News about fees, dates, accommodations and what to expect in Singapore!

Dear all,

As we are moving close to the proposal submission deadline (Dec. 21) I wanted to provide you with a conference update, which might support your considerations to come to Singapore. We want to welcome as many as possible scholars, practitioners and animation enthusiasts from all over the world.

Please feel free to address any additional questions through:

Assoc. Prof. Hannes Rall
Conference Chair

Prof. Vibeke Sorensen
Conference Co-Chair
Chair of ADM

Important dates:

  • December 21, 2015 (Monday)
    Call for proposals deadline.
  • Mid February 2016 (the latest)
    Paper acceptance notification.
    Conference registration opens.

Conference fee and special events

Conference fee (mandatory)

Three days attendance

  • Professionals: S$350 (Approximately: US$252 || Euro 222 || GBP 162)
  • Students: S$200 (Approximately: US$144 || Euro 127 || GBP 93)
  • NTU Students and Alumni: S$150

Includes morning welcome coffee/tea, two catered tea/coffee breaks with light refreshments and daily lunches Monday to Wednesday (inclusive).

One day attendance

  • Professionals: S$120 (Approximately: US$86 || Euro 76 || GBP 56)
  • Students: S$70 (Approximately: US$50 || Euro 44 || GBP 33)
  • NTU Students and Alumni: S$50

Special Events (optional)

There will also be special catered events and excursions, which we will have a modest charge (optional) to cover catering. We are looking to bring the best of Southeast Asian hospitality to you!

  • Sunday, June 26
    Opening screening and reception.
  • Evening of Tuesday, June 27
    Excursion to Centre of Contemporary Art with catered reception.
  • Thursday, June 30
    Closing party at ADM
  • Friday, July 1st
    City tour Singapore.

Be also aware of the fact that to be able to ultimately participate in the conference you need to be a member of the Society of Animation Studies. This is not (!) a pre-requisite for submitting a proposal or being accepted though.

You can become a member after paper-acceptance! It does not cost much (US$35 - pros / US$20 students) and offers great value: For more information on the membership, go to its webpage or contact the SAS treasurer, Robert Musburger, at

Coming to Singapore

Singapore offers an extremely clean, safe and efficient environment, which makes visiting entirely easy and stress-free.

The climate is tropical and highly humid, we are close to the equator. Average temperatures between 23 and 34 degree Celsius all year round. But nothing too fear-the next air-con shelter is always close, water is available everywhere, buildings are all equipped with well working air con. NTU has covered walkways to protect from the sun as well, a concept you can find throughout the city.

Food is available in a wide variety of pricing starting from an affordable S$5-10 hawker meal to high-end restaurants. Street food is generally safe and often delicious. All types of cuisine are catering to Singapore’s large cosmopolitan population.


Arriving in Singapore

All major international flights arrive in Changi Airport, certainly one of the best airports in the world with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Very clean and efficient, free trolleys and clear signage.

Immigration is perfectly organized and works very fast, no long lines to fear.

  • Flights from the US: S$2000 - 2500
  • Flights from Europe: S$1200 - 1500
  • Flights from Asia (close destinations like Indonesia, Malaysia): S$300 -1000
  • Flights from Australia and New Zealand: S$700 - 1000

All prices are rough estimates based on 1 person round trip from a major city. Prices vary greatly due to availability. The earlier you book-the cheaper it will be.

Getting around in Singapore

Easy: A well organized MRT system (public trains), buses and, the comparatively cheap and 100% trustworthy, taxis are available.

A taxi ride from Changi Airport to the conference venue (Nanyang Technological University) will set you back between S$45 - 60 depending on the time of day. But this will already cover the widest distance you will be able to travel on our island because you are going all the way from the East to the West coast. The ride will take you roundabout 45 minutes and be about 40 km.

A ride from NTU (conference venue) to the city center will be 25 km and cost you roughly S$25 - 30, cheaper outside of peak hours.

Alternatively buses are available to the next MRT station (Boon Lay) or you can take a taxi to go there. That brings down the price of transportation drastically, if you are travelling on a budget.


Please refer to the Accommodation page for the most up to date information.