FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters


How do I submit a Proposal to present a Paper  or a full Panel Session?

You may submit Proposals online via our Conference Submission Portal between November 25, 2019 and January 31, 2020.

What do I need to submit in a Proposal?

All Proposals require a title, abstract, and author information, including name, institutional affiliation, rank, title, and e-mail address. For proposers/organizers of full Panel Sessions, the information should be provided for the full Session and for each individual presenter, again to include all titles, authors and institutional information as described herein. Proposals for full Panel Sessions are welcomed and encouraged.

What length should the abstract for my Paper or Panel Session be?

 Please keep Paper Proposal abstracts, and Panel Session abstracts, to no more than 200 words or 1400 characters.

How many Papers will be presented in each Panel Session?

 Panels will have no more than four (4) individual Papers.

How long should my oral Presentation be?

All presenters should be prepared to speak for 15 minutes. Presenters will guided by each Panel Session Chairperson’s guidelines.

How long will each Panel Session be?

Each Panel Session will be 90 minutes, allowing ample time for audience Q&A.

Can I submit more than one Proposal?

 Yes. You may submit more than one Proposal and participate in more than one Panel Session, particularly as a discussant or a chair. No more than two Papers by an individual presenter will be accommodated during the Conference.

When will I know if my Paper has been accepted?

 Decisions on Proposals submitted for the Conference will be sent out on or before February 22, 2020.

Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?

 A Certificate of Attendance is available upon request, following the SASA 2020 Conference, by emailing Executive Chairperson, Dr. Vandana Asthana, at  VAsthana@sasia.org .

Is there funding available to help with my travel or registration costs?

 SASA does not assist with travel or registration costs.

I would like to make a presentation scheduling request? What should I do?

 All scheduling requests are due before January 31, 2020.  If you wish to make a scheduling request for a specific day to present your Paper you can make a request but there is no guarantee. The Program Committee will try their best to schedule your Presentation on the day requested.

When will the SASA 2020 Conference schedule be available online?

 Details will be posted on our website as the schedule is confirmed. A full conference schedule, including conference sessions, will be available on our website on or before March 1, 2020.

Will Presenters have access to audiovisual aids, a computer and the Internet?

 Panel Session rooms will have a computer, projector, and a screen and Internet access will be available.

I am an undergraduate or graduate student interested in the SASA 2020 Conference. Are there volunteer opportunities available?

 Yes. SASA will seek non-presenting graduate students as volunteers at the Conference. In exchange for a one-day volunteer commitment, non-presenting graduate students may attend the Conference at no charge. If you are interested in serving as a student volunteer, contact Conference Chair Dr. Deepak Shimkhada at dshimkhada@gmail.com for information.

Where’s the SASA 2020 Conference venue?

 The Conference is hosted by

University of the West

1409 Walnut Grove Avenue

Rosemead, CA 91770

Phone: (626) 571-8811

Where can I stay during the SASA 2020 Conference?

 The official Conference hotel is DoubleTree By Hilton, in Rosemead.  SASA has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate for a limited time only.  The special rate will be applicable only through March 31, 2020 . Please book your rooms before the deadline to qualify for special rate.  After the deadline the room rates will be higher.

Single occupancy includes full buffet breakfast  $148 per night                                    

Double occupancy includes full buffet breakfast  $158 per night

Click here to reserve your room.

Are there alternative accommodations?

 Yes, there are other inexpensive accommodations available in and around campus.  If you need help finding them, please contact us.

For questions or concerns, please contact Conference Chair Dr. Deepak Shimkhada at dshimkhada@gmail.com

What are the SASA 2020 Conference registration fees?

Presenters and Regular attendees:  $195

Retired attendees: $125

Student attendees: $85

Saturday Evening Reception & Banquet: $30

What does the Conference registration fee include?

Fees cover attendance for all Panel Sessions and Plenary Sessions, Friday and Sunday receptions, and luncheons on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday evening Exemplar Awards and banquet is an additional $30 per person.

How will I get to the Conference venue from the hotel if I don’t have a car?

For guests staying at DoubleTree By Hilton free shuttle service is available to and from the University of the West campus. One-way travel time is about 5 minutes.

How will I get to Rosemead from the airport?

Presenters from abroad arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The distance between LAX and University of the West is about 27 miles.  Super Shuttle, Prime Time Shuttle, Uber, Lyft or taxis are available. One-way fares in each direction are approximately $20-30.

Driving guidance: The University of the West is located off the 60 Freeway.  Exit at Walnut Grove Avenue. The campus is two minutes from the off-ramp.