2010 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for the HSS Meeting

  • How do I register for the hotel?Hotel reservations
    for the Montreal Hyatt should be made through the reservation link on our Web site, which will be available in August.
  • How much time do I have for my presentation?Presenters
    in the morning (5 presenters) and late-afternoon sessions (4 presenters)
    will have 30 minutes to read their papers and to answer questions.  Those
    in the early-afternoon sessions (1:30 – 3:10) (4 presenters)
    will have 25 minutes. We ask that session chairs make sure the
    participants stay within their allotted time.
  • Do I need to be a member of the HSS to give a paper?What about registering for the meeting? You do not need to be a member to present your paper but since all presenters are required to register for the meeting, and members receive a discount on the registration fee, we strongly encourage participants to join the Society. Membership information is available at https://www.hssonline.org/about/society_join.html. Online meeting registration will be available in August. Paper registration forms may be printed from the HSS Web site and mailed or faxed.
  • Where can I get information on presenting a poster?
    Please see Roger Turner’s excellent Newsletter article on the benefits of presenting a poster.
  • How to make the most of the meeting. Useful tips for first-time attendees on how to make the most of the meeting are here.
  • Where’s my receipt?
    Your receipt will be included
    with your delegate packet, which will be available at the meeting
    registration desk.
  • May I participate in more than one session?
    a rule, no. We can make exceptions for plenary speakers, workshop
    participants, and for those who simply organize another session.
    Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session,
    e.g. chair and presenter.
  • What about audio/visual needs?Those who propose a paper, poster and/or session are asked to identify their a/v needs. LCD projectors (for use with PowerPoint presentations) will be available for all sessions. Potential presenters who prefer an overhead projector (or other a/v equipment) must request one in their session or paper proposal.For further information,
    please contact the Executive
    . We encourage those in a session who are using computer
    presentations to pre-load all presentations onto one computer so that little
    time is lost between speakers.