Founded in 1924 to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations
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 Newsletterarticle 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
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
Office. 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.