Participant Information for ISA 2020

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

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 18th (February 27th for JSS papers) to give your discussant time to read your work. You'll find the upload form on your schedule page.

Browse the Program

ISA has an 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

Explore Opportunities

The ISA Annual Convention offers participants the opportunity to take part in skills-building, networking and collaborative programs. Consider registering for a Career Course to make the most out of your Annual Convention experience!

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.

Get to Know Honolulu

The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau has put together a special page with information about the city, events, restaurants and more!

ISA is committed to ensuring an inclusive, accessible, and positive environment for all attendees. We work with all our Convention and conference venues to ensure this throughout ISA events. Thank you for your participation in our Convention and helping us create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

ADA Accessibility

We strive to make all reasonable accommodations, as per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have any special requirements or accessibility concerns, please let us know as soon as possible (and at least 60 days prior to the start of the Convention) so we can work to ensure the best Convention experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at ADAneeds@isanet.

ISAnet Convention App

The ISAnet Convention App is available for those who prefer electronic options, wish to help reduce ISA's environmental impact, or simply do not wish to carry around the heavy ISA printed program.


ISA is pleased to continue our partnership with Kiddie Corp at the 2020 Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Program services are available only to ISA members on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-members who wish to participate in the child care program must first join ISA before submitting a registration request to Kiddie Corp. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available basis if enrollment is not met. More details, along with the application, are available at our Childcare page

Nursing/Lactation Room

ISA has onsite arrangements for individuals with lactation needs. Please see the printed program or the onsite Registration desk for details.


ISA asks all attendees to minimize their use of fragrances and scented products while attending the Convention to be considerate of those with environmental sensitivities or allergies.

All Gender Restroom

All Gender Restrooms are designated in each of the Convention hotels and are accessible by all Convention attendees.

Preferred Pronoun

If you have a preferred pronoun that you’d like displayed on your Convention name badge, please update your registration profile. If desired, you can also include a preferred pronoun in your profile. Only pronouns listed in the registration fields will be printed on name badges.


Please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions, concerns, or clarifications. We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu!

Here are the key dates to know for ISA 2020

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 15% processing fee. Please note that registrations are only refundable up to our December 1st, 2019 deadline. After that, ISA will have committed your money and is unable to issue a refund. Please note, ISA Career Courses are non-refundable.