One of the key points to come out of the student meeting was a desire for local information about the ‘session’ and the site to be made available in ample time for students to plan their trips and expenses. Developing a common template for each session was discussed as it would facilitate the smooth transition from one ‘session’ to the next. So, as we begin the long process of developing a suitable website for the Programe we would like feedback on what information would be useful in planning your trip to each session. (It is important to note that this information template is designed to consolidate info on the upcoming session and is separate from more general information about the programme (i.e. the forum, the history, and the archives)). The following is an abridged version that was briefly discussed which is offered here to encourage conversation and comment. Now it is your time to do your part and input your feedback.
A Call for Papers – which mentions the ‘theme’ of the conference.
A Schedule of Events – to the extent that they are known in advance, at very least the dates of the conference.
Information on local accommodations and travel options – if possible a list of reasonably priced yet suitable accommodations in the local area. In addition, if possible, links to recommended sites for local public transport and tips if known.
Conference contacts – Both the official faculty contact and a student contact if one is available and willing to serve in the capacity.
Miscellaneous – i.e. local entertainment options, local food options, ‘in case of emergency’ info, travel restrictions (visa requirements), maps of the local area, etc.
If you have anything to add here, remembering that the forum page and more generic information is best housed in a separate window or page, please feel free to comment.