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Getting Ready to Go - #ISA2017!


We'll See you in Baltimore!

We here at ISA-HQ are making our final preparations and getting ready to leave for Baltimore! Before we do, we wanted to send a quick note about the program, your schedule, and what to expect on site.

Getting Ready to Go

Travel Issues

In response to the recent travel ban and the concerns of ISA membership, we have been in contact with the ACLU of Maryland. They have passed along some great resources and suggestions for travelers to the U.S.

ACLU Travel Tips

Find Panels You'll Like

Our online program has great tools built in for browsing the ISA 2017 program. In fact, if you provide areas of interest to ISA, or already did when volunteering to be a chair or a discussant, the site will even recommend panels you'll like! When you find a panel you don't want to miss, you can add it to your schedule online.

Browse the Program

Stay Up to Date

With over 1,500 panels, special programming, and events involving over 6,000 people, some schedule changes happen. Be sure to check your schedule online before you leave to make sure you have the latest information about where to be. This is also a great opportunity to see where your panels are so that you're ready when you get to the hotel.

View Your Schedule

Get Your Schedule

Speaking of your schedule, the site will also let you download a personalized PDF of your schedule in Baltimore - or a uci file to import your schedule into Outlook or Google Calendar. As you mark panels and events using the online program, they automatically appear in your schedule. Material is organized by day so that you can carry a print-out of the information you want and have it handy.

View Your Schedule

Access Program Files

You can also check out a PDF version of our panel schedule online, as well as maps and other printed program information (login to get the PDF with rooms listed). Please keep in mind however, that the online program always provides the most current schedule.

Browse the PDFs

Upload Your Paper

If you haven't uploaded your paper already, please do so. We handle paper uploads directly through our website on your personal schedule page and we only accept PDF files and they can be no more than 10mb in size.

Upload Your Paper

Contact Your Panel

To contact your panel, go to the panel details in the online program, or click on the item in your schedule. There, you will see an "Email Participants" option that will create a comma-separated list of the email addresses of participants on your panel.

Contact Panelists

When You Get There

Getting to the Convention

Baltimore is a major city so plan time for getting from the airport to the convention hotels. To help, we have put a special section on our travel page with information about getting to the Convention either by plane, car, or train. We also have special airport shuttle discounts available for attendees. All convention venues are within walking distance of ISA contracted hotels. Shuttles or buses between venues are not provided but click the link to learn about free city buses.

Learn about Travel

What to Expect On Site

We plan to have almost 6,000 people join us in Baltimore this year. We have put together some pages online to help you know what to expect in Baltimore. Remember that you'll need to pick up your badge to participate in the Convention. If you'll be there early, the registration desk will be open Tuesday from 11:00am - 6:00pm; on Wednesday morning, it will open at 7:30am. If you have a morning panel, try to come early and beat the crowd. Limited coat check services will be available at the Hilton for a nominal fee and there is a self-serve option at the Marriott (though there is no coat check at the Convention Center). Convention updates will be posted on social media and digital signage. Also, don't forget to bring your presentation on a flash drive!

More Onsite Info

ECS Reception

Join us for the Early Career Scholar's Reception, Thursday, February 23rd from 8:15 - 10:00pm in the Holiday 3, Hilton Baltimore. The reception is open to all graduate students and recent PhDs. We'll have some snacks and a cash bar will be available. This is a great opportunity to connect with scholars from around the world!

Add to Your Schedule!

Looking Forward to #ISA2017!

These clips, and others like it, come out of an exciting collaboration with UConn students. We're working again with a student team to document the participant experience at ISA 2017.

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Sapphire Series

Students will be clad in black and khaki (and carry staff badges), as they film and work to craft additional resources for the ISA website and the Professional Resource Center.

Stop by and say hello, see what we're up to, and maybe even take a turn in front of the camera!

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Just One More Thing...

We're excited about our Sapphire Series, as well as our many Professional Development, Challenging Oppression, and Innovative Panels, and we hope you'll join us for the President's Address on Thursday evening. Check out these specialty sessions and more in our online Program!

Program Highlights

Safe travels to Baltimore. We'll see you at our 58th Annual Convention!


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