General Information

Welcome to the 2018 International Planarian Meeting (IPM)! The IPM will be held in the Discovery Building, home of the Morgridge Institute for Research, located at the heart of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

The meeting will start at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018, opening with the first session of talks and a welcome reception; the meeting will conclude after the final session of talks, which ends at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20.

Talks will be held in the H.F. DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building. Poster sessions, coffee breaks, and meals will take place in adjacent areas of the ground floor.

The IPM is dedicated to providing an all-inclusive and accessible environment for meeting participants who self-identify with disabilities. The Discovery Building is fully ADA-compliant and equipped with power doors and ramps. For all other needs, please contact us at prior to your arrival.

Meeting registrants are welcome to bring guests to the banquet on Thursday, July 19th. You may purchase a banquet ticket for your guests when you register for the meeting.

Photo rules

Photo and video recording of scientific content (talks and posters) is strictly prohibited except with the explicit permission of the presenting author. We encourage all other forms of photography/videography. Please feel free to share your pics and videos with us @planapalooza!

WiFi access

Free WiFi will be available to attendees for the duration of the meeting. In your device’s network settings, select “Discovery-Guest”. Your browser may automatically direct you to the login page. If not, navigate to the WiFi login page and click “Accept” to log in.


  • Early (discounted) registration deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Hotel reservation deadline: June 16, 2018 (Hotels) or June 28, 2018 (Sellery Hall)
  • Final registration deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Student/Postdoc travel award deadline: June 1, 2018