As CALTA2019 is only two weeks away, we should like participants to take note of the following tips for a smooth experience.
For those of you who still wonder how to get to the venue, the following webpages are still available:
Please also note that if you arrive on July 4 or July 5, you can register at the lobby of Teaching Building (TB) No. 7. This is the first building you will see once you enter the NORTH ENTRANCE of GDUFS. Registration continues on July 6 at the university library, where the plenary sessions take place.
Registration is open in the lobby of TB No. 7 at 4:00–6:00 pm on July 4 and 9:00–10:00 am on July 5 for the preconference workshops, then at 4:00–8:00 pm on July 5 for the main conference. Registration continues at the university library at 8:00–12:00 am on July 6. If you arrive earlier than that, you can check into your hotel and have a good rest before meeting us.
The regular conference registration fee is 1,000RMB, and 500RMB for students. The regular preconference workshop registration fee is 800RMB, and 400RMB for students. Please present your student ID if you desire to register as a student. We encourage payment by a credit/debit card, including gongwuka (公务卡) for Chinese participants, but cash is also accepted. Please note that we only accept RMB payment. For currency exchange rate and bank charges, please consult your bank.
The official receipt for your registration fee will be available on July 5 afternoon if you only participate in the preconference workshop, or on July 6 afternoon if you attend the main conference. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes, but the financial department of the university has very strict policies to follow in preparing the receipts. Please make sure that your name and/or affiliation are correct at the registration desk.
Please check the following webpage for relevant information.
All participants who pay the regular or student registration fee will be provided with lunch and dinner on July 5, 6, and 7. Participants of the preconference workshops are provided with dinner on July 4 and 5 as well as lunch on July 5. Please remember to claim your coupons for the meals when you register.
If you have special need for food due to medical, religious, or other reasons, please inform us by email as soon as possible. We shall try our best to cater for various needs.
All the conference rooms are equipped with a PC/projector/loudspeaker for ppt presentation. All you need for presentation is to bring your files in a USB drive.
Please note that the time allocated for each paper in the parallel sessions is strictly limited to 30 minutes. We generally expect you to complete the presentation within 20 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions and answers (Q&A). You will be reminded by our student assistant of the time left for your presentation at the last 5, 1, or 0 minute. You may continue your presentation after that, but your Q&A time will be reduced accordingly, so that your total time does not exceed 30 minutes.
The parallel sessions are divided into sessions of 90 minutes (for three presentations) or 120 minutes (for four presentations). With rare exceptions, the first presenter of each session is supposed to chair the session of three or four papers. In case the first presenter is absent, the second presenter is expected to chair the session.
When a presenter is absent, we generally expect the 30 minutes allocated to this presenter to be left unfilled with another presentation, and the next presenter should only use the 30 minutes allocated to him/her on the schedule. This will give the audience a fair chance to plan their activities.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Guangzhou soon.