Registration for X-SCAPES will open after 20 January 2018, once the abstract reviewing process has been completed. In order to register, you will be asked to use the online registration system supported by ConfTool (the same one used for submitting paper proposals).

Registration closes Thursday 15 March 2018 for presenting delegates and non-presenting delegates alike. If you have not registered at this time, we will not be able to include your paper in the programme.

We are keen to set the registration fee as low as possible, thanks to significant funding from our various Sponsors. All fees include the standard Swiss VAT charge of 7.7%.

Standard rate: CHF 95
Reduced rate: CHF 65 (proof of PhD/MA student status required)

The registration fee includes coffee breaks and lunches on all three days, as well as the opening reception sponsored by the University of Bern’s Center for the Study of Language and Society (see Sponsors).

The ConfTool system interfaces with the University of Bern’s finance office which accepts only Visa or Mastercard credit card payments. Please let us know if this is impossible for you.

Please be aware that, after the registration deadline, no refunds will be possible. If you do have to cancel, your fee will be used to support our Emerging Scholars fund (see below).

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on the last day of the workshop, Friday 04 May. In order to give delegates as much flexibility as possible, we have not included the conference dinner in the registration fee. Thanks to our Sponsors, however, the dinner is heavily subsidised and will cost delegates only CHF 25 (to be paid at the time of registration). If you would like to join us for the dinner, you will be asked to select either the Full Standard Rate (CHF 120) or the Full Reduced Rate (CHF 90) so that the dinner is folded into your official registration fee and will not appear separately. Again, no refunds are possible after 15 March.


Emerging scholar grants

Thanks to major sponsorship (see Sponsors), we have already been able ahead of time to support four international doctoral researchers in attending X-SCAPES. Our co-hosts and other sponsors also make it possible to offer at least a further 10 grants of CHF 390 for other doctoral researchers travelling from afar. Priority will be given to those coming from countries in Africa, Latin America and South/Southeast Asia. These grants are calculated to cover the equivalent of: the registration fee (CHF 65), airport transfers (CHF 120), the conference dinner (CHF 25), and four nights hostel accommodation (CHF 180; shared room and tourist tax – see Accommodation). Grants will be paid as lump-sum reimbursements after the workshop.

If you would like to apply for one of these emerging scholar grants, please send a separate email to the organizers (see Contact) once your proposal has been accepted. Mark the subject line “Grant Application” and attach a copy of your CV and a short letter of reference from your supervisor. We will only consider applications once the reviewing process has been completed.