Conference Registration

The conference is scheduled for November 11-14, 2020. Workshops and tutorials are scheduled on Wednesday. Paper sessions will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Conference Registration Fee Includes:

• Wednesday evening ice-breaker reception

• Access to plenary sessions, exhibits, and break-out paper sessions

• Conference program

• Coffee/tea breaks

• Thursday evening reception

• Saturday luncheon

Participation in workshops and tutorials requires the payment of an additional fee. Registrants are responsible for their own accommodation and meals (except for the Saturday luncheon).

Late Registration Surcharge

A late surcharge will be added to your registration fee if you opt to register after 5:00pm EST on October 27, 2020. We strongly discourage you from registering in person at the conference venue. The late fee also applies to students. The surcharge helps defray costs for walk-in registration services at the conference.

Registration Discount for Participants Staying at Conference Hotel

NARSC is pleased to offer a discount for conference participants who stay at the conference hotel (The Westin San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter). Every year, NARSC signs a contract with a hotel to serve as our conference venue. As part of the contract, NARSC agrees to fill a certain number of hotel room nights. If we fall short of filling our contracted room block, NARSC must pay the full price for each unfilled hotel room. Therefore, to encourage conference participants to stay at the conference hotel, we offer a discounted registration fee. If you decide not to stay at the conference hotel, you must pay the full (non-discounted) registration fee (This does not apply to students or to attendees who live in the San Diego area and plan to drive to and from the conference each day from their place of residence).

Note also that attendees who do not register for an overnight stay at the conference venue (The Westin San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter) incur a registration fee surcharge.

Refund Policy

For any cancellations received before September 15, 2020, NARSC will retain $50 of your registration fee to cover credit card and related handling charges. For cancellations received between September 15, 2020 and October 27, 2020, $100 of your registration fee will be retained. For students, $25 of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations through October 27, 2020. For any cancelled workshop, guest reception and luncheon orders, $25 will be retained for cancellations until October 27, 2020. Refund requests should be submitted to NARSC’s Executive Director, Neil Reid. Under no circumstances will refunds be issued after 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on October 27, 2020. If, however, it becomes impossible for you to attend after October 27, you may optionally transfer your registration to an alternate participant that you have identified by contacting NARSC’s Executive Director, Neil Reid. Please note that this year we are offering a special discounted rate for retired faculty who are also RSAI members. The above refund policy is subject to change as the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve. If it is necessary to cancel the conference, we will refund registration fees (minus credit card processing costs.

NARSC Registration 2020

Dear Conference Participant – NARSC is delighted that you will be joining us in San Diego for the 2020 North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). Every year, NARSC signs a contract with a hotel to serve as the venue for the conference. As part of the contract, NARSC promises to fill a certain number of room nights. If we fail to fill our contracted room block, NARSC must pay the full nightly cost of each unfilled room. This is the reason why we offer a discounted rate for conference participants who stay at the conference hotel. You can book your room at the conference hotel here.

Individuals who are members of RSAI, also receive discounted registration. This is one of the benefits of RSAI membership. If you are unsure about your RSAI membership status you can check it by looking at the RSAI Members List which can be found here.

You can register for the conference using our secure registration portal. To pay by check or bank transfer simply circle the appropriate fee and follow the instructions that are found at the bottom of the table. More information about the registration process can be found here.

 

Pre-Registration

(By August 15, 2020, 5pm EST)

Advance Registration (August 15, 2020, 5pm EST to October 26, 2020, 5pm EST)

Late / On-site Registration

(After October 26, 2020, 5:00pm EST)

Discounted Registration for RSAI Members

       
Regular Attendee (not staying at the conference hotel)

$840

$910

$995

Regular Attendee (special discounted fee for staying at conference hotel)

$340

$410

$495

Retired Faculty & Post-doctoral researchers (not staying at the conference hotel)

$560

$630

$705

Retired Faculty & Post-doctoral researchers (special discounted fee for staying at conference hotel)

$300

$370

$445

Student Registration

$210

$275

$325

Registration for Non-RSAI Members

Regular Attendee (not staying at the conference hotel)

$910

$980

$1,065

Regular Attendee (special discounted fee for staying at conference hotel)

$410

$480

$565

Retired Faculty and Post-doctoral researchers (not staying at the conference hotel)

$640

$690

$785

Retired Faculty & Post-doctoral researchers (special discounted fee for staying at conference hotel)

$370

$420

$515

Student Registration

$250

$310

$360

Charges for Non-Conference Guests

Saturday Guest Ticket (includes 2 receptions & Saturday Awards Lunch)

$120

Information about workshops and tutorials is forthcoming.

To pay by check:

Make Check payable to “North American Regional Science Council” and mail to and the attached form with your information:

Neil Reid
NARSC Executive Director
Department of Geography & Planning, MS 140
University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606

To pay by wire transfer, please contact Neil Reid at neil.reid@utoledo.edu and he will provide you with the information that you need.

Registration Payment Methods

For online registration with credit cards, we accept only Mastercard, Visa and EuroCard. To pay by check, you will need to register online in the User Area and then mail in a check with the PDF registration form that you can download in the User Area. Note that payments by check must be received by the above-stated deadlines to receive the relevant rates. For electronic fund transfers, please add $20 to your registration.

Accessing the NARSC Website User Area

To register for the conference and/or submit an abstract or session you must first login to the User Area. When you reach the login page of the User Area, you will be asked to click on a link and enter your e-mail address (username) so we can check if you are already in our database. You should be ready to proceed if you attended the North American Meetings of the RSAI in the last five years and/or the most recent conferences of WRSA, RSAmericas, or Mid-Continent/CRSA and remember your password. If you have used the NARSC website to register for an earlier conference, but have forgotten your username/password, or are a member of a North American regional science organization but never attended a North American Regional Science Conference, you most likely are in our database. When you attempt to access the User Area you can request that your username/password combination be e-mailed to you to use to login. If you are not in our database, you will need to register for a free NARSC user account and then you will be able to register for the conference and submit an abstract. If you have questions about logging in, please send an e-mail to Meeting Savvy CEO Brad Smith.

Adding Registration Items and Obtaining Receipts for Payments

You can always come back to your User Area to add items. Receipts may be accessed in the User Area at any time for payments that you have made. Please use this facility whenever you wish to verify your registration status or need to print out a receipt for a travel reimbursement claim and/or your records. (Those paying by check will receive an emailed notification when the check has been received.)

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