Registration is the most visible function at your conference, and sets the tone for the rest of the event. It is imperative that it be well-run and friendly.
The registration process is key to providing accurate and up-to-date information on anticipated attendance at all of the workshops, seminars, and social functions of the conference. This information guides projections and any necessary adjustments for budget, food, and beverage. The information gathered at registration will also help advise future conference committees.
The information on this page is intended for conference organizers establishing registration for their conferences. Attendees that need information on registration should contact their conference of interest.
IEEE Member/Non-Member (as summarized from IEEE policy 10.1.15):
Due to international regulations mandated by MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, IEEE and its service providers must comply with PCI Data Security Standards.
In order to follow PCI compliance regulations, IEEE volunteers have limited options when not using PCI compliant third parties to process credit cards. The following methods are best practices.
It is important to understand exactly how credit card transactions will be managed.
IEEE Volunteers cannot set up merchant accounts under any circumstance.
IEEE has an established merchant account, and offers a merchant lending program which allows IEEE conferences and geographic units the use of this account under certain conditions.
If using a third-party, they must set up their own merchant account(s).
IEEE can give the third-party company access to our existing IEEE merchant accounts through our Merchant Lending Program. This requires that the the third-party is PCI compliant or that they meet certain criteria.
Conferences provide an opportunity for technical professionals to share information and connect with each other.