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Information for Delegates

Conference Venue
The whole of the Conference programme will be conducted at Salmond College, Knox Street, Dunedin.

The Public Lecture by Sir Neil Cossons will be presented in the Hutton Theatre at the Otago Museum at 419 Great King Street, Dunedin.

Transport
Taxis
Taxis can be obtained from:
Otago Taxis 4773 333
City Taxis 4771 771
Dunedin Taxis 4777 777

Shuttle Service
Premier Transfers 027 206 3331 or 027 206 3335

Bus Service
A regular public transport bus service runs through the Gardens Corner which is situated 5 minutes away from Salmond College.

Accommodation Venues
Salmond College
Knox Street
Phone: 03 473 0750
Fax 03 473 0752
E-mail administration@salmondcollege.ac.nz

Commodore Motels
932 Cumberland Street
Phone: 0800 800 233
Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel
Cnr Princes and High Street
Phone: 477 0752

Mercure Leisure Lodge
30 Duke Street
Phone: 477 5360

Registration and Inquiry Desk
The Registration Desk will be located in the Foyer of Salmond College.

The desk will be staffed at the following times :
Sunday, 22 November 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Monday, 23 November 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.
Tuesday, 24 November 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Name Badges
Delegates and partners will receive a name badge upon registration at the Conference. It is essential that these be worn at all sessions and social events.
Delegates: White
Accompanying Person: Blue
Conference Committee: Green

Dress Code
The dress code is smart casual attire throughout the Conference and at social events.

Social Programme
Morning Teas, Afternoon Teas and Lunches
Monday 23 November and Tuesday 24 November
Morning Teas, Afternoon Teas and Lunches will be served in the Dining Room.

Meet and Greet Function
Sunday 22 November 2009
7.30 to 9.15 pm
Common Room, Salmond College
An opportunity for delegates and their partners to meet others prior to the Conference starting. Attendance for delegates and partners is included within the Conference Registration Fee. All will be served with a complimentary drink on arrival but drinks thereafter will be available at the bar on a cash basis only. Finger food will be served during the evening.

Conference Dinner
Tuesday 24 November 2009
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm.
Dining Room, Salmond College
Wind down from the Conference and socialise with old and new friends.
Attendance for delegates and partners is included within the Conference Registration Fee. Dress is smart casual with tie and jacket or equivalent preferred.
A seating plan for the Dinner will be displayed in the Foyer from Tuesday morning.

Copying Services
The Salmond College Office holds a copy of the CD containing the papers to be presented at the Conference. Copies of papers may be purchased from that office.

Access to the Internet
Delegates may obtain access to the Internet from computers installed at the College. The Salmond College Office located in the Foyer will provide details of how to gain access and the password.

Displays at the Conference
A number of displays will be mounted at the Conference venue – take the time to have a look at them and find out a bit more about local activities.

We are endeavouring to have a display, in the Chapel, of items from the Dunottar Collection , a private collection of engineering devices, measuring instruments, calculators, slide rules and the like from throughout the world and which now includes over 1800 items some dating from the 17th century.

Further items of the Dunottar Collection will also be on display at the Otago Museum in a display entitled “Getting the Measure of it”..

Public Lecture
Sir Neil Cossons with present a Public Lecture entitled “Preserving the genius of Engineering” at the Otago Museum on Monday 23 November commencing at 7.00 pm. The Lecture will be presented in conjunction with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust which will also take the opportunity to present the David Cox Memorial Award, an award made annually for the best example of the strengthening, redevelopment and reuse of a historic building.

Contemporaneous Exhibitions
Other exhibitions arranged to be staged during the Conference are:
Settlers Museum:
“Built to Last:Engineerring in Otago”
A special exhibition is on display at the Settlers Museum. If you would like to see this exhibition please discuss arrangements with those at the Registration Desk.

Otago Museum
“Getting the Measure of it”
Further items from the Dunottar Collection. Museum hours 10.am to 5.00 pm each day.

Archives New Zealand
“Built to Last – Five Otago Engineering Feats”
Exhibition focusing on five major engineering projects in Otago – Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, TSS Earnslaw, Kawarau Falls Bridge and Dam, Waitaki Hydro-electric Power Dam 1935 and Benmore Hydro-electric Power Dam 1965

Hocken Library
“From Wrought Iron to Roller Skates: celebrating our diverse engineering heritage”
Display of items from the Hocken Collections - November to January

Post Conference Tours
There are five post Conference tours. Positions are available on all tours but any further registrations must be known by Morning Tea on Tuesday 24 November. Please advise the staff at the Registration Desk.

Accompanying Persons Programme
No specific arrangements for visits or tours have been made for accompanying persons during the Conference. However staff the Registration Desk will assist you if you wish to visit any particular place or venue.

Movement between Conference Streams during Sessions
It is recognised that delegates may wish to move between streams to hear a particular paper or presentation. Seats will be held at the rear of each room to facilitate this but please make every effort to avoid distracting a speaker or disturbing the other delegates in the room when entering or leaving.

Speakers Directions
Audiovisual and IT Requirements
Please ensure that the IT operator in your room has your presentation material by the morning or afternnoon of your presentation session.
Presentation Time
The programme is on a tight time frame so please ensure that you complete your presentation in the time allocated. The programme provides for all papers in a session to be presented and then for a discussion session to follow.

 


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