8th Global Conference
Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford
Outline Timetable of Dates
|Friday 13th January 2012||300 word abstract to be submitted|
|Friday 3rd February 2012||Latest notification of Acceptance|
|Friday 16th March 2012||Booking Form to be submitted|
|Sunday 6th May 2012||Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates|
|Friday 11th May 2012||Submission of 3000 word (max) draft paper|
|Friday 29th June 2012||Conference Commences|
The conference will commence at 13.30 on Friday29th June 2012 and finish at 18.00 on Sunday 1st July 2012. Registration will be from 12.30 on the opening day of the conference.
Attendance Policy: The ethos of the ‘Creative Engagements’ project places strong emphasis on dialogue with the issues raised by the conference as a whole and engagement with the people attending the conference. These two elements are essential to the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the event. Over the past few years the success of our projects has rested on the continual interaction between delegates for the duration of the conference and beyond. The Steering Group feel it is essential that delegates should be present for the duration of the conference so as to facilitate the exchange of perspectives for which the conference strives, and which any publication should clearly demonstrate. Failure to attend for the duration of the meeting will automatically exclude eligibility for inclusion in any of the project publications.
Papers, Presentations and Workshops Papers should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (3000 words max). Work-in-Progress presentations should be of no more than 15 minutes duration. The time allotted to workshops will be considered on an individual basis. Other forms of presentation will be considered on request.
Please note: Power point presentations are neither encouraged nor desired. Power point has been banned from all the projects we organise. You are advised to take note of this as you prepare your submission. Presenters are also strongly encouraged not to read their papers verbatim: draft papers will be avilable on the web site prior to the conference beginning. We hope that presenters will instead speak to the significant points raised in their papers.
300 word abstracts are to be submitted by Friday 13th January 2012. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to the Organising Chairs: Phil Fitzsimmons and Rob Fisher. Attachments may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats. Papers will be minimally double blind peer reveiwed (where appropriate); in practice our procedures usually entail that by the time an abstract is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple blind peer reviewed.
Both the 300 word abstract and the draft paper will be available on this web site before the conference commences. Papers will made available in downloadable .pdf format.
All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for inclusion in an ISBN eBook published by The Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed ISBN hard copy volume. Our standard model is for such volumes to be strongly dialogical, with chapters showing awareness of and interacting with each other. The decision whether to proceed to hard copy publication will be taken by the Organising Chairs and Steering Group within two weeks of the conference close.
Venue and Accommodation
The conference venue is Mansfield College Oxford. Accommodation is also being offered at the College.
- Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF, UK
- Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270999
- Fax: +44 (0) 1865 270970
Mansfield College occupies one of the most attractive sites in Oxford. The 1886 buildings, which house all the College’s public rooms, are regarded as amongst the finest work of the important Victorian architect, Basil Champneys. Mansfield’s spacious site is close to all the libraries and shops, yet in a quiet position near to the University parks and River Cherwell.
The location of the venue can be found on the map provided in the Venue and Accommodation section.
We would like to note that whilst the conference is being held at an Oxford University College, it is not being formally sponsored by the University. Please do not contact the College with questions about the conference. All inquiries about the conference should be directed to Rob Fisher.
Delegates are, of course, free to find alternative accommodation.
The details of the registration fee are as follows;
The cost for attending the conference is £285. This includes;
conference registration fee
a copy of the eBook
discounted rate for an edition of the hard copy themed volume or volumes (should one emerge)
- discounted rate for any Inter-Disciplinary Press or Fisher Imprints publications
access to the email discussion group and conference project initiative support materials
Friday coffee on registration
Friday afternoon tea and biscuits
Friday evening wine reception
Friday evening 3 course waiter served dinner
Saturday morning coffee and biscuits
Saturday 2 course waiter served lunch
Saturday afternoon tea and biscuits
Sunday morning coffee and biscuits
Sunday 2 course waiter served lunch
Sunday afternoon tea and biscuits
All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Sunday 6th May 2012.
Delegates must complete the online conference booking form by Friday 16th March 2012 at the latest. After the deadline has expired, an invoice will be drawn up and sent to you; the invoice will contain all the necessary information for you to pay by bank transfer, cheque, credit card. or Paypal The invoice must be settled by Sunday 6th May 2012. It is the responsibility of delegates to ensure that payment is made by this date. Failure to receive payment will result in your booking being cancelled.
Methods of Paymant
There are a number of ways payment can be made.
Payment can be made by cheque, in pounds sterling (gbp) or in Euro. The Euro rate will be fixed at the bank buy-back rate current at the point of issuing the invoice. However, Inter-Disciplinary.Net do retain the right to amend Euro prices should there be ’significant’ movement in exchange rates. Cheque’s in pound sterling must be drawn against a bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom; cheque’s may also be in Euro currency. Cheque’s should be made payable to ‘Inter-Disciplinary.Net’ and sent, with the booking form, to:
Dr Rob Fisher
149b Wroslyn Road
Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
We cannot and will not accept cheques made payable in currencies other than GBP Sterling or Euros.
Payment may be made using bank transfer. Full details to enable a bank transfer are made available on your conference invoice. If paying by this method, you must agree to pay all charges at the sending and receiving banks.
You may request that an invoice be sent to you which you may forward to your institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that the invoice is paid before the payment deadline.
Payment may also be made using credit card. Please note: a 3.5% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by the credit card company.
Payment may also be made using Paypal. Please note: a 4% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by Paypal. Please send us your Paypal account email so that we can send a payment request to you if you are paying by this method.
All fees are payable in advance. No delegate will be permitted entry to the conference if an invoice is still unpaid.