4th Global Conference


Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic


Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 4th January 2013300 word abstract to be submitted
Friday 11th January 2013Latest notification of Acceptance
Friday 1st February 2013Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 1st March 2013Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 8th March 2013Submission of 3000 words (max) draft paper
Thursday 9th May 2013Conference Commences


The conference will commence at 13.30 on Thursday 9th May 2013 and finish at 18.00 on Saturdayday 11th May 2013. Registration will be from 12.30 on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of the Making Sense Of: Pain project places strong emphasis 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.

pprppPapers should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (3000 words max). 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: Power point presentations are neither encouraged nor desired. The facility to show images and clips can be provided but the use of Powerpoint to show large amounts of text 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 available on the web site prior to the conference beginning. We hope that presenters will instead speak to the significant points raised in their papers.

Abstracts are to be submitted by Friday 4th January 2013. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to the Organising Chairs: Brandy Schillace 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.

ppubproAll 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 three weeks of the conference close.

Style Sheets
In preparing your papers, please pay strict attention to the following style sheets

pvaaThe 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.

pregThe details of the registration fee are as follows;

The cost for attending the conference is £285. This includes;

  • conference registration fee
  • discounted rate for an edition of the hard copy themed volume or volumes (should one emerge)
  • discounted rate off any Inter-Disciplinary Press or Fisher Imprints publications
  • access to the conference project initiative support materials
  • Thursday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes
  • Thursday Wine Reception
  • Friday morning coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, short cakes, small sandwiches
  • Friday buffet lunch
  • Friday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes
  • Saturday morning coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, short cakes, small sandwiches
  • Saturday buffet lunch
  • Saturday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 1st March 2013.

ppayproDelegates must complete the online booking form by Friday 1st February 2013 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 2013. 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.

pmopThere are a number of ways payment can be made.

Payment can be made by cheque, in pounds sterling (gbp) only. Cheque’s in pound sterling must be drawn against a bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom. Cheque’s should be made payable to ‘Inter-Disciplinary.Net’ and sent, with the booking form, to:

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House
149b Wroslyn Road
Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

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

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.

By Invoice
You may request that an invoice be sent to you and/or your institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that the invoice is paid prior to the start of the conference.

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.

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.