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About the Fees

About the Fees

Congress fees

All attendees, including organizers, speakers, presenters, panelists and those chairing or attending a session, must pay the Congress fee. The revenue collected from the Congress fees supports the long term development of Congress and keeps the annual meeting format viable by ensuring that infrastructure and services are in place from year to year. The following are some of the activities covered:

  • Managing the registration process
  • Planning and coordinating logistical services for attendees
  • Supporting the associations through the planning process
  • Administering funding support to associations
  • Managing and coordinating the Congress Expo and general programming
  • Promoting Congress and association activities

Association conference fees

You are welcome to attend any association conference at Congress regardless of membership status, provided that you pay the corresponding member or non-member fee. Attendees participating at an association’s conference must also pay the association conference fees, which are set specifically by the associations and are collected by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences on their behalf. All of the funds collected from these conference fees are given directly to the associations. Generally, the associations use these funds to cover the cost of planning and holding their conferences at Congress.

Association membership fees

Membership fees are paid directly to your association and are NOT collected at Congress. Contact your association directly regarding your membership fees, or for information on your membership status.

Non-registered conference attendees cause a significant loss of revenue and can result in increases in registration fees overall. By not paying, they withhold much-needed support from their own associations while penalizing their paying colleagues.

Registration access levels

What you register for determines which events you may attend. There are three access levels of registration

  1. Pay the Congress fee and Association conference fee(s)
  2. Pay the Congress fee only
  3. Registration not required (general public)

If you register, you will receive an official access badge that indicates your registration level. This badge is mandatory for all events that are not open to the general public. If you do not register, you will not receive an official access badge.

What events can I attend?

What I paid for vs. What events I can attend

 

Events in the online calendar that are marked open to:

General public

Events in the online calendar that are marked open to:

All registered Congress attendees

Events in the online calendar that are marked open to:

Registered attendees of this association

I paid the Congress fee and my association conference fee(s)

Yes

Yes

Yes*

I paid the Congress fee only

Yes

Yes

No

I did not register

Yes

No

No

*Association access is related to the specific association(s) that you registered and paid for.

If you have registered for one or more association conferences, in addition to your Congress registration, you may attend the association conferences for which you have registered and paid for, as well as any events open to all registered Congress attendees and all events open to the general public.

If you have registered only as a Congress attendee, and have indicated you will not be attending any association conferences, you may attend events that are open to all registered Congress attendees and all events open to the general public.

If you are not registered for Congress 2017, you may attend only those events that are designated as open to the general public in the online calendar of events. This includes the Big Thinking lecture series, Career Corner sessions, Congress Expo, and a number of other events.

More questions? See the FAQs page.