2nd Global Conference


Friday 12th March – Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria


Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 2nd October 2009 500 word abstract to be submitted
Friday 23rd October 2009 Latest Notification of Acceptance
Friday 27th November 2009 Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 8th January 2010 Payment of Invoices – last possible date
Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 5th February 2010 Submission of 8 page draft paper
Friday 12th March 2010 Conference Commences

The conference will commence at 13.30 on Friday 12th March 2010 and finish at 17.00 on Sunday 14th March 2010. Registration will be from 12.30 on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of the ‘Perspectives on Evil’ 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 should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (circa 8 pages). 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. 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 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 2nd October 2009. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to all Organising Chairs: Paul Reynolds and Rob Fisher. Attachments may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats. Papers will be minimally double blind peer reviewed (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.
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 two weeks of the conference close. Alternatively papers may be invited for development and inclusion in the the new Inter-Disciplinary.Net Journal The Global Journal of Ethics in Public Life to be launched in 2010.

The March conferences will be held in two venues: the Best Western Hotel Stieglbrau, Salzburg, Austria, and the Crowne Plaza Hotel – The Pitter, Salzburg, Austria. The hotels are less than 200 yards apart (less than 1 minute walking time). Discounted accommodation is being offered at both the hotels.

Hotel Stieglbrau
Crowne Plaza Pitter
Rainerstrasse 14
Austria A-5020Tel: +43 66288992
Fax: +43 6628899271
Rainerstraße 6-8
A-5020 Salzburg
AustriaPhone +43 (0) 6 62-88 9 78-806
Fax +43 (0) 6 62-87 88 93

The location of the venues can be found on the map provided in the accommodation section. A limited number of both single and twin bedded rooms have been reserved at the hotels at a specially discounted rate. 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.

The details of the registration fee are as follows;

The cost for attending the conference is £245. This includes;

  • conference registration fee
  • a copy of the eBook
  • one hard copy themed volume(s) (should one emerge)
  • access to the discussion group and conference project initiative support materials
  • Friday coffee on arrival
  • Friday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, different kinds of sandwiches and fresh fruits
  • Friday wine reception
  • Saturday coffee break with coffee, tea, different kinds of sandwiches and fresh fruits
  • Saturday three course lunch
  • Saturday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, different kinds of sandwiches and fresh fruits
  • 3 drinks in the conference room
  • Sunday morning coffee break with coffee, tea, different kinds of sandwiches and fresh fruits
  • Sunday three course lunch
  • Suinday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, different kinds of sandwiches and fruits
  • 3 drinks in the conference room

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 8th January 2010.


Delegates must complete the online booking form by Friday 27th November 2009 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 8th January 2010. 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.

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. 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
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 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.

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 3.5% 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.