Invited Speaker Travel Reimbursement Guidelines

As an invited speaker, EAS may defray a portion of the reasonable costs associated with your travel to the conference.  If you are entitled to re-imbursement from your place of employment, please solicit funding through them and not EAS, which is a nonprofit volunteer organization.

Allocation of the available funds for each invited paper session is at the discretion of the session chair. If you have any questions, please contact the chair of your session. In general, you should note that all expenses other than conference registration related to this travel MUST be coordinated in advance with the chair of your session. Typically, expenses incurred on the day of your lecture, plus the previous OR following night MAY be reimbursed. The maximum amount to be reimbursed will not exceed the pre-agreed amount by your session chair.

REGISTRATION

  • As an invited speaker, you are entitled to receive a complimentary Full Conferee registration to the meeting and exposition.  Do NOT pre-register
  • EAS will pre-register you and you will receive an email confirmation of your registration by the end of October.  Be sure to print and bring a copy of your preregistration to the registration check-in area when you arrive at EAS to receive your name badge and program materials.

HOUSING
Housing information is posted on our website at click here for details

  • Please utilize the EAS block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center or the Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast; no other hotels will be reimbursed.
  • You must use the EAS Group codes to get the EAS discounted room rates; click here for details
  • EAS will reimburse one night room charges and associated taxes per contribution to an invited session.  Exceptions to this guideline must be approved in advance by Mike Hicks, EAS Program Chair.

TRANSPORTATION 

  1. Air:  EAS reimburses for coach or economy airfares.  Please make your reservations at least six weeks in advance to secure the lowest fare.

    2. Airport Transfers: (READ carefully as policies have changed).  Newark Liberty International Airport or Trenton-Mercer Airport (Frontier Airline) are the closest and most convenient airports to the conference center.  Philadelphia International Airport is also an option but it is further distance and less transportation options and more costly to get to/from the conference center.
  • Please utilize the most economical transportation option between the Conference Center and airport.
  • NJ Transit Trains from Newark International Airport is the most economical and fastest method of transportation (approx 50 min).  Click here for train schedules from Newark Airport to Princeton Junction train station.  Then take a taxi/uber / bus from Princeton Junction train station to the Conference Center (approx 5-10min)
  • Commercial shuttle services offer ride-share options and are subject to an individual passenger’s arrival and departure schedules. Call for reservations at least 24 hours in advance. State Shuttle 1-800-427-3207; 1-973-729-0030 www.stateshuttle.com
  • Taxis/Uber/Lyft from Newark or Philadelphia Intl Airport will ONLY be reimbursed up to a maximum of $150.00 round trip or $95 one-way.
  • Rental Cars will be reimbursed for airport transfers only (Not from your original point of departure), but not to exceed $150.00 total (including any additional charges, gas, insurance, etc.). 

    3. Driving:
  • Personal automobile transportation will be reimbursed at the EAS rate.
  • No reimbursement will be made for 25 miles or less for one way travel or 50 miles or less, round trip travel.
  • Rental cars from your original point of departure will not be reimbursed
  • Click here for driving directions

MEALS

  • EAS will reimburse up to a total of $75 per day – one day of meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) per invited speaker, provided the speaker lives outside a 50 mile radius of the symposium. Dinners are reimbursed up to the daily maximum of $50.
  • Be sure to obtain itemized receipts for any meals costing more than $15.  Meal receipts that are not itemized will not be reimbursed. EAS will reimburse only for food that you consume; not for additional guests.
  • Alcoholic beverages will not be reimbursed.

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

  • EAS will NOT reimburse for other hotel-related expenses (pay TV, valet, mini bar, telephone, internet connection, faxes, etc.).
  • EAS will NOT reimburse for: flight insurance; presentation preparation; audiovisual equipment; entertainment of other speakers, conferees, spouse, etc.; or the cost of purely personal items, such as clothing, jewelry, entertainment, souvenirs, personal telephone calls, gifts, and laundry service.

EXPENSE REPORTS

  • Each speaker is asked to pay for all travel-and hotel-related expenses, and to complete the appropriate EAS expense report form post symposium to receive reimbursement.
  • EAS Expense Report Form (available from the Session Chair) must be received within 60 days of the meeting dates. Expense reports after January 15th will not be accepted.
  • Please affix original receipts to 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of paper, and attach to the EAS Expense Report Form. EAS will not be responsible for any lost or missing receipts.
  • Emailed PDF copies are acceptable in addition to mailing of hard copies.

Return the original and one (1) copy of the Expense Report Form with receipts to:
EAS
PO Box 185
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Please direct inquiries to:
Bernadette Taylor
EAS Executive Secretary
askeas@eas.org
732-449-2280