What is the target audience for this event?
Content will be geared toward artists, arts administrators, educators, museum staff, curators, educators, students, and patrons.
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, 2015. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.689.1051 ext. 301.
Will there be optional activities, tours, or hands-on workshops available?
Optional activities, tours, and hands-on workshops will be available at additional fees. Click here to learn what is available. Sign-up is available upon conference registration, and additional fees apply.
Can I bring a companion to social activities?
ISC members who are registered conference attendees may purchase a companion ticket. This ticket allows your companion to attend evening receptions. Click here to learn what companions may and may not attend. Your registered companion may also purchase tickets for optional tours. More details on optional tours are available on the Activities Page. Companion registration is available when ISC members register for the conference online.
Who can bring a companion to the conference?
ISC members who are registered conference attendees can bring a companion to the conference. All companions must be registered.
Can I bring multiple companions?
If you require multiple companions due to an accessibility need, please contact the events department at email@example.com or (609) 689-1051 x302. The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.
Where are conference events being held?
Conference panels and keynotes will be held at the Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University.
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. Mentor Sessions at the 25th ISC Conference will be available in Summer 2015.
How can I show my work at the conference?
ISC Members can exhibit their work at the members-only littleSCULPTURE show at the ISC Conference. The littleSCULPTURE show is an exhibition comprised of small artworks, and will showcase how these talented artists handle the challenges of space and scale as dictated by the 8" x 8" x 8" size restriction. There is a $15 fee to exhibit work at the littleSCULPTURE Show. Sign up for the littleSCULPTURE Show occurs during early bird online conference registration.
How can I promote my exhibition/gallery/organization during the conference?
You can promote your exhibition/gallery/organization during the conference by placing an insert in the conference tote bags. When attendees arrive to the conference they receive tote bags that are stuffed with information on surrounding museums, exhibitions, and more, gaining you exposure to an audience of 300+ artists, curators, collectors, arts administrators, art educators, and more. Tote bag sponsorships are $250 and space is limited. Contact the ISC Events Department at (609) 689-1051 x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Will there be a mobile app available for conference attendees?
Yes, a mobile app will be made available for conference attendees during the conference. The app will include the conference schedule, key locations, and more. Join the mailing list here to be notified when the app is available for download.
How can I participate as a Vendor at the 25th ISC Conference and what do I receive?
You can participate as a Vendor at the 25th ISC Conference by contacting the ISC Events Department at email@example.com or (609) 689-1051 x302. Participation in Vendor’s Square is $1,000. This includes exhibiting as a Vendor in Vendor’s Square, gaining exposure to an audience of 300+ artists, collectors, curators, arts administrators, and more, during conference registration and check-in on Tuesday, November 3rd from 12:00PM-8:00PM and Wednesday, November 4th from 9:00AM-5:00PM at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. You will also receive table set-up, listing in the conference program book, and conference admission for (1) person from your exhibiting institution. Space is limited- reserve your spot early to participate.
What is the conference press policy?
As a policy, the ISC does not extend press passes to attend entire events such as conferences 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 all panels; the keynote address; ARTSlams and Mentor Sessions; the Opening Reception & littleSCULPTURE Show at Bentley Gallery; a Gallery and Studio Hop at Step Gallery, Roosevelt Row, and Grant Street Studios; Evening Mixers at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art & Bollinger Atelier; Closing Reception at Frank Lloyd Wright’s David and Gladys Wright House; Boxed Lunches; and shuttles to select conference activities. Pre- and post-conference hands-on workshops and optional trips are available at additional fees.
Will there be a student rate for this conference?
There are a limited number of discounted student tickets left. Student registration is available on a first-come basis only. Contact the ISC Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 689-1051 x302 to inquire about availability and rates. The student rate is available for currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students only. Attendees may only register as a student if they have not yet registered as a member or non-member for this event.
The ISC Development team is hard at work raising funds for discounted student prices for the International Sculpture Conference. If you are interested in sponsoring a student, please click here or contact email@example.com for more information.
Will on-site registration be available?
On-Site Day Passes will be available on a first-come basis. Premium fees will apply. Please check the website regularly to see if available.
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 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 your registration together if you register your companion on the Registration Summary page upon registering for the conference online. 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's registration can be paid for separately if the companion registration takes place after the ISC Member has completed their registration. After your registration is complete, you will need your email address and confirmation number, which can be found in your registration confirmation email.
On the registration site, click on the “Already Registered?” link and input the corresponding information, then click “OK”. This will allow you to modify your current registration, including adding a companion. Once you are done modifying, click through to the payment page. 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 be registered 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 companions, optional tours, and events on our registration site. Click here to modify your registration.
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”. Hover over this button until a drop down menu appears. Select “Modify”.
Continue through registration until you get to the section you wish to modify.
You must complete the registration process to save any changes. You should receive an updated confirmation email after your registration has been saved.
For questions involving modifying your registration, please contact the ISC Events Department at (609) 689-1051 x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 official conference hotel?
The official conference hotel is Hyatt Regency Phoenix. It is located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, and easily accessible by the METRO Light Rail. To get the discounted conference rate, click here. Don’t forget to book your stay early!
What is the best way to get around once I arrive in Phoenix?
While you’re in town, you can get around with the METRO Light Rail which runs from central Phoenix, through downtown, Tempe (and right along the ASU campus), to Mesa in the east. Click here to see a map of the Light Rail route.
If you prefer to rent a car, you can pick one up at the rental car structure at the airport, or at the Enterprise rental car station at the Hyatt Regency. The ISC has also secured deals on rental cars with Hertz. If you would prefer to take a taxi, there are a number of taxi and car services to get you on your way quickly. For more details on getting around Phoenix, visit the travel page.
Transportation by bus will also be provided to select conference activities. More information coming soon!
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 discounted deal from Hertz rental cars. There is also an Enterprise rental station in the lobby of the Sky Harbor Airport and the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, the conference hotel.
Where can I take the METRO Light Rail?
The METRO Light Rail serves the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa in Arizona and is easy to use and affordable. The conference hotel is close to Light Rail stations, with easy access to ASU, Phoenix Museum of Art, Roosevelt Row, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and much more. For a map of Light Rail stops, check out a map here.
Where can I see art in Arizona?
There are great museums and galleries located in Downtown Phoenix and the surrounding area. A few museums to check out are the Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Art Museum, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. There are a number of galleries in Phoenix and the surrounding area, like Bentley Gallery, Lisa Sette Gallery, Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios (part of ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts), Roosevelt Row, and much more. There will also be optional trips to studios of local artists and plenty of opportunities to see public art! For more information on exciting cultural destinations in Arizona, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism’s Art and Culture guide.
What else is there to explore in Arizona?
When you are not busy with the International Sculpture Conference, you’re sure to find attractions that match your other interests in Phoenix and the surrounding area. There are a number of beautiful archeological sites, interesting history museums, and delicious restaurants. Some cultural options include The Heard Museum, ASU Petroglyph Preserve, the Desert Botanical Garden, and much more. For some ideas on things to do, visit the Phoenix tourism site here.
How can I extend my stay in Arizona?
If you would like to extend your stay and explore Arizona on your own, there are plenty of things to see and do. If you are interested in outdoor activities, Arizona features over 500 trails and over 30 protected State Parks and Natural Areas. Some sites of interest are the Grand Canyon, Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Lost Dutchman State Park in Phoenix, and Tonto Natural Bridge State Park in Flagstaff, among others. If you would like help setting up a trip, check out Detours AZ for professionally guided tours of Arizona and the West.
There are also plenty of arts and cultural options, with a number of art and historic museums in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa. Visit the Desert Initiative website for some examples of great cultural sites in the Sonoran Desert.
For a more indulgent trip, Arizona is also known for its spas and golf resorts. Arizona spas are some of the best in the world, offering visitors luxurious treatments in inspiring, exclusive settings. For info on spas in Arizona, click here. There are over 300 golf resorts in Arizona, ranging from desert target-style courses to links courses and alpine fairways. For more information on golfing in Arizona, visit the Arizona Golf Association website.
If you choose to extend your stay, be sure to reserve tours or activities ahead of time. For information on visiting Arizona and planning your trip, click here.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be submitted in writing before October 1, 2015 and are subject to a $125 cancellation fee. No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after October 1, 2015. All approved refunds will be issued within 3 days of request to original paid credit card.
Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.