Participant Information for ISA 2016

Here are the most important things to make sure you have done:

Browse the Program

ISA has a great new online program (requires login) that lets you search by person, title, sponsor, and even keywords! You can use this to build a personalized schedule that you can download as a PDF to have handy when you're at the convention

Book Your Hotel

Our hotels fill up quickly. As soon as you register, you can check your schedule and see what rooms/hotels your panels are in, and use that information to reserve a room close to your sessions. You can see the latest updates on our travel page.

Upload Your Paper(s)

ISA policy requires a digital version of presented papers to be uploaded no later than five business days before the conference, but, we ask that you try to have a PDF uploaded no later March 7th (February 1st for JSS papers) to give your discussant time to read your work. You'll find the upload form on your schedule page.

Touch Base with Your Panel

You can look up the email address of participants on your panels when viewing a panel's details in our online program (show me how!). If you will be helping run a panel, you can learn about being a chair or discussant at ISA.

Here are the key dates to know for ISA 2016

Check below for information on some of our policies and procedures related to the Convention

Submissions and Review

Registration and Withdraws

Registration Refunds

All refunds are subject to a $20 processing fee. Please note that registrations are only refundable up to our December 1st, 2015 deadline. After that, ISA will have committed your money and is unable to issue a refund. Please note, ISA Career Courses are non-refundable.

Panel Technology

We will have small laptop computers running Windows 7, along with projectors, in each of the panel rooms. Office 2010 and Adobe Reader are installed. Note that internet is not available, so you should bring your presentation on a USB drive.

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The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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