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Frequently Asked Questions


MRS is holding its 2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in two separate weeks, with one week held entirely in person, and one week exclusively online.

The Honolulu Experience (In Person) will be held May 8-13, 2022, in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, to accommodate those who are comfortable with and able to travel. This will offer attendees a traditional MRS Meeting experience and will include the full slate of symposium sessions, professional development sessions, award presentations, an interactive exhibit hall and in-person networking opportunities. Attendees of The Honolulu Experience will be able to access the virtual meeting as well during the week of May 23-25.

The Virtual Experience will be held May 23-25, 2022. This will be a fully online meeting that includes the same symposium topics, but with a separate selection of talks delivered via our virtual platform. All presentations, events, networking and exhibits will be available online only.


  • Attend live presentations by speakers in Honolulu
  • Access on-demand symposia
  • Enjoy first access to featured talks and Broader Impact Symposia
  • Connect with fellow attendees at socials and mixers
  • Visit the Exhibit and connect with exhibitors


The Meeting will be held at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village.

  • Participate in the exclusively virtual scientific program
  • Access on-demand symposia
  • Participate in live streams of featured talks from The Honolulu Experience

Presenters and Symposium Sessions

Presenters must be in Honolulu in order to present their talks. If you are not able to attend the in-person experience, please plan to present your talk during the virtual experience May 23-25.


Invited speakers may participate in either the in-person or virtual experience.


Yes. Sessions will be divided based on the presentation preferences (in person or virtual) selected by prospective speakers during abstract submission.

Symposium sessions will not be live streamed. All speakers will have an opportunity to upload a personal recording of their talk to the virtual platform for on-demand viewing, though it is not required.


Information from the Centers for Disease Control, testing requirements and guidelines for domestic and international travel can be found on our Travel Resources page. Information specific to traveling to Honolulu can be found on our Travel to Honolulu page.

Please visit OneOahu.org's COVID-19 Testing Information page to find a testing facility.


Planning for Upcoming MRS Meetings

The 2022 MRS Fall Meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, November 27 – December 2, 2022.


The 2023 MRS Spring Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California, April 10-14, 2023.


Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature

Symposium Support