Q: Are the fires going to affect the conference?

A: Not unless new fires start up in Orange County in the coming week. Fortunately, as of Nov. 1, none of the fires around LA were near UC Irvine, and the prevailing winds have been blowing most of the smoke and ash away from Irvine. Air quality is good, and you can track it here if you want up-to-date information. The LAX and Santa Ana airports are functioning normally.

Q: Do I have to be a presenter to attend SLSA 2019?

A: You do not have to be a presenter to attend SLSA 2019, but you do have to register for the conference. See our Registration page for a SLSA registration link.

Q: Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?

A: Yes, up until November 4th. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after Nov. 4, 2019.

Q: Where can I find the conference schedule?

A: The  schedule of events is now up on our Full Schedules page.

Q: What is the room assignment for my panel?

A: Room assignments are now listed on the conference schedule.

Q: What computers and A/V equipment will be in the room where my panel is assigned?

A: The rooms will have computers with USB-A drives and the following installed software:
–Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer
– Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Excel
– Adobe Reader
– VLC Media Player
– Zoom for videoconferencing

Q: We have a remote participant on our panel. How does that work?

A: For panels that have made videoconferencing arrangements with us, we will  have Zoom installed for your remote participants. At the beginning of your session, a SLSA volunteer will help you set up the Zoom connection to your panelist. Be sure to have their email address handy.

Q: Will I be able to get on the UCI wifi?

A: Yes. Here is how you  connect to the UCI Student Center Visitor Wireless Network:
1.  Connect to ‘Student Center Visitors Wireless Network’.
2.  Type in ‘anteaters’ when prompted for a password.
3. Enjoy your internet access.

Q: What is the SLSA 2019 conference code of conduct?

The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policy, prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person at the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, age, or service in the uniformed services. The University also prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence. Conference attendees are expected to abide by UCI’s code of conduct while on campus, including its Principles Against Intolerance and its support of the rights of free speech and academic freedom.