FAQs

What is covered by the registration fee?

The registration fee covers:

Do I need to book my own lodging?

Yes, you need to book your own lodging; this is NOT covered by the registration fee. 

You can book directly with the hotel at the conference rate here.

Is my project required to present a poster?

Projects are strongly encouraged to present a poster. This includes both newly funded projects and those that have been running for 1+ years. 

Information about poster format and sign-up will be coming soon. 

Who can present a poster?

Any project or group attending the conference is welcome to present a poster. 

You must register for the conference to present a poster. 

All poster requests will be accepted if space allows. 

Information about poster format and sign-up will be coming soon.

How do I propose a conference session? 

Proposals are invited for concurrent breakout sessions, short talks, a video showcase, and a curriculum & multimedia showcase.

Links to the online proposal submission forms are available here.

What is provided for presentations in the breakout rooms?

Breakout rooms will have:

Presenters must bring their own laptop

The following are only available in the plenary room, which is also used as a breakout room. These must be requested for breakout sessions on the session proposal form. The video showcase session will be held in the plenary room. 

Will there be free Wi-fi?

Yes, free Wi-fi will be provided in the conference areas and hotel lodging rooms.

What is the SEPA New PI Meeting?

The Principal Investigators (PIs) of all SEPA projects funded during the past year are strongly encouraged to meet with Dr. Tony Beck, the SEPA Program Officer, over breakfast on Thursday, May 30. 

Other PIs are welcome to attend. The meeting room will be listed in the conference program.