The 7th International Martes Symposium will be held 30 July – 2 August, 2018 at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, USA. Meeting sessions will take place from 30 July – 1 August, with field trips on 2 and 3 August. The theme of the meeting is “The Martes Complex: Does the ecology match the phylogeny?”

Note: Two steps are required to fully register for the this event. 1) Please fill out the form below to register for the event, identify your preferences, and be added to out mailing list to receive conference updates and reminders about important deadlines. 2) After registering, please proceed to the 2018 Symposium Shop to purchase tickets, lodging, and more.

Registrations fees are as follows:

Early pre-registration Late pre-registration   Onsite only
By June 4 June 5 to July 9 After July 9
Regular, MWG member $125 $150 $165
Regular, non-membera $165 $190 $205
Studenta $75 $90 $100

Non-members fees include a 3 year membership to the Martes Working Group.


The Martes Working Group is providing 11 competitive travel scholarships and registration waivers. Please consider making  a donation to the travel award to help students attend the symposium when registering.

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Cancellation Policy

Individuals that have registered but learn that they can no longer attend the symposium will receive a full refund for registration, dormitories, and field trips (minus 5% service fee to cover PayPal transaction) if notification of cancellation is received on or before July 9. Symposium shirts are not refundable.

If notification of intent to cancel registration is received after July 9, individuals will receive a 50% refund.

Individuals wishing to cancel their registration should notify the Symposium Planning Committee through the conference email address (, or by contacting Michael Joyce (email:; office: 218-788-2656) or Jon Gilbert (email:; office: 715-682-6619 ext. 2121).