Got questions?

See the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have further queries, contact us at kaldorcentre@unsw.edu.au

What can I expect at the Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference 2020? 

The Kaldor Centre team is working to build an outstanding virtual experience to reach a global audience. Combined with several days of live webinar events and catch-up on-demand content, the conference website will also have built-in opportunities for discussion, networking, and building community, just like our in-person conferences. 

What are the conference dates? 

The conference will feature livestream panel events running from 17-20 November 2020. On-demand content will be available following each panel event (available within 24 hours). All registrants will have access to all livestreamed and on-demand content. The conference schedule is now available online here with further details to be announced. 

Why are the panel sessions so spread out?  

The Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference 2020 is designed for truly global reach. Our panel sessions have been scheduled to enable delegates from various timezones to participate in at least some sessions live, which is why they are being held at different times of the day. All panel sessions will be recorded and offered on-demand following each panel event, so registered delegates can catch up on sessions at a time that suits their schedule. 

 

I’m not in Australia, can I still participate? 

Yes. We have organised sessions at different times of the day to maximise opportunities for people in other timezones to join live. All panel sessions will also be recorded and offered on-demand following each panel event, so if you miss a session you will still be able to catch up, and engage with other delegates through the online discussion boards. 

How do I register? 

Register for the Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference 2020 via Eventbrite here. Whether you want to join one session or all of them, you can get access to any element of the program through the same registration process. 

What are the registration fees, and how do tickets work? 

Given the impact of COVID-19 around the world, this year we have included discounted ticket options to suit your financial circumstances. We have adopted a flexible 'pay what you can' approach to ticket sales, including an option for free conference registration.  

 

This is an inclusive conference. Every ticket type provides the same access to participate in live sessions, discussion boards and networking opportunities. 

Ticket pricing is as follows:

 

  • Free ticket: For delegates from refugee backgrounds and the Global South, early career scholars and those who can't pay to attend

  • $25 - Reduced rate: For those who can contribute a little

  • $50 - Full ticket: For those who can cover the cost of their attendance

  • $100 - A helping hand: For those who can purchase their own ticket plus help cover the cost for someone in need. These tickets help to make this event inclusive by enabling us to maintain free attendance for those who can't afford to pay. 

Why is there a registration fee? 

Organising a virtual event does involve costs. The registration fee for the conference helps to cover the cost of digital production, technology, licensing and hosting fees required to securely and accessibly livestream and host on-demand content for this event.  

What do I need to attend the virtual conference? 

You will need access to the internet. Once registered, you will receive password-protected login details to access the delegates' area of the conference website. 

If I miss a livestream session, can I watch it later? 

Yes. All livestreamed sessions will be recorded and available for playback on-demand for registered delegates the day following the livestream. On-demand sessions will remain available for viewing on the conference website through to 30 November 2020. 

Can I add sessions to my calendar, in my own timezone? 

Yes. Click on the ‘Add to my calendar’ button from the schedule. Note that you will still need to register for the conference in order to access the sessions. 

  

Will there be any opportunities for interaction with speakers and other delegates? 

Yes. There will be a variety of opportunities for attendees to interact with each other through the delegates' area of the conference website. Attendees can participate in discussion boards, breakout sessions and set up a profile to enjoy networking opportunities.

 

All livestream panel sessions will feature both a live Q&A during the session, supported by a discussion board available for the duration of the conference, enabling delegates to post their questions and comments online at anytime. Registered delegates will also have the opportunity to submit their questions for the speakers in advance of the panel sessions.

If I wish to cancel my registration, will I receive a refund? 

Yes. Refunds are processed through Eventbrite and will be available until 10am on 15 November 2020 AEDT. Please note that we are unable to process refunds after that time. 

I have registered for the conference, what happens next?  

Closer to the conference, you will receive a link to a password-protected delegates' area of our conference website. Check the email address that you registered with regularly for conference updates (and remember to check your spam folder). 

How do I log in to the delegates' area?

To access to delegates' area of the conference website, you must first register for the conference. Instructions for how to create a login are available here.

Whom do I contact if I have other questions? 

Please contact us at: kaldorcentre@unsw.edu.au 

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