The inaugural ScienceOnline Oceans conference  will focus on how the internet can be used for collaboration, education and outreach in the marine sciences. This event will bring together scientists, journalists, students, bloggers and communicators, and will be taking place at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL from October 11-13, 2013. Attendance is limited to 200 participants.
Pre-meeting workshops will take place on Friday, October 11. ScienceOnline Oceans will open on Friday evening with a welcome social and a panel discussion featuring expert local marine biologists and conservationists. Saturday will offer engaging "unconference" sessions on a variety of topics and end with a closing social. Participants will have the option of taking part in one of three all-day field trips on Sunday: snorkeling in the Florida Keys with a coral reef biologist, touring the Everglades and learning about restoration efforts, and shark tagging with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program.
How to register:
Open registration takes place on Wednesday, May 8th during two "open registration" windows. One window is at 9:00 a.m. EST and the other is at 2:00 p.m. EST, and there are 50 spots available during each.
Participants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as the "open registration" windows open, as in the past, ScienceOnline registration spots have filled up quickly. Any spots remaining will be filled by lottery, and then by waitlist.
More explanation about registration procedures can be found at http://oceans.scienceonline.com/registration-information/ 
The registration fee is $150 for students and $200 for all others.