Q & A

WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE ABOUT?

The conference brings together researchers and practitioners to explore the application of insights from the study of complex systems to public policy with a special emphasis on social good.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

In 2019 the conference had about 50 participants. The maximum capacity of the event space is 80 people. We intentionally keep the conference small to foster community building and interaction between participants. If the maximum number of participants is reached presenters will be given priority.

DO INVITED SPEAKERS STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE?

Most invited speakers stay for the entire conference. All of this year's speakers have indicated that they plan to do so.

HOW MANY TRACKS DOES THE CONFERENCE HAVE?

This is a single track conference. We intentionally limit the conference to one track to foster community building and interaction between participants.

CAN I ATTEND THE CONFERENCE WITHOUT GIVING A PRESENTATION?

Yes, anyone who is registered is welcome at the conference. It is not necessary to give a presentation.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS?

The paper submission deadline is March 1, 2020.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?

The registration fee includes conference attendance, light breakfasts, a reception, one dinner, and Wednesday lunch. Monday and Tuesday lunches are not included.

IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR EARLY REGISTRATION?

Yes, there is an early bird discount of $50 if you register before April 15, 2020. After that the registration fee increases to $390.

WHEN DOES THE CONFERENCE TAKE PLACE?

The conference takes place from May 18, 2020 to May 20, 2020.

WHERE DOES THE CONFERENCE TAKE PLACE?

The conference takes place at Open Gov Hub's event space.

WHAT AIRPORT IS CLOSEST TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE?

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). By car and outside rush hour it is about 15 minutes away from the conference venue. Other airports nearby are Dulles International Airport in Virginia (about 40 minutes away) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland (about 1 hour away).

WHERE CAN I STAY DURING THE CONFERENCE?

Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation. The Architect is a decent hotel with affordable rates in close proximity of the conference venue (3 minutes walking distance). A cheaper nearby alternative is The HI Washington DC Hostel  and more luxurious nearby alternatives are the Washington Plaza Hotel and the Kimpton Donovan Hotel. Finally, Airbnb features many private rooms and apartments that are available for rent.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN DC IN MAY?

The average high temperature in May is 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius) and the average low temperature is 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius). This is a pleasant month to visit DC.

HOW CAN I REACH YOU IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

You can reach us by e-mail: info@caps-conference.org

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