Full ​2 ​Day (April 25-26) ​Conference ​Registration ​includes:
Early bird (before October 31, 2018): US $350.00                      Regular  (November 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019): US $400.00
Late (March 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019):US $450.00                  Student Discount: US $250

  • 2 ​breakfasts
  • 2 ​lunches
  • World Future Forum gift bag
  • ​Mid-morning and afternoon ​coffee ​breaks
  • Admission to exhibit area
  • A printed copy of the conference and abstract programs

Single-Day Conference Registration for Thursday, April 25 includes:
Early Bird: $210         Regular: $225            Late: $240              Student Discount: US $150

  • 1 ​breakfast
  • 1 ​lunch
  • World Future Forum gift bag
  • ​Mid-morning and afternoon ​coffee ​break
  • Admission to exhibit area
  • A printed copy of the conference and abstract programs

Single-Day Conference Registration for Friday, April 26 includes:
Early Bird: $160         Regular: $185            Late: $220              Student Discount: US $100

  • 1 ​breakfast
  • 1 ​lunch
  • ​Mid-morning ​coffee ​break
  • Admission to exhibit area
  • A printed copy of the conference and abstract programs

*Small Round Table Discussion with industry experts on April 25, 2019 between 3:50 pm – 4:50 pm is an optional addition and is $10.00.

**The cruise tour on April 25, 2019 is an optional addition to the conference and is $30.00.

  • 6:00-6:30 pm ​Trip ​to ​Navy ​Pier ​(Free transportation ​will ​be ​provided)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm ​Boarding
  • ​7:00-9:30 pm ​Cruise, Full Buffet Dinner, and Music
Please note that travel and lodging are not included in your registration fee. Please make your own arrangements. Here is some information for your convenience.
The attendee can book a room at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago, where the conference will be held, for $159 per night, before taxes. Click here to book your stay.
Flight fares can be found through either O’Hare or Midway airports in Chicago, and will vary depending on the attendees’ departure cities. Click here for venue and travel information.

To obtain a group discount code for groups of 3 or more, email  and include all the names of the members in your group.
*Please note that all member of the group are required to register as attendees

Groups of three to six people receive a 15% discount.

Groups of seven people and more receive a 25% discount.

Abstract Submission Jan. 18, 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance / Rejection
*Abstracts will be accepted based on a rolling review process.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019
Full paper submission for selected papers Feb. 25, 2019
Registration Deadline for Authors Jan. 31, 2019
Sponsorship & Exhibition Deadline Mar. 22, 2019
Palmer House Hilton Chicago Cut-Off date for special discounted sleeping room rate of $159 for the conference participants. Book your room here! Mar. 25, 2019
Registration deadline for participants (a participant is an attendee that does not submit or present a paper, but attends sessions) Mar. 31, 2019
Conference Dates Apr. 25-26, 2019


After registering for the event you can log into your account on and change your attendance status at any time.  We do not offer full refunds at any time, and as the event gets closer the amount of payment refunded gets smaller.  This is due to the fact that the event is planned around the number of attendees registered and upon cancellation the changing number of attendees alters the conference as a whole.  

The refund policy is as follows:

  • Attendees ​ ​canceling ​their ​registration ​before ​September 30, 2018 will ​receive ​a ​75% ​ ​refund.
  • Attendees ​canceling ​their ​registration ​between ​October 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019 ​will ​ ​receive ​a ​50% ​refund. ​
  • No ​refunds ​will ​be ​permitted ​for ​cancellations ​made ​after ​January 31, ​2015