The 2018 NGBT meeting will be held in the Fairmont, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
The 2018 NGBT meeting will start on Sep 30th at 8:30am and end on Oct 2nd at 6:15pm. We expect to have cultural events and conference dinner on Sep 30th and/or Oct 1st at 6:30pm.
Yes, it is possible to do spot registration but you will be required to make payment either through Debit/credit card or cash. However, to ensure you can attend the meeting we ask that you register ahead, as in 2017, the meeting was oversubscribed and hence could not guarantee on site/spot registration. We strongly recommend that you register on-line before the early registration deadline to save on the registration fees.
If you are not an Indian national and will be travelling from overseas to attend the meeting you likely need a visa. Conference website has information on obtaining visa. If you are solely visiting India for the meeting you may obtain a "Conference Visa". However, recently the government of India has introduced e-Visa for nationals of many countries for tourism and casual business purposes. Please check www.indianvisaonline.gov.in for information and how to apply. If you have visa related questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, an optional accompanying person registration is available. Please visit the Registration page for relevant information.
Abstract submission is not required (though encouraged for poster presentations). You can register without submitting an abstract.
Yes, though not preferred. However you must disclose this information during the submission process.
If you are not an invited speaker but wish to be considered for a speaking slot, please send your proposal/abstract (200 words) to email@example.com. We will send it to the organizing committee for evaluation and respond with their recommendations. We have a limited number of slots for speakers selected from the abstracts submitted and hence only abstracts those are able to convey the scientific depth and findings from the work are likely to be selected.
There are a number of student meeting scholarships and travel awards to support meeting attendance by students/post-docs. An abstract submission is required for student to be considered for the awards. Relevant information and criteria for this can be found at SGRF 2018 student meeting scholarships and travel awards on the website.
Cancellation request can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refund is applicable as shown below:
Till August 28th 2018 - 80% refund
Till September 18th 2018 - 50% refund
From September 19th 2018 onwards - No refund
Please note refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the meeting in October and will make every effort to get you refunded by October 30th, 2018.
Please send an email to email@example.com and we will assist you. Changes to the abstract after August 3rd 2018 may not be possible, but will do our best to accommodate your request.
Please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can mark your abstract as withdrawn should you wish. Please note that the cancellation policy described above (in Q11) will still apply for fee refund.
Yes, a Certificate of Attendance will be given
Jaipur is the headquarters of North Western Zone of Indian Railways. Jaipur Junction railway station is well connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Indore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad. Other stations include Gandhinagar, Durgapura, Jagatpura, Ninad Benad and Sanganer.
Jaipur International Airport has pre-paid taxi services. Contact the airport taxi counter for help. You can also have your hotel arrange your pickup by directly contacting them. If you are an invited speaker the organizers will send you relevant information about local transportation.
India Rupees (INR) is the currency used in India. It is advised that you exchange ~100-300 USD worth of money to INR at the airport. You can exchange money at the hotel (Hotel Fairmont/Lemon Tree – if you are staying in these hotels) but the exchange rates may not be ideal. Currently 1 USD will fetch you ~63-65 INR.
Credits cards are widely accepted. You will be able to use your credit card for payments at hotel Fairmont Jaipur and similar class of hotels. Please make sure you notify your bank or credit card issuer about your travel so they do not block you card when you try to use it in India. Several credit card companies charge a foreign transaction fee and you may wish to check with your credit card company before using your card.
Power (electricity) shortage is a problem in parts of India - typically hotels like Fairmont or similar class and a majority of the businesses will have backup power. India uses 230V, 50Hz power outlets. Plan to bring appropriate voltage converters and adapters as you see fit.
The deadline for applying scholarship is on August 3rd , 2018.
A full award will cover your travel (subject to a cap), accommodation (will be arranged by SGRF) and meeting registration. Partial awards will provide meeting registration waiver and some local transportation (we are looking to see if we can provide accommodation assistance subject to availability of funds). You are expected to present your poster at the meeting and attend the meeting in full.
We will send you detailed information once the selection has been completed.
The full meeting scholarship includes the travel, accommodation and meeting registration fee. Partial awards will provide meeting registration waiver and some local transportation (we are looking to see if we can provide accommodation assistance subject to availability of funds).
Abstract submitted will be used to select the meeting scholarship and travel award winners. Student abstracts with a clear introduction to the problem, brief methodology and interesting findings will have a high chance to winning.
The scholarship award notification emails will be sent out by September 10th, 2018.
You can only submit one paper and hence, one award per person will be made.
You need to register online for the meeting and submit your abstract online before August 3rd 2018