Information for Presenters and Discussants

Select travel expenses for one presenter per conference paper, as well as invited discussants, will be covered by the Kauffman Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Airline, train, and hotel accommodations will be covered directly by conference organizers if procedures are followed.

All arrangements should be made through the Kauffman Foundation Travel Consultant, Norma Getz (816-932-1112 or Any exceptions should be pre-approved by E.J. Reedy. No travel expenses or exceptions will be reimbursed outside of this procedure. Mileage, parking, and other incidental travel costs will not be reimbursed.

To expedite the booking process, when contacting the Kauffman Foundation travel agent by email, please include

All travel arrangements should be made no later than February 20, 2009.

In order to ensure use of Kauffman Foundation resources in ways that achieve the foundation's charitable goals most effectively and are consistent with the law and donor intent, the following guidelines will be enforced in air travel:

Travel FAQ's

Q) Do I have to accept the itinerary the Kauffman Foundation suggests?

A) The Kauffman Foundation is providing you with one round-trip ticket. The foundation's practice is to purchase the lowest-priced ticket at the time of booking. If you do not accept that particular itinerary, you have the option of changing it but will be asked to pay the difference between the suggested itinerary's fare and the fare you choose.

Q) How will that payment be handled?

A) The Kauffman Foundation will cover these costs directly. You will not bear any financial responsibility for the airfare to Cleveland or hotel room accommodations. You may be required to submit your own credit card number for incidentals at the hotel.

Q) Do I have to use the Kauffman Foundation's travel agent?

A) If you want the ticket provided by the Kauffman Foundation or want to be reimbursed for a portion of the ticket, the answer is "yes.”