The deadline to submit a proposal February 20, 2019.
Yes; you can be named as an author or co-author on no more than 2 proposals.
The conference will officially begin with an evening Opening Reception on Saturday, October 19. However, there will be a number of Interest Group and Community Workshops held during the day on Saturday.
A Paper Session is composed of 3 - 4 proposals that are presented sequentially by their author(s), with a short amount of time allotted for audience members to ask questions. Please click here for more information regarding a Paper Session, and click here for suggestions to improve your Paper Session presentations.
A Common Ground Session is an interactive discussion between the author(s), audience members and a facilitator, centered around one common theme. Please click here for more information regarding a Common Ground Session.
Due to the size of the conference and the complexity of constructing the conference schedule, it is very difficult to accommodate special requests. We do recognize that once in a while there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a presenter from being available on a specific day. In cases like these, please email the SMS Executive Office and let us know of your constraints and we will make an effort to take them into consideration when building the schedule.
Yes, all conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. SMS has contracted a room block at the Hilton Minneapolis. Rooms are available for a special rate on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise all attendees to make reservations early to secure a room with the special conference rate. The Hilton online reservation site can be accessed from this page of our website.
Your reservation must be made by September 17, 2019 to receive the reduced room rate. Please note there are a limited number of guest rooms available through the SMS block, and could be exhausted before this date.
Registration for the 2019 Annual Conference will open mid-April 2019.
You can request an invitation letter by contacting the SMS Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that visa issuance is outside of our control and often requires considerable time and effort from you.
Visa requirements are set by the country you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to check entry requirements with the consular officials of the countries to be visited well in advance of your trip. Please note, the SMS cannot guarantee the issuance of a visa.