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Conference Participant FAQ

Signing in, membership, and registration:


Conference participants must:

1. Register for the conference by November 15

2. Renew their membership in RSA for 2016 or join RSA as a new member for 2016

Membership renewal will be available online beginning November 1. If your account is set for an auto-pay renewal on 31 December then you do not need to renew manually.


I'm new to RSA. How do I register for the conference and join the society?

As an accepted conference participant, you already have a temporary Conference Submitter account. You can sign in to this account to join RSA, update your profile, and register for the conference. If you don’t know your username, try using your email address. If you don't remember your password, click on “forgot your password?” to change it. If you still need help, contact RSA.

 

I'm already a member. How do I register for the conference?

To register, access your Conference Submitter account. If you can't access it, please don't create a new member account in order to register for the conference. Your original member account will still be active, and it will show you as not having registered for the conference. To access your Conference Submitter account, try resetting your password. If that doesn't work, contact RSA for assistance.

I was a member in the past, but my membership has expired. How do I renew it for 2016?

Sign in to the RSA site and follow the prompt to renew. Or go to the Membership Info page, where the renewal link also appears. If you can’t sign in, try resetting your password. If that doesn't work, contact RSA for assistance.


I’ve been accepted to the conference and I’m trying to register, but I’m getting the nonmember rate on the registration form. What’s going on?

You are either not signed in to your RSA member profile, or your membership has expired, or you are signed in as a Conference Submitter. If you’re a Conference Submitter, renew your membership first, then register. The correct rate will be available automatically during the registration process for current members signed in to the site.


I’m trying to register at the reduced rate with the promo code, but the rate is not as low as it should be. Why not?

You are either not signed in to your RSA member profile, or your membership has expired, or you are signed in as a Conference Submitter. If you’re a Conference Submitter, renew your membership first, then register. The regular rate will be available automatically during the registration process for current members signed in to the site, and using the promo code will give you the advertised reduced rate.



Program changes


My affiliation has changed. How do I change it in the program?

Please sign in to your RSA member profile and go to My Profile > Edit Bio to change any details. The new affiliation will update in the online program within 24 hours. If you make the change before 1 December, it will be updated in the printed program as well. Please be sure to update your email address if necessary, in order to continue to receive important conference announcements.


I’d like to change my paper title and/or abstract, but I can’t access my paper online. What should I do?

All program changes must be submitted to rsa@rsa.org by 1 December. Please provide all necessary information such as the session title and your paper title, along with precise instructions for the change you wish to have made.


I’m the organizer of a session and I need to make a change to it, but I can’t access the session online. What should I do?

All program changes must be submitted to rsa@rsa.org by 1 December. Please provide all necessary information such as the session title and precise instructions for the change you wish to have made.


I’m a session organizer and one of the speakers in my session has withdrawn. Can I replace that person with another speaker?

In most cases this can be accommodated. A new speaker can be added to your session only until 1 December. You must submit the new speaker’s name, email, affiliation, title, 150-word abstract, and keywords for review by the Program Committee. If the committee accepts the new paper, the RSA staff will add it to the program.

Any speakers added to the program after the registration deadline of 15 November will be asked to register for the conference immediately, before RSA will add the paper to the session. Since any individual may present only one paper per year, please do not invite as a replacement speaker someone who is already scheduled as a speaker.


I submitted my session without a chair, and I haven’t been able to find anyone to chair it. Will RSA assign a chair to the session?

Session organizers are responsible for identifying chairs for their sessions. However, if no chair has been identified by late October, we will do our best to find a volunteer. Once a volunteer has been assigned, organizers may not submit their own chair, so please submit your preferred chair as early as possible.

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