Welcome to the Everett@50 Conference. This page is to help you get to and get the most out of the Conference.
The Conference will be held in the Philosophy Centre located at 10 Merton Street in the centre of Oxford.
Most attendees will be staying at Oriel College. Rooms are available from Wednesday through Saturday nights for those who need them, or just nights in this period as needed. The Conference Organisers will be asking you for your times of arrival and departure
We have a special facility called “Weblearn” and you have all been set up (those in Oxford already have access) to use it. It is accessible from this site’s navigation on the left. You will be sent your id and password by email. If you have any problems using it, please contact in the first instance Ryan Jacobson or, if you have more knotty IT problems, our IT manager, Andy Davies.
Weblearn also offers you a Discussion Room where you may raise any questions of any nature – we’d prefer academic – prior to and during the conference. It is a secure site restricted only to conference attendees.
Unfortunately, no special car parking facilities are available to conference attendees.
All participants will be able to use the Oxford WiFi service OWL. Details of how to use it will be provided in your Welcome Pack which will be in your rooms on arrival.
If you need to use a computer or print any documents, please contact the Conference Manager, Peter Taylor.
If you have to claim travel expenses, and we are hoping most attendees will be able to recover their travel costs from their home institution, then a form is provided in your Welcome Pack. Please note that we will not be providing drinks at the Head of the River on Friday and you are responsible for your own lunch on Saturday. Otherwise food will be provided.
Your hosts: Simon Saunders and David Wallace
We are fortunate that BBC4 have asked to film part of the conference and some interviews. They are making a documentary on the life and works of Hugh Everett III for transmission later in the year. Their presence will be minimal, though, and we do not expect them to affect the running of the conference. Nonetheless, some of you may be asked for an interview!
We are recording the conference (video and audio) and, for those speakers and commentators who agree – and we hope you will – we will be providing an on-line internet service as a “webcast” and then, after the conference, these will – again if approved – be available for download. It will be a fixed camera and microphone arrangement so should not get in the way of the conference proceedings at all. You will all be asked in your initial questionnaire if you agree to be videoed in this way.
We plan to offer a weblog after the conference to continue the debate. For those not familiar with such weblogs, it will look something like www.philosophyofinformation.net . We will be consulting you on this idea at the Conference as weblogs have proved remarkably successful provided sufficient (not many) people are prepared to start and continue discussion threads.
It is intended that the proceedings of the Conference will be published as a book by Oxford University Press. More details and contracts will be provided at the Conference. Initially, all we need are speaker biographies. If you would like to discuss the OUP book, please speak to Simon Saunders during the Conference.
We are very grateful to FQXi for sponsoring the conference.