8th International Symposium on Stratified Flows (ISSF) Information for Students and Post-docs

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8th International Symposium on Stratified Flows (ISSF)
Information for Students and Post-docs
August 29 - September 1 2016
29 Aug 2016 to 1 Sep 2016
San Diego, CA, USA

Fee information for students and post-docs attending the VIIIth ISSF

Regular Registration Fee         $750

Student Registration Fee         $500

Registration fees include lunches, all-day coffee service and the conference banquet on Wed. evening. 

$250 toward a 4-day room booking at the conference hotel available to registered students and post-docs.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the ISSF Organizing Committee is able to offer a $250 reduction to the registration fee to students enrolled in degree-granting programs. In addition, we are able to offer $250 toward a four-day room booking at the conference hotel to registered students and post-docs. In order to take advantage of these offerings, you will need to submit paperwork at the Symposium check-in desk.  The paperwork required is listed below.

 

Students that are U.S. citizens:

You will need to sign a form at the Symposium registration desk affirming that you are a student in a degree-granting program, that you are a U.S. citizen and that you are presenting work, either a talk or a poster, at the Symposium.

UCSD students only: You will need to fill out a UC San Diego Certification for Business Related Travel. On the form, choose “Presenting at a conference”, fill in your student information. Both you and your academic supervisor will need to sign. Bring the completed form to the sign-in desk at the Symposium.

Download form

 

Non U.S. students and post-docs eligible for the Visa Waiver Program

See the U.S. Visa Waiver Program website for a list of eligible countries.

To travel under the Visa Waiver Program you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier.

Important!  in order to take advantage of the reduced registration rate for students or to receive partial reimbursement for your accommodation expenses:

First and foremost you will need to have your passport stamped “WB” or “B1” upon entry.  Stamps of “WT” or “B2” will prevent us from being able to make these payments.

Upon entering the US, travelers will present their passport to the Immigration Officer at the airport who may ask a few questions about the purpose of the travel or the traveler (such as school, employer, interest in local attractions). Focus on the business aspects; be concise and precise. Based on your answers, the officer will determine whether the purpose is business or tourist.

It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to confirm that the officer indicates the purpose as business, “B-1” or "WB", before leaving the Customs area.  See pictures below for examples of passport stamps.

Photos of passport stamps

 

If the officer indicates a tourist purpose, “B-2" or "WT", point out the error and reiterate that you are visiting for a business activity (e.g., to participate in an experiment, receive training on specific techniques or instruments, etc.) and politely ask the officer to correct the record while you are in the Customs area.  Ask to speak with a CBP supervisor if needed.

  •  We will need a copy of your passport.  Please bring your passport to the sign-in desk at the Symposium.
  •  You will need to sign a form affirming that you are a student or a post-doctoral scholar.

Canadian students and post-docs

Citizens of Canada who are traveling with a Canadian passport do not need an Electronic System for Travel Authorization ESTA. Please bring a copy of your passport to the sign-in desk at the Symposium.

 

Students and post-docs from Non Visa Waiver Program countries

You will need to apply for a Business Visitor Visa (B-1 visa) to travel to the U.S. for the Symposium.

The travel purpose should be to attend a scientific conference.

Please bring a copy of your passport and visa to the sign-in desk at the Symposium.

 

Eligibility:

Students and post-docs who have submitted abstracts prior to the April 15 deadline are eligible, provided we receive the necessary paperwork upon check-in at the Symposium.

 

Further information can be found at:

http://blink.ucsd.edu/travel/training-guidelines/visitors/reimbursement.html

 

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