Frequently Asked Questions

If I am registered to attend SRI2021 onsite but want to change to online participation, would I be reimbursed for the difference in the registration rate?

We will refund the difference between onsite and online tickets until March 1, 2021 and after that in an extraordinary situation in which the participant, for external reasons such as border closures, is unable to attend onsite. Please contact the SRI Team at sri@futureearth.org on the changes you wish to make.

 

How do I update or modify my session for the SRI2021 program?

Please contact sri@futureearth.org to update your session.

 

Can I submit a session proposal with speakers joining virtually and onsite?

When you submit your session proposal, please indicate whether you wish to organize an onsite session or an online session. For the latter option, please also indicate your preferred time zone. Please also indicate if you are interested in hosting an online post-session Q&A in a different timezone. All onsite sessions will be livestreamed.

 

Can I change my onsite session to an online-only session?

At this time, any proposed onsite sessions may be changed to an online-only session. We cannot guarantee that it will be possible to change an onsite session to a hybrid session (an onsite session with remote speakers) due to the higher staff and space demands of the hybrid format, although requests may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

What is the deadline for changing an onsite session to online-only for SRI2021?

Any session organizer can opt to host an online session instead of an onsite or hybrid session for any reason until March 1, 2021 (if requirements are met). After that date, requests to change an onsite session to online-only session will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

What if international travel to Australia is restricted which limits onsite participation at the time of the Congress?

The SRI Team recognizes that due to COVID-19, travel restrictions and travel safety at the time of the Congress cannot be predicted. We are committed to hosting a safe Congress onsite in Brisbane and will seek to maximize onsite participation from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific, and further afield pending border openings and easing of travel restrictions.

 

What is the process for exchanging or replacing speakers for my session?

It is possible to exchange or replace speakers for a session at any time, although registration fees for session participants are non-transferable.Please update your changes directly in the SRI Congress portal and let the Conveners know about any changes in your session.

 

In case you have any additional questions, please contact: sri@futureearth.org