Here are the frequently asked questions about ISEA2020

FAQ 21 - What is the new deadline to confirm my presentation at ISEA2020?

The deadline to confirm your availability and to register to present at ISEA2020 from October 13 to 18 is May 1, 2020. To do so, each presenter must before this new deadline

FAQ 20 - I bought a FULL PASS before March 23 but I will not be able to attend in October. What are my options?


If you are an accepted presenter unable to attend, another option is available to you : 

  • Accepted presenters who cannot have the opportunity to maintain their presentation and publication in the conference proceedings. ISEA2020 is working on the implementation of a platform to allow registered presenters holders of a FULL PASS to deliver their presentation via video conferencing. The details for this type of presentation will be announced soon. All presenters are required to upload the finalized accepted article according to the ISEA template (camera-ready paper). 

*The video-conferencing option is only available for accepted presenters for the initial dates of ISEA2020 in May who are unable to attend at the new dates. All presenters must register with a FULL PASS. 

FAQ 19 - Who do I contact to request an official acceptance letter with the new conference dates?

For academic papers, panels, institutional and artist presentations, contact: isea.academic@printempsnumerique.ca 

For artistic projects, contact: ISEA2020@printempsnumerique.ca 

For workshops, contact: sylvaine@printempsnumerique.ca

FAQ 18 - Change of dates / COVID-19

New Dates: October 13 to 18, 2020

Montreal, March 23, 2020 — With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is facing an extraordinary situation. Following the measures announced by the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada, in a concerted decision with its partners and collaborators, Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) has decided to postpone ISEA2020: WHY SENTIENCE? We are looking forward to seeing you in Montreal, October 13 to 18 2020!

Our priorities are public health and high-quality programming, and we will work hard during the spring and summer to ensure that the ISEA community enjoys a memorable symposium! We thank you for your understanding.

Any purchases already made will be automatically transferred to the new dates. The new deadline for Early Bird registration, for presenters to upload camera-ready papers and to fill in the Zone Festival form is May 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm (GMT-5). 

The answers to most of your questions can be found in the FAQ. If you have a specific question, contact us at the following emails: 

Regarding academic papers, panels, institutional presentations and artist talks, contact: isea.academic@printempsnumerique.ca

For artworks, contact: isea.artistic@printempsnumerique.ca

For workshops, contact: sylvaine@printempsnumerique.ca

For general public, contact: ISEA2020@printempsnumerique.ca

See you in Montreal in October!

FAQ 17 - Do I have to fill in the Zone Festival information form? What is it for?

This form must only be filled by presenter that are accepted and registered. For panel accepted submissions, each member of the panel must fill their own form.

This form is used by organizers to prepare the program and communicate about your presence and presentation at ISEA2020.

Please note, if you are a presenter but do not complete the form, we will use the abstract in your initial submission from EasyChair for the website and the program. Your picture and images of your project will be replaced by the ISEA2020 logo. Unfortunately, we will not be able to submit this information to your review and approval before it is published. Thank you for your understanding.

FAQ 16 - Where do I upload my camera-ready paper?

Your camera-ready paper must be uploaded on your Easychair login space: https://easychair.org/account/signin. The new document will replace the previous, anonymized submission. The procedure is explained on this platform. 

FAQ 15 - Is there a preferential rate for independent artists?

Unaffiliated or independent artists are eligible for reduced registrations with promotional code. Concession tickets for artists are only valid when confirmed with the ISEA2020 Organizing Committee. Please contact isea.mtl@printempsnumerique.ca and ask for the promotional code.

To give more information upon the concession we are offering to ‘unaffiliated’ artists, we refer to independent artists with no ties to any type of academic institution or commercial gallery.

FAQ 14 - Are artist paid at ISEA2020?

No, there are no artist fees. ISEA2020 will provide equipment and technical support to install/produce the artworks and performances selected from the call, but all other expenses are paid by the artists. Please note that there will be a fee payable by all participants (for rates visit the registration page).

FAQ 13 - Are presenters paid at ISEA2020?

No. Presenters cover travel expenses, registration fees and all other expenses.

FAQ 12 - In the case of Artistic Works, what is the “Thematic Statement”?

The section “Thematic Statement” is meant to address the ISEA themes and sub-themes and explain the connection between the work and these themes in detail. This section also should address how audiences engage with the work.

FAQ 11 - I have problems to submit my proposal on EasyChair, can you help me?

Due to the large amount of applications we receive, ISEA2020 team cannot help authors to solve problems with EasyChair. We strongly encourage authors to visit this link.

FAQ 10 - When can I register? What are the registration rates?

The registration for ISEA2020 is open! Please visit the registration page for rates and other registration information.

FAQ 9 - Is there funding available to help with travel/registration costs?

ISEA2020 is unable to assist with travel or registration costs. 

FAQ 8 - Is there a registration fee?

Yes, please note that there will be a registration fee payable by all participants. There are general admission rates and student rates and three different options: EARLY-BIRD (until December 31, 2019), IN ADVANCE (from January 1, 2020 to May 18, 2020), ON SITE (if purchased from May 19 to 24, 2020). Please visit the registration page for rates.

FAQ 7 - Can I submit more than one proposal?

Yes, you can submit more than one proposal for all kinds of categories (e.g. artistic works, academic papers, workshops, etc.).

FAQ 6 - In the case of short and full papers, is it necessary to submit full papers or just the abstract?

Yes, you have to submit full papers. In addition, you have to submit an abstract. Please use submission template (download template).

FAQ 5 - Can I update my submission after I submit it?

Authors can update their submissions before the deadline. Once the deadline closes, however, authors cannot make any changes to their submission.

FAQ 4 - Will the full papers be published?

Yes, the selected papers will be published in the proceeding with an ISBN. The proceedings become part of the ISEA Symposium Archives.

FAQ 3 - Why do I need to remove my name from my paper proposal?

ISEA operates with a double-blind peer-reviewed policy; authors of academic submissions are requested to remove their names and institutions ahead of submission for review and to add back their names for camera-ready version. Any other features that might identify the authors must be removed ahead of submission.

FAQ 2 - Do I need to sign the copyright form?

Yes. All authors have to sign the copyright form.

FAQ 1 - How do I upload the copyright form?

You can only submit A SINGLE PDF FILE, so please include your signed copyright form in your PDF document.