CalConnect Nottingham Autumn 2022

Nottingham, U.K.
CalConnect Nottingham 2022, November, 2022, Hosted By Cronofy
Recent Changes: 

14-Jan-2022 Conference rescheduled yet again to October 10-14 2022 due to Pandemic and trravel restrictions.

30-Jun-2021 Conference rescheduled again to May 09-13 2022 due to Pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions..

23-Oct-2020 Conference rescheduled to October 18-22 2021 due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

Introduction

CalConnect Nottingham 2022 will be held in Nottingham, United Kingdom, probably November 2022, hosted by Cronofy. We hope to confirm dates and some of the details below in the next few days.

The regular conference will be Monday-Thursday October 10-13 2022.  After the conference, we will have an optional open format working/testing day on Friday October 14 possibly at a different location to be announced.

The conference will be at the event venue (Antenna) a co-working space close to the center of town.

CalConnect Conferences are open to members, and to non-members as observers.  You must register in advance and pay the registration fee for the conference.

Note that registration is not currently open for this event and all information provided on this web page is provisional at this time.

We will ask all registrants if they want to attend the open format working day on Friday October 14 to plan for the space, as it may be limited.

Interoperability Testing at CalConnect:  We will contact all those who register for the conference as to their testing interests.

International Visitors 

At this time  citizens of the United States and most Commonwealth nations do not require a visa to visit the United Kingdom. If you are unsure, the following link provides detailed information for visitors to the United Kingdom: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. 

We do not  know what permanent effect the pandemic will have on travel to and from the U.K. by Autumn 2022.  At this time travel to and from the U.K. is currently restricted or unavailable from many destinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will update this entry as more information becomes unavailable, but do not expect to have solid planning information for some time.

Conference Details 

We will begin each day at 0830  with coffee and tea..  The first session will be at 0900. The default end for each day is  1730.

Morning coffee and tea will be accompanied by fruit or rolls; however, you should plan to have your real breakfast earlier if you wish a more substantial repast.

Dress for all CalConnect events is casual to business casual.

Registration Information 

Registration is not open for this event and will not be opened prior to August 2022.  Please see https://www.calconnect.org/events/event-registration-payment to register.  The regular registration fee is $950 US for CalConnect member representatives and for observers. There is only one registration and one payment per person for the entire event.  See the registration pages linked above for more information including late registrations and one-day registration information.

Location 

CalConnect Nottingham 2022 will be held at the Antenna Media Centre, 9A Beck Street, Nottingham NG1 1EQ, +44 (0)115 993 2350.  Signs to the meeting room will be posted at the entrance.  Here is a map to the city centre showing the locations of the venue and suggested hotels:  Nottingham Map.

Transportation 

Airport Information: The most convenient airport to Nottingham is East Midlands Airport, which serves a number of European and U.K. destinations, and is relatively close to Nottingham with good public transportation.  

For those arriving from more distant locations, you would probably fly into either London Heathrow or London Gatwick, transfer to the St. Pancreas International (STP) train station, and take the train to Nottingham (NOT).  A less convenient alternative would be Birrmingham or Manchester Airports; however transfer to Nottingham might take as long as from London.

Ground Transportation:

Rental Cars and Taxis: All airports have rental car facilities and taxis available.

Train:  If you are buying train tickets online (http://www.thetrainline.com/), please select Nottingham (NOT) as the destination.

From London Gatwick: Take the First Capitol Connect train (NOT the Gatwick Express!) to London St. Pancreas (STP) and transfer to the East Midlands Railways train to Nottingham (NOT) (on the upper concourse).

From London Heathrow: Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, transfer to St. Pancras Station by taxi or Underground, and take the train north to Nottingham.  The Heathrow Express is $35 single/$55 return; the trains run every 15 minutes and the trip takes about 15 minutes.  Book tickets online https://www.heathrowexpress.com.  Alternatively you can take the Underground from Heathrow to St. Pancras station; it will cost less than the Heathrow Express, but take considerably longer.

Eurostar:  If you are coming into London via Eurostar, you will arrive at London St Pancras International. Please see details above.

From London St. Pancras Station (STP) to Nottingham (NOT):  Trains from St. Pancras run very regularly and journey times are aproximately two hours.  A one way ticket is about $35.  The direct service is operated by East Midlands Railways (upper concourse).  First Calpitol Connect runs to Bedford but then requires a transfer to East Midlands for the remainder of the trip to Nottingham.

Within Nottingham:  It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Nottingham Train Station to the venue.  Taxis are available at the station at a cost of approxiamtely $10.

Lodging 

At this time, the conference hotel remains the ibis Nottingham Centre, 16 Fletcher gate, Nottingham NG1 2FS United Kingdom Tel: +441159853600, Fax: (+44)115/9853610, There is no corporate rate, so book directly with the hotel via the webite.  This hotel offers breakfast (extra) but does not have a regular restaurant.

One alternative is the Nottingham Hilton, Milton Street, Nottingham, NG1 3PZ, United Kingdom TEL: +44-115-934-9700 FAX: +44-115-934-9711 which is a bit closer to the venue (but further from the train station).  There is no corporate rate, so book directly with the hotel via the website.

There are a variety of other hotels iin the same area.

Conference Schedule 

CALCONNECT NOTTINGHAM 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule will be updated following the May 2022 Virtual Conference and subsequenntly as we develop the final schedule for Autumn 2022.

Please notify us if you have any requests or recommendations for schedule additions or for schedule rearrangements to allow you to attend specific sessions.   If you are a CalConnect Member Representative please consider joining our Event Planning calls on alternate Tuesdays -- the CalConnect mailing list is notified the day before of the call and the information to join. 

 

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