Frequently Asked Questions

A regularly updated list of frequently asked questions.

  1. When will I hear about the outcome of my abstract submission?

The deadline to submit an abstract is 14 October 2016. We will contact people within four weeks of this date to let them know the outcome.

2. I have been invited to present my paper at the conference but my abstract isn’t listed on the website

Due to the volume of abstracts, it may take a few days to get your abstract online. If you have recently received an email from us to confirm your abstract acceptance, your abstract will be uploaded to the web page within two weeks. Thank you for your patience whilst we format and upload the content.

3.  How much time will I be given to present my paper?

Those presenting a paper will be allocated a 30 minute presentation slot. This will include 20 minutes for your presentation, and 10 minutes for questions.

4. Can I use PowerPoint?

Yes, laptops and projectors will be provided. Technical staff will be on hand to help. Please download your presentation to a USB memory stick, as the wifi connection can be a bit patchy.

5. Can I show video?

Yes, although please be aware that the wifi in the building does not have a strong connection. Please download your videos before your presentation. The sound and display quality will be the basic quality that comes with a laptop and a projector.

6. Can I chair a session?

Yes! Please get in touch with Hannah via email – h.stretton@bham.ac.uk to indicate your interest in chairing a session.

We ask session chairs to introduce each speaker in their session by name and organisation and help them keep their presentations to time by showing a ‘5 minutes remaining’ card towards the end of their talk.

7. Where can I find the programme?

The programme can be found here: Conference Programme

Please note that this programme is subject to change, and the most up to date version will be available on the information desk at the conference.

8. Where is the conference venue? 

The conference will take place in two venues:

Thursday 6th April: Rectorate of UNTREF

Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April: Museum of Immigration

9. Can I pick up my name badge and delegate bag on Wednesday 5th April?

Yes! We will be based on a registration desk in the Museum of Immigration on Wednesday 5th April from 2pm to 5pm. Come and see us to pick up your name badge and delegate bag, and get some helpful information about the conference.

10. Can I reschedule my presentation?

If you are no longer able to attend your presentation slot, please get in touch as soon as possible. We will try our best to rearrange your presentation. h.stretton@bham.ac.uk

11.  What is the deadline to submit my full paper?

Full papers will be due after the conference takes place. The deadline for full paper submissions is 1st August 2017. Full guidelines are available here.

12. Will the papers be published?

All papers presented at the conference and subsequently submitted after the event (by 1st August 2017) in accordance with the publishing guidelines will be included in the official Conference Proceedings published as an ISBN listed CD. All registrants of the conference will be sent these proceedings by post in recognition of their attendance.

Discussions are ongoing with publishers regarding journal publication opportunities. Further details will be announced on this page. Please note that inclusion in the Conference CD of Proceedings does not preclude publication of your paper elsewhere.

13. Are there any travel bursaries available for delegates?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer grants for delegates to attend the conference. However, we offer a heavily discounted early-bird rate, student rates and hotel discounts.

14. What does the conference fee include?

For international delegates, the conference fee includes access to all sessions, delegate bags and conference handbook, lunch every day, afternoon study visits, and drinks receptions.

Local delegates are entitled to a discounted day rate for the conference, which gives access to the sessions on the day, delegate bags and conference handbook, lunch on the day and access to two drinks receptions.

15. What are the visa requirements for visiting Argentina?

Many countries have a deal with Argentina to allow their citizens to enter the country on a 90 day visa free basis. There are of course exceptions and we ask that you check this information on your government travel website. Some visas can take up to three months to process and will require an invitation letter to the conference. Full details regarding how to obtain a letter will be included in your invitation email.

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