Register

Registration for the conference is in two parts: venue registration and conference registration. Asilomar is a residential conference venue where the mixture of living and learning that happens when people stay and eat together is an important part of the conference experience.

Important: Register with Asilomar First

The contractual agreement between ASC/BIG and Asilomar requires us to register a minimum of 120 participants for accommodation and meals for the Ecology of Ideas conference. Please register with Asilomar as soon as possible as this makes a huge difference to our ability to organize the conference itself.

Please download and fill in the Asilomar registration form, and fax or email it to the address provided on the form. You will receive a registration code from Asilomar which you will be asked to enter into the conference online registration system (see below).

(If, for some reason you are unable to stay on site, please contact the conference committee as we are required to make special arrangements with Asilomar.)

Participants will be able to book into rooms after 4pm on Monday 09-Jul-2012, and will need to check out by 11am on Friday 13-Jul-2012. Our meeting rooms are available from 3pm on 09-Jul-2012 until noon on 13-Jul-2012. All meals, beginning with dinner on 09-Jul-2012 and ending with lunch on 13-Jul-2012 are included in the Asilomar site registration.

The contractual agreement between ASC/BIG and Asilomar requires us to register a minimum of 120 participants for accommodation and meals for the Ecology of Ideas conference. Please register with Asilomar as soon as possible as this makes a huge difference to our ability to organize the conference itself.

Cost of Accommodation and Meals

Aside from encouraging you to stay on site both to satisfy the terms of our contract with Asilomar, and for the opportunity for quality conversations, Asilomar on site accommodation is not expensive by local standards. Asilomar’s costs for four nights accommodation and five days of meals (all taxes included) range from USD543.03 to USD929.18 depending on the type of room chosen. A highly conservative estimate for off-site accommodation, meals, transport, taxes, plus a daily site use fee of USD10 for the same period is USD842.00. See a letter from conference co-organizer Pille Bunnell, for an explication of these calculations.

For 4 nights and 5 days:
Off site: $842*
Asilomar: $755 single, $543 double **

* Conservative estimate for accommodation, meals, transport and taxes
** Least expensive alternative, all inclusive accommodation, meals, taxes (no tips)

Conference Registration

After you have secured your accommodation and meals with the Asilomar conference center, go to the conference online registration system and follow its guidelines.

Discount for Attending Both ASC/BIG and ISSS Conferences

Participants who also attend the ISSS conference in San Jose in the week of 15-Jul-2012 to 21-Jul-2012 are eligible for a registration discount of USD100 on the total price of attending both conferences.

ASC/BIG Conference Fees

Until 10-May-2012 ASC/BIG conference only
full fee USD280
reduced fee (students1, underwaged2) USD100

After 10-May-2012 ASC/BIG conference only
full fee USD350
reduced fee (students1, underwaged2) USD150

1) registered student, not employed full-time
2) income of less than US$ 30,000 per year

Refunds will only be made under exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the conference organizers. In making any refund, we will retain funds to cover associated costs.

We wish to stress once again that the conference fee does NOT include accommodation and lodging, and these are necessary prerequisites for the ASC/BIG conference registration.