Everyone attending the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University—including participants, exhibitors, accompanying family members and Kalamazoo residents—must register for the Congress.
The Medieval Institute encourages the use of the online registration system for clarity, expediency and convenience. Attendees may also register by post or by fax using the paper registration form. Either or both on-campus housing options may well be sold out before the close of pre-registration. Please plan accordingly.
The health and safety of our attendees and our community are our first priority. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the recommendations of the CDC and the WHO regarding social distancing and public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020).
We thank all of you who kept hope alive and registered for the Congress. For a refund of registration fees, housing and meal tickets, make your request by email message to Miller Auditorium at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22, 2020. Since the Miller Auditorium ticket office is considered a non-essential function of the University, requested refunds cannot be processed until after April 25 (or later, should the University extend this designation). Timely refund requests will be processed as it becomes possible to do so. No refunds will be made for requests received after April 22.
2020 session organizers
We invite the organizers of sponsored and special sessions approved for the 2020 Congress to re-propose them for the 2021 congress. If proposed, they will be approved automatically.
Virtual exhibits hall
Please keep an eye on the website for updates about a virtual exhibits hall.
Find a notice for those booked at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, as well as hotel contact information on our web page devoted to off-campus accommodations.
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Online registration for the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 13-16, 2021) opens in February.
Pre-registration by mail or fax
The Medieval Institute encourages the use of the online registration system for clarity, expediency and convenience. Attendees may also register by mail or fax using the paper registration form. The registration form for the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 13-16, 2021) will be available in February.
Registration rates for 2020 congress were:
- $225 (regular, annual income $80,000 and above)
- $195 (regular, annual income $70,000–$79,999)
- $165 (regular, annual income $60,000–$69,999)
- $145 (regular, annual income $50,000–$59,999)
- $125 (regular, annual income $40,000–$49,999)
- $105 (regular, annual income below $40,000)
- $95 (student)
- $90 (each accompanying family member)
All attendees registering by mail or fax pay a $25 handling fee in addition to the registration fee. All attendees registering after the close of pre-registration (April 22 in 2020), including all on-site registrants, pay a $50 late fee in addition to the registration fee.
The Medieval Institute can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for credit card payments, but we cannot process electronic transfer of funds.
For those using the paper registration form and paying by check, only checks or money orders in U.S. dollars made payable to the Medieval Institute are accepted. Any checks or money orders sent in currencies other than U.S. dollars will be returned. All charges are due at the time of registration. Receipts are issued at the congress.
The Medieval Institute reserves the right to deny future participation in the congress to those who do not register properly or fail to make payment and further reserves the right to refer any unpaid bills to the University’s collection services.
All those registering after the close of pre-registration (April 21 in 2021), including on-site registrants, pay a $50 late fee. Please note that on-campus housing may not be available to on-site registrants. The hours of on-site registration, located in the Goldsworth Valley 3 residence halls, are:
- Wednesday, noon to midnight
- Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight
- Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pre-registered participants will find their packet of conference materials, including a receipt, available for pickup at congress registration in the Eldridge-Fox lobby of the Goldsworth Valley 3 residence halls upon arrival. On-campus housing assignments are given at that time. Packets may be picked up around the clock from noon on Wednesday until the end of the congress.
Refunds for registration fees, housing, and cafeteria meal tickets are made only if Miller Auditorium (firstname.lastname@example.org) has received notification of cancellation by the close of pre-registration (April 22 in 2020). No refunds are made after that date.
Donate to the Medieval Institute
We need your help: with the International Congress on Medieval Studies canceled this year, we need support to offset our 2020 costs. We invite you to consider making a charitable donation in support of the ongoing work of the Congress.