Michigan World Language Association

MIWLA 2017 Refund Policy

I. Membership Fees

Membership Fees are non-refundable.

II. Conference Fees

Fall Conference Registration Fee

    1. If cancelled for any reason on or before October 1, 2017 the Conference Registration Fee will be refunded, minus a $20 cancellation fee.
    2. If cancelled for any reason after October 1, 2017 but on or before October 5, 2017, one-half (1/2) of the Conference Registration Fee will be refunded, minus a $20 cancellation fee.
    3. If cancelled for any reason, other than those specifically listed in section II.5. below, after October 5, 2017, no refund will be issued.
    4. In the event that MIWLA cancels the 2017 conference, all registration fees paid will be refunded to those registered for the conference.
    5. In the event a member is unable to attend the conference due to an unforeseen family emergency (death in the immediate family or serious illness/injury of an immediate family member) no refund will be issued; however the amount of the registration fee paid will be applied to the member’s 2017 conference registration fee. If the amount of the 2018 conference registration fee is greater than that of the 2016 conference registration fee the member will be responsible for the difference.
    6. A written notice of cancellation must be sent to the MIWLA Executive Treasurer, Daryl Biallas, for any refund request to be considered.  Send notice of cancellation to treasurer@miwla.org or to Michigan World Language Association, ATTN: Daryl Biallas, Executive Treasurer, 5415 Olde Saybrooke Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439.

Spring Workshop Fees

    1. If cancelled for any reason on or before March 1,2017 the registration fee will be refunded, minus a $20 cancellation fee. ($30 refund)
    2. If cancelled for any reason after March 1, 2017 but on or before March 11, 2017, one-half (1/2) of the Conference Registration Fee will be refunded, minus a $20 cancellation fee. ($5 refund)
    3. If cancelled for any reason after March 11,2017 no refund will be issued.
    4. In the event that MIWLA cancels the 2017 Spring Workshop, the full registration fee will be refunded to those registered.
    5. A written notice of cancellation must be sent to the MIWLA Executive Treasurer, Daryl Biallas, for any refund request to be considered.  Send notice of cancellation to treasurer@miwla.org or to Michigan World Language Association, ATTN: Daryl Biallas, Executive Treasurer, 5415 Olde Saybrooke Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439.

Fall Conference Workshop Fees

    1. If a registrant wishes to cancel registration for a 3-hour workshop for any reason on or before October 1, 2017 the individual workshop fee will be refunded, minus a $10 cancellation fee per workshop cancelled. ($25 refund per workshop.)
    2. If a registrant wishes to cancel registration for a 3-hour workshop for any reason after October 1, 2017 no refund will be issued.
    3. If an individual has registered for two workshops occurring at the same time, the fees paid for one of those workshops will be refunded or the individual may substitute one workshop for another in a different time slot.
    4. If MIWLA cancels a workshop from the conference program, the workshop fee will be refunded to all participants enrolled in the workshop.
    5. One workshop may be substituted for another at no charge, provided there is space available in the requested workshop.

III. Exhibitor Fees

  • If an exhibitor cancels in writing, and the notice of cancellation is received on or before July 15, 2017, a full refund will be issued minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • If an exhibitor cancels in writing, and the notice of cancellation is received after July 15, 2017, but on or before September 15, 2017, no refund will be issued, however the exhibitor may opt to have their fees applied to their 2018 MIWLA Conference Exhibitor Fees, minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • If an exhibitor cancels in writing, and the cancellation is received after September 15, 2017, no refund will be issued nor will any portion of fees paid be applied to future MIWLA conference registrations.
  • A written notice of cancellation must be sent to the MIWLA Executive Treasurer, Daryl Biallas, for any refund request to be considered.  Send notice of cancellation to treasurer@miwla.org or to Michigan World Language Association, ATTN: Daryl Biallas, Executive Treasurer, 5415 Olde Saybrooke Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439.

 

IV. Advertising Fees and Terms

  1. Advertising Submission Instructions: Please email a copy of your advertisement (in .pdf format) to treasurer@miwla.org or mail it (print ready) to the address above. Please do not fold your advertisement.
  2. Advertising payments and advertisements must be received by the publication deadlines established (June 1 for pre-conference program/newsletter, August 1 for the Conference Program and October 1 for Attendee Packet Insertion). Advertising fees are non-refundable once the deadline for publication has passed.

Accessibility Policy

The Michigan World Language Association is an Equal Opportunity organization affording membership and participation in the organization, the conference, and workshops without distinction on the basis of age, color, height, weight, creed, disability, marital status, sexual preference, nationality, origin or ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion, or sex.

Special Needs

The conference facilities are all handicap-accessible. MIWLA will work with conference participants to assist  in the accommodation of any special needs request. In order for MIWLA to be of assistance, persons with  disabilities who require special assistance, or who need specially-equipped hotel rooms, must advise both MIWLA and the hotel in writing no later than September 13, 2017. A request for special needs  should include complete contact information including a daytime phone number and e-mail address. MIWLA will attempt to respond to requests received after the September 13, 2017deadline, but cannot guarantee that late requests can be accommodated. MIWLA will provide all reasonable resources that are available.

Approved 12/10/2016

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