Answers to… Frequently Asked Questions
Registration and general info
- When did the Annual Conference 2016 start/finish? The ALT Annual Conference run from the morning of Tuesday 6 to the afternoon of Thursday 8 September 2016.
- Where was the conference taking place in 2016? In 2016 we were hosted by the University of Warwick. Travel information can be found at the bottom of the page.
- How much did attendance cost? See our registration page for info.
- When did registration close? Early bird registration closed at midnight on Thursday, 14 July.
- When will I receive joining instructions? Joining instructions were sent to all delegates approximately two weeks before the conference.
- What is the booking process for sponsors and exhibitors? Information about sponsorship and exhibition can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Davidge.
- Dietary requirements? We can usually accommodate different dietary requirements, if you let us know in advance. Please let us know during the registration process.
- Accessibility or other requirements? If there is anything we can do to ensure you can make the most of the event, please let us know during the registration process.
- Cancellation policy? Yes, please refer to the registration page.
- How many participants will there be at the conference? There were over 500 participants attending face to face and many more joining in online.
- What are the timings of the conference? The conference programme is available here.
- I only want to book for one/two day(s) and want to know when someone is speaking. Please note that sometimes speakers, even keynotes, have to change times as a result of other circumstances and so we cannot guarantee that you will get to hear a specific speaker – the only way to be sure is to attend the entire conference.
- I cannot come to the conference but understand that I can participate in some sessions remotely. Yes, you can participate online. To keep up to date with news about the conference follow us on Twitter @A_L_T #altc
At and around the conference
- What is there to do in Warwick in my free time? There are many attractions and museums to visit in Warwick as well as beautiful parks and gardens, and charming buildings of outstanding quality from every period from the last thousand years. More information is available via the Visit Warwick website.
- Where is the nearest train station? The University of Warwick is located four miles from Coventry Rail Station (accessible from London Euston train station) and there are frequent local buses to the university. Please note that Warwick Station is further from the university than Coventry Station and has poorer connections. Delegates are advised to travel to Coventry Station if possible. For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, call National Rail Enquiries on +44(0)20 7278 5240 or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
- Where is the nearest airport? Birmingham Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 21.2 miles (34.1km), about 30 minutes, from the university.
- For further information on finding the conference please see the Warwick Conferences website.
- Is there parking at the conference venue? We advise all conference participants to use public transport. Limited car parking will be available.
- I am new to the conference – what should I look out for? There is dedicated information for first-time participants included in the joining instructions. We’re looking forward to welcoming you!
- What is the ALT helpdesk for and where can it be found? We’re here to help. You can find us in the exhibition area.
- Is the conference area wireless enabled? Yes it is, and we will provide full instructions on how to access this facility with your joining instructions.
- I am presenting at the conference. Can I use my own computer equipment for my presentation? Yes you can; however, there are a few things to consider should you wish to use your own equipment.
- Are there medical services at hand during the Annual Conference? During the conference the first point of contact for any first aid emergency is the University of Warwick staff or conference helpers. They will direct you to the nearest qualified first-aider.