I registered to attend the conference in person, but I can no longer make it, can I get a refund for my registration fee?

Check our Registration page for information about registration refunds.

Conference registration filled up, what should I do?

Check our Registration page for information about joining the in-person waitlist and registering as a virtual attendee.

Can I come to the conference without registering?

No, you must register to attend the conference.

Is the registration fee waived for presenters?

No, presenters must still pay the $25 registration fee.

Is the registration fee waived for travel scholarship recipients?

No, travel scholarship recipients must still pay the $25 registration fee.

Attending In Person

Do I need to bring a form of ID?

If you plan to consume alcohol at the reception on Wednesday night, then yes! This could be a driver’s license, passport, or any other identification that proves you’re at least 21 years old. IDs will be checked at check-in. If you do not have your ID with you, you cannot consume alcohol.

What is the dress code?

We ask that you wear clothes and shoes of some kind, but primarily, we want everyone to dress comfortably!

Can I bring a guest to the conference?

Due to space constraints, we are not allowing attendees to bring guests to the conference.

Attending Virtually

What can I expect as a virtual attendee?

Check the full program on our Program page to see which aspects of the conference are available to virtual attendees.

Will the live stream be recorded?

We plan to record at least the keynote address, but we likely will not be recording the rest of the presentations.


Do you have extra parking validations?

We only have parking validations available for those who requested them. If you lose your parking validation, let someone at the check-in table know.

I’ll be traveling to the conference on a visa and need a letter of support, do you provide that?

Depending on exactly what you need from us, we may be able to help out. Please contact OMSCS-Conf@groups.gatech.edu.


I accepted the invitation to present, but I am no longer able to attend the conference, what should I do?

Contact OMSCS-Conf@groups.gatech.edu as soon as possible!

The work I’ll be presenting at the conference is a collaborative effort, are my collaborators invited to present with me?

Due to space constraints, we are not allowing more than one presenter per presentation, but this is something we will look into for next year!

How were presentations selected?

The conference review committee read through the presentation proposals (there were a lot!) and selected those that stood out as being of particularly high quality. Additionally, proposals were chosen such that there was diversity among the topics being presented.

Other Questions

If you couldn't find the answer to your question above, please contact us at OMSCS-Conf@groups.gatech.edu.