Frequently Asked Questions

Typical Registration Mistakes Made

Typical Questions From Everyone

Typical Questions From Faculty/Administrators

Typical Questions From Students


Q  Is the abstract submission fee deducted from the registration fee?
A  No! The abstract submission fee is a fee for the service of processing the 800-1000 abstracts we accept via the on-line abstract submission process. Before the year 2000, the ACSP used to return the $25 fee as a deduction from the registration fee — not any more.

Q  Do I need to register for the Awards Lunch?
A  The Faculty FULL Registration and Student FULL Registrations INCLUDE a reception ticket and a ticket to the Awards Lunch. Please DO NOT register for individual event tickets unless you are bringing a guest.


Q  Is it necessary to be an ACSP member to attend the conference?
A  No. Come all!

Q  How do I get a receipt for my registration fees?
A  The on-line registration system will automatically email you a confirmation of your registration. Payment receipts will be enclosed in each attendee's registration envelope on-site. If you must have something sooner, please contact and we'll fax or email it to you.

How do I reserve a data projector?
A  Data projectors are pre-set in every session room. However, you must bring your own laptop computer.

Q  What if I don't have a laptop?
A  Ask to borrow one from one of the other very friendly folks in your conference session.

Q  What do I do if I lose my name badge?
A  Got to the ACSP Registration desk. Be patient and they will produce another.

Q  What do I do if I lose my event tickets?
A  The ACSP Registration desk has record of your paid registration. They will put your name on a list and you will need to personally check with the attendant at the door of the event to let them know of your arrival.


Q I'm faculty and I am presenting a paper, but am only here at the conference for one day. Is there a one-day rate?
A No. Faculty pay the full faculty registration fee regardless of length of stay.

Q Is there a private place where I can conduct job interviews?
A Let the ACSP staff know in advance that you plan to conduct interviews. They can help you secure space.

Q I'm retired faculty. Which registration do I pay?
A There is now a Retired Faculty registration rate on the registration form. It is considered a full registration which includes one reception ticket and one ticket to the awards luncheon as well as access to all breaks, sessions and programming.

Q  How to I get AICP Credit for sessions I attended at the Conference?
A  The Association pre-registers conference sessions with the AICP using the preliminary conference program. Sessions pre-approved will be indicated in the preliminary and on-site program. After the conference, the ACSP must formally submit all the sessions once again to the AICP. With final approval, the ACSP will publish availability of credits using the member listserve. Attendees then use their own access to the AICP system to register for credit.


Q I'm not yet faculty at a university, but have graduated and am no longer a student. Can I have the student fee?
A Yes.

Q I'm a student and am hoping to work for the ACSP for free registration. Is this opportunity available?
A Only students from the Local Host university are eligible for this option.

Q Is there less expensive housing available?
A Likely in good-sized cities there is other housing available to meet your needs, however we must encourage all attendees to stay at the host hotel to meet the organization's contractual obligation to the host hotel.

Q Is there a place to post my vitae?
A Yes, the Job Bank will be open during the conference. Contact and send your resume to have it posted to the on-line bank, as well as the on-site bank where job opportunities are posted.

Q Can students go to lunch if those who purchased tickets don't show up?
A Faculty willing to donate tickets will donate them in baskets found at the conference registration desk. Check there periodically for available tickets. Otherwise, without a ticket there is no entry.

Q Is there assistance provided for student travel?
A Different kinds of awards are detailed at Some are paper awards which include full student registration fees as part of the award, others are strictly travel awards. Review the site for applicable deadlines.