Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ISA2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ISA 2021 takes place virtually, April 6th - 9th, 2021. You've got questions and we've got answers - so many answers! Don't see what you're looking for? Reach out to us, we're happy to help! Use the shortcuts below or click in the accordion below to expand each answer.

If you selected to transfer your registration to ISA 2021, your registration will automatically be transferred, and you don't need to complete a registration at this time. If you indicated in your 2020 cancellation record that you wanted it transferred to 2022 but would like to switch it to 2021, let us know at isa@isanet.org. Can't remember what you selected, or have any other questions about ISA 2020 registration transfer? Drop us a line at isa@isanet.org.

 

You don't have to complete your registration right away! We ask that you confirm your placement on the program by December 15th, but you have until February 1, 2021 to pay your registration fee. Please be sure to review the full list of ISA 2021 registration policies.

The deadline to register for participants to register for the convention is February 1, 2021, and you can complete your registration here. Please be sure to review the full list of ISA 2021 registration policies.

The ISA 2021 registration rates will remain the same through the Convention, in order to provide all registrants with the lowest rate possible. The ISA 2021 registration rates are equal to our early-bird convention registration rates, as approved by the ISA Governing Council in 2019.

If your institution or employer policies prevent you from paying your registration by the ISA 2021 registration deadline, please contact us as soon as possible at isa@isanet.org, so that we can be sure that you aren't removed from the program.

The ISA 2021 Convention refund deadline is February 1, 2021, and no registration refunds will be issued after this date. Please note: all refunds from ISA are subject to a 15% bank processing fee.

After you receive notification that you have been awarded a virtual facilitation grant, you will need to officially accept your grant here. After the Convention, you will need to submit electronic receipts for your approved expenses, after which your grant funds will be disbursed. Virtual facilitation grants may be used for child and elderly care, WiFi and internet connection fees, costs of purchasing or renting technology, and more. For more information, visit the Virtual Facilitation Grant website.

 

After receiving notification of your acceptance on the program, you can confirm your participation here - please be sure to do so by the December 15th deadline. We look forward to you joining us!

 

We're sorry to hear that you won't be able to join us. You can visit our participation page in order to withdraw from the program, and we hope that you can join us at future ISA events!

While the Program Chairs tried to place panels during times that would be convenient for all participants, it was sometimes difficult to find times that worked well for everyone, given the global nature of our membership. While no guarantees can be made, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org if you have any scheduling requests after the program is released.

Great question! Non-attending co-authors should contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org to make sure that their name remains on the program.

That's okay! Our system will allow you to identify which program placements you are able to fulfill and which you need to withdraw from. You can confirm your participation here.

If you find that you need to withdraw from the ISA 2021 Convention program, please be sure to do so before the February 1, 2021 withdrawal deadline. Withdrawals after this date with be subject to penalization - you can view the full withdrawal policy here.

Definitely! We are excited to announce that we are providing a few new presentation opportunities at ISA 2021. New submissions for Poster Papers, Research Sound Bytes, and Current Events will be accepted for ISA 2021 - learn more about these submissions here.

Absolutely! In the next several months the Program Chairs will be filling vacancies that arise in the program from the waitlist. If your waitlisted paper has been selected to fill a vacancy in the program, you will be notified through email.

Anyone is welcome to attend ISA 2021, even if they are not placed on the program. All who attend or participate in the Convention will need to register - you can complete your registration here.

The ISA 2021 convention program was built due to the tireless efforts of the ISA 2021 Program Chairs and Section Program Chairs. We invite you to learn more about the review process and about ISA's policy on participation limits.

Our virtual convention will look a bit different this year. ISA is working hard to craft an engaging virtual experience for our annual convention attendees, which will include opportunities to present your work, connect with exhibitors and sponsors, network with fellow attendees, and much more. More information about the ISA 2021 offerings will be released in the coming months!

ISA2021 will run from Tuesday, April 6th through Friday, April 9th - with special opening events to be held the evening of Monday, April 5th. All Convention times are listed in U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).To better facilitate participation across our global membership, we have extended panel sessions to run from 8am to 10pm EDT and will run nine blocks of sessions each day (with the last day being a half day). These are the A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I blocks. Session codes for each day then start with the letter of that day, followed by the block letter, and then the room code. So, "WA43" is the 43rd session in the A block (8:00 am) on Wednesday.

  • "A" slots: 8:00 am - 9:15 am EDT
  • "B" slots: 9:30 am - 10:45 am EDT
  • "C" slots: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT
  • "D" slots: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
  • "E" slots: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
  • "F" slots: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
  • "G" slots: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EDT
  • "H" slots: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
  • "I" slots: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EDT

 

We can't wait as well! Be sure to confirm your participation on the program, complete your registration, and check out all that our program has to offer.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the ISA 2021 Virtual Convention! There will likely be opportunities for volunteering - please contact us at isa@isanet.org if you are interested in volunteering at the virtual convention.

We're excited too! We would love to hear your feedback for virtual innovations for ISA 2021! Please reach out to us at events@isanet.org with any ideas, and we'll see what we can make happen.

In order to better accommodate for our colleagues around the world, we have extended our typical convention day to be 14 hours long. The ISA 2021 Virtual Convention will take place from 8:00am - 10:00pm ET on Tuesday through Thursday, and from 8:00am - 2:00pm ET on Friday.

We did too! We're looking to figure out how to incorporate them into the virtual experience. In the meantime, please visit your user profile in order to make sure that your correct pronouns are reflected in your ISAnet account.

The system requirements of our platform are:

  • Windows 7 and above, running Chrome, Firefox or Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported
  • MacOS 10.9 or later, running Chrome and Firefox. Safari not supported
  • iPhone 5S or later, running iOS 11 and up
  • Android 4.0 or later, running Chrome
Please note, additional devices may successfully connect, but are not officially supported. You can check to see if your system can easily access our virtual convention here.

 

In order to login to the ISA website, first visit www.isanet.org and select "login" at the top right-hand side of the page. On the next screen, you will be asked to enter your username and password. If you do not remember your username and password, you can find directions for how to retrieve them here.

Our platform is happy to help as you navigate technical issues! During the convention, there will be a direct link on each page where you can connect with platform technical support. You can also troubleshoot common technical issues here.

The ISA staff is happy to assist with any questions that you may have during the ISA 2021 virtual convention. During the convention, there will be a direct link where you can instantly connect with ISA staff at any time during convention hours. If you would prefer to email us or have a question outside of convention hours, please contact "a href="mailto:isa@isanet.org">isa@isanet.org.

You can find more information about the responsibilities of a panel/roundtable chair here. In a virtual setting, we would also suggest preparing a few questions to help facilitate a discussion, as sometimes a virtual environment needs a few moments of time before audience members have a chance to type in their questions.

 

You can find more information about the responsibilities of a panel/roundtable discussant here. In a virtual setting, we would also suggest preparing a few questions to help facilitate a discussion, as sometimes a virtual environment needs a few moments of time before audience members have a chance to type in their questions.

In the lead up to the convention, participants often need to withdraw from their placements for one reason or another. As vacancies appear, the ISA 2021 Program Chairs and Section Program Chairs will work to fill them before the convention begins.

The ISA 2021 Program Chairs will be actively working to fill any program vacancies ahead of the Convention. If you have any concerns about your panel, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org.

The ISA 2021 Program Chairs will be actively working to fill any program vacancies ahead of the Convention. If you have any concerns about your panel, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org.

Poster presentations will take the form of an asynchronous visual presentation by the author(s) throughout the Convention and will also have a prearranged time slot for a separate live interaction between presenters and other participants. Additionally, every poster will be assigned a discussant. Presenters will utilize our new virtual poster session technology to craft and share their posters and will be able to embed text, images, audio, video, and narration into their posters. More information about how to submit your poster will be provided as we get closer to the convention.

Don't panic! The ISA 2021 Program Chairs will be actively working to fill any program vacancies ahead of the Convention. If you have any concerns about your panel, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org.

We would be happy to help you coordinate your event! Please contact us at events@isanet.org with information about your event and someone from ISA Headquarters will be in touch.

 

Our virtual convention platform will include an area which will provide you virtual access to all of our partners and sponsors. We hope that you will be able to benefit from making new connections in this new space!

Most of our special events will still take place virtually at ISA 2021! You can view the full program, including special events, on the ISA 2021 program website.

Yes! There will be opportunities to network at the ISA 2021 virtual convention, and more information will be available in the coming months.

The ISA Code of Conduct applies to all individuals in the contect of ISA activities. In order to participate in the ISA 2021 Convention, all registrants agreed to abide by the ISA Code of Conduct in the registration process. If a situation arises that you feel is a violation of the Code, please reach out to a member of the ISA Executive Committee.

 

Please contact us as soon as possible at adaneeds@isanet.org and someone from ISA Headquarters will be in touch.

The ISA 2022 Annual Convention will take place from March 30th - April 2nd, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. You can find information about ISA's upcoming conferences and conventions on our website.

 

We sure hope so! You can view your ISA membership status here - please note that you will need to be logged in to your ISAnet account in order to view your membership status.

There are many benefits of being an ISA member, including online access to ISA's journals, the ISA Professional Resource Center and job board, discounted registration rates to ISA conferences, and more! You can learn more about joining ISA and all of the benefits of ISA membership here.

You are always welcome to add additional group memberships to your existing ISA membership - take some time to explore the different ISA sections and caucuses. In order to add new group memberships, visit this page to view your current membership status, and click the blue "Add to Your Membership" button - from there you can select the different groups that you would like to add to your membership and complete your order. Please note - the memberships that you add-on will only be active until the end of your current membership period.

ISA 2021 awards will be distributed following the ISA 2021 convention. If you have any questions about your award, please contact the chair of the ISA section/caucus giving the award.

All monetary awards were dispersed in June 2020 - if you have not received yours, please contact the ISA Awards Coordinator at awards@isanet.org. Plaques and certificates for ISA 2020 award winners will be mailed out in January 2021.

Absolutely! You can get an electronic receipt for any payment directly in your ISAnet account. Visit the "Order History" area of your account, identify the order for which you would like a receipt, click "Details" to the left of the order, and at the bottom of the next page you will have an option to print or email the details from you order, including payment details.

If you selected to transfer your registration to ISA 2021, your registration will automatically be transferred, and you don't need to complete a registration at this time. If you indicated in your 2020 cancellation record that you wanted it transferred to 2022 but would like to switch it to 2021, let us know at isa@isanet.org. Can't remember what you selected, or have any other questions about ISA 2020 registration transfer? Drop us a line at isa@isanet.org.

 

You don't have to complete your registration right away! We ask that you confirm your placement on the program by December 15th, but you have until February 1, 2021 to pay your registration fee. Please be sure to review the full list of ISA 2021 registration policies.

The deadline to register for participants to register for the convention is February 1, 2021, and you can complete your registration here. Please be sure to review the full list of ISA 2021 registration policies.

The ISA 2021 registration rates will remain the same through the Convention, in order to provide all registrants with the lowest rate possible. The ISA 2021 registration rates are equal to our early-bird convention registration rates, as approved by the ISA Governing Council in 2019.

If your institution or employer policies prevent you from paying your registration by the ISA 2021 registration deadline, please contact us as soon as possible at isa@isanet.org, so that we can be sure that you aren't removed from the program.

The ISA 2021 Convention refund deadline is February 1, 2021, and no registration refunds will be issued after this date. Please note: all refunds from ISA are subject to a 15% bank processing fee.

After you receive notification that you have been awarded a virtual facilitation grant, you will need to officially accept your grant here. After the Convention, you will need to submit electronic receipts for your approved expenses, after which your grant funds will be disbursed. Virtual facilitation grants may be used for child and elderly care, WiFi and internet connection fees, costs of purchasing or renting technology, and more. For more information, visit the Virtual Facilitation Grant website.

 

After receiving notification of your acceptance on the program, you can confirm your participation here - please be sure to do so by the December 15th deadline. We look forward to you joining us!

 

We're sorry to hear that you won't be able to join us. You can visit our participation page in order to withdraw from the program, and we hope that you can join us at future ISA events!

While the Program Chairs tried to place panels during times that would be convenient for all participants, it was sometimes difficult to find times that worked well for everyone, given the global nature of our membership. While no guarantees can be made, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org if you have any scheduling requests after the program is released.

Great question! Non-attending co-authors should contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org to make sure that their name remains on the program.

That's okay! Our system will allow you to identify which program placements you are able to fulfill and which you need to withdraw from. You can confirm your participation here.

If you find that you need to withdraw from the ISA 2021 Convention program, please be sure to do so before the February 1, 2021 withdrawal deadline. Withdrawals after this date with be subject to penalization - you can view the full withdrawal policy here.

Definitely! We are excited to announce that we are providing a few new presentation opportunities at ISA 2021. New submissions for Poster Papers, Research Sound Bytes, and Current Events will be accepted for ISA 2021 - learn more about these submissions here.

Absolutely! In the next several months the Program Chairs will be filling vacancies that arise in the program from the waitlist. If your waitlisted paper has been selected to fill a vacancy in the program, you will be notified through email.

Anyone is welcome to attend ISA 2021, even if they are not placed on the program. All who attend or participate in the Convention will need to register - you can complete your registration here.

The ISA 2021 convention program was built due to the tireless efforts of the ISA 2021 Program Chairs and Section Program Chairs. We invite you to learn more about the review process and about ISA's policy on participation limits.

Our virtual convention will look a bit different this year. ISA is working hard to craft an engaging virtual experience for our annual convention attendees, which will include opportunities to present your work, connect with exhibitors and sponsors, network with fellow attendees, and much more. More information about the ISA 2021 offerings will be released in the coming months!

ISA2021 will run from Tuesday, April 6th through Friday, April 9th - with special opening events to be held the evening of Monday, April 5th. All Convention times are listed in U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).To better facilitate participation across our global membership, we have extended panel sessions to run from 8am to 10pm EDT and will run nine blocks of sessions each day (with the last day being a half day). These are the A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I blocks. Session codes for each day then start with the letter of that day, followed by the block letter, and then the room code. So, "WA43" is the 43rd session in the A block (8:00 am) on Wednesday.

  • "A" slots: 8:00 am - 9:15 am EDT
  • "B" slots: 9:30 am - 10:45 am EDT
  • "C" slots: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT
  • "D" slots: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
  • "E" slots: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
  • "F" slots: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
  • "G" slots: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EDT
  • "H" slots: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
  • "I" slots: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EDT

 

We can't wait as well! Be sure to confirm your participation on the program, complete your registration, and check out all that our program has to offer.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the ISA 2021 Virtual Convention! There will likely be opportunities for volunteering - please contact us at isa@isanet.org if you are interested in volunteering at the virtual convention.

We're excited too! We would love to hear your feedback for virtual innovations for ISA 2021! Please reach out to us at events@isanet.org with any ideas, and we'll see what we can make happen.

In order to better accommodate for our colleagues around the world, we have extended our typical convention day to be 14 hours long. The ISA 2021 Virtual Convention will take place from 8:00am - 10:00pm ET on Tuesday through Thursday, and from 8:00am - 2:00pm ET on Friday.

We did too! We're looking to figure out how to incorporate them into the virtual experience. In the meantime, please visit your user profile in order to make sure that your correct pronouns are reflected in your ISAnet account.

The system requirements of our platform are:

  • Windows 7 and above, running Chrome, Firefox or Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported
  • MacOS 10.9 or later, running Chrome and Firefox. Safari not supported
  • iPhone 5S or later, running iOS 11 and up
  • Android 4.0 or later, running Chrome
Please note, additional devices may successfully connect, but are not officially supported. You can check to see if your system can easily access our virtual convention here.

 

In order to login to the ISA website, first visit www.isanet.org and select "login" at the top right-hand side of the page. On the next screen, you will be asked to enter your username and password. If you do not remember your username and password, you can find directions for how to retrieve them here.

Our platform is happy to help as you navigate technical issues! During the convention, there will be a direct link on each page where you can connect with platform technical support. You can also troubleshoot common technical issues here.

The ISA staff is happy to assist with any questions that you may have during the ISA 2021 virtual convention. During the convention, there will be a direct link where you can instantly connect with ISA staff at any time during convention hours. If you would prefer to email us or have a question outside of convention hours, please contact "a href="mailto:isa@isanet.org">isa@isanet.org.

You can find more information about the responsibilities of a panel/roundtable chair here. In a virtual setting, we would also suggest preparing a few questions to help facilitate a discussion, as sometimes a virtual environment needs a few moments of time before audience members have a chance to type in their questions.

 

You can find more information about the responsibilities of a panel/roundtable discussant here. In a virtual setting, we would also suggest preparing a few questions to help facilitate a discussion, as sometimes a virtual environment needs a few moments of time before audience members have a chance to type in their questions.

In the lead up to the convention, participants often need to withdraw from their placements for one reason or another. As vacancies appear, the ISA 2021 Program Chairs and Section Program Chairs will work to fill them before the convention begins.

The ISA 2021 Program Chairs will be actively working to fill any program vacancies ahead of the Convention. If you have any concerns about your panel, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org.

The ISA 2021 Program Chairs will be actively working to fill any program vacancies ahead of the Convention. If you have any concerns about your panel, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org.

Poster presentations will take the form of an asynchronous visual presentation by the author(s) throughout the Convention and will also have a prearranged time slot for a separate live interaction between presenters and other participants. Additionally, every poster will be assigned a discussant. Presenters will utilize our new virtual poster session technology to craft and share their posters and will be able to embed text, images, audio, video, and narration into their posters. More information about how to submit your poster will be provided as we get closer to the convention.

Don't panic! The ISA 2021 Program Chairs will be actively working to fill any program vacancies ahead of the Convention. If you have any concerns about your panel, please contact the ISA 2021 Program Chairs at isa2021@isanet.org.

We would be happy to help you coordinate your event! Please contact us at events@isanet.org with information about your event and someone from ISA Headquarters will be in touch.

 

Our virtual convention platform will include an area which will provide you virtual access to all of our partners and sponsors. We hope that you will be able to benefit from making new connections in this new space!

Most of our special events will still take place virtually at ISA 2021! You can view the full program, including special events, on the ISA 2021 program website.

Yes! There will be opportunities to network at the ISA 2021 virtual convention, and more information will be available in the coming months.

The ISA Code of Conduct applies to all individuals in the contect of ISA activities. In order to participate in the ISA 2021 Convention, all registrants agreed to abide by the ISA Code of Conduct in the registration process. If a situation arises that you feel is a violation of the Code, please reach out to a member of the ISA Executive Committee.

 

Please contact us as soon as possible at adaneeds@isanet.org and someone from ISA Headquarters will be in touch.

The ISA 2022 Annual Convention will take place from March 30th - April 2nd, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. You can find information about ISA's upcoming conferences and conventions on our website.

 

We sure hope so! You can view your ISA membership status here - please note that you will need to be logged in to your ISAnet account in order to view your membership status.

There are many benefits of being an ISA member, including online access to ISA's journals, the ISA Professional Resource Center and job board, discounted registration rates to ISA conferences, and more! You can learn more about joining ISA and all of the benefits of ISA membership here.

You are always welcome to add additional group memberships to your existing ISA membership - take some time to explore the different ISA sections and caucuses. In order to add new group memberships, visit this page to view your current membership status, and click the blue "Add to Your Membership" button - from there you can select the different groups that you would like to add to your membership and complete your order. Please note - the memberships that you add-on will only be active until the end of your current membership period.

ISA 2021 awards will be distributed following the ISA 2021 convention. If you have any questions about your award, please contact the chair of the ISA section/caucus giving the award.

All monetary awards were dispersed in June 2020 - if you have not received yours, please contact the ISA Awards Coordinator at awards@isanet.org. Plaques and certificates for ISA 2020 award winners will be mailed out in January 2021.

Absolutely! You can get an electronic receipt for any payment directly in your ISAnet account. Visit the "Order History" area of your account, identify the order for which you would like a receipt, click "Details" to the left of the order, and at the bottom of the next page you will have an option to print or email the details from you order, including payment details.