Sunday, October 29, 2006

General Information

A. Conference Facilities

All the sessions of the conference will take place in the SAC room. The SAC room is located on the ground floor of St Anthony’s building in the National University of Ireland, Galway. St Anthony’s is a listed building which was once a Franciscan convent. It is located on the Newcastle Road. St Anthony’s is part of the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of business and Public Policy. Further details at:

The satellite picture below taken from Google Earth contains details of the area and exact location of the St Anthony’s building.
The SAC room is equipped with video beam (for power point presentations), overhead projector (for acetates), and white board. Please bring your presentations in Microsoft compatible file either on a USB memory stick or on CD rom. You can project it from your own laptop, or email it to us and we can upload it on the conference laptop. If you are using acetates, bring them with you. If you have your paper finalised bring copies to be distributed to participants, or email it to us, so we can include it in the conference e-book.

The conference will be entirely video recorded, and it will be broadcast through the internet. Participants will be asked to sign a consent form for videos and photographs taken during the conference.

B. Registration and Reception

The conference registration desk will operate from 5:30 pm until 7 p.m. on Thursday the 2nd of November. The registration desk will be located at the main entrance of the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Social Policy. Reception and finger food will take place in Friars restaurant between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
C. Access to internet

We have arranged temporary access to our computer suites. They are equipped with -PC- computers with connection to Internet, and a large range of software.
For information on computer suites locations and software installed do check

D. Money Exchange

€ 1 = US $ 1.25 (approximately). For updated information on international currency exchange rate check
There are automatic cash machines located at the National University of Ireland, Galway. However, this facility is not available in the Cairnes School of Business and Public Policy.
You can exchange your currency and traveller checks into Euro at local banks. Banks in Ireland are open from 10:00 till 16:00 Monday to Friday.

E. Coffee Breaks, Lunches and Official Dinner
Selection of tea/coffee and biscuits during coffee breaks and courtesy ‘a la carte’ lunch service are included for presenters and session chairs at the Friars restaurant. If you have dietary requirements please inform to us in advance, and we will inform the caterers to make special provisions.

The official dinner will be in the Kirwan Lane Restaurant on Friday the 3rd of November at 7:30 p.m.

The satellite picture below taken from Google Earth contains a visual location of the Kirwan Lane Restaurant.

F. Conference Governance

Participants for this conference were invited to submit papers which were reviewed by the conference’s academic committee. The academic committee for this conference was composed of Dr. Terrence McDonough at NUIG, Prof. Michael Reich at the University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. David Kotz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The conference was generously financially sponsored by the National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference dinner and conference organisation were sponsored by the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC). Coffee breaks were sponsored by the Department of Economics. Lunches were funded by the Faculty of Commerce and the Faculty of Arts. Computer Services sponsored internet access for participants. The Centre of Innovation & Structural Change (CISC) through funding provided by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (IRCHSS) contributed conference materials and publication. And the Vice-Presidency of Research and its Millennium Fund partially contributed to the travel expenses of Prof. David M. Kotz; Prof. William K. Tabb; Prof. John Asimakopoulos; Prof. Hidenburgo Francisco Pires, and Dr. Ravi Raman.

Neither the organisers nor the National University of Ireland, Galway is liable for any losses, accidents or damages to persons or objects, regardless the cause. Participants attend the conference and organised events at their own risk and responsibility.

G. Telephone access

A public telephone which uses Euro coins is located outside the SAC room where the conference session will take place.
We recommend confirming roaming services to Ireland with your mobile network provider.

H. Tourist Information

For tourist information on Galway City and the West of Ireland visit our official blog

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