Dear Conference Participant,
Vouchers for your participation at the Learning Conference
2001 have now been posted. The type of vouchers you will receive
depends on your registration and the particular booking requests
you have made. Please keep these vouchers with you when travelling
and during the conference as they must be presented as required
for the various aspects of your registration.
Possible vouchers include:
The date of the play has not yet been determined as negotiations
with the ATTIS Theatre group are still in progress. We are trying
to schedule the play for the evening of Sunday 8 July as it would
be a wonderful finale to the conference but we will advise you
of the date as soon as it has been decided.
Other delegates and partners or family members staying on
Spetses during the period of the conference but not registered
for the conference will be able to attend the play for $US30.00.
Also, partners and family members can purchase tickets to the
conference dinner. Additional tickets for the play and the dinner
are now available at: EXTRAS-BOOKINGS
If you have booked any of the above and do not received the
appropriate vouchers in this mail or there is any discrepancy
in the information on your voucher, please contact us on +61
(2) 9787 6762 or +61 (2) 9591 5661, by fax to +61 (2) 9591 5762
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the links on the site have been updated or have new
material and links - the fourth round abstracts are on-line and
you will find information on the new Athens International Airport
at Spata as well as timetables for the Flying Dolphins from Zea
Marina, Pireaus to Spetses in the GETTING THERE
link. We will shortly add a map of Spetses marking the location
of many of the Island's hotels and places of interest.
A few practical non-conference
Climate: The temperature
at that time of year in Spetses is well into the 30's and we
encourage an informal dress code. Leave the suits and jackets
at home, dress lightly - even for the dinner, smart casual is
the way to go - and for the conference itself, shirts & slacks,
shorts & t-shirts and light dresses will be fine. The dinner
is likely to be held in an outdoor venue overlooking the sea
with tables set under frond-covered umbrellas. Although very
hot, the climate is dry and it is pleasant by the sea, but be
prepared, especially if you are coming from a southern hemisphere
winter and do make the most of it.
Transport around the Island:
Spetses Town is approximately 2 kilometres from end to end along
the coast, the School is just outside the Town down the road
by the sea, and the road around the Island is about 25km. Cars
are banned during high season but there are various small vehicles
permitted and the island is famous for its horse and cart transport.
There are bikes available for hire but the distances are not
great around town and walking can be a wonderful experience while
you wander around the little winding streets (with no names)
exploring the curio shops, boutiques, galleries, museums and
historical spots. You can also take an inexpensive water taxi
for the short trip across to Kosta and Portoheli on mainland
There are many Tavernas throughout the town where you
can get good meals at any time of the day or night and fresh
produce is available for those wishing to dine at 'home' - and
the fishing boats come straight into the harbour and sell their
catch directly from little stalls around the wharf.
A final word, be prepared for long days as the town is supposed
to really 'rock' at night - apparently it is a favoured vacation
spot of wealthy Athenians for its proximity to Athens, its fine
sailing, beaches and pine forests.
I trust that you will have a safe and pleasant flight and
look forward to meeting you in Spetses.
for the Learning Conference 2001
____________________________________________ Spetses 2001
Getting to & from Athens Airport, Athens
Centre, Pireaus & Spetses by Bus and Flying Dolphin
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who openly admits bias for the lovely island and all it has to