[Coral-List] registration deadline for 10ICRS

David Glassom davidg at ori.org.za
Thu Feb 26 09:05:38 EST 2004

Dear Coral Listers

There was a fair range of responses to my query about the early 
registration deadline for the 10ICRS. Clearly, a balance needs to be achieved 
between the administration of a large conference, and ensuring accessibility to 
the conference in an equitable manner.  My suggestion would be something along 
the lines of an early registration deadline, requiring a registration fee 
something in the order of 25% of the total conference fee, with the balance 
payable any time until the conference starts. I'd guess this would 
be affordable to mmost people, but would be substantial enough to 
discourage 'speculative' registration by anyone who was not going to make a 
serious effort to raise the rest of the funds. 
As far as notification of acceptance of abstracts goes, abstracts for the Bali 
symposium were submitted to the convener of each mini-symposium. The reply, at 
least in my case was prompt.  Is there any reason why that system was not used 
One more point - I received a message from the ICRS secretariat, stating that 
if my registration fee was not received by March 4, my abstract would be 
canceled!! If there was time available until March 4, why was this not set as 
the deadline from the beginning, giving people a reasonable time to raise the 

David Glassom

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