14th International Seminar on Inclusion Compounds
August 18-23, 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland
Currency: The currency is the British Pound (GBP). Traveller's cheques in all major currencies are accepted by all banks and most hotels in the UK. Credit cards are widely accepted with the exception of American Express. To obtain current exchange rates consult an online currency converter. There is a bank on campus with an ATM but this may not be open during the summer months so cashing traveller's cheques may have to be done in a city centre branch.
Climate and clothing: The climate in Edinburgh can be difficult to predict but routine maximum and minimum temperatures in August are quoted as 24-28 and 12-15 Deg Celsius respectively. Delegates should pack a mix of clothing, including a waterproof jacket in case of rain. Informal dress is recommended for all sessions of the conference. Smart casual dress is recommended for the conference dinner.
Insurance: The registration fees do not provide insurance for participants against personal accidents, sickness, theft or property damage. This applies to all events as well as travelling during the conference. Participants are advised to obtain comprehensive insurance before travelling to Edinburgh. The Conference and its organisers are not liable for loss, injury to person or property, however caused.
Language: The official language of the conference will be English. No translation services will be available.
Internet access: Wi-Fi services will be available to delegates / guests on the HWU campus.
Invitation Letters: The Organising Committee of ISIC-14 will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any scientist upon request. E-mail ISIC14info@gmail.com and quote 'Invitation Letter' as the subject of the message should you require one. It has to be stressed, though, that such an invitation is only to assist delegates in raising travel funds, or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.
People with disabilities: Participation by all interested individuals is encouraged. The conference auditorium is fully accessible as are Lothian buses, but we would request advance notification of needs for services and accommodation at the time of booking.
Safety: Edinburgh is generally a very safe city but there will be many visitors for the Fringe. We would advise caution with valuables (e.g. to avoid pickpockets) if you are visiting the city centre at night during the conference.
Visas: Foreign visitors to the UK require a passport. Delegates should check the UK Border Agency regulations concerning visa requirements for their country when making travel arrangements. Possession of a visa may not automatically guarantee admission to the country. Please contact the invitation letter email address above should you require one to support your visa application. Please note that such an invitation letter can only be issued once full payment of the conference registration fee has been received.