GROWTH Annual Conference
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The fourth GROWTH annual meeting will continue in the spirit of the previous three. Our international team and invited collaborators will convene on the campus of the San Diego State University to (1) share science results from the past year, (2) highlight research conducted by our students and postdocs, (3) discuss and outline the project activities for the upcoming and final year of GROWTH.

Important Dates

Early Registration: June 15, 2019
Late Registration: July 5, 2019
Final changes to Title/Abstract Submission should be made by July 5, 2019


The GROWTH conference is open to member of the GROWTH collaboration only. External participants can attend only by invitation from a GROWTH member.

Registration for the GROWTH conference 2019 is closed.


Click below to view the program for the GROWTH annual meeting. Presentations given at the conference are available to view/download from the same link.

View Program & Presentations


See the list of registered participants.


The conference will be hosted by San Diego State University. Conference sessions will take places in the Life Sciences South building, Room 365 . Click here to access the SDSU interactive campus map.


Our local hosts recommend the Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa. This is a basic but nice hotel with free parking. Participants who choose the Holiday Inn will need a car or Uber/Lyft to get to the campus. A much larger selection of hotels is available in the Mission Valley area. Two good options for people without a car here are

These hotels are close to the Trolley line, which runs right to the SDSU campus. Note that parking in both hotels costs additional 30 USD per night!

Travel & Visa Information

Most foreign nationals will neeed a visa to enter the USA. Please, contact the US embassy in your city to find out what type of visa you need. To get an official invitation letter from us, please contact the program coordinator, Ivona Kostadinova at

The closest airport is the San Diego International Airport located just 13 miles from the SDSU campus (driving time is about 20 min with normal traffic).

You can use this interactive map of SDSU to look up various facilities and parking options on campus.


General inquiries related to the conference registration, program and reimbursement should be sent to Ivona Kostadinova at

Inquiries about conference logistics including catering, venue facilities, accommodation and more should be sent to our local organizers at

Useful Resources and Links

SDSU Campus: Parking Information

Visitors can park on various plot on campus designated with a "P" or "S" symbol. Parking permits can be purchased ahead of time (you need your license plate number) or on the day. See the webpages of the SDSU Parking and Transportation department for further details.

GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.