1. What is Human Development and Capability Association?
Launched in September 2004, the Human Development and Capability Association promotes research from many disciplines on key problems including poverty, justice, well-being, and economics. Kaushik Basu is the president of the HDCA. Amartya Sen was the Founding President of HDCA 2004 - 2006; Martha Nussbaum was President of HDCA 2006 - 2008. Click here for more info.
2. Who is eligible to join this conference?
Students (both graduate and undergraduate), practitioners, policy makers, researchers who have a special attention in human development and capabilities.
3. What is included in my registration fee?
Conference fees cover three lunches and six coffee/tea breaks during the three-day conference, a registration pack (booklet of abstracts, CD-Rom containing full papers presented, etc.), pre-conference events, a Welcoming Gala Dinner at the City Hall, and HDCA membership for one year.
4. Is there any pre-conference event? How can I attend it?
Yes, there will be. Update information about pre-conference events can be found on this conference website. Registered participants are eligible to participate.
5. Can I attend only one day in this conference?
Yes, but participants must still pay the full registration fee.
6. Can I submit the proposal without attending the conference?
Yes. Proposal can be submitted without having to register for the conference (ie. free of charge). For proposal submission, please log in at: http://www.conftool.pro/hdca2012/. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, you will have to register before July 31st in order to be able to present. Presenters who have not registered in time will not be included in the final program and their abstracts will not be included in the conference booklet.
7. Is there any grant/scholarship? If there any, what it will be covered?
Yes, there are.
For students, young researchers, and participants from Less Developed Countries whose papers have been accepted, HDCA has allocated US$10,000 of scholarship in total (not per individual). HDCA will give the scholarship recipients actual dollars at the Conference. HDCA does not pay for ticket or discounted fees, etc. The recipients will need to upfront the funding and HDCA pays them in cash at the Conference.
For local participants from Indonesia, there is also a US$200 grant for 100 selected participants, with a priority given to participants whose papers have been accepted.
If you would like to be considered to have a scholarship, please indicate in the appropriate box when you submit your proposal on Conftool.
More detailed procedures on how to apply for scholarship will be posted soon.
8. Does HDCA membership come with my registration fee?
Yes. The conference fee includes the HDCA membership fee and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.
9. I’m an HDCA member. Do I get discount for the conference?
No. HDCA members will still need to pay the fees in full. In doing so, they will renew their membership for another year.
10. Is there a group discount?
No, there is not.
11. What is undergraduate session?
It is a special session for undergraduate students, where undergraduate students whose papers are accepted can present their papers in front of more senior fellows and receive feedbacks from them. For more info about this session, please contact Ms. Riatu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
12. What is thematic group?
HDCA’s thematic groups are meant to serve as ongoing for high-quality international academic interchange in the theme, to advance intellectual debate, to promote research collaboration related to the theme, and to foster interaction between academics and practitioners. The thematic groups are open to all who are developing and actively applying the capability approach and human development approach or working in the thematic area. Click here for more info.
13. Can I stay in other places other than the recommended hotels?
Yes, but we do not provide any shuttle service other than from/to recommended hotels.
14. Will there be a free wifi throughout the entire convention center?
Yes, we will provide a free wifi.
15. Will there be a public lecture?
Yes, we plan to open one panel session for public, where non-registered participants will be able to attend.