FAQs 2018

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If you have a question about BRISMES 2018, we hope that you find the answer below. If not, please contact the conference coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I register as a delegate for BRISMES 2018?
A:  Registration for BRISMES 2018 is now open! You can pay your registration via our Eventbrite link, here.

Q: What will it cost to attend BRISMES 2018?
A:  Information concerning all delegate fees can be found here.

Q: Until when can I buy an early-bird ticket for BRISMES 2018?
A:  Early-bird tickets are on sale now, and will be available for purchase until 12th February 2018. There are different early-bird rates for BRISMES members, BRISMES student members, and those who wish to purchase a one-day ticket only.

Q:  What is the final deadline for conference registration?
A:  Speakers whose papers have been accepted for the 2018 conference will be required to register by 15th March 2018, in order to confirm their participation.

Non-speaking conference delegates will have the opportunity to register to attend the conference until 8th June 2018.

Q:  Are refreshments included in the conference ticket?
A:  Yes.  Morning tea/coffee and afternoon tea/coffee are included in the conference ticket.

Q:  Is lunch included in the conference ticket?
A:  No.  Lunch is not included in the conference ticket, but there are many cafés and restaurants in the vicinity.

Q: Can the conference registration payment be made by invoice or must a credit card be used?
A: We are able to issue invoices.  These must be paid in advance of the conference.  If you would like to pay on invoice, please send an email detailing your name, address, VAT number where applicable and the type of ticket(s) required to the administrator.

Q:  Is there a Publishers’ Exhibition?
A:  Yes.  The Publishers’ Exhibition will take place in the Waterloo campus, where the panel discussions are also taking place.

Q. Is there are prayer room in the Franklin-Wilkins Building?

A. Yes. Room 1.2 of the Franklin-Wilkins Building is a Prayer and Quiet room, containing books and resources from various faiths. It is open to all. There is also a Muslim Prayer Room located across from room 1.2.

Q: Do you accept abstracts from undergraduate students?
A: Yes. All papers will be considered on their academic merits.

Q: How many people should be in a panel? Is there a minimum or maximum?
A: The ideal pre-proposed panel should consist of 4 or 5 papers with one member of the panel acting as Panel Chair. Panels of 3 or 4 papers may be submitted but the reviewing committee may use their discretion to add presenters to any pre-proposed panel should they find a suitable abstract.

Q: Can we submit an abstract as co-authors?
A: Yes.  But both authors will have to register for the conference if they wish to present the paper jointly.

Q: Should I send my CV as well as my abstract?
A: No, please do not send CVs as additional attachments. The form through which you submitted you paper/panel proposal asks you for all the information we require.

Q: What happens if I submit my abstract later than the closing deadline?
A: Abstracts received after the deadline will be labelled as having arrived late. There is no guarantee that abstracts received after the deadline will be reviewed by the assessment committee.

Q: When will I find out if my abstract has been accepted?
A: Decisions will be made by the early 2018. Please do not email us for an update before then as the process of reviewing abstracts and creating a programme takes a great deal of time.

Q: If my abstract is accepted, will I have to become a member of BRISMES in order to present my paper at the conference?
A:  It is not necessary to be a member of BRISMES to present at the conference.  However, BRISMES members receive significant discounts on conference delegate fees.

Q: How much does it cost to become a member of BRISMES?
A:  Please see our membership page for information on membership costs.

Q: How long should my paper presentation be at this year’s BRISMES?
A: Each presenter should speak for no more than 15 minutes, in order to allow plenty of time for each presentation and for a discussion/Q&A with the audience afterwards. If there are only three speakers on your panel, your paper should not exceed 20 minutes in length.

If a presentation runs longer than this, the chair will be required to stop the presenter, regardless of the point reached in the presentation. The conference programme is very full, and so it is vital that panel sessions do not run over the allocated time.

Q: Can I show slides during my paper presentation?
A: Yes, certainly. Each panel room will be set up with a desktop PC (Windows OS) and a projector.

We will e-mail delegates in June to ask that they please send us their presentations in advance (by 18th June) so that we can have these ready in advance, and to have a backup available. Microsoft Powerpoint is the most common format used and supported. Other software (e.g. Prezi) may be used, but we recommend downloading a copy rather than relying on the wifi at King’s, in order for presentations to run as smoothly as possible.

Q: When can I collect my name badge and conference pack?
A: The registration desk will be located at the Franklin-Wilkins Building where the majority of the conference takes place. It will be open and staffed throughout the conference daily (from 8am). Please come to collect your name badge (which you will need to wear throughout the conference) and your conference pack (including printed programme) as soon as you arrive at the BRISMES conference. Please note that the desk will be at its most busy during the mornings of Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June.

Q: How can I attend the catered conference reception on Monday 25 June?
A: The catered reception at Bush House has a maximum capacity of 120, and so tickets will be made available for this in advance. We will post the relevant link on the conference website, and will circulate the link to delegates via e-mail.

Q: How can I attend the conference drinks reception?
A: The drinks reception takes place on Tuesday 26 June in the Franklin-Wilkins builing (restaurant area). This reception is open to all delegates and entry is included in your conference ticket.

Q: Do I have to submit my full paper to the organisers in advance of the BRISMES 2018 conference?
A:  No, it is not required that you submit your full paper in advance of the conference itself. Any changes to bionotes, abstracts, and paper titles should be communicated to conference@brismes.org no later than 8th May 2018.

Please note, however, that we will be asking delegates to submit any Powerpoint presentation materials they will be using in advance of the conference. We will need these to be sent to conference@brismes.org by June 18 2018.