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Registration Costs

Registration for the conference includes a stateroom (shared), all meals onboard ship, bus transfer from selected Orlando airport hotels to the Disney Wonder, bus transportation from the Disney Wonder to the Orlando airport, port taxes and fees, all onboard gratuities, and conference registration.

Early registration (until and including December 9)

Cabin without balcony (has ocean view window): $650
Cabin with balcony: $725

Regular registration (until and including Feb 9)

Cabin without balcony (has ocean view window): $775
Cabin with balcony: $875

Late Registration (until April 1, or all cabins are filled)

There are a very limited number of staterooms still available. These are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, at the following rates:

Cabin without balcony (has ocean view window): $775
Cabin with balcony: $875

Registration Q&A

Q: How do registration costs compare to other conferences?

A: Since registration for FDG 2009 includes your stateroom and all meals onboard, this conference is less expensive than many comparable conferences. Consider SIGGRAPH 2008, where a full conference pass costs $800 (ACM member, early registration) and does not cover hotel or meals (appx. $200 day for comparable accommodations and meals), for a total conference expense of $1,400 excluding transportation (compare to $650 or $725 for FDG 2009). The Game Developers Conference is also substantially more expensive than FDG 2009.

Q: Can I bring along family members or a guest?

A: Yes! The Disney Wonder is an excellent place to take a vacation, and there are many activities for family members not participating in the conference. One additional family member pays regular registration costs, while a 3rd & 4th person pay 50% of the normal registration cost.

Q: Why does an additional person pay the same rate? They're not attending the conference.

A: The costs of running the conference are covered by generous gifts from our corporate sponsors Microsoft and Electronic Arts. You are only paying the cost of your stateroom.

Q: Will I be sharing a stateroom?

A: Yes. Registration costs include one berth in a stateroom with two berths. When registering, you will have the ability to name other colleagues you would like to share your stateroom.

Q: I would like a single stateroom. Is this possible?

A: Yes, though you will need to pay for two registrations.

Q: I found a really good deal for a stateroom through another online site. Can I book that stateroom, and still join the conference?

A: No. Our contract requires the conference to fill a certain number of staterooms, or pay substantial penalties. Persons booking staterooms via other sites will be barred from conference sessions.

Q: The early registration deadline is, well, really early. Why?

A: Deadlines have been chosen to correspond with the cabin release deadlines of Disney Cruise Lines. The early registration is very aggressively priced to encourage registration by the first release deadline.

Q: If I have a paper accepted by the conference, can I still register at the early registration rate after receiving notification about my paper?

A: Yes. One author from each accepted full paper will be permitted to register at the early registration rate, provided this registration is received before February 9.