General Conference and Registration Information

Conference Fee Information

You must register and pay the fees before the Registration Deadline to avoid the late registration fee.

Payment types accepted:
International money order, travelers' check;
personal check drawn on a US bank and made payable in US Dollars;
credit card;
or, cash in US Dollars.

Payment by Check or Money Order:

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to U.C. Regents.

Please send your check or money order to:

KITP Conference Assistant
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030

Be sure to write the conference's name or acronym in the memo portion of your Check/Money Order.

Payment by Credit Card:

KITP accepts payments via credit card. The credit cards currently accepted are Visa and MasterCard.  For your security and privacy, all credit card numbers and other ordering information are encrypted when the order is paid via Authorize.Net secure payment gateway. The KITP does not store or save any sensitive credit card information. Note: we begin accepting online credit card payments 90 days prior to the conference start date. To visit the credit card payment site, click here.

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Cancellations Policy:

  • Participants who cancel more than ten days preceding the conference will receive a full refund of fees paid.
  • Cancellations less than ten days before the conference will result in a refund of fees paid less the Special Events fee.
  • Fees for "no shows" will not  generally be refunded.
  • Fees paid after the deadline are subject to a late fee.

Conference Hotel and Lodging Information

Please Note: Do not make reservations online. You will not receive the KITP rate from online reservations. If you are traveling from overseas and need to make a hotel reservation at the Best Western South Coast Inn, please e-mail the Sales Director at: Mention the group you will be with (see chart below) to be given your discount.

A block of rooms has been set aside for the use of our conference participants at The Best Western South Coast Inn in Goleta, California—about 2-1/2 miles from the UCSB Campus. Transportation to/from KITP will be provided.

The hotel offers special rates to our participants , single or double same rate. Contact them directly at 1 (800) 350-3614 or 1 (805) 967-3200 to make your reservation, do not make online reservations as you will not receive the KITP rate.

Mention your conference group code to receive the special rate.

Lodging must be reserved by the conference lodging deadline provided in the chart below. After that date rooms MAY BE available to you on a space- available basis at their regular rate. The Santa Barbara area has a large tourist population and it is important that you make your reservations early.

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For Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact

KITP Conference Assistant
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030
Office telephone: (805) 893-6383
Fax number: (805) 893-3486
e-mail: kitpconf at kitp dot ucsb dot edu