FAQ

Where should I stay?

Please see the Logistics page.

Where can I eat?

Please see the Logistics page.

Are there guidelines on how I should prepare my full paper / poster / presentation?

Yes! Please see our guidelines.

Is the free student admission only for students at Columbia University?

Full-time students from any accredited educational institution (secondary & tertiary) can attend for free! Please be sure to bring your valid student ID, otherwise you will need to pay when you check in.

How do I get an invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?

Information on visa letters can be found on the Registration Information page.

What happens to my paper? Will you publish it?

All abstracts and full papers will be published in a book of conference proceedings. The proceedings are not considered a peer-reviewed journal. Participants must attend the conference in person and present their work to have it published in the conference proceedings.

Can I attend via Skype to make my presentation?

Unfortunately all participants must present in-person.

Can I mail my poster to you, since I cannot attend in person?

We apologize, but participants must be present to hang their own posters.

Are there any funding opportunities to have my travel covered?

We are unable to offer any financial assistance or waive conference fees at this time. In the event that this changes, we will update the website and email all registered participants.

Can I attend ICSD as a member of the press?

For media and press interested in registering for ICSD, or for any other media-related inquiries, please contact info@ic-sd.org. Please include your name, title, publication/organization, and phone number in your inquiry.