We do not book accommodation other than for our key note speakers. We list local booking agencies if available. If accommodation is not easy to find on the web, the Provincial reps will provide a list of nearby accommodation. As the conference is always on a long weekend, please book well in advance.
We will list the nearest airport and shuttles, and you can find out about sharing the drive on the conference Facebook page. If the conference is located where there are no shuttles we will organise a shuttle to be available for delegates – at delegates expense. We can also organise a taxi pick up for those staying at alternative accommodation to the conference venue.
The conference is always held over Heritage Day in September, to make a “long weekend”. The first day usually starts in the late afternoon. The conference traditionally ends about 13.00 on the last day to allow people to travel home.
Once the programme is drafted we send it to all the presenters so they can check they are in the programme, and the correct style of presentation: oral presentation, ouster or workshop. You can ask to change your style of presentation at this point. Sometimes the committee will suggest a change in presentation style.
The conference committee comprises of volunteers, so they all have “day jobs” so it is difficult to say. If you need to know urgently e.g. you have to book a flight, you can ask for an immediate review.