ECPR General Conference
Universität Hamburg, Hamburg
22 - 25 August 2018

Terms and Conditions

Conference registration fee All participants, including Section Chairs/Co-Chairs, Panel Chairs/Co-Chairs, Discussants and Paperpresenters must register and pay the conference fee. Payment is due immediately upon registration.

Cancellation/refund policy In line with the Office of Fair Trading and EU Distance Selling regulations, there is a seven-day cooling-off period following payment, during which time you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund. This policy relates only to registration; other items purchased may not be eligible.

  • Cancellation/withdrawals received after the seven-day cooling-off period and before the registration deadline will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellation/withdrawals received after the seven-day cooling-off period and after the registration deadline are not eligible for a refund.

If paying by bank transfer, please include the invoice number in the transaction details.

Paper Presenters must be registered and paid by the deadline, after which Papers of those who have not registered and paid will be withdrawn.

Event invoices can be found by logging into your MyECPR account and selecting My Invoices.

Receipts Once you have registered and paid in full, log in to MyECPR and select My Invoices to view/download a receipt.

Visas/confirmation of conference participation Letters confirming participation in the conference (eg for the purpose of obtaining visas) will be issued only after the seven-day cooling-off period, and once the participant has registered and paid in full.

If you withdraw from the conference, notify the events team by email as soon as possible. Even if you decide not to attend at the very last minute, it’s very important to tell us you can’t attend, because Panels can collapse without sufficient Papers to create a meaningful discussion, or a Chair/Discussant to lead it. Despite cancellation at short notice, Panel or Section Chairs can sometimes rearrange schedules to avoid disappointment. In the lead-up to and during the General Conference, we maintain a constantly updated web page to keep all participants aware of changes to the Academic Programme after the date on which the print brochure went to press.

The allocation of Panels in each Section is determined by the Academic Convenors. This allocation is subject to change in light of the number of Panel/Paper proposals received before the final review. The Convenors' decision is final.

Panel cancellation / merging ECPR reserves the right to cancel or merge Panels and to move Papers to different Panels. The Convenors' decision is final.

Uploading your Paper to MyECPR constitutes agreement that ECPR can publish the Paper on this website and on the conference mobile App. Full Papers can be uploaded by the Paper Presenter via their MyECPR account from 1 May 2018. All Papers should be uploaded by 20 August 2018 at the latest. If you do not wish to upload your Paper, please email it to fellow Panel members by 20 August 2018.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued on request to after the conference. We will issue them only to those who signed in and collected their badge. We cannot issue certificates during the event.

Your MyECPR email address will be used for all correspondence, so ensure it is correct and that you are affiliated with the correct institution. Incorrect affiliation could affect your registration fee. If you have more than one MyECPR account, please let us know and we can merge them.

The information we hold about you in MyECPR will be exported to our website, print programme, and your conference badge. Please ensure it is correct and up to date.


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