The symposium organizers sincerely thank the donor organizations for their financial support. Funds raised from companies, private foundations, and government funding agencies have helped cover the costs for students and others who lack funds to attend the symposium, provide extra support for those coming from around the world and therefore incurring higher travel costs, and generally enable us to lower the cost of attendance for all participants.
We have organized this symposium according to the following funding principles:
- All decisions about the program (topics, speakers, structure, etc.) are made by the Symposium chairs with extensive input from the Program Committee. Donor organizations do not have control over the program.
- Acceptance of support from any donor organization does not imply explicit or implicit approval of the donor organization’s values or actions.
- The identities and funding levels of each financial contributor will be disclosed to the public on the symposium website.