2020 RSA Annual Conference Refund Page
On 13th March 2020, in a virtual meeting, the Board of the Regional Studies Association took the difficult decision that the Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia cannot go ahead as planned in June.
This decision was taken in the light of the evolving situation relating to coronavirus and in close consultation with the local organising team. We are very grateful to our local organisers for their calm stewardship during this global public health crisis.
For clarity, none of the events associated with the annual conference will take place – including the Technical Tours; Early Career Women’s Network; RSA Territorial Ambassadors meeting; RSA Board meeting or Regional Studies Journal Editorial Board meeting. We are making alternative arrangements for each and will be in touch with those affected shortly.
Given that this event was going to be one of the largest and most geographically diverse conferences that we have ever run, we are pleased to announce that the RSA Annual Conference in Ljubljana, while not running in June 2020, has been rescheduled to run as the RSA’s Annual Conference in 2022. Again, we would like to thank the local organising team for their flexibility and commitment to the Association, its members and our wider community.
Next Steps for Conference Participants
We hope this early decision to cancel the conference in June removes uncertainty for you and enables you to cancel any travel, accommodation and further commitments and prevents any additional costs.
The RSA is offering participants a choice in relation to paid conference fees:
- 100% conference fee refund
- Using your conference fee to pay for future RSA events or Association membership
Please let us know below how you wish to proceed.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
No. The Annual Conference has been postponed until 2022 due the novel Coronavirus Covid-19.
The RSA is currently working on developing alternative opportunities and we will update participants via email with news on this.
Yes. We offer a full refund of the conference fees you paid. Please note that this does not include any bank charges you or the RSA had to pay.
You may also use the conference fee as credit to attend a future RSA event or use it to pay for future years of membership. The credit is valid for bookings made up until and including 31.12.2022.
Please contact the Office Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to use your credit for a another RSA event or to pay for future years of membership. The credit is valid for bookings made up until and including 31.12.2022.
Please complete the refund form to receive your refund: https://www.regionalstudies.org/news/2020-rsa-annual-conference-refund-page/
We will process all refunds as quickly as possible. Please note that the office team is small and we have received a large volume of bookings. It might therefore take 1-2 months until your refund is processed. The speed of refund will also be dependent on how quickly your card provider credits the money to your account.
Please contact Katharina Bürger at email@example.com if you require a letter from the RSA confirming that the conference has been postponed to 2022.
Membership with the RSA runs for 12 months. Members receive a large number of benefits, such as access to publications, grant schemes and knowledge exchange opportunities. These benefits will remain and therefore the membership fee element of any payment will not be eligible for refund.
No. The RSA is sorry to inform you that travel and accommodation booked by you cannot be refunded as was set out in the terms and conditions when you booked for the conference. Please contact your accommodation provider, travel carrier and insurance company to claim for such expenses.
Yes, you will have to re-submit your abstract if you wish to attend next year’s Annual Conference. We will publish more information about the 2021 Annual Conference in due course.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions, which are not answered here.