17. Farewell dinner or party
17.1 It is the current EB's opinion that the cost of the farewell function should be kept separate from the conference fee. This gives delegates the opportunity to attend an affordable conference without having to pay for the dinner if they cannot afford to attend it. Because of the cost, delegates sometimes pay out of their own pocket or are unable to attend. Delegates from developing countries, for instance, rarely have means to attend, unless they are invited by the organising committee or subsidised by the Association.
17.2 The IASA Board urges that the cost of the farewell dinner not be expensive and suggests that this could be achieved in several ways:
- The function be less lavish;
- Seek to use the host institution as the venue;
- Seek sponsorship.