Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get any funding assistance?

If you reside and are a citizen of a UN-Listed Least Developed Country, you may register at the reduced registration rate. In addition, discounts are available for students. Unfortunately, as we (the International RiverFoundation) are a small not-for-profit organisation, we are unable to provide funding assistance outside of these reduced registration rates, and cannot offer support for accommodation, flights or any other expenses.

How do I register?

Please complete the registration form, noting that you must make payment via credit card at the time of registration.

I am a speaker. How do I register?

Please refer to the instructions provided in your presenter confirmation email. You will be prompted to complete the registration form and payment before the 30th of May to ensure your spot in the program, making you eligible for the super early bird registration fee.

How much do I have to pay?

Please refer to the prices on our registration page.

Can you assist with my visa requirements?

We are unable to provide support with your visa application, but we can provide a letter of invitation if needed. Please contact us at irs@riverfoundation.org.au to make a request.

Where can I stay?

Please check our Accommodation page for various discounted accommodation offers. We strongly suggest booking accommodation as soon as possible as availability in central areas of Brisbane goes quickly. We also recommend checking out independent sites such as AirBnB for more options.

When will I find out when I am presenting?

Our program is being developed over the coming weeks. You will be notified when the first version of the program is available on our website.

Will sessions be video recorded?

Sessions will not be recorded—however, proceedings will be made available on the website following the conference.

What is the dress code for the conference and social events?

We recommend smart casual or business attire, and semi-formal or cultural attire for the Riverprize Gala Dinner.

When will the program be available?

Our program will be finalised once abstracts have been confirmed. At this stage, we hope to complete the program by the end of July.

I have registered interest in being a volunteer; what happens now?

Thank you for submitting your enquiry. Once we are able to confirm our volunteer needs, we will email you with an outcome.

I have registered interest in being a Chair of a session; what happens now?

Thank you for registering your interest in being a Chair of a session this year. Once speakers accept their offer to present, and we have a draft program, we will email you with more information.

What is the official language of the conference?

The official language of the conference is English and all communication with conference committee should be in English.

Will there be a Riversymposium mobile app?

Yes, there will be an app for the International Riversymposium.

What will be the content of the app?

The app will have the most updated program at any time. Additionally, the list of presenters, posters, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees will be available there. Within the app you will also find useful general information regarding the place and how to navigate at the Riversymposium venue.

Stay up to date!

Download RiverApp now to start planning ahead! Access the latest schedule, read abstracts, take notes, vote for your favourite speakers, bookmark speakers and sessions to create your own customised schedule, set up your own profile and chat with fellow delegates to arrange meetings throughout your time in New Delhi.