You might have noticed that a neat change has infiltrated onto the conference website and this blog’s header. The conference start date has moved from Thursday 8 September to Wednesday 7 September.
The review process of abstracts that were submitted is showing that this conference is going to be quite a lot bigger than we had anticipated. So we (the Organising Committee) have decided that it’ll be more efficient to do the conference welcome and the first keynote (Henk Oosterling) on the evening of Wednesday 7 September. This gives two clear days for strands and panels. This also allows for the visits to the MNACTEC and the poster collection of the Republican Pavilion to take place on that morning which, I’m told, will allow better access to their resources.
The conference fee stays the same, so regard this as a bonus day.