Registration deadline approaching for SPARC General Assembly: 2 September 2018

The deadline for online-registration to the SPARC General Assembly is less than one week away. Please remember to register online

before 2 September 2018, 24:00 UTC [Mon, 3 September 9:00 a.m. Japanese Standard time]


We highly recommend online registration to avoid long queues at the registration desk on the first day, and to reduce the possibly of missing the opening ceremony and performance.

Additional important information:

** Conference dinner**

If you want to participate in the conference dinner on Wednesday night, please register for it through the registration page online. It is not possible to make on-site reservations for the conference dinner.
If you are not able to use the registration page for this purpose or want to bring additional guests, please send an email to the SPARC office () stating the names of the additional participants. We cannot make additional reservations after 15 September 2018.

The dinner will be held on Wednesday, 3 October as a buffet dinner from 18:00 to 20:00, plus dancing till 22:00 or so, at FORTUNE GARDEN KYOTO – 7,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person

** Early Career Researcher Poster awards **

SPARC strongly supports early career scientists, and has managed to secure funding for best-poster cash awards. Determining the best poster needs judging by scientific peers at the conference. Please consider volunteering to be a judge for the Early Career Scientists (ECS) poster award. We aim at having enough judges, that no one has to be on judging duty for more than two (of six) poster sessions. If you want to volunteer, please let us know via email at . Thank you for your consideration!

** Ice-breaker reception on Sunday**

A reception with some food and drinks will be held on Sunday afternoon in the poster room. Authors can already use this time to put up their posters and (informally) present their work.

The poster room is also always accessible during registration times and lunch breaks for informal presentations and discussions.

** Visa processing**

Please check your visa requirements as soon as possible at: and contact the travel agency via email to: , if you require additional documents.

If you require an invitation letter, please provide the personal information that needs to be included in the visa documents:
Gender (male/female):
Birth date (DD-MM-YYY):
Current Position:
Post Code:

If you have not done so already, please make all inquiries as soon as possible. It will not be possible to process visa applications after August 31st (except sight-seeing visa)