Guidelines for Registration Fees

The table below summarizes the different registration types:

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Standard, *£175, *£210
Concession/ Student residential, *£130, *£155
Accompanying person, *£95, *£115

The Concession rate applies only to undergraduate and PhD students resident on campus accommodation and to those beneficiaries of fee waivers via a Sponsors grant. Those registering as students will need to present a valid student identification at the registration desk when they collect their registration pack at the conference. This can be a student card or a letter from the University on headed paper confirming the participant’s student status.

Registered accompanying persons are entitled to attend all social events (Welcome reception, Sidmouth excursion including lunch, Conference dinner, Sea cruise). Accompanying persons are not allowed to attend scientific sessions.

Registration fees include:

  • Access to the conference facilities (including Internet access) and admission to all sessions (4.5 days)
  • All lunches (5 days) & refreshments during coffee breaks
  • Complementary access to the nearby Russell Seal Fitness Centre
  • Social events (Welcome reception, Sidmouth excursion, Conference dinner, Sea cruise)
  • Conference pack and documents
  • Electronic access to Conference Proceedings

Registration fees do not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Any optional tour where a charge applies
  • Travel and visa expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Hardback copy of Conference Proceedings
Bed, Breakfast, Dinner and Extended Stay

Registration fees will not cover accommodation. Block-booked (guaranteed) accommodation in Holland Hall will be provided at a preferential rate for double ensuite rooms including breakfast. If you wish to extend your stay after the conference, up to 4 extra additional nights of B&B accommodation on campus can be arranged at a special preferential rate for extended stay (22-25 July). Bookings will be taken at the time of registration. Alternative accommodation choices in the city are provided following the first Stage of registration. For an extra fee per day, the booking can be taken with the day delegate package option to include a 3-course dinner in Holland Hall.

Financial Support

Financial support will be offered via the Sponsors Grant to a limited number of presenting authors in need (from developing countries and early-career scientists). The application has to be made during the registration process at the time of abstract submission, until the 5th of March 2017. Requests for childcare support (including age of child) should also be indicated during the registration process for this to be supported by IAU (subject of approval).

The SOC will evaluate all requests for financial support strictly following IAU and any other sponsors regulations. Decisions will be communicated to the applicants no later than the 13th April 2017.