What expenses am I responsible for?
There is no fee to attend the Summit, but an application is required. The Cato Institute will provide a $500 stipend to offset the cost of travel expenses upon the completion of the Summit. Participants are responsible for any travel expenses that exceed that amount. Participants should be prepared to pay for all personal expenses, additional nights, and incidentals, such as phone calls, room service, or extra meals.
What expenses does the Cato Institute pay for?
The Cato Institute provides room and board for four days for in‐person attendees, starting with dinner on Sunday, July 14, and ending with breakfast on Thursday, July 18, for the first Summit and starting with dinner on Sunday, July 24, and ending with breakfast on Thursday, August 1, for the second Summit.
Each in‐person seminar participant is eligible to receive a stiped of $500 upon completion of the Summit. Please note that we are unable to provide supplemental funding in cases where the stipend is insufficient to cover all travel expenses. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the Summit. Failure to complete the Summit may result in a delay or denial of the stipend.
What is the cancellation policy?
If, for some reason, you are unable to attend the Sphere Summit, you must notify Cato in writing of your cancellation as soon as possible to allow for another recipient to be invited. If you cancel, you agree to pay a $75 cancellation fee. You will also assume this charge if you fail to attend all scheduled events, engage in disruptive behavior toward other attendees or hotel guests, or are responsible for any destruction of property. Please note that the fee for cancellation will increase to $250 within two weeks of the start of Summit (June 28 and July 12).