The Haarlem Branch of the Dickens Fellowship has already hosted four Annual Conferences in the past, and has now risen to the challenge of hosting the 115th.
This Conference will explore themes that are emblematic for Dutch culture, history and climate.The venue will be Hotel Haarlem, near the historic city centre of Haarlem. It can be easily reached by public transport from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station (details will be supplied once you have registered) and has free parking space for guests. Hotel Haarlem is a modern hotel with comfortable rooms and meeting rooms.The program will include: lectures, the AGM, entertainment, excursions, the banquet and Evensong.
Speakers will include members of the Haarlem Branch and scientists in the field of meteorological and maritime history.
Since March 2020 we are all dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. At the moment, October 2021, things are changing for the better and we are confident that the Annual Conference can take place in Haarlem.
However we have to be aware of the fact that the situation could change and we will have to contend again with restrictions and government regulations; such as, for example, social distancing in lecture rooms, limited numbers of persons gathered, etc.
This has an effect on the arrangements we are making at this point, because of possible financial consequences. It is for that reason that, at this moment, we have to restrict the conference attendance to 100.
As soon as possible we will be making an update on the situation.
The price for attending is, without accomodation, 600 euro. A 100 euro per person non-refundable deposit should be paid by December 31stand the balance by March 31st 2022. Anyone who has to cancel and who has paid more than 100 euro will get the balance returned provided that we are informed before March 31st 2022. After that it may be too late to cancel with the hotel and other suppliers.