Third World Congress
July 21-24, 2004
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

Conference Registration
Registration categories and fees appear below.
To qualify for student status, verification (a copy of student ID or a department letter) must accompany your payment.

Fee Schedule (U.S.dollars) Paid By
May 1st, 2004
Paid After
May 1st, 2004
Conference Registration
Academic (BFSmember) $295 $350
Academic (Non-BFSmember) $360 $410
Student (with verification) $100 $125
Practitioner (BFSmember) $650 $700
Practitioner (Non-BFSmember) $700 $750
Conference Dinner Ticket - Saturday, July 24
(not included with any conference fee)
Conference registrant: $30 per person
Guest: $60 per person

Conference Dinner Tickets
Tickets for the conference dinner on Saturday, July 24, are not included with any conference fee.
The conference dinner will be held at the InterContinental Chicago.

Andrew W. Lo, the Harris and Harris Group Professor and the Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at MIT, will be the featured speaker at the conference dinner on Saturday.

Note: Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payments may be made by check or money order payable to University of Illinois (U.S. dollars only), or by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). No vouchers, purchase orders, or phone registrations will be accepted.

For security purposes, please do not submit credit card information via the internet or email at this time. There is a $25 service charge for all returned checks.

To Register
1. Complete the on-line registration form.
     For those who will be presenting a paper at the conference, you MUST
     submit your title and an abstract of 100-200 words when you fill out the
     registration form.
2. Soon after you submit your registration form you will receive by email
     a BFS2004 Registration Acknowledgment.
3. Print this email and complete the payment section.
4. Send the completed form with payment by fax (1-312-996-5227) or regular
    mail to:

       UIC Office of Conferences and Institutes (MC 117)
       750 South Halsted Street, Room 214
       Chicago, IL 60607-7011 U.S.A.

For your reference, please keep a copy of this email.
You will receive a second email from us when your payment has been received.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible, both to ensure your participation and to assist us in planning this conference.

Your registration will not be complete until your payment is received.
For the pre-registration discount faxes must be received by May 1 and regular mail must be postmarked by May 1 and received by May 7 (so use express mail, if necessary, to ensure timely delivery).

Do not forget to make your hotel reservations. To do this click on "Conference Location & Hotel Reservations" on the left or click here

Registration cancellation and refund requests must be confirmed in writing. Refunds are subject to a $50 ($25 for student) nonrefundable fee for cancellations received on or before May 1, 2004. Requests received after May 1 but before July 1 are subject to an additional $150 fee ($25 for student). No refunds will be issued for requests received after July 1, 2004, or for non-attendance.

Click here to proceed with your registration
If you have question about conference logistics or your registration, please contact
or regarding payment please contact: UIC Office of Conferences and Institutes at 1-312-996-5225 or