UMC 2020 will happen from September 27 to October 2, 2020 at St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Advance registration rates are available now through May 31, 2020.

On-site registration rates will apply thereafter.

Full access registration includes unlimited access to all scientific sessions, seminars, topical lectures, plenary events, workshops, Banquet, Welcoming Cocktail, and the Expo.


To qualify for the reduced rates:

• IMMS members are required to indicate the email address associated with their account;

• Students are required to indicate their institution’s name and graduation year;

• If you are ineligible for discount, the prevailing rates will apply.








UMC cancellation policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by September 25, 2020. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after this date. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee and will be issued no sooner than 4 weeks after the meeting. Written cancellations may be sent via e-mail to

IMMS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule UMC 2020 due to unforeseen circumstances, natural hazards and other dangerous situations. Registrants will be notified.


On-site registration

Online registration is open and will remain open throughout the meeting.

You are also welcome to register for the meeting on-site at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort Convention Center, during the conference times.

Badges are required to attend all events.

Conference workshops require early registration as space is limited.


Registration questions?

Information about our cancellation policy, substitutions, and other commonly asked questions are available on our registration FAQs. For further assistance in the registration process, please contact


UMC Conference Manager, Laura Azevedo

Telephone number: +1 (727) 631-9579


Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST


Due to Covid travel restrictions, UMC 2020 will primarily be a virtual event with limited in-person attendance.

If you are interested in attending in person, please contact UMC Conference Manager, Laura Azevedo, for the latest details before registering for in-person or making travel arrangements.

    Subject to future travel restrictions, the current plan is to hold       an on-site conference at the St Petersburg Vinoy Venue in 2021 or 2022. 



Phone: +1 (727) 631-9579

International Marine Minerals Society

University of South Florida, College of Marine Science

140 7th Ave S, MSL 140E,

St. Petersburg, FL USA    33701