FAQs


General Inquiry:

Where will the event take place?
The event will take place at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The address is 1820 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103.

When will the event take place?
The event will take place Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29, 2017.

What is the conference schedule?
Programming track schedule information can be found here.

Registration:
How can I register for ISDC® 2017?
You can register online by filling out this form here.

How much is registration for ISDC® 2017?

 
Member Type Price
Non-Member Adult $ 330
Sponsor / Co-Sponsor $ 290
Join NSS for Member rate (includes $20 for first year of membership) $ 250
NSS Member rate   $230
NSS Senior Member* (65+ years) $ 160
Student / Youth (Must be full-time student or under 22 years of age)  $ 65
SEDS-USA Student Member  $ 55

What forms of payment can I use to register for ISDC?
The following payment methods are accepted:
Online Registration: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express via PayPal or cash (no checks).
By Mail: Bank checks, certified checks, and money orders drawn from U.S. banks. Please use certified or registered mail when mailing your payment.

Will I receive my badge prior to ISDC®?
No, all pre-registered attendees can pick up their badges at the Registration Desk on-site at the hotel during regular conference operation hours.

What do I need to prove that I have already registered?
An email confirmation will be sent upon completing the registration process. Save this email and/or print it. This will be shown to the Registration Desk.

What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email, mail, phone or fax. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing.
Before May 1: Full refund
Between May 1 and May 17: 50% refund (partial)
After May 17: No refund.

When and where does registration open onsite?
Registration will open at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 25. Pre-registered guests will be able to pick up their badges and registration materials.

When can I sign up for meals and do you offer Kosher or vegetarian dishes?
Every effort will be made to accommodate the following: Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and allergy-free meal requests. However, we cannot guarantee that all situations can be accommodated. There are no refunds for meals and no substitutions after date May 19, 2017.

Exhibits and Sponsorships

On which days will the Exhibit Hall be open?
The Exhibit area will be open for set-up after 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 25 and at 8:00 am on Friday, May 26. All Exhibits must be removed by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 29. Exhibit hours will be Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Monday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

I’m interested in Exhibiting, Sponsoring and/or Advertising at the ISDC. Who do I contact?

To become a conference sponsor, please download the Sponsorship Package for more information and/or email ISDC.Sponsors@nss.org.
If you are interested in Exhibiting, please download the Exhibitors Agreement for pricing and other information. Please contact the Exhibit Coordinator for any additional information or questions about exhibiting.

Hotels

What is the official ISDC® 2017 Hotel?
NSS has negotiated a special rate at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The rates range from $135-$185/night.

How can I make hotel reservations for ISDC® 2017?
You can book your hotel reservations online here.

Call for Abstracts and Requests for Presentatons

Is ISDC® 2017 accepting abstracts and requests to present?
Yes. Please submit all abstracts and requests to present to the ISDC Programming Chair. Click here to view submission requirements.

What information is required when submitting an abstract or a request to present?
Please provide the following information when submitting an abstract or a request to present:
-Your name
-Your affiliation
-The title of your presentation
-The track in which you would like to present

Call for Volunteers

Is ISDC® 2017 accepting volunteers?
Yes, of course! We would be happy to have you join us.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to see how you can help be a part of ISDC® 2017 at ISDC.Volunteers@nss.org