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Q: Do I have to be a member of IAWE in order to submit my abstract?
A: You do not need to be a member of IAWE to submit your abstract, however, you must be a member and register for the conference in order to present your paper. You can become a member here, and register for the conference by clicking the relevant links under registration.
Q: What is the deadline for abstracts?
A: The Organizing Committee has extended the deadline for submitting abstracts to February 28, 2023, in response to requests from around the world, however, please submit your abstract as soon as possible.
Q: Is there is a limit on the number of presentations per presenter?
A: The limit is one paper per primary presenter/first author, and one primary presenter/first author per paper. All authors of a paper must be IAWE members.
Q: Is it acceptable to submit an abstract when most of the contents have been presented at an earlier conference elsewhere?
A: Idealy, we would like all the presentations to be new papers, not presented elsewhere. However, we do realize that it is fairly common practice, to present a data set with some overlap of points at successive conferences, with new analysis and interpretation added in.
Q: When will I be informed of the acceptance of my abstract?
A: You will be informed about the success of your abstract on a rolling basis, within a few weeks of submission.
Q: Do I need to register for the conference before I submit my abstract?
A:It's not necessary to register for the conference before submitting your abstract. However, you must be registered in order to present a paper and for your name to appear in the program, you must register before May 1st.
Q: Where do I submit my abstract?
A: Please submit your abstract at this email address: email@example.com
Q: Aside from presentation, is there a chance for publication?
A: There are no conference proceedings as such, however, presenters are encouraged to submit their paper to the Association's Journal, World Englishes for consideration.
Q: When is the registration deadline?
A: Although there is no formal deadline for registration (you can even register on-site), we recommend that you register as early as possible in order to ensure participation, and to facilitate applying for a US Visa.
Q: Is there an early bird registration option?
A: There is no early bird registration, however, we would like you to complete registration by March 31, 2023.
Q: Is it possible to register at a discounted rate?
A: We are unable to offer discounts except to IAWE members and students.
Q: Are there travel grants for participants?
A: The conference has no provision of travel grants. However, participants are encouranged to explore local resources and other grant making bodies.
Q: I am about to finish my graduate degree. May I register as a student?
A: If you are currently a student, you may join IAWE for one year as a student, and register for the conference as a student, even if your degree is awarded before the conference takes place. Your student IAWE membership is valid for one year from the date you join.
Q: Does the conference offer a package of registration, with accommodations?
A: Please see link on accommodations, under Venue & Services.
Q: Can I make the payment via credit card in equivalent foreign currency?
A: Payment should be in U.S. dollars. Please check with your bank on this.
Q: Does my co-author have to register?
A: Your co-author does not have to register unless they are also planning on attending the conference. We will be happy to list their name in the program and to send you a certificate stating the title of the paper and the name of both authors.
Q: Until when can I register for the conference in order to be included in the conference program?
A: We expect to send the program for printing approximately by May 1st. You should be registered for the conference before that date in order for your name to be included in the program. Of course, you can register beyond that as well, but we cannot guarantee that your name will appear in the printed program.
Q: Do I need to be vacinated for COVID-19 in order to attend the conference or stay in the campus dorms?
A: No, COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required to attend the conference or stay in the campus dorms.
Q: If I want to attend the banquet on Friday evening, June 16th, but didn't opt for it when I initially registered, is it too late to register for it now? Can I add a guest in addition to myself?
A: No, it is not too late. The registration link has been updated. From the home page, registrants can re-enter with the Already Registered link. From there you will modify your registration. Yes, you can add guests and submit payment for them as well.
Q: How do I modify an existing registration to include the banquet?
A: For Step by Step instructions, click here.
Q: Can I present my paper online?
A: We are unable to support remote presentations for IAWE 25, apart from the plenary lecture by David Crystal. All other presentations will be live on site.
Q: Are workshop/poster presentations allowed?
A: We do not have a poster session at IAWE 25 Stony Brook. Please submit your abstract for a formal 20 minute academic paper.
- Q: Where can I get information about the program?
A: All information concerning the program, etc., will be available on the IAWE 25 website
Q: Is there any dormitory accomodation on campus?
A: Yes, there will be rooms in Lauterbur Hall (a 7-10 min walk to the Wang Center). They will be double occupancy at $55.50 per person per night.
Q: How do we reserve dorm accomodation?
A: You will be paying the campus housing office directly. We will post a link and more details in the first week of April.
Q: Can I choose who I will be sharing my room with?
A: Yes, if you send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will do our best to accomodate your preference.
Q: Can you provide information on what type of rooms and facilities will be available?
A: These rooms are in suites. Each suite has 3 rooms and a sitting area. Linen is included. To know more and for a virtual tour, visit this link. Virtual tours can be found here, please select the 'Living Learning Community - Lauterbur and Yang Hall' drop down.
For IAWE 25 specific information about check-in and check-out times and other policies, we intend to post more details and the payment link in the first week of April.
Q: Will there be a shuttle to pick me up from the Stony Brook train station, to being me back to my hotel?
A: Yes, there are shuttles available to pick you up at the Stony Brook train station and bring you back to your hotel. If you are staying at the Holiday Inn Express, please call 631-471-8000 and arrange the shuttle. If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, please call 631-941-2980 and arrange for the shuttle.
Tell them that you are part of the IAWE 25 conference and have a room booked in their hotel. Try and call in advance so they can scehdule it ahead of time. The shuttles will be going back and forth so you may have to wait.
Q: Can you help me obtain a visa?
A: While we are unable to be of direct help in this process, you may wish to download and submit the attached letter to the US Consulates requesting fast-tracking of your application.