Circular of Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
ICOHTEC 2011, Glasgow
ICOHTEC web site: http://www.icohtec.org/index.html
LOC web page: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/icohtec2011/
The Local Organizing Committee is very pleased to be hosting the 2011 meeting of ICOHTEC in Glasgow from 2-7 August 2011. We are very much looking forward to welcoming delegates to what we hope will be not only an intellectually stimulating, but also highly enjoyable conference. This circular is intended to give some preliminary information to prospective participants about local arrangements.
The ICOHTEC Programme Committee is responsible for scholarly aspects of the conference and will be selecting papers from those proposed. Please submit your proposals by 31 January 2011 using the instructions available at the following link:
The conference will be held at the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1451, Glasgow University is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The first teaching was done in Glasgow Cathedral, before gaining accommodation elsewhere in the city centre. The University moved to the Gilmorehill campus, its current location in the city’s bustling and easily accessible West End, in 1870. All scholarly sessions, plenary sessions, and coffee and lunch breaks will take place in one of two buildings located across the street from one another, within approximately five minutes walking distance from the nearest underground station.
Fees and registration
Registration will be available from approximately mid-February 2011 through a dedicated web page at the University of Glasgow. A link will be available on the LOC web page as well as on the ICOHTEC page.
Early bird registration will be available through approximately mid-June, with a substantially reduced registration fee. Thereafter, it will rise considerably. Besides enabling conference participation for individual delegates, the registration fee includes teas, coffees, and lunches on 3-6 August. Registered delegates are also entitled to attend the two receptions, on 2 and 3 August, and will have access to the jazz evening on 5 August. The costs for participation in the conference dinner on 6 August will be additional, and these will be announced in due course. All fees are payable in British pounds sterling (GBP, or £).
The conference fee structure is as follows:
Early bird registration
Regular member £160.00
Student member £100.00
Regular non-member £190.00
Student non-member £120.00
Regular member £200.00
Regular non-member £230.00
Student member £125.00
Student non-member £145.00
Accompanying person £ 60.00
If you wish to join ICOHTEC and receive the member rate for registration, please go to the ICOHTEC web site for a membership application and send in the required dues. The URL is: http://www.icohtec.org/about-icohtec-join-us.html. Then complete your conference registration.
Delegates will have the choice of booking one of several different categories of hotels near the university or in the city centre at special rates. There is also the possibility of booking reasonably priced student accommodation in a variety of locations. The accommodation listings and directions for booking will be on the LOC web page by mid-February.
Scotland was one of the earliest regions in the world to industrialise, and Clydeside, of which Glasgow forms an important part, was one of the most important industrial and technological powerhouses in the world throughout the 19th and well into the 20th century. A variety of excursions are being planned to enable delegates to become familiar some of this heritage. Excursions and activities being arranged include a number of venues in Glasgow itself, for instance a visit to the new Transport Museum, which will be completed in spring 2011, or to the Hunterian Museum’s instruments collection. Further afield, there will be opportunities to visit the site of Robert Owen’s famous experiment in industrial and social engineering at New Lanark, and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Details on the events, dates and times, and associated costs will be available when registration goes live in approximately mid-February 2011.
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