Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay?

You will need to fill out the full registration form, and pay with the link provided in the registration confirmation e-mail or at the NSRF Website under "Quick Links". Contact for more information.

Can I participate if I do not pay?

No. If payment has not been received by the deadline, your abstract will be withdrawn.

Can I submit an old project?

If your project has not been previously published or published by the event date, you can submit your abstract.

Can we submit case studies?


Are all events required in order to receive an award?

There will be selected events that your attendance is required in order to receive an award.

What is the attire?

During your presentation, it is recommended that you dress professionally. All other events, business casual or casual dress.

How do I get to the event?

If you are staying at the suggested hotel or nearby, please use the hotel shuttle. Should you decide to park on campus, you will be responsible for the cost.

Will submitting an abstract and presenting give me credit at my educational institution?


What meals are provided?

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday, April 24th, 2020.

If I have more than one abstract accepted, does this affect my registration fee?

You will only have to pay registration fees one time.

Do I have to be present at the Awards Banquet to receive an award?

Attendance at the Awards Banquet is not mandatory to receive an award, but is highly encouraged.

Does the Character count include spaces?

Spaces do count as a part of the 2500 character count and some formulas may increase the character count as well. We have discovered that various character-counting programs have different counts based upon the version and/or internet source. You are responsible for ensuring that your submission meets the correct character count.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Open: February 1, 2020
  • Abstract Deadline: Midnight, March 1, 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Fee ($125): March 1, 2020
  • Oral Presentation Slide Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Registration Fee Deadline ($150): March 15, 2020
  • Hotel Registration at the Tremont House: March 23, 2020
  • Osler Essay Contest Due: Midnight, April 1, 2020
  • Social Meet and Greet: 6-8pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • NSRF Forum: Friday, April 24, 2020