Only 79 days to go to this historic summit in Africa’s ‘Mother City’ from 6-9 May 2018! Please note below some of the key issues on the #WMEMC2018, which we would like to bring to your attention this week:
Conference full papers due today
Kindly submit all #WMEMC2018 all the papers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org today, 15 February 2018.
Paper submission specifications
— Papers must be a maximum of 40 pages (12 points, Times New Roman, double spaced), including an abstract, pictures, tables, references and/or appendix.
— Separate title page should include title, authors, university affiliations and email addresses.
— Formatting: Please follow the APA paper and reference formatting style.
— Submitted papers must not have been previously presented, published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
— 15 March 2018: Last day for the Conference’s registration.
— 15 March 2018: Deadline for submitting conference biographies by all delegates.
Once you have completed the registration process, please send us a head-and-shoulders colour photo and a brief biography of yourself (about four paragraphs), which will be used in publishing the delegates’ profiles in the conference programme ahead of the conference. Please note the 15 March 2018 deadline.
#WMEMC2018 registration will take place on Sunday, 6 May 2018, from 09:00 until 17:00. From 14:00-17:00 delegates are encouraged to tour scenic sites of Cape Town (optional) at own cost. At 18.30 the Conference’s Welcome Cocktail Reception will commence until late.
The WMEMC proper starts at 08:00 on Monday, 7 May, running until Wednesday, 9 May 2018. The conference will conclude with a closing Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 9 May, from 18:30 till late.
Water situation in Cape Town
Cape Town is in a water-scarce region and is currently in the midst of a serious drought. We need your help to conserve the precious resource. Please ‘save like a local’, and keep your water usage to under 50 litres per person per day. Please visit www.capetown.gov.za
for more details. Our hotel conference hosts assure us that there will be adequate water for delegates throughout the conference, and Cape Town has just also received some most welcome rains in recent days.
Conference registration package
The conference registration package covers all teas/coffees and snacks served during the conference’s morning and afternoon breaks (from 7-9 May 2018); all lunches except on the day of the delegates’ arrival on 6 May 2018 when an evening gala reception will be provided to all delegates from 6.30pm; and three dinners (on 6 May, 7 May, and 9 May 2018).
In the evening of 8 May 2018, delegates will be free from late afternoon to sample some of Cape Town’s best restaurants.
Delegates are urged to please forward their travel itinerary to email@example.com should they wish to make use of the transport available to transport delegates from the Cape Town International Airport to the Lagoon Beach Hotel, the venue of the Conference, on Sunday, 6 May 2018, and returning to the Airport on Thursday, 10 May 2018. The schedule of the trips between the Airport and the Hotel and back will be made available closer to the Conference.
Social Programme Suggestions for Spouses
Cape Town has the following attractions. Please visit the websites for more information and bookings:
Robben Island Museum: http://www.robben-island.org.za/
Table Mountain cableway: http://www.tablemountain.net/
V&A Waterfront: www.waterfront.co.za
Canal Walk Shopping Mall: https://canalwalk.co.za/
Cape Point: https://www.capepoint.co.za
The Zeitz Museum of contemporary art Africa: https://www.zeitzmocaa.museum/
City Walk: https://www.capetownbig7.co.za/category/city-walk/
Groot Constantia: https://www.grootconstantia.co.za
Conference Questions and Help
Should you need help or have a question on the Conference, please email the Conference Co-ordinator Heide Khuhlane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at +27-46-603-8921.
We will do our best to regularly keep you abreast of any development that affects the Conference. Please watch this space. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in Cape Town.
Please book your accommodation NOW at the magnificent Atlantic Ocean-facing Lagoon Beach Hotel. Please
quote the following booking code to ensure that you benefit from the discounted hotel accommodation rates for WMEMC delegates: 1942535.