Beginning with ASME Turbo Expo 2010, the IGTI Board instituted
a firm practice intended to reduce the number of no-show authors
at conferences. This was in response to input from the IGTI
Membership concerning significant increases over the years
in the number of authors who failed to show up to present
their papers or even notify the session organizers; and is in support of the overall ASME Policy.
Along with detracting from the general environment at the conference, no show authors increase costs because their actions result in unused rooms. These costs are ultimately passed to attendees through increased registration fees. IGTI works hard to keep the costs as low as possible and reducing the number of no-show authors will save money.
The requirement is that no-show authors will not be permitted
to submit technical papers for any future IGTI conference
until they have paid the three-day registration for the conference
they missed. This applies to the lead author on the paper only.
If no author is able to attend, which is sometimes unavoidable,
a replacement speaker should present the paper, after they
are fully briefed on the content. While this is less than
a good option, we understand that problems arise and it is
not always possible for one of the authors to attend.
The Conference Chair is able to grant a waiver.
However, a documented effort to attend or find a replacement
speaker is generally needed.