Frequently Asked Questions
review the following information for frequently asked questions
on TCS 20. If you have additional questions, please contact Kate
Killerlain-Morrison, TCS 20 Program Chair, at email@example.com
and Paper Submission
will I find out if I've been invited to participate in TCS 20?
Planning Committee will begin their review of all submissions immediately
after the submission deadline of October 3, 2005. Prospective participants
will be invited to submit a five-page paper to participate in the
conference at the end of November 2005.
Can I make edits or other changes to my submission after the
If you are invited to submit a paper in Winter 2006, you will
be able to make any necessary edits to titles, presenter names,
etc., when submitting a paper tied to existing submissions.
online submission system asks about copyright clearance. Can I publish
my paper in a journal or other venue, in addition to presenting
my work at the conference?
are allowed to publish your work anywhere you would like. The copyright
information is for our reference in developing the Conference Proceedings.
you have to be a member of The Coastal Society (TCS) to attend or
give a presentation?
The TCS Conference is open to everyone regardless of membership.
While we hope that you will consider membership to our organization,
non-members are welcome to both attend and give presentations.
I'm a presenter, do I have to pay the registration fee?
Yes. The Coastal Society is a non-profit organization and is
unable to offer financial assistance to conference presenters. Payment
of the full registration fee enables our biennial conference to
occur in order to continue an international dialogue about coastal
and ocean issues.
there a reduced registration fee for students?
If you are a full time student, you may register at the student
rate and compete for the student awards. You may be asked to show
proof of enrollment, such as a student identification card. Please
check our website again closer to the conference date to review
the TCS 20 registration fees.
students able to volunteer to receive reduced or free registration?
No. The Coastal Society is a non-profit organization and is
unable to offer reduced or free registration for students (other
than the student rate which is significantly reduced from professional
rates). In addition, due to the short length of our conference,
we have very limited on-site volunteer opportunities and are unable
to offer volunteer work as an in-kind registration fee.
there any available financial assistance for student registration,
travel and lodging?
Possibly. Availability of funds for student assistance has not
yet been determined for TCS 20. If and when we do secure funds,
the monies would be distributed among all students requesting assistance.
. Information regarding travel awards will be forthcoming in the
winter of 2006. The funds would be available on a reimbursement
basis as soon after the conference as possible.
currency will the conference registration fee be listed in?
The conference registration fee will be in United States dollars
(USD). Please check our website again closer to the conference date
to review the TCS 20 registration fees.
The Coastal Society (TCS) assist me with visa procedures in my home
country to attend TCS 20?
No. To learn more about visa procedures in your home country,
visit the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate and/or your
home country's embassy in the United States. A list of US embassies
can be found here: http://usembassy.state.gov/.