[Image courtesy of NASA: International Space Station Expedition 38 (2014)]


The fees for the 2019 conference, as well as the early-bird registration deadline, will be approximately: $175 for non-students and $50 for graduate students (before 13 May), and $225 for non-students and $75 for graduate students (13 May onward). These fees and deadlines also apply to non-presenters who wish to attend the conference. These rates are subject to change. 

You have to be an SFRA member to register.

Key dates:

  • ·       Early-bird registration: Until 12 May.
  • ·       Normal registration: 13 May - 5 June. 
  • ·       After 5 June, the on-line system will be closed temporarily.
  •      On-site registration at Chaminade University begins on 21 June.
NOTE: The last day to cancel and receive a full refund of registration fees is 5 June, the end of the normal registration period. Please do so through logging into the SFRA website via your membership then re-entering the registration link and requesting cancellation. After that deadline, refunds or partial refunds will be given only in the case of medical emergencies.

A conference travel grant is available for those with difficulty paying for a trip to the islands. Learn about the application process by clicking on this link, then send in your application materials by April 15, 2019.

After signing up for SFRA membership, you can register by following this link to registration (or by clicking on "Events" in the main website heading).

If you are not a member and you are not presenting, you can use this link AFTER you receive an access code from Katherine Bishop (kbishop at sky dot miyazaki - mic dot ac dot jp.)




Online submission form in response to our Call for Papers is here.

By 22 MARCH 2019, submit a 300-500 word summary of your paper or panel, selecting 1 of the below 3 formats. Again, all speakers must be members of SFRA by the start of the conference.

Note: Abstracts do not have to relate directly to the conference theme.

Sessions are 1 1/2 hours long, including discussion and audience Q&A, so time your presentations accordingly.

PAPER:                                  Individual papers (20 min. max)

Paper author should include affiliation, a title, & a brief summary of the presentation.

PRE-CONSTITUTED PANEL:     3 papers that share a theme

Panel organizer should include session title, names of 3 speakers who have agreed to present & their affiliation, & a brief summary of the paper topics including that of her/his own paper if presenting.

ROUNDTABLE:               Informal discussion on a specific subject

Roundtable organizer should include session title, a brief description of expected subtopics/issues, & 3-4 names of speakers who have agreed to participate & their affiliation.

Chaminade classrooms contain a computer, projector, & screen. Free wi-fi access will be included in the registration fee, & the access code will be distributed in the program.

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