For student opportunities download the student flyer and check the preliminary program for more details.


IAIA is pleased to offer a student fee waiver program for IAIA16. This program allows up to 20 students a waived conference registration fee in exchange for providing in-kind services on-site at the conference. The 8-10 hours of in-kind services will include an organizational meeting 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 11 March 2016. 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 first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified 21 March 2016 whether you have been accepted. Each student selected will be asked to pay a US$40 processing fee at that time.

Program Guidelines


A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA16 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. If you are interested, please send your name, a 300-word statement of interest explaining how the chosen training course could contribute to your research or student career, and first and second course choices to by 8 April 2016. Allocations of the free training course slots will be made by 14 April 2016, based on the order in which the requests were received and subject to instructor approval.


Mentor Program

The mentoring program helps students, early professionals, and first-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 the conference.

If you are interested in being a Mentor or Mentee, please complete the form by 14 March 2016.

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