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Aug 3-5, 2020 | 16th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium @ University of Michigan

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - August 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT

2020 MABioN Biosafety Symposium

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Ann Arbor, MI

August 3-5, 2020

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The MABioN Member Rate is only available when you are logged into the website. All discounts apply automatically. Register for the symposium by purchasing the ticket(s) on the bottom of this page.


What is the MABioN Biosafety Symposium?

The Symposium is a two day conference for biosafety professionals and others involved in biosafety. The Symposium opens at 1pm on Monday and concludes after lunch on Wednesday. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. An optional half-day pre-conference workshop will be held Monday morning, and an optional facility tour on Wednesday afternoon. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety. Register separately for the Monday morning workshop, which includes a break and lunch.

Symposium registration includes:

  • Breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Dinner Reception on Tuesday Night
  • Monday morning pre-symposium workshop (additional fee applies)

Dietary Restrictions:  When entering attendee information you can indicate any dietary restrictions/requirements you may have.

Symposium registration open date TBD!

Early bird symposium registration price TBD.  Register early to get the best price. Registration close date TBD.

Meeting Location:

Michigan Union | 530 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Michigan Union


  • Registration will be open from 8am on Monday, Symposium registration at 12:30pm


  • Hotel will provide shuttle to the venue.
  • If you choose to drive, here are the best choices for Parking Garages:



Tuesday Dinner Reception

Dinner social

Location: University of Michigan Museum of Art

525 South State Street
Ann Arbor 48109-1354
telephone: 734.764.0395

Drinks and hors d’oeurves at the Michigan Union immediately following the Symposium, then we’ll cross the street for a Strolling Dinner at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Buffet Dinner and 2 drink tickets included in symposium registration.


Symposium Agenda

Draft Symposium Agenda

2020 MABioN Symposium draft agenda

Aug 5, 2019

Monday Pre-conference course

8:00-8:30 amPre-conference course registration
8:30-10:00 am
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pmLunch and Social


Monday Symposium open

12:30-1:00 pmSymposium Registration
1:00-1:30 pm Welcome from Symposium Host Institution
1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm
3:00-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:30 pm
4:00-5:00 pm
5:00-5:30 pmMABioN Business Meeting
 6:00-7:00 pm

Aug 6, 2019

Tuesday agenda

8:00-8:30 am
8:30-9:30 am
 9:30-10:00 am
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:00 am
11:00-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pmLunch
1:00-1:30 pm
1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-2:30 pm
2:30-3:00 pm
3:00-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:30 pm
4:30-5:00 pm
6:00 pmDinner reception at University of Michigan Museum of Art

Drinks and hors d’oeurves at the Michigan Union immediately following the Symposium, then we’ll cross the street for a Strolling Dinner at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Aug 7, 2019

Wednesday agenda

8:00-8:30 am
8:30-9:00 am
9:00-10:00 am
10:00-10:30 amBreak
10:30-11:30 am
11:30-12:00 pm
12:00-12:30 pmclosing remarks
12:30 pmLunch

Pre-conference course:



Instructor: TBA



Hampton Inn, Ann Arbor South
925 Victors WayAnn Arbor, MI 48108 United States
(Click Here)

  • Conference single occupancy rate of $125/night
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Free parking at hotel
  • Free wifi
  • Business center
  • Free shuttle to symposium location (time TBA)
  • Indoor Pool and exercise facility
To make a reservation within the block:

  1. Call the hotel directly and mention the “MABioN Symposium” to get the special rate.
  2. Rooms will be held until 7/03/2020 at the discounted rate above

Nearby hotels

Red Roof Inn Ann Arbor – University of Michigan South

Sheraton Ann Arbor

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor

Sonesta ES Suites

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor

Holiday Inn & Suites Ann Arbor Univ. Michigan Area



Transportation and Driving directions

Recommend flying into Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Wayne County Airport (DTW)

  • Rental cars available at the airport
  • One-way, taxis from DTW to Ann Arbor cost approx. $60
  • Charter bus from the airport: $12 One way, $22 Round trip with advance reservation. Michigan Flyer & Air Ride are the same bus service, offering free water and wifi. There are 2 ways to book a seat:
    Michigan Flyer
    The Ride/AirRide – Ann Arbor public transportation Door #1 of the McNamara (Delta) Terminal’s Departures/Ticketing Level,Go to Stall #1 of the North Terminal’s Ground Transportation Center.Drop off: Blake Transit Center, 328 S. Fifth Ave (not 5th St)Charter picks up/drops off at the northwest corner 5th Ave and William St.Cab/Uber to hotel.


Directions to Michigan Union:

  • From I94 take Exit 177 for State St. Turn north on State St. Turn right on Victors Way




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Join MABioN today as an Individual Member for only $25 and save $5 off your symposium registration fee and save even more if you attend the pre-symposium course.

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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