UKSG 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition: Harrogate

4 Apr 2011 08:00
6 Apr 2011 13:15
Europe/London

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Conference Dates and Venue

The 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place from 4-6 April 2011 at the Harrogate International Centre. The HIC is one of the most impressively integrated conference, exhibition and event venues in Europe and combines excellent facilities with unbeatable customer service in this cosmopolitan Yorkshire town. Find out more about what Harrogate has to offer, or take a look at pictures from the 2010 conference.

Conference Programme

The latest version of the 2011 conference programme is now available.

Delegates - How to Book

The official closing date for registrations has now passed and booking is closed.  For further information, please contact Karen Sadler by email or by telephone - +44 (0)1865 310834

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

Sponsored Places for Students

UKSG is offering up to four free places for students to attend the 2011 Conference.  These places are being supported by Elsevier whose contribution is very much appreciated. 

The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference, including all meals, entertainment and accommodation.  Those eligible to apply are students enrolled on Library & Information and Publishing degree courses, whether currently studying full time or part time as undergraduates or postgraduates.

To be considered, students should write a letter of application to the UKSG Education Officer which should include a summary of why they would like to attend.  This letter should be e-mailed to Alison Whitehorn, UKSG Business Manager (alison@uksg.org).  A note of endorsement from the applicant’s tutor to support their submission should also be e-mailed to Alison.  In return for the sponsorship, students are required to submit a critical appraisal of the conference.  The best reports will be considered for publication in the Group's online journal, Serials.  Travel expenses to and from the conference will also be repaid on presentation of the report.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 February 2011.

Harrogate - Getting There

Harrogate sits right in the middle of the UK map and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the delegate fee and must be booked separately.  UKSG has worked with Osprey Events to set up a designated booking service which offers specially negotiated rates at a number of local hotels which are within walking distance of the conference venue.

The accommodation booking details give a list of hotels and a link to the accommodation booking form.
NB:  Should you wish to cancel your accommodation booking you may do so free of charge one month prior to your arrival date.  After this date one night's bed and breakfast will be charged to the credit card details you have supplied.

For further information and any questions please contact:
Vicki Graham at Osprey Events
E-mail:  vicki.graham@ospreyevents.co.uk
Tel.:  +44 (0) 1423 720900


Delegate Notes

Click here for further information for delegates .


Social Events

Sunday
An informal buffet supper will be held at the Sun Pavilion, Valley Gardens.  Please refer to the Delegate Notes for more information.

Monday
The Quiz will be returning, along with a curry dinner, on Monday night. If you'd like to take part, make sure you have booked this option as part of your overall conference booking.

If you are not attending the quiz, visit our Facebook page to find other non-quizzers with whom to spend the evening. (Note that you will need to be logged in to Facebook to view this page, sorry).

Tuesday
The Conference Dinner will be held at the Barceló Harrogate Majestic Hotel.  Please refer to the Delegate Notes for more information.

If you want to organise something a bit different yourself why not try a tea party?  Please visit www.pinniesandpearls-teaparties.co.uk.

Exhibition

The Exhibition Guide is now available.

The exhibition is sold out.  
"I think this is the first business event that sells out in hours so you’re now in the same league as Take That.”

For all exhibition enquiries please contact:

Mustard Events
Tel.:  024 7644 0469
Fax:  0845 166 2311
E-mail:  karina@mustardevents.co.uk

The Exhibitor Manual is now available.

 

Questions?

Any other questions or feedback?  Please e-mail us:
Alison Whitehorn, Business Manager alison@uksg.org or Karen Sadler, Administrator karen@uksg.org
 

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