SHINE Conference 2018

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Cocoa BeachWorkshop Dates: July 30th-August 3rd, 2018
(Student Day July 29th)
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Registration Fee: $450 Early Bird/ $500 Late Registration
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 18th, 2018 at midnight CT
Late Registration Starts: May 19th, 2018
Deadline for student support: April 20th, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission and registration: June 22nd, 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 22nd, 2018
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Posters: The allowed size for posters is 4 feet x 4 feet. ONLY 1 poster per person.

Single Slide Summaries: As in previous years, slides introducing yourself and your poster will be displayed during breakfast and breaks. Slides are mandatory for students and Postdocs. You may submit your slide directly to a designated student (usually the SHINE student reps) at SHINE on a flash drive or email to You may download an example of such a slide HERE.


Hilton Cocoa Beach  Doubletree

SHINE 2018 will be held jointly at the Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral ( and at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront ( The hotels are located at 1550 and 3435 North Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 32931 about 1 mile apart along the Cocoa Beach.

The current plan for SHINE is to have the oral sessions at the Hilton and the evening food and poster sessions at the Courtyard. Hotel rooms will be shared between both hotels.


Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral Booking:

SHINE Conference Start date: 7/27/18 End date: 8/4/18
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 
Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral  for 169.00 USD  per night 

Book your group rate for SHINE Conference 


Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Booking:

The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront looks forward to hosting you during your event SHINE Conference! When booking your room reservation online please be sure to follow the link listed below. This special group page will ensure the contracted rate of $159.00 per night for a City View King or a City View Double Queen Room with parking and guest room Wi-Fi included.

Booking Steps:
1. Reservation Website:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT 2. Click on Book a room
3. Enter your Arrival/Departure Dates and the number of guests in the room
4. Confirm Reservation with Contact Details and Credit Card

Telephone Booking Steps:
1. Reservation Telephone: 1-866-580-7402
2. Provide the group code: SHINE3
3. Provide your Arrival/Departure Dates and the number of guests in the room
4. Confirm Reservation with Contact Details and Credit Card


Cocoa Beach Shuttle:
Specializing in Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Area transportation. Also serving entire Brevard County, Disney, Universal and I-Drive areas.


Resources for students are provided in our student pages under the "Students" button in the menu above. Currently available are talks from the 2010 Student Day to be used as resources or examples. The 2011 Student Day talks are available on the SHINE 2012 student announcements page.

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