REGISTRATION

 Registration fees will be reimbursed at:

VISA SUPPORT (VERY IMPORTANT!!!) 

You may need a visa to come to Russia. If so,  we will be glad to provide you with standard supporting documents you may need.

Your request for visa support must be fowarded to us BEFORE 16 June 2018 due the very long processing procedure.

A Russian visa is required for nationals of most countries. However, recently Russia established a visa free regime with several European, Asian and South American countries. To check whether the visa free regime is applicable in your case, please contact the Russian consulate in your country. Contact info is available here.

To obtain a Russian visa, you first need to obtain an invitation (visa support) issued by an authorized organization. Then you should take that invitation to the Russian consulate in your country in order to obtain an actual visa. The Russian visa support is not an invitation letter from a host in Russia; it is a legal document including the traveler’s passport information and travel information. The Russian visa invitation can only be obtained through an authorized agency.

To prepare an official invitation, approved by the Federal Migration Service takes a lot of time.

We kindly ask you to send us (to conf@egov-center.ru) before 16 June 2018 your request with the following information:

  1. A scanned copy of the main page of your passport (travelling document).
  2. The planning dates of your stay in Russia (for example, FROM 13.11.2018 TO 17.11.2018);
  3. The cities that you are planning to visit (if you are planning to visit not only St. Petersburg);
  4. The place of your birth (country, city);
  5. The place of your residence (country, city);
  6. The place where you are planning to apply for the Russian visa (country, city);
  7. The place of your employment (the name of the organization, postal address, your current position);
  8. Experience in the current position (in years)
  9. The prospective place of residence in St. Petersburg (for example, the name of the hotel)
  10. The postal address to send the ready invitation letter (when it will be prepared)

 

 SCHOLARSHIPS

Authors of accepted papers may apply for an exemption from the registration fee. Preference will be given to authors from developing countries received positive reviews. The support will be very limited and the decision will be made on a competitive basis. At most one application will be considered per accepted paper.

EGOSE 2018 – Presentation Guidelines

Completed research papers are presented in 90-minute paper sessions. Each session includes 3 or 4 presentations. The meeting rooms, in which these sessions are held, are equipped with a computer (Windows OS), a screen, and a data projector. Presenters should bring their presentations on a USB drive so that they can be uploaded to the computer in the room. PowerPoint and PDF presentation formats will be supported.

PLEASE NOTE: Presenters will not be able to connect their own laptops to the data projector.

During the break prior to the session, presenters should come to the room to upload their presentations and introduce themselves to the session chair. That way the session chair is can be informed about which authors are present, who will present each paper, how the presenters’ names are pronounced and any other pertinent information. In a case of technical difficulties, technical support staff and EGOSE 2018 volunteers will be available.

Even though the conference facility has free wi-fi, we would recommend that presenters do not rely on an online material (e.g., live streaming of a YouTube video) as part of their presentations as this might cause undue delays.

Session Chair

Session chairs are responsible for the smooth running of the session. This includes:

If any problems arise, please reach out to one of the EGOSE 2018 volunteers. 

Presenting Authors

Given the time limits for each paper presentation, presenting authors should keep the number of slides in their deck to a minimum. Ideally, presentations should make the motivation of the research clear, as well as highlight the research question(s), the central argument/theories, the key findings and the paper’s contributions. Also, making key points and sharing key insights early in the presentation will ensure that the audience hears them and that they will not be inadvertently lost when the presenter runs out of time.

There should be only limited text on each slide to ensure that the font size is large enough for the audience to read. When it comes to presenting elaborate tables or busy schematics taken from the paper itself, consider reformatting them to show only the data that will the highlighted in the presentation.

Finally, we ask each presenter to practice his/her presentation at least once beforehand. Ideally, such a practice run should involve talking the presentation out loud and timing it. A few practice sessions will ensure that authors make a lively, focused presentation and avoid the unsatisfying experience of trying to get from the midpoint of their presentation to the end in the remaining minute or two.

If you have any questions about the presentations, please get in touch with the Conference Director Dmitrii Trutnev < conf@egov-center.ru >

Audience

To foster conversation about a given paper during the session, we recommend that audience members read the papers beforehand. The conference proceedings will be available on the EGOSE website.

 

For any questions, please, feel free to contact us (conf@egov-center.ru)