I am in a situation where my paper is accepted in IEEE conference and only one of the author is IEEE member. For IEEE members, there is some concession in the registration fee. Can that co-author register the paper using my credit card while availing the concession(which is only for IEEE members)?

In case, this varies then, what would be the best way to proceed?


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Generally speaking,

  • the name of the person registering does not have to be the same as the name on the credit card. You can pay for your co-author's registration if you want.
  • the IEEE discount applies if the person registering is an IEEE member, regardless of who is paying.

If your co-author is registering to attend the conference, it's fine for him to use your credit card (if that's what you want) and he can still get the IEEE discount, since he's an IEEE member.

If you're the one registering to attend the conference, you can't get the discount if you're not an IEEE member.

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    Indeed, it's common for conference registration to be paid for by an institutional credit card, rather than by the person attending. Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 16:45

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