pacifica congress CONGRESS- Common Questions
Pacifica Congress Conference FAQ page gives you quick answers to commonly asked questions. While the idea is to keep the answers short and direct so that you can find information quickly, we understand you may require more assistance. If this is the case, please get in touch with us through our contact form.
How do I register for the conference?
Register for the conference by visiting the Registration page. There, you can complete the online form for registration and accommodation.
Yes. Pacifica Congress reserves blocks of rooms for attendees each year. You can learn more about how to reserve a room in one of these hotels on the Registration page. Because we reserve rooms in bulk, room rates are typically lower than any other hotels in the area.
Why do we meet in certain cities and not others? Why don’t we meet in a smaller city that might have lower hotel rates?
Several factors go into our choice of cities:
Firstly we try to meet in various regions. We try to choose cities that members will enjoy visiting.
Pacifica Congress is a relatively large annual meeting. Only large conference hotels have the facilities we need. We have outgrown the facilities in many cities where we used to meet in past years.
The program takes place over several days with many scheduled sessions, and some conflicts are unavoidable. The Program Committee works hard to avoid conflicts of topics and potential audiences. The first priority, however, must be avoiding individual conflicts: a participant cannot moderate one session and present a paper at the same time. Special scheduling requests can contribute to conflicts as well. If a series of five sessions is organised and the organisers want to maintain a particular order, that limits the scheduling of other sessions around it. Any special scheduling request may have a ripple effect in order to avoid individual conflicts. Ideally, similar topics follow one another in the same room for the sake of continuity.