). The cover charge for the downstairs music show is $2.50 with SMBE 2017 badge. Drinks are available for purchase. 

The Welcome Reception on Sunday, July 2nd will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Austin is well known for its vibrant restaurant and bar scene, and the most exciting Austin entertainment districts are all within walking distance from the conference hotel. Learn more about individual entertainment districts here, and find them on a map here. We will keep adding points of interest to this map as the conference date comes closer. In the mean time, why not check out the famous bats at the Ann W. Richards Congress avenue Bridge? Find out all you need to know here.

The best places to eat barbecue in Austin can be find here.

Ideas for things to do in Austin, and a map of places of interest in the broader Austin area.

On July 4th there will be a fireworks display from the HEB Austin Symphony Concert & Fireworks. For more information please click here.