Global Marine Science Summit

Marine Science Summit


Registration is now CLOSED.

Conference Registration Pricing - All Sessions & Events:

$250.00 Registration received by October 20, 2017
$300.00 Registration October 20-27
$75.00 Students
$100.00 Spouses/Guests

Fees include welcome social on Sunday, reception on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and attendance to all functions advertised in the program.

  • OPTIONAL: $75.00 – Guided excursion/tour of historic and coastal southeastern North Carolina on Wednesday (transportation provided)

Conference Registration Pricing – Individual Day Rates:

$75.00 – November 6 Session (includes breakfast and lunch)
$75.00 – November 7 Session (includes breakfast and lunch)

$50.00 – November 5 Welcome Social
$50.00 – November 6 Reception

Methods of Registration:


Registration fees must be paid by credit card (Mastercard or VISA) or check.

  • Make checks payable in U.S. dollars to UNCW
  • Send to UNCW Conference Services, 601 South College Road, Box 5614, Wilmington, NC 28403-5614. Include a completed registration form with your payment.


The Holiday Inn Resort is the preferred location for UNCW Marine Science Summit attendees and guests. The Holiday Inn Resort is an award winning oceanfront resort offering guests every amenity and opportunity to indulge in their favorite activity. Luxurious interiors, breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and true southern hospitality await guests.

A block of rooms has been reserved for November 4-9. The special room rate of $99/$119 will be available until October 14 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

To reserve your room, please use this link. Clicking on the link will take you to the hotel's reservation web page that will pre-populate with a special group code GMS.

If you wish to extend your stay outside of the summit dates, you will need to contact the Inhouse Reservations Department at the Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach at 877-330-5050 or 910-256-2231 ext 112 between the hours of 10am-6pm Sunday through Saturday.

Hilton Riverside

Holiday Inn Resort
1706 North Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Toll Free: 877.330.5050
Local: 910.256.2231
Fax: 910.256.9208


Getting to Wilmington

Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is located 11 miles from the Holiday Inn Resort and offers direct flights to/from Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, and Washington DC.

Wilmington is also easily accessible by car via I-40, US 17, and US 74/76.

Transportation in Wilmington

The Holiday Inn Resort offers free shuttle transport to/from Wilmington International Airport, and to area shops, restaurants, spas, and parks - inquire when making room reservation.

UNCW will provide complimentary shuttle service from the Holiday Inn Resort to conference events at UNCW's campus and the UNCW Center for Marine Science, as well as to conference socials, receptions, and outings.

Rental car information can be found here.