Recently I’ve been doing some independant research, and I was originally going to submit my project to a small science fair around my area, but I found an email in my promotions inbox from IYRC, which seems to be a research conference specifically for high school students. However, when I signed up for the project workshop, it seems like only three people attended the session and only around 20 people signed up, which was suspicious to me since I expected 50+ people to attend. Also, in the information session, it stated that most, if not all, papers would get published, which doesn’t sound like high quality research if nearly all of the papers are getting published. The founder of the conference is also the founder of another business dedicated to helping students produce research papers, so I was worried that this conference might just be a fake conference where students can pay the other company to publish their work. I found that a bit suspicious for a conference, and even though it’s only been around for 2 or so years, does anyone know if this research conference is legit? Thank you so much for your help!
Here’s the link to their website: https://www.the-iyrc.org/