I wear for the tall ship cruise? Even
day, the Atlantic is not a warm place. You'll want to make
sure to have socks and a good jacket. If it rains, the crew will put up
a tent on the deck and there is a warm lower deck to welcome all of us
(and it will make the ceilidh even more fun).
18 Registration times and location.
King's College, 1st-floor lobby,
New Academic Building.
King's College, 1st-floor lobby,
Friday & Saturday: 8:00am-5pm
King's College, 2nd-floor
lobby, New Academic Building.
Sunday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
King's College, 2nd floor
lobby, New Academic Building
June 18 Registration is still open. It now too late to
register for the banquet, but you can still join us on the tall ship
June 17 Situating Science and
the Wit's End Theatre invite you to a special HOPOS representation of Science
Story, Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m. at King's
College. Admission is by donation. The representation will be followed
by a post-show talk back and free reception in the King's Wardroom Bar.
17 Please note that, although there are only three "offical"
entrée choices for the banquet, we will accomodate special dietary
needs (kosher, vegan, etc.) Just let us know when you register.
June 16 A/V material in the
rooms. Each of the rooms is equipped with an A/V projector, but
presenters using an Apple computer should provide their own adaptor. If
you need a computer, please contact us at email@example.com
and we will provide one for you. Reminder: presentation should be
30-min long to allow for a 10-min Q&A.
16 A few facts about Nova Scotia...
- If you
are driving. In Nova Scotia, pedestrians have right of passage
at all intersections.
Make sure you watch for them and stop if you see someone trying to
cross the street.
- If you are a smoker. The
legal smoking age is 19. You will not be allowed to smoke inside public
buildings, restaurants, putbs, and inside most hotel rooms. Outdoors
licensed areas are also smoke-free. The Dalhousie campus is entirely
smoke-free, whereas King's, where the meeting will be held, allows
- Tips. Tips are up to the
client in restaurants, but a good service should be rewarded by a 15%
tip (i.e. match the taxes) as waiters rely on tips for a significant
portion of their income. For taxis 10% is appropriate. In a hotel,
unless gratuities are included, it will be appreciated if you leave
between $1-$5/day for housekeeping (depending on the room rate).
- How to dress. The end of
June is usually warm (often around 25 Celsius), but remember the
saying: "In Halifax, if you don't like the weather, just wait 10
minutes." So you'll want to be ready for every weather. Bring along a
raincoat or umbrella and make sure you have a sweater or jacket for the
evening and the breezy sea side (It will be a most on the tall ship).
inviting all HOPOIs to a reception, Wednesday June 20th, from 7-9pm in
the lounge of the 4th floor of the Sobey Building. Saint Mary's is
located in the beautiful treed south-part of Halifax at 903 Robie
Street. Click here for directions to Saint Mary's
University from King's and a map of the
campus. (Finger food will be served; note that in Nova Scotia pubs
will serve food after 9 p.m., but restaurants will usually be closed).
15 For those of you who are traveling to Nova Scotia next
week to attend HOPOS 2012 and who are eligible for travel
reimbursement, I have
posted the forms you will need here: http://mypages.iit.edu/~schmaus/HOPOS/2012/
Those who are eligible include
graduate students, young
scholars who have completed their doctorates within the last five
independent scholars and others without access to travel funds from a
See you next week!
Warren Schmaus, President, HOPOS
15 There is a new city bus service between the Halifax
International Airport and Downtown Halifax (Albermarle Street). For
more information see the Maps and Directions
14 The program committee suggest 30-min. talks in
order to leave a 10-min Q&A period after each talks. There will be
a projector available in each classroom, but people using Apple
products are asked to bring their adaptor (or communicate with the
organizer at: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible).
Extra computers will be available for the presentation of the delegates
who are not traveling with their laptops.