Frequently Asked Questions

A regularly updated list of frequently asked questions.

  1. When will I hear about the outcome of my abstract submission?

The deadline to submit an abstract is 16 January 2017. We will contact people within three weeks of this date to let them know the outcome.

2. How much time will I be given to present my paper?

Those presenting a paper will be allocated a 30 minute presentation slot. This will include 20 minutes for your presentation, and 10 minutes for questions. There will be laptops and projectors available for powerpoint presentations, and technical staff on hand to support.

3. When will my presentation take place?

We have received a wonderful selection of abstracts from all over the world and we are currently working hard to programme papers into themed sessions throughout the conference. Whilst we cannot share the exact timings of your presentation just yet, please do get in touch to let us know if there is a particular day or days that you are unable to attend We can take this into account when programming, and ensure that we provide the most convenient timings for you. Email h.stretton@bham.ac.uk with the subject heading ‘BRIDGE programme’

4. How do I register for the Conference?

You can register online via this link: Register

5. Can I attend for the day?

We have a discounted day rate available for UK based attendees (register via the online form). If you are coming from further afield and would prefer to attend for the day, please email h.stretton@bham.ac.uk and we’ll send you full details.

4. What is the deadline to submit my full paper?

Full papers will be due after the conference takes place. The deadline for full paper submissions is 20 October 2017.

5. Will the papers be published?

All papers presented at the conference and subsequently submitted after the event in accordance with the publishing guidelines will be included in the official Conference Proceedings published as an ISBN listed CD. Registrants of the conference will be eligible to receive the CD of proceedings in recognition of their attendance.

Discussions are ongoing with publishers regarding journal publication opportunities, and will be decided once full papers have been submitted. Further details will be announced on this page. Please note that inclusion in the Conference CD of Proceedings does not preclude publication of your paper elsewhere.

6. Are there any travel bursaries available for delegates?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer grants for delegates to attend the conference. However, we offer a heavily discounted early-bird rate, student rates and hotel discounts to help bring down the cost of attendance.

7. What does the conference fee include?

The conference fee includes access to all sessions, delegate bags and conference handbook, lunch every day, afternoon study visits, and coach transport for conference activities such as study visits.

The conference rates can be found here: Register for the conference

8. What are the visa requirements for visiting the UK?

Many countries have a deal with the UK to allow their citizens to enter the country on a 90 day visa free basis. There are of course exceptions and we strongly recommend that you check this information on your government travel website. Some visas can take up to three months to process and will require an invitation letter from the conference organisers.

If you require a visa to visit the UK, please contact Catherine Adkins, who will be able to provide you with supporting documents. Email address: C.E.Adkins@bham.ac.uk

Please clearly state the following information in your email:

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Passport Type:
  • Home/Mobile Number:
  • Email Address:
  • A scanned copy of your passport

9. What is the conference programme?

Click here to see the conference programme

10. How do I get to the conference venue?

Click here for directions and information about getting around the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site