As you prepare for London and the preconference, please keep these points in mind.
Find all specific day and session information here at this website. Scan back chronologically in the blog listings, or consult the menu across the top to find specific information. Of course, if you don’t find what you need, please contact either me or Robert.
Remember the primary purpose of sessions as discussion. Each paper presentation should be 3-5 minutes (of course, hardly sufficient to provide a full understanding of a research article). However, the balance of the session provides time for a discussion among session attendees about and concerning the approach illustrated by the presentations.
Under the category of “nice surprise,” I’ve been informed by ICA that all attendees to preconference sessions at the hotel on Monday 17 June have access to a free, full breakfast beginning at 6.30, courtesy of ICA and the hotel. I’m not sure of the exact location yet, but will post if/when I find out.
On the topic of food and refreshments, and due to the generosity of Routledge and its support of our preconference, we’ve arranged a very nice food/beverage service in the hotel directly following our preconference from 16.30-18.00. It includes for no charge to you a selection of hot/cold canape dishes and at least one wine/beer/cider (additional beverages are on a cash basis). Please make plans to stay so that the day’s discussions can continue in a perhaps even more relaxed setting.
Routledge will have a table in the main meeting room all day with a selection of relevant books and other materials. Feel free to spend some time with it at some point during the day. I also have invited James Driscoll (Associate Marketing Manager, Media & Communication, Routledge) to join us for either/both the morning and the social event after the sessions. Should you have any questions about the Routledge catalogue in advertising, or an idea for a book or book series, this would be a fine time and person with whom to raise it.
Should there be any final announcements, I’ll let everyone know. Both Robert and I are looking forward to a wonderful, vibrant preconference–I hope you are, too. Thanks to each of you for your energy and interest. Travel safely!