Exhibitors, Students and Mentors
Best Student Paper Competition
The competition began with the initiative of IAIA's Students and Early Professional Section and the Board of Directors for the purpose of promoting academic and professional development in the fi eld of impact assessment and is based on papers submitted in conjunction with presentations at the IAIA annual conference. All student-authored papers are automatically entered into the competition.
The award consists of a certifi cate mailed to the author and a featured notice in the IAIA newsletter. The winning best paper has potential to be published in IAIA's journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.
See www.iaia.org > IAIA14 for complete details.
Student Registration Fee Waivers
IAIA is pleased to off er a student fee waiver program for IAIA14. This program allows up to ten students a waived conference registration fee in exchange for providing in-kind services on-site at the conference. The 10-12 hours of in-kind services will include an organizational meeting and reporting on at least two sessions, with the balance of activities being organizational or administrative duties.
Eligible students must:
- Be a current student member of IAIA, or apply for student membership.
- Submit the student fee waiver application form by 20 December 2013. No exceptions!
- Subscribe to the SEP (Students and Early Professionals) Section in IAIAConnect upon acceptance into the program, to facilitate communication.
Fee waivers are allocated in part based on geographic dispersion and on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis.
For more information, contact Loreley Fortuny at IAIA HQ (email@example.com) or phone (+1.701.297.7912) for program guidelines and an application form. You will be notifi ed after 20 December 2013 whether you have been accepted. Each student selected will be asked to pay a US$40 processing fee at that time.
The mentoring program helps students, early professionals, and fi rst-time delegates feel more comfortable and less overwhelmed with their IAIA conference experience.
The Mentor is an experienced IAIA member with the same interest area as the applicant, or "Mentee." The Mentor acts as a discussion partner on common topics of interest for the professional development of the Mentee and as a friendly point of contact for guidance and navigation through IAIA (i.e., members, Sections, conference format). It is not intended that the Mentee shadow the assigned Mentor, but rather that they meet at the conference to begin conversation that extends beyond the event. It is hoped that the two will continue communicating on interest areas throughout the year following IAIA14.
Exhibits, Booths and Display Materials
Advertise your company or demonstrate your project: prominent display space is available! Contact IAIA HQ (firstname.lastname@example.org) before15 February 2014 for information and rates on exhibit booths, table space, and poster panels.
A table will be provided for IAIA members to display information, distribute conference papers, or announce/distribute non-commercial items. Delegates must personally be in attendance at the conference to display materials.
Delegate Packet Inserts
If you would like to distribute materials (brochures, fl yers, or other suitable materials) in delegate packets, contact IAIA HQ (email@example.com) for rates and shipping information before 15 February 2014.
All materials must be approved by IAIA prior to inclusion in the delegate packets.