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.

Please, click below to register for the GROWTH conference 2019. Don't delay your registration if you are uncertain of the title/abstract of your talk. Add a tentative title/abstract in the registration form or simply indicated that you are interested to present and the broad area of your research.



The program for the 2019 annual meeting of GROWTH will be posted at the end of July.


See the list of registered participants.


The conference will be hosted by San Diego State University.


Our local hosts recommend the Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa. This is a budget friendly option. Nicer accommodation can be found in the Mission Valley area. Two good options here are

These hotels are near the Trolley line, which runs right to the SDSU. Participants who choose the Holiday Inn hotel will need Uber/Lyft to get to the SDSU campus.

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

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.