RAMS.ORG® REGISTRATION GUIDE
 

Our registration system assumes a unique email address for each individual.  Please be sure that no one else will attempt to use the same email.  Your email and a password that you set will allow you to return to your registration pages to edit them or complete payment.
 

 
You will note that the registration pages open in a new window.  We suggest that you do not close this window or your browser until your registration is complete.

 
Clicking on “Register Now” at the end of this page will begin a new registration, allow you to edit a completed registration, or allow you to make payment on a completed registration. .
 

PLEASE NOTE THAT JANUARY 5 
TH, 2021 IS THE LAST DAY GETTING A REFUND OF YOUR REGISTRATION FEE.
 

 
Following are the steps in the registration process.
 

 Step 1. Select a Registration Type


General Public Registration Types:
 

 
Member – You qualify as a member if you belong to one of our Sponsoring Societies (ASQ ECD, ASQ RRD,SRE, IEEE Reliability Division, SSS, IEST, SAE, or IIE).   You will be asked to identify your memberships and to provide member numbers
 

 
Nonmember – Use this registration type if you are not a member of one of the above Sponsoring Societies or Sponsoring Society Divisions and do not qualify for other registration types.

Full-Time Student Members – Conference Registration Rate is $550 before December 24, 2020 and $700 after December 24 2020.   The Full-Time Student Rate includes admission to the banquet.  Use this registration category if you are a FULL TIME STUDENT AT AN ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION majoring in a subject related to Reliability and Maintainability (RAM) with a minimum course load of 9 credits during the current school semester, AND you are a member of one of the professional societies sponsoring RAMS.  Full-Time Student members will be asked to show their valid college/university student ID, and another form from their college/university to verify their status as a full-time student when they arrive at the conference registration desk, otherwise, they will pay the registration fee afforded  to members of one of  RAMS sponsoring societies, provided their society membership can be confirmed. 

Any student with less than 9 credits MUST prove in writing that the school considers them a full-time student to receive the student member discount. If they can show their college or university considers them a full time student, they will receive the student member discount rate provided their society membership can be verified.  Part-time students will not receive the student member discount; they will pay the same rate as non-student conference attendees. 

Students who are NOT MEMBERS OF A SPONSORING SOCIETY OR ASPONSORING SOCIETY DIVISION, NOR ABLE TO CONFIRM FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS will be charged the nonmember registration fee.  

Student Presenters – The registration rate for students whose papers have been selected for presentation at RAMS is the same as that used by presenter members. ($900 early registration/$1100 regular registration).  This registration type follows the same registration guidelines as presenter members. Any student presenter who registers as a student member will not be allowed to present their paper or have it published in the RAMS proceedings.

 
Group – if you want to qualify for a discounted Group registration rate please use this registration category type.  
YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE TO REGISTER AS A GROUP.  All members of the group must pay for their registration fee using the same credit card. The first person to register under this category, or whomever registers the initial person under this registration category, is required to pay the corporate registration fee your registration group. Initial attendee will be required to pay and provide a list of other attendees.

 A special registration link is required for this registration category.  Please contact the Advanced Registrar, Mr. Ken Dalton, at 
advancedregistration2021@rams.org or at 302-593-8810, or Ms. Ying Shi at registrar2021@rams.org or at 240-253-7198 to obtain the registration link and for further information and help.

One Day   if you want to attend only one day of the conference and nothing more. 

Registration Types by Invitation Only:
 

 Presenter/Student Presenter – I
f you are presenting a paper at the symposium, and are eligible to register as a Presenter, you will be given an access code by the corresponding Program VC (Vice Chair).  If you are a co-author of a presented paper, but not the presenter, you will need to select another category.  Please be mindful the dates for early registrations vs. regular registrations occur earlier for these registration types.  The registration cutoff date for presenters  will be your letter of acceptance from RAMS.

Editor – If you are an associate editor and participated in the paper review process you will be given an access code to register as aeditor.  Contact your corresponding Program VC (Vice Chair) for the invitation information if you have not received the registration information.

 
Moderator –  If you are moderating a session (or sessions) at the symposium, you will be given an access code to register as a moderator.  Contact the corresponding Program VC (Vice Chair) for the invitation information.

Exhibitor 
–  If you are an exhibitor please contact the RAMS Exhibits Manager, Mr. David Barber, at dbarbsta@gmail.com for detailed information on how to register for the conference..  


 Step 2. Provide Personal Data


The usual information, name, address, company etc. Please be sure that the email you use is unique to yourself. Once an email is entered it will be unavailable to any later registrants.
 

 Step 3. Provide Additional Information


If you are bringing a companion who will not be attending the technical program you will be asked to provide personal information for your companion. The companion will receive a badge and will have access to social events planned for conference attendee companions..

 If you are registering as a member of a Sponsoring Society you will need to identify the societies and provide membership numbers
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Step 4. Select Options

 
If you are bringing a companion, you may purchase a banquet ticket for the companion.

 
If you wish to participate in the Certificate Program and pay the initial fee you may select this option.  Note that if you have already paid the fee in a prior year you should not select this option.
 

 Step 5. Make a Hotel Reservation


 
Hotel reservations must be made directly with conference host hotel.  For your convenience you will be given a link to the hotel for the RAMS attendee rate.

 Step 6. Check Out


 
If paying by credit card you will be asked for card information that will be sent securely to our credit card processor.  You may return to the registration process at any time should you decide to pay by credit card or need to make changes to your registration.  Note that rates will change at 12:01 AM on December 25th, 2020

 
As part of the communications mission of RAMS we share contact information with our sponsors and exhibitors.   RAMS may also choose to include your information in RAMS conference App. that will be available to all conference attendees.  You will be given the opportunity to opt out of sharing your information though the RAMS App during the registration process.  Click on RAMS Privacy Policy at the bottom of the RAMS.org website to review the privacy policy.  

 Click REGISTER NOW if you are ready register for the RAMS conference.