Registration + Abstracts

Registration + Abstract Submission

Registration for ISTS42 is currently open. Early bird registration which attracted a discounted fee closed on 16th November 2023.

The ISTS42 Organising Committee invited the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations from the opening of registration on 3rd October 2023 to the closing of abstract submissions on 16th November 2023.

Accessing the International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) Member Code for Reduced Registration Fee

Current members of the International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) can access a reduced registration fee for ISTS42 by entering a unique member code when registering. The unique member code can be accessed via the Membership Portal of the International Sea Turtle Society website (you must be logged in as a current member to access the code). Note that if your ISTS membership has expired, you will need to login and renew your membership to view the code (select 'Account > Renew Your Membership'). Please email us if you encounter any issues or if you do not have a credit card to process the ISTS membership payment.

Anyone can become a member of the ISTS and you can sign up annually for as low as USD$30. If you would like to become a member, please sign up via the International Sea Turtle Society website before registering for ISTS42. Please note that registering for ISTS42 is a completely separate process from signing up as a member of the International Sea Turtle Society.

Cost of Registration and Special Events


Registration Type

Early Bird Fee (USD)
(applies until 16th November 2023)

Regular Fee (USD)
(from 17th November 2023 onwards)

Current ISTS Member: High Income (>USD$50,000)



Current ISTS Member: Low Income (≤USD$50,000)



Current ISTS Member: Student*/Thai Community



Non-ISTS Member



Day Registrant**



* A Student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary or secondary educational institution or a holder of an international student card. Students must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate. A copy of your student identification card can be uploaded as a PDF document at time of registration. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged.

** One single day may be selected only. If attending for more than a day, then the full registration rate must be selected.

Special Event/Item


High Income Category Fee (USD)

Low Income Category Fee (USD)

Student Category
Fee (USD)





Regional Meeting/Reunion




Welcome Social



$20 (includes Student Mixer Event)

Farewell Banquet




ISTS42 T-shirt




ISTS42 T-shirt




ISTS42 Hat




 * Please note that you can sign up for special events including workshops, regional meetings, and social events, after initially registering.

Vendor Table

We are inviting companies, NGOs, universities, and governmental agencies to host a vendor table. If you would like to host a vendor table, then please sign up via the registration site (you have the option of adding a vendor table when registering as a participant). Vendor tables will be on display each day between 26th and 28th March. Further details can be downloaded here.

Vendor Type

Fee (USD)

For-profit Organisation


Non-profit Organisation


ISTS42 T-Shirt and Hat

You can purchase a ISTS42 T-shirt or Hat via the Registration Site. For a short-sleeve T-shirt, there are two designs (Design 1 and Design 2) and two colours (white or black) to choose from (see below). For the long-sleeve T-shirt, there is one design and one colour (black). Sizes for all T-shirts range from small to XXXL. Please note that Thailand t-shirt sizes are typically smaller than US t-shirt sizes. To assist you with your Symposium t-shirt size choices, please see the Thai size chart below:

Short/Long Sleeve - Design 1 (Diamond Turtle)

Short/Long Sleeve - Design 2 (Cartoon Turtle)


ISTS42 Inclusions

Full and Student registrations are entitled to the following:

    • Entry to all oral sessions
    • Entry to poster/exhibitors area
    • Delegate name badge
    • Delegate pack
    • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
    • Lunch (select dietary preference when registering)
    • Attendance at all social functions with the exception of ticketed events (Welcome Social and Farewell Banquet)

Day registrations are entitled to the following:

    • Entry to sessions on the day registered
    • Entry to poster/exhibitors area on the day registered
    • Delegate name badge
    • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks on the day registered
    • Lunch (select dietary preference when registering)

Cancellation and Refund

Please complete this form in the event that you need to request a refund. Refunds can be issued for the full amount paid less 10% administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after 24th February 2024. Please note that registration costs and abstract submissions are non-transferable and membership costs for the International Sea Turtle Society are not refundable.

ISTS42 Logo

If you would like to include the ISTS42 logo in your presentation or on your poster then you can download it here.