TIER “N” – $8000 MXN
Non-student academics affiliated to universities in countries from List 1
Non-student professionals permanently based in countries from List 1
TIER “I’ – $4000 MXN
Students affiliated to universities in countries from List 1
Non-student academics affiliated to universities in countries from List 2
Non-student professionals permanently based in countries from List 2
TIER “M” – $2000 MXN
Students affiliated to universities in countries from List 2
TIER “E” – Free (see why below)
Academics (non-students & students) affiliated to Mexican universities
Non-student professionals permanently based in Mexico
Hardship fund applicants (please contact chairs for more information on how to apply)
*NOTE The Boletia System will charge 12% + 5MX for getting the ticket.
Why are we waiving fees for students affiliated to Mexican universities and non-student professionals permanently based in Mexico?
1. The conference venues are being provided free of charge.
The Mexican national government is providing the venues for free with the condition that students and the general public can access the conference at no cost. Otherwise, we would incur in fees which are as high as hiring a university venue for a wedding or private function (if that were to be even possible).
2. The field of NIME is not yet established in Mexico.
Funding organisations and University committees have not caught up with current trends in NIME-related research. Local academics constantly deal with the issue that science boards dismiss proposals due to the music aspect, asking to apply for cultural funds, whilst cultural funds reject these proposals channelling them to science based bodies due to the technology involved. The fact that more than half of the organising team has not recently (or ever) been part of the conference is not due to a lack of interest but funding.
3. Financial inequalities.
Mexico is a country of over 120 million people. Whilst this decision does favour those living in Mexico city who might only need to take the metro to get to the venues, it does not account for those travelling from different corners of the country. Mexico covers an area larger than a third of all Europe. If we want to be inclusive, we need to take these circumstances into account. Whilst the price of a local bus that covers over a thousand kilometres and up to two days of travel might be ‘cheaper’ when converted to foreign currency, this is undoubtedly far more in terms of local investment than fully funded Global North grant expenditure.