Final CircularThis is the final circular for the "Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum" conference which will take place in Maynooth, Ireland, 1-6 August 2018. It contains some important practical information so please read carefully.
Conference web siteThe conference web site is http://indico.cern.ch/e/confxiii.
Travel and TransportationDetailed information for travel to Maynooth can be found on our location and transport page.
Maynooth is a small town and the University is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the train station. The conference venue on the North Campus is a short walk from the Campus accommodation and the Glenroyal Hotel.
Venue and MapsThe plenary and parallel sessions will take place in the Arts Building, North Campus, number 35 on the campus map. Further maps of Maynooth are available at the university's location pages.
Scientific ProgrammeThe scientific programme will start at 09:00 on Wednesday, August 1st. A detailed timetable for all plenary and parallel sessions is now available. There will be a poster session on Friday 3rd August from 18:00 to 20:00, located in the lobby of the Arts Building. Light refreshments will be available.
RegistrationThe conference registration desk will be open during the Welcome Reception on Tuesday 31st July. The desk will be open for registration and enquiries throughout the conference.
Wifi and Internet AccessWireless network access is available Campus-wide, including in the University Campus via Eduroam. The University's (open) conference network will also be available for those participants not using eduroam.
Information for PresentersOnly conference computers and projectors can be used in all the sessions. Please prepare your presentation in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) or Microsoft PowerPoint Format (.ppt, .pptx) as no other formats can be supported. Plenary speakers are requested to upload their presentation via the Indico system at least the night before your talk. For parallel speakers, please upload your presentation by lunch time on the day of your talk.
Social ProgrammeWe have planned a range of optional social events that we hope you will enjoy.
Welcome ReceptionWe would like to invite you to a welcome reception on Tuesday, 31st August from 19:00 to 21:00 at the University's Pugin Hall (and number 14 on the campus map above).
Public LectureOn the evening of August 1st there will be a public lecture by Manjit Dosanjh, Senior Advisor for Medical Applications at CERN, on the topic of Ions for Cancer Therapy. Attendance is free, but tickets must be booked on Eventbrite.
The lecture will take place in the Tercentenary Hall, Biosciences Building, Trinity College Dublin. This is a 45 minute train ride from Maynooth; the 18:20 train from Maynooth terminates at Pearse station, which is adjacent to the Biosciences Building of TCD. A return train ticket from Maynooth to Dublin will be included in your registration pack.
Organ RecitalWe are delighted to invite you to an organ recital in the College Chapel, on Sunday August 5th. The organ was recently refurbished and Gerard Gillen, professor emeritus of music at Maynooth University and one of Ireland's and Europe's foremost authorities in organ building as well as performance has agreed to perform for us.
Conference BanquetThe Conference banquet will take place on Thursday 2nd August from 19:00 at the nearby Killashee Hotel. Buses will depart from the conference venue for the banquet after the end of the parallel sessions and return from the banquet to Maynooth at 22:30 (in time for the last train to Dublin for those who need it).
Conference ExcursionsThe afternoon of Saturday, August 4th is reserved for the conference excursions. Further details including bus departure times and locations will be announced at the conference.
For accompanying people, including childrenOn Thursday 2nd August, we have planned an optional tour to Newbridge House and Farm for accompanying people, including any accompanying children The visit includes entry to the historic Georgian house, access to the gardens and a tour of the working farm. The staff will provide activity sheets for any children that join the excursion. If interested we ask you to email us at email@example.com to help us better estimate numbers for bus transport.
Further InformationPlease check the website for further local and tourist information. You might also like to check the weather, before you travel at Met Éireann.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Maynooth.
Kind regards and safe travels,
The Local Organizing Committee