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RoboCup 2012 Mexico City

Important information about the registration process, fees, periods, and cancellation policy.

PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY!

Please direct all questions and inquiries about the registration in general via email to:
April.RoboCup@gmail.com

If you encounter any problems with regard to accessing the online registration system, please contact:
registration@robocup2012.org

Please direct any questions regarding the distribution of letters of invitation via email to:
registration@robocup2012.org

1) Overview of the Registration Process

Only qualified teams can register. Please wait until your league qualifies the teams and your team will be available in regonline. There is a registration code necessary which we will send to the team leaders of the qualified teams.

Registration proceeds separately for each qualified team and for the team leader and team members. When registering a team, you need to include the information for a "point of contact" for the team. Please note, though, that the person serving as point of contact is not registered at that time, but only the team is registered. In addition to registering your team, all team leaders and team members need to register as Faculty/Staff or Student participants.

REGISTRATIONS ARE ONLY COMPLETE WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Credit card payments are immediately validated.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD.
Other available methods of payment take time. No registration is considered complete until full payment is received.

The participants from the countries requiring visas
(http://www.robocup2012.org/participants_visa.php) will need an invitation letter. Also please visit the Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the latest information on visa applications: http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Paises_Visa/en.html

The invitation letter will be sent by email to the participants at our very earliest convenience after the registration is COMPLETE. Please wait patiently for the payment to be complete. If you still have questions, please email to registration@robocup2012.org

We have MAJOR (previously called Senior) leagues and JUNIOR leagues. All fees are in US Dollars (USD).

2) MAJOR Leagues Registration - Dates and Fees

Qualified teams are organized by league. No major team can register after May 31, 2012.
Team members can only register after their team registration is complete.
- Early registration: March 1 – April 30, 2012

Team: 780 USD
Faculty/staff: 500 USD
Student: 350 USD

- Regular registration: May 1 – May 31, 2012 (No team registration accepted after May 31, 2012)

Team: 900 USD
Faculty/staff: 550 USD
Student: 420 USD

- Late/onsite registration: June 1, 2012 – RoboCup '12

Team: NOT AVAILABLE
Faculty/staff: 620 USD
Student: 500 USD

We strongly encourage everyone to register as early as possible. Please avoid on-site registration, as we may be forced to reject on-site registrations due to space limitations. Nobody will be admitted to the site and to the team areas before being fully registered and all payments have been received. There will be no exceptions. Long waiting hours may be incurred at the on-site registration.

3) JUNIOR Leagues Registration - Dates and Fees

- Registration: March 1 – May 31, 2012 (No team registration accepted after May 31, 2012)

Team: 150 USD
Mentor: 150 USD
Student: 150 USD
Junior Parent/Chaperone: 150 USD

- Late/onsite registration: June 1, 2012 – RoboCup '12

Team: NOT AVAILABLE
Mentor: 280 USD
Student: 280 USD
Junior Parent/Chaperone: 280 USD

NOTES:

  • Before you can register your junior team, the team must be qualified. Please contact your RoboCupJunior national representative for all questions concerning qualification.
  • Junior teams MUST HAVE at least TWO TEAM MEMBERS in order to register. Junior teams MUST consist of minimum of TWO TEAM MEMBERS.
  • We STRONGLY RECOMMEND teams to register ALL TEAM STUDENTS AT ONCE. The system DOES NOT allow you to add only ONE TEAM STUDENT to your existing registration. Adding more team student(s) later without two extra students will not be possible
  • Parents or other mentors need to register as Junior Parent/Chaperone for permission to enter the site at any time, to be admitted to certain restricted areas, and to participate in social events.

We strongly encourage everyone to register as early as possible. Please avoid on-site registration, as we may be forced to reject on-site registrations due to space limitations. Nobody will be admitted to the site and to the team areas before being fully registered and all payments have been received. There will be no exceptions. Long waiting hours may be incurred at the on-site registration.

4) Registration as Non-Participant and Symposium Only Participant - Fees

It is possible for both faculty and students to register as Symposium Only participant. In addition, faculty who do not have teams, but want to register for the competition can register as a non-participant. No prior registration of a team is required in these cases. These participants are invited to all social events, but may not enter team areas and do not receive a RoboCup-2012 certificate. No invitation letters are issued for Symposium Only participants or non-participants, unless the participant has an accepted publication in the Symposium.

On the registration web site, choose ''Non-Participant/Symposium Only Faculty/Staff'' or ''Symposium Only Student''.

Non-Participant/Symposium Only Faculty/Staff:

Faculty/staff: 620 USD
Student: 475 USD

All registered team members are automatically admitted to the Symposium. Team members do not need to register separately for the symposium.

5) Payment Methods

Our registration web site offers the following payment options:

a) Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX).  THIS IS THE PREFERRED METHOD.

b) Wire Transfer (USD).  AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL MAY 15th, 2012.

Wire transfer and check should be used in exceptional cases only, and if credit card payment is not possible. Registration will be considered complete only if the amount due is received IN ITS TOTALITY IN US DOLLARS on the bank account on or before the respective date (e.g., April 30th for early registration). It is your responsibility to ensure that this will be the case. In order to help expedite the payment process, we ask that you please send your check number or wire transfer transaction information to april.robocup@gmail.com. Please note that wire transfer and check payments will be deactivated after May 15th, 2012.

6) Payment of Registration Fees:

The preferred method of payment for registration fees is by credit card.
Please use this method whenever possible. For participants who cannot pay by credit card, or where their institution requires some other method of payment, we offer payment by electronic wire transfer (details given below).

Please note: We do not accept cash. All registrations must be pre-paid by credit card or wire transfer.

Details for payment by electronic wire transfer can be found at:
http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1051043

7) Visas and Cancellation Policy

Participants from some countries do require a visa for Mexico.
(http://www.robocup2012.org/participants_visa.php) For those who need a visa, here is the policy:

An Invitation Letter will be sent to a team member once the team registration and the team member registration have been completed, i.e., payment has been received. There will be no exceptions (http://www.robocup2012.org/participants_visa.php).

The following cancellation procedure applies:

If:
- The visa application was not successful; and
- The registration was completed (i.e., payment received) by April 30, 2012; and
- The cancellation is requested before May 20, 2012,

Then:
- The full registration amount will be refunded, except for a handling charge of 100 USD per person, and 100 USD for the team if the team is also cancelled.

Otherwise:
- There is no refund.

 

 
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