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We'll See You in Toronto!

We here at ISA-HQ are making our final preparations and getting ready to leave for Toronto! 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
When You Get There

Getting Ready to Go


Find Panels You'll Like

Our online program has great tools built in for browsing the ISA 2019 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

Join us for Special Events

We've been working hard here at ISA to put on our best Convention yet. As a part of that, we have a number of special events and activities taking place, in addition to our many great panels and roundtables.

Toronto 2019 Special Events

Code of Conduct

As we think about this event (and for that matter all ISA activities and events), we want to take the time to remind everyone of the high professional and personal standards of conduct that are expected within our Association. In registering for the conference, each person agreed to abide by the terms of ISA’s Code of Conduct. We hope that everyone attending the annual meeting will uphold these expectations and have a truly enjoyable and productive experience.
 
In the event, however, that anyone perceives a violation of the Code of Conduct, those concerns can be brought to any member of the ISA’s Executive Committee. Members of the ExComm can be found at https://www.isanet.org/ISA/Governance/ExComm. If you have difficulty getting in contact with someone on the ExComm, members of the ISA HQ staff can help facilitate that contact. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns leading up to Toronto, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the Executive Committee.

ISA Code of Conduct

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.
 
Speaking of your schedule, the site will also let you download a personalized PDF of your schedule in Toronto - 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

Share Your Paper & Contact Your Panel

If you haven't shared your paper with your fellow panelists already, please do so. 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

Toronto 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 city transportation.

Learn about Travel

What to Expect On Site

We expect more than 6,000 people to join us in Toronto this year. To help you manage the week, we have put together some pages online to help you know what to expect in Toronto. Please remember:
 
  • You'll need to pick up your badge to participate in the Convention. For early arrivals, the registration desk will be open Tuesday from 11:00am - 5:00pm; on Wednesday morning, it will open at 7:30am. If you have a morning panel, try to come early and beat the crowd.
  • Convention updates will be posted on social media and digital signage.
  • Don't forget to bring your presentation on a flash drive!
  • Finally, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the hotel's security and emergency policies before you arrive on-site.

More On-Site Info

Picking Up Your Name Badge

When you arrive at the Convention, please visit the Pre-Registration area in order to pick up your name badge and printed program. Check-In is organized by last name. Please note: Name badges must be worn at all times by everyone attending the Annual Convention. They are required for entrance to meeting rooms, affiliate receptions, and the exhibit hall.
 
If you have not yet completed your payment or are an exhibitor, please visit the On-Site Registration Desk in order to complete the check-in/registration process. Just a reminder - if you opted out of a printed program during the registration process, you will have a recycle icon  on your badge and will not receive a program at check-in.

Check Registration Hours

ISA 2019 Land Acknowledgement

The Committee on the Status of Representation and Diversity recommends that all chairs and event conveners, as hosts of our annual meeting, make a land acknowledgement at the start of their sessions.
 
A Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

More about Land Acknowledgement

WiFi Access and Limitations for #ISA2019

ISA is very pleased to announce that in addition to providing WiFi in the Exhibit Hall, we will also be providing basic internet access in all meeting rooms in Toronto. WiFi will allow for email checking and light web browsing from personal devices. The only areas that will support streaming are the Exhibit Hall and Cyber Cafe during the hours they are open. If you have prearranged using video or web connections, the internet will be strong enough for those events.

VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the internet service in meeting rooms does not support remote video use, like Skype or Facetime. Neither ISA nor its AV partners provide support, sound, microphones, etc. for any sort of video conferencing capabilities under any circumstances. The band-width of the in-house WiFi cannot accommodate video. If an AV tech is asked for support of streaming video (or anything else outside our contract), they will, on the spot, ask for payment from that individual.  
 
ISA is grateful to Oxford University Press and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University for co-sponsoring this new basic WiFi offering for our attendees. The code to access WiFi at the ISA 2019 Convention is "isa2019" (all lowercase).
 
Additionally, ISA has a few laptops available across from the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton. Pay-for-use workstations are available in the business centers of the Hilton and Sheraton hotels. To purchase or use internet in your guestroom, follow the instructions posted in your room. Note that guestroom internet does not transfer to the meeting spaces.

WiFi and Technology

Guestroom Internet Access at Conference Hotels

If you are staying at the Hilton, you can access the hotel's free basic internet in your guestroom by joining Hilton Honors, or using your current membership number.
 
Sheraton guests will no longer be able to use their Starwood SPG numbers. In order to access Sheraton's free basic guestroom internet, you will now need to join Marriott Bonvoy. Your current Marriott rewards accounts still apply.
Hotel Information
Do you have any last minute questions or concerns regarding the Convention? ISA staff members are available to assist at isa@isanet.org or (860) 486-5850.

Safe travels to Toronto.
We'll see you at our 60th Annual Convention!

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