A Conference Budget, provided from the registration fees, is made available to the Chair of each Conference for the purpose of increasing the participation of research scientists who could not otherwise attend because of financial limitations. Its use is not limited to scientists who have been invited by the Chair as speakers or discussion leaders. The Conference Budget resources may be used to contribute toward a conferee's travel expenses, registration fee and subsistence expenses at the Conference. Total travel and subsistence expenses are usually not provided.
Speakers and Discussion Leaders who receive financial assistance must remain at the conference for 24 hours after their session or until the end of the conference. If they do not, they will forfeit any financial assistance.