Glasgow is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, which combines the energy and sophistication of a great international city with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery.
Named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top ten must-see cities (2009), Glasgow is home to more than 20 world class museums and art galleries. The city’s impressive portfolio includes the iconic new Riverside Museum and the internationally renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland’s most visited free tourist attraction. No visit is complete without experiencing the Art Nouveau genius of Glasgow born artist, architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
And just beyond the city lies some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. Ancient castles, quaint distilleries, tranquil lochs, outstanding golf courses and miles of unspoilt coastline are all just a short journey from Glasgow’s city centre.
We are proud to be holding IPS2012 at Scotland’s premier venue – the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.
The symposium will take place between the 21st and 24th of August 2012, with an ice-breaker on the evening of the 20th. How to get here (info on SECC website)
Registration fees incude mandatory IPA Membership Fee of £25*. Reduced rates for ‘early bird’ registration up until 15th May 2012. To qualify for ‘early bird’ rate you must register AND pay by May 15th. Fees cover registration and include mid-symposium excursion, tea and coffee, ice breaker event and a civic reception at Glasgow City Chambers. Lunch is NOT included but there will be facilities available for people to buy lunch. All fees inclusive of VAT.
|until 15th May 2012||after 15th May 2012|
|Student||£270 + £25 = £295||£348 + £25 = £373|
|Full||£378 + £25 = £403||£450 + £25 = £475|
To register you will need to visit the Delegate Area to create a username and login to register, pay and submit an abstract.
* This is a subscription fee to the International Paleolimnology Association (IPA) valid for the next three years. The principal for charging such a fee in this way was agreed at the last symposium in Guadalajara. Without such a fee the IPA has no source of income to cover the essential costs of running itself. At the moment these costs include maintaining the website, striking Lifetime Achievement Medals and paying the expenses of LIFERS to attend the symposium.
The symposium dinner will be held in Bute Hall on Thursday 23rd August and will be a three course dinner followed by a ceilidh.
A ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) is a traditional Gaelic dance with a small band and someone to show you the steps. The dinner and ceilidh will cost £60. This must be booked when you register.
Details of the mid-symposium and post-symposium excursions can be found on the excursions page.
Springer Ltd, publishers of the Journal of Paleolimnology, have kindly offered to sponsor prizes for the best student presentation and poster. Each prize will consist of $250 (USD) worth of Springer books.
|1st August 2011||First circular & website launch|
|1st November 2011||Second circular & further details|
|6th April 2012||Final circular and registration open|
|15th May 2012||Deadline for early bird registration|
|1st July 2012||Final deadline for abstract submission|
|21st August 2012||IPS2012 starts!|
Glasgow is in Scotland and is served by several major airports, motorways and rail links. The venue is situated on the north bank of the river Clyde close to the city centre, a short walk from the main stations and university campuses.
There are plenty of hotels nearby. www.secchotels.com has a handy map along with reviews and a tool for checking availability and prices. The prices here might not be the best deals, remember to shop around.
You can also book accommodation at University of Glasgow halls of residence. Cairncross House offers cheap accommodation in university residence close to the venue for around £21 per person per night.
Please note that accommodation booking and payment cannot be taken by IPS2012 organisers.
The following links may be useful:
- Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
- BAA Glasgow Airport
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport
- BBC Glasgow Traffic News
To contact the local organising committee please email Dr Andrew Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For inquiries about payments please email Dr Simon Patrick (email@example.com)