Dear PEN 2018 Participants!
Just two weeks to go – and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to PEN18. For those who have attended PEN previously, you will know that PEN is a relatively informal, congenial, co-operative space, where we all take responsibility for ensuring a stimulating, challenging and fun conference for all.
We have tried to find a venue that promotes these aspirations, and we hope that the introduction to Goedgedacht just after we arrive, and subsequent walks-and-talks on the farm will explain our choice. Do bring walking shoes and raincoats! Please also bring warm clothes – it can get quite cold (for South Africa!)
during winter up in the mountains. Please be mindful that there is a serious drought in the Western Cape, and save water wherever / however you can. We will provide buckets to catch shower-water which can be used to flush the toilets. Do not leave your tap running while brushing your teeth!
The programme is very full and choices may be difficult! You will receive copies of abstracts on your arrival to help you decide which sessions to go to.
Guidelines for presenters and facilitation of sessions
There are three types of sessions: Plenaries, workshops and parallel sessions of 3 presenters.
Presenters in the parallel sessions will have 15-20 minutes each to present, with 10 minutes for discussion.