Registration Information

SOLD OUT. Waiting List is now in effect. You may only register by fax, mail, or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office windows. You will only be billed if you get a seat.

REGISTER NOW!

October 19-20, 2012
(Friday-Saturday)

Seating is very limited. Please note that our conference in 2010 sold out two months before the end of early registration.

The general public may register:

  • On-line
  • By mail or
  • By fax, by downloading a hardcopy of the registration form.
  • In person, at the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

NOTE: Current students and University of California (including UCLA) Faculty members and Staff may only register by mail, by Fax, or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office: UCLA Central Ticket Office, PO Box 24607, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607, FAX: (310) 206-7540. See All Other Students and University of California Faculty and Staff for more information on student and University of California Faculty and Staff registration.

UCLA Graduate Students and Postdocs who wish to apply for a Conference Scholarship should go here.

Conference registration is a 2-step process. Your conference registration will be incomplete if you skip any steps:

You must pay your registration fee AND submit your completed pre-registration form to secure your seat at the conference. Seats are only available on a first come, first served basis. Submitting your pre-registration form alone is NOT sufficient to secure your seat.

STEP 1 must be completed for each individual person registering for this event, even if only one person’s credit card will be used to pay for the registration fees for an entire group of people.

For example, if John Doe wants to pay the registration fees for himself as well as pay the registration fees for his two colleagues, Mary Smith and George Green, then John, Mary, and George each will have to complete their very own pre-registration form, but all three people in this group will list John Doe’s credit card information when they complete payment processing.


REGISTRATION DATES

Seating is limited, please register early.

Early Registration ends on August 20, 2012

  • Early registration/reduced fee ends on August 20, 2012.

Late Registration: August 21, 2012 to September 20, 2012

  • Late Registration/full fee, On-Line, by Mail, by Fax, or In Person at UCLA Central Ticket Office: Postmarked or received by September 20, 2012.

Afterwards, registration on-line, by mail, by fax, and walk-ins accepted on a first come, first served, space availability basis.


FEES

1. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

  REDUCED FEES
Early Registration
Ends on 8/20/12
FULL FEES
Late Registration
8/21/12-9/20/12
GENERAL PUBLIC $375 $450
University of California Faculty + Staff $250 $325
Students (including post-docs) $125 $200

Proof of current student ID or status, and photo identification are required at the conference registration desk. If you do not provide proof of current student ID or status and photo identification, you must pay the general public full fee.

Proof of current University of California Faculty and Staff ID, and photo identification are required at the conference registration desk. If you do not provide proof of current University of California Faculty or Staff ID and photo identification, you must pay the general public full fee.

Included in the registration fee are daily breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks.

2. PAYMENT PROCESSING FEES

UCLA CTO/Ticketmaster will assess a separate and non-refundable “per ticket” fee of $5.00 and a non-refundable “per order” fee of $4.95. Please note that the “per order” fee is a charge per transaction, NOT per ticket. For example, if you pay for 3 general public registrations in one transaction, you would pay a flat $4.95 per order fee.

These two fees will be assessed to all on-line registrants and are in addition to to the conference registration fee. For those who register by fax or by mail, or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office, you will be assessed the non-refundable $5.00 "per ticket" fee, but not the "per order" fee.

You will not be charged this $4.95 per order transaction fee if you register by mail, fax, or at the UCLA CTO box office.


REGISTRATION METHODS

There are four ways to register for this conference: (1) on-line, (2) by mail, (3) by fax, and (4) in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

On-line registration will be administered by the UCLA Central Ticketing Office (CTO). On-line, credit card-paying registrants will see the registration fees on their monthly credit card statement, which will read, “UCLA Tickets.”

To register on-line, you must:

  1. Complete the Pre-Registration form
  2. Continue with payment processing on-line

Please print out the confirmation page and bring it to the check-in desk on the day of the event.


REGISTRATION BY MAIL AND FAX

To register by mail or by fax, you must:

  1. Complete the Pre-Registration form (Word) (PDF)
  2. Complete payment registration with the Conference Registration form (Word) (PDF)
  3. Enclose the check or credit card information
  4. STUDENTS: Photocopy of your current student photo ID is required
    University of California faculty members: Photocopy of your current University of California faculty photo ID is required
  5. Mail or fax all of these items, in one package, to UCLA Central Ticket Office

Registration by Mail:

Check Payable in U.S. Dollars to: UC Regents

Please mail the completed registration package (Pre-Registration form, Conference Registration form, check, and photocopy of your current photo student ID if you are student, or current photo faculty or staff ID if you are a University of California faculty or staff member) to:

UCLA Central Ticket Office
PO Box 24607
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607
Phone: (310) 825-2101
FAX: (310) 206-7540

For mailed-in and faxed registrations: We will e-mail you the confirmation. Please bring this confirmation to the check-in desk on the day of the conference.

Registration by Fax:

For credit card customers, please fax the completed registration package (Pre-Registration form, Conference Registration form, credit card information, and photocopy of your current photo student ID if you are student, or current photo faculty or staff ID if you are a University of California faculty or staff member) to: UCLA Central Ticket Office (310) 206-7540.

Registration in Person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office:

If you register in person, please bring the completed registration package (Pre-Registration form, Conference Registration form, credit card information, and photocopy of your current photo student ID if you are student, or current photo faculty or staff ID if you are a University of California faculty or staff member):

UCLA Central Ticket Office
PO Box 24607
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607
Phone: (310) 825-2101
FAX: (310) 206-7540 Email: cto@tickets.ucla.edu

HOURS OF IN-PERSON OPERATION: Phones; Windows; Ticketmaster Outlet: Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

LOCATION: The Central Ticket Office is located in the James West Alumni Center, just east of Pauley Pavilion and next to Parking Structure #6. Driving instructions can be found at the UCLA CTO website: http://www.tickets.ucla.edu/customerservice.html


FPR-UCLA CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
UCLA GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS

The Foundation for Psychocultural Research is pleased to offer a very limited number of conference "scholarships" (by refunding the $125 Conference Registration Fee at the end of the Conference) for current UCLA graduate-level students and postdocs in good standing, and only to current University of Southern California (USC) and McGill University graduate students and postdocs who are confirmed members of FPR Program for Culture, Brain, Development, and Mental Health (FPR CBDMH). Eligibility will be based upon “closeness of fit” of applicants’ academic and research backgrounds and achievements, and current work or studies relevant to our conference topic. Please provide a brief paragraph describing your research interests, current work or studies that are relevant to the conference topic, why you would like to attend the conference, and how it would be useful to you, as well as your current curriculum vita.

You must attend all 2 days of the conference in order to be eligible for a refund. At the end of the conference, you will receive instructions on how to process your request for a refund.

Conference Scholarship FAQs can be found here: http://www.thefpr.org/conference2012/faq.php#scholarships

Applying for a Conference “Scholarship”
If you wish to apply for a refund of the $125 conference registration fee at the end of the conference, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Conference scholarship application materials must be received at UCLA CTO by June 1, 2012. At the UCLA Central Ticket Office (James West Alumni Center), you must complete the following:

  1. Show and submit a photocopy of our current UCLA, USC, or McGill University photo ID card.
  2. Special Payment Registration Form: Word | PDF
    Fill out and submit a special payment registration form for Conference “Scholarship” Applicants. Pay the early conference registration fee of $125 (student rate) and the nonrefundable CTO service fee ($5). You may pay by check or credit card:
    1. Pay by check: Please write a check or money order for $125 payable to UC Regents. The CTO service fee ($5) must be paid separately. Keep your payment receipt from the CTO as your proof of payment. You may pay by check either in person at UCLA CTO ticket window, or by mail: UCLA Central Ticket Office, PO Box 24607, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607.
    2. Pay by credit card: Please submit, by FAX (310) 206-7540, a completed payment registration form, to include your credit card information. The CTO service fee ($5) must be paid separately. Keep your payment receipt from the CTO as your proof of payment.
  3. The sign-up sheet for Conference “Scholarship”/Refund Applicants who apply in person at UCLA CTO: Enter your name and email on the Sign-up Sheet for Conference Refund Applicants. For those with double majors, please enter one department only.
  4. Submit your completed Conference Pre-Registration Form to the CTO: Word | PDF
    respectively. (This is different from the Payment Registration form) You can download the conference Pre-Registration Form, available at http://www.thefpr.org/conference2012/pre_registration.php

Step 2: Submit a copy of your current curriculum vita and brief summary of your academic and research background and achievements by email to The FPR by June 1, 2012.
The curriculum vita must include information about your educational background (completed, earned academic degrees, and/or academic degrees in progress), research publications, research presentations, and other achievements, and current work or studies that are relevant to the conference topic.

Please provide a brief paragraph describing your research interests, current work or studies that are relevant to the conference topic, why you would like to attend the conference, and how it would be useful to you, as well as your current curriculum vita.

Submit your brief paragraph and current curriculum vita, by June 1, 2012, by email to: CMB@thefpr.org You will be notified by September 10, 2012 if you were selected to receive a conference scholarship.

Step 3: Attend the Conference
Remember, you must attend all 2 days of the conference in order to be eligible for a refund. Please be sure to sign in daily at the conference registration table (there will be a special sign-in sheet for Conference “Scholarship” Applicants), otherwise you will lose your eligibility. You will need to show your current UCLA, USC, or McGill University photo ID at sign-in.

Step 4: Verify Eligibility
On the last day of the conference, we will make a list available of graduate students and postdocs who have completed all the requirements and are eligible for refunds, along with instructions on how to process the refund.

For questions, please contact:
UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO)
Tel.: 310-825-2101


All Other Students and University of California Faculty and Staff

All other students can only register through mail, by Fax, or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (no on-line registration for students). To be eligible for the students' fee, a copy of current student ID or current proof of student status and photo identification are required, to be enclosed, faxed, or delivered in person together with the completed registration form. Current student ID or current proof of student status and photo identification are also required at the conference registration desk.

International students without a credit card may register by mail. You will need to send to UCLA Central Ticket Office (see above for mailing address), the following five items:

  1. Completed conference Pre-Registration Form
  2. Completed hard-copy payment registration form
  3. A money order for student registration fee, drawn on U.S. funds (United States dollar), payable to: UC Regents
  4. A copy of your current student identification or proof of student status
  5. A copy of your photo identification (if your current student identification includes your photo, this requirement will be satisfied)

University of California (including UCLA) Faculty and Staff members can only register through mail, by Fax, or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (no on-line registration for University of California Faculty and Staff). To be eligible for the University of California Faculty and Staff fee, a copy of current University of California Faculty or Staff ID and photo identification are required, to be enclosed, faxed, or delivered in person together with the completed pre-registration form and registration form. Current University of California Faculty or Staff ID and photo identification are also required at the conference registration desk.


ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

Please bring your proof of registration to the conference registration desk at the conference venue UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, Room 132, in the morning to check in and get your conference program package (program booklet, name badge, and information on the meals, etc.). Your name badge is required for admission to the conference hall and its related venues, including the dining hall.

Students, University of California Faculty and Staff: Please bring and show your current student, current University of California Faculty or Staff identification card and photo identification when you check in at the conference registration desk. If you do not provide proof of current student or current University of California ID or status and photo identification, you must pay the general public full fee.


Conference Seating
Seating at the conference venue is very limited.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Written requests for refund must be faxed, postmarked, or delivered in person by August 20, 2012, to receive a full refund of the registration fee (there is a processing fee of $20 for all refunds, which is separate from the registration fee).

Written requests for refund received from August 21, 2012 – September 20, 2012 will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee (there is a processing fee of $20 for all refunds, which is separate from the registration fee).

No refunds will be issued after September 20, 2012 (including no-shows). Please fax your refund request to UCLA CTO: (310) 206-7540.

Or, mail to:

UCLA Central Ticket Office
PO Box 24607
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607
FAX: (310) 206-7540

A full refund of the registration fee will be issued if the conference is canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled.

A refund will be credited to your monthly credit card statement approximately 2-4 weeks upon receiving your written request for a refund.


QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION

  • For further questions about registration, payment processing and refunds, please contact UCLA's Central Ticket Office: (310) 825-2101

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

  • FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
    Please e-mail to CMB@thefpr.org

The 2012 Conference