Frequently asked questions

General Questions & Answers

  1. How do I register for the virtual WSC 2021? How much do I need to pay for registration? Do I have to be a member of the ISI or one of its Associations?
    Registration for the WSC will open in March 2021. Registration fees will be made available on our website by the end of October. We will have various categories for registration fees. You do not have to have an active membership in the ISI and its Associations; however, we have reduced rates for our members. Please check our WSC 2021 website regularly for updates and follow our social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.
  2. Where can I find out more about the ISI and its Associations? How do I join?
    Please visit the ISI website to find out more about the activities of the ISI and its Associations. You can also join the ISI and/or its Associations via the Join Us page.
  3. What do I need to attend the virtual WSC 2021?
    To attend the virtual WSC 2021, you will need a stable Internet connection for your computer (or tablet) and a valid registration to the congress. You will receive login details a week prior to the congress.
  4. Will I get a Certificate of Attendance?
    Yes, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided. Details of how to obtain it will be announced before the congress starts.
  5. Who can I e-mail with additional questions?
    Please send your e-mail to info@isi2021.org. We will try to reply to e-mails within one calendar week.

Scientific Programme & Speakers

  1. Will registration fees be waived for invited speakers? Do I have to be a member of the ISI or one of its Associations?
    All speakers have to pay registration fees. You do not have to have an active membership in the ISI and its Associations; however, we have reduced rates for our members. Please also see questions and answers 1 and 2 above.
  2. Where can I find information on the scientific programme such as the call for invited session proposals and guidelines for session organisers?
    The most recent information on the scientific programme is available on the website, including any calls that are currently open; for instance, the invitation to propose invited sessions and the guidelines for session organisers.
  3. If my abstract is selected, how will I make my presentation?
    Once you are selected as a speaker in the virtual WSC 2021, you will receive instructions on how to prepare your presentation. Most presentations will be pre-recorded and some will be live. You will have support from us for making your presentation in either format, also during the event.
  4. Will I receive a Speaker Certificate?
    Yes, your Speaker Certificate will be available in your speaker’s account during and after the event.
  5. If I have questions related to the scientific programme, who can I e-mail?
    Please send your e-mail to the Scientific Programme Committee Chair, Nalini Ravishanker, at spc.chair@isi-web.org.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

  1. When will exhibition options be announced and where can this be found?
    Thank you for your interest in becoming an exhibitor at the virtual WSC 2021. We are currently working on the best virtual platform for our congress programme and delegates. We will have exhibition opportunities and are working on the virtual options we can make available on the virtual platform. Please visit our sponsorship and exhibition page as information will be added there soon.
  2. My organisation would like to become a sponsor of the congress. Where can I find the sponsorship brochure?
    Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the virtual WSC 2021. We are currently working on the sponsorship possibilities for the virtual version of our congress and hope to have this available on our website soon. Please visit our sponsorship and exhibition page as information will be added there soon.
  3. Who can I e-mail to register my interest in sponsorship/exhibition and to ask my additional questions?
    Please send your e-mail to info@isi2021.org. We will try to reply to e-mails within one calendar week.

Satellite Meetings & Short Courses

  1. Will Satellite Meetings be held in conjunction with the virtual WSC 2021?
    Satellite Meetings will be held (virtually for the most part) during the months preceding and following the congress. We are currently liaising with the organisers and will announce information on our website soon.
  2. Will short courses be held in conjunction with the virtual WSC 2021?
    Short courses will be held in specific months in 2021. The information and call for proposals can be found on the ISI website.