Details

4th Global Conference

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Heavy Metal Generations

Wednesday 9th May – Friday 11th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic


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Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 4th November 2011 300 word abstract to be submitted
Friday 2nd December 2011 Latest notification of Acceptance
Friday 20th January 2012 Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 1st March 2012 Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 9th March 2012 Submission of 3000 words (max) draft paper
Wednsday 9th May 2012 Conference Commences

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The conference will commence at 13.30 on Wednesday 9th May 2012 and finish at 18.30 on Friday 11th May 2012. Registration will be from 12.30pm on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of the Heavy Fundametalisms project has always emphasised 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.

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Papers should be of no more than 20 minutes duration. Responses to Papers should be of no more than 10 minutes duration. 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: Text based PowerPoint (bullet-point style lecture) presentations are neither encouraged nor desired; indeed, text-based projections have been banned from all the projects we organise. However, digital projectors can made available solely for the purposes of displaying images, which are desirable for the purposes of illustrating some presentations. The digital projectors can be hooked up to your lap top. 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 available on the web site prior to the conference beginning for all delegates to review We hope that presenters will instead speak to the significant points raised in their papers from notes or a script.

Abstracts are to be submitted by Friday 4th November 2011. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to all Organising Chairs: Niall Scott 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 be available in downloadable .pdf format.


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All conference papers will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication in an ISBN eBook with 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 four weeks of the conference close. All conference abstracts will be published in the annual Book of Abstracts.

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The conference venue is the Michna Palace, Ujezd, Prague, Czech Republic. The Palace was built in 1640 and is situated in Mala Strana, below the Castle.

Discounted rates have been negotiated at a selection of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in close proximity to the conference venue. Delegates should book directly with the hotel using the special conference code which we will supply on submission of booking form to access these rates.

Delegates are, of course, free to find alternative accommodation.

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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
* discount rates in relation to any hard copy themed volume(s) which may emerge from the meeting
* access to the conference project initiative support materials
* Wednesday afternoon coffee/tea break
* Wednesday evening wine reception
* Thursday morning coffee break
* Thursday buffet lunch
* Thursday afternoon coffee/tea break
* Friday morning coffee break
* Friday buffet lunch
* Friday afternoon coffee/tea break

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 1st March 2012.

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Delegates must complete the online booking form by Friday 20th January 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 or credit card. The invoice must be settled by Friday 1st March 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.

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There are a number of ways payment can be made.

Cheque
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
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House
149b Wroslyn Road
Freeland
Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

We cannot and will not accept cheques made payable in currencies other than GBP Sterling or Euros.

Bank Transfer
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.

Credit Card
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. We cannot accept American Express as a form of payment.

Paypal
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.

All fees are payable in advance. No delegate will be permitted entry to the conference if an invoice is still unpaid.

The details of the registration fee are as follows;

The cost for attending the conference is £255. This includes:

* conference registration fee
* a copy of the eBook
* discount rates in relation to any hard copy themed volume(s) which may emerge from the meeting
* access to the conference project initiative support materials
* Saturday afternoon coffee/tea break
* Saturday evening wine reception
* Sunday morning coffee break
* Sunday buffet lunch
* Sunday afternoon coffee/tea break
* Monday morning coffee break
* Monday buffet lunch
* Monday afternoon coffee/tea break

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 16th September 2011.