What is the target audience for this event?
Content will be geared toward artists, arts administrators, educators, museum staff, curators, educators, students, and patrons.
Will there be optional activities or tours available?
Optional activities and tours will be available. Click here for a list of optional activities.
Can I bring a companion to programming and social activities?
Registered conference attendees may purchase a companion ticket. This ticket allows your companion to attend the opening reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Art at Xavier, and Friday Nights at NOMA. Your registered companion may also purchase tickets for optional tours that will take place while the conference is in session. More details on optional tours available on the Registration Page.
Who can bring a companion to the conference?
Registered conference attendees can bring a companion to the conference. All companions must register.
Can I bring multiple companions?
No, only one companion is permitted per registrant.
Where are conference events being held?
The conference panels and keynotes will be at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, and Xavier University.
Is there an age limit attendees must be to attend?
ISC conferences are adult, professional meetings and attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend any activities.
Do I need to be an ISC member?
No, you do not need to be an ISC member to attend. However, members do receive discounted registration fees. To get the member rate you must enter your membership number when you register for the conference. Your membership must be current through December 31, 2014. Not a member yet? Click here to join.
Where do I find the member number?
You can find your member number on your magazine label; it is the 5-digit number located in red box on the left, as pictured below, or you can contact the membership department at email@example.com or 609.689.1051 ext. 301.
What is an ARTSlam?
ARTSlam Sessions are unique opportunities to meet with peers for creative critique. Artists are invited to present images (must be provided on a USB Drive, other formats not accepted) of their current work to other attendees for constructive dialogue. Each artist will be limited to 10 minutes -maximum! Sessions will be limited to 6 people per session. Sign up prior to the session will be required and limited space is available. Sign ups will be on a first come basis at the conference.
What is a Mentoring Session?
Panelists will meet with smaller groups to discuss issues examined in panel discussions and answer questions. More information on Mentoring Sessions coming soon!
What is the conference press policy?
As a policy, the ISC does not extend press passes to attend entire events such as conference or galas.
The ISC will consider requests for a member of the press to attend portions of an event such as a specific panel or awards portion of an event, however the press person must follow the following guidelines:
Request to attend the event must be submitted in writing. Request must include specific event they want to attend (panel name, etc). Requests must be received 30 days prior to event date.
Press person must provide details of the piece/project they are working on including name of the publication, article title/theme, and anticipated date of publication.
Requests will only be considered by reputable, verifiable media sources. Freelance reporters must provide an indication of targeted publications or previously published articles.
Press person may not take the seat of a paying attendee in a sold-out event and must understand that press may be restricted to "standing room only".
Each publication approved will be allowed no more than 2 press passes for the event. In most cases only one pass will be approved.
If request is approved reporters are required to send ISC a copy of the published article within 60 days of publication.
You may be asked to sign a contract releasing all images and/or written articles for archiving and promotion of the ISC.
What is included in my registration fee?
Registration includes admission to the keynote address, over ten panel discussions, artist talks, mentoring sessions, ARTSlams, the opening reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Friday Nights at NOMA, programming at Art at Xavier University, and much more.
Will there be a student rate for this conference?
Yes, there is a student rate available. The student rate is open to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Space is limited. For guaranteed conference registration, you must register as a member, or nonmember.
Student registration includes a 1-year ISC membership, conference registration, and participation in the littleSCULPTURE show. Students must submit a copy of current school ID or transcript showing full time student status within 10 business days or they may be disqualified from receiving this rate. Copy may be sent via mail, fax, or email. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Attendees may only register as a student if they have not yet registered as a member or non-member for this event. All students will be required to fill out a post-conference survey as term of condition for accepting the student rate.
Will on-site registration be available?
On-Site registration may be available on a first-come basis. Premium fees will apply. Please check the website regularly to see if available. Do not make travel plans without confirming availability with events department.
p. 1.609.689.1051 x.302
Can I register a spouse or colleague using my membership?
Your member number may only be used once, with the exception of University Level Members (who may send use the member number for three members of the University’s faculty) or Associate Level Members (who may use the member number for up to three staff members or volunteers). Attendees must use their own member numbers to register as a member. This will be monitored, and attendees who register using member IDs that are not their own may be disqualified from receiving the member rate.
How can my companion and I pay for our registrations together?
You and your companion can pay for registration together if you register your companion on the Companion Information page and the two registrations will be combined at the end of registration. This way, the two registrations, confirmation emails, and payment will be combined.
How can my companion and I pay for our registrations separately?
You and your companion can pay for registration separately if the companion registration takes place after the ISC Member has completed their registration. This way, the two registrations, confirmation emails, and payment will be separate.
Does my companion have to register at the same time as me?
A companion may register at any point while conference registration is open, after the ISC Member has completed their registration. If registering as a companion after the ISC Member has completed their registration, the two registrations, confirmation emails, and payment will be separate.
Can I modify my registration?
You can modify your registration, including adding optional tours and events by clicking here.
Enter your information, including your confirmation number, which can be found in your confirmation email.
On the top left corner of the page there is a button that says “My Information”, if you hover over that a drop down menu will appear – select modify.
Continue through registration until you get to the optional tours page.
How can the International Sculpture Center assist in obtaining a Visa?
Each registrant is responsible for his or her own travel arrangements, including obtaining a Visa. If an ISC Member is interested in attending, and needs a Visa, the International Sculpture Center can fax/email/mail a letter of recommendation to you and/or the appropriate parties. This is a courtesy extended to ISC Members, and is at the discretion of the Executive Director. To join the ISC today, please visit the Membership page. If you are an ISC Member and would like to request a letter of recommendation for a Visa, please email email@example.com or call (609) 689-1051 x302.
Please include your member number in your correspondence.
Are there any travel discounts available?
Yes, please take advantage of the hotel discount by visiting the travel discounts page. The ISC has also arranged for discounted rates with the Hertz rental car company. To take advantage of these fantastic discounts, see the Travel Page.
What is the best way to get around once I arrive in New Orleans?
New Orleans has a vibrant transportation network that connects communities across the city. Whether traveling by car, bike, foot or public transit, visitors have many convenient and safe options to get to and from their destinations. You can learn more about public transportation in New Orleans here, or by visiting the Travel page.
Do I need to rent a car?
You may wish to rent a car during free time to explore some of the great sites nearby which are not included in the program. The ISC has secured a discount from Hertz rental cars.
What else is there to explore in New Orleans?
Optional activities have been designed to bring you the best of New Orleans, and are a great way to see what New Orleans has to offer. When you are not busy with the International Sculpture Conference, in New Orleans you’re sure to find attractions that match your other interests. Visit New Orleans Tourism site here, or view other great resources here.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be submitted in writing before September 15, 2014 and are subject to a $125 cancellation fee. No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after September 15, 2014. All approved refunds will be issued within 3 business days of request to original paid credit card.
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