We are very happy to announce that BAFTSS 2014 conference registration is now open to the speakers. Please book your tickets over the next month. At the beginning of March, the registration details will be publicised more widely to non-speakers. It looks like it could be a really exiting event and there are lots of great papers. A draft schedule and abstracts document is attached. We will try to accommodate changes IF we can but I am sure you will realise that the bigger the event the more complex that can get. However, we have reflected any requests that came to us. To book your place, follow the link through. There is more information on this site. There are limited places available, though, so do get your booking in soon (if all speakers book, there will be about 15-20 spare places for non-speakers only: the limit is because of physical needs only).
The fees are under £100 for the three days and under £50 for concessionary places, as we hoped. There are options of booking days separately and this might look a little complicated but Quay Tickets are running the site for us and assure us everything should run smoothly for you. If you have any problems, do contact them, they have been very helpful to us. You will note that we ask you to indicate if you would like to attend a conference dinner. Senate House are currently trying to find a venue which can accommodate us and we will be looking at a per capita price of around £25 but all this will be confirmed in due course. There is also a cap in place for the screening on Thursday evening of Pakeezah, you are asked to indicate your plan to attend this too – the cap is because of size limits in Birkbeck’s Institute of Moving Image Cinema.
Lastly, it is our pleasure to announce that we are able to offer ONE place free to any PG student who would be willing help out with Registration and Conference Pack preparation before (on the 24th) and during the conference. We already have one other person in place but if you would like to help out (this would necessitate you missing the PG/Early Career Event however), please email Anna at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
BAFTSS 2014 is taking place at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies on Russell Square in London. We would like to thanks Birkbeck College and BIMI (and especially Laura Mulvey and Ian Christie who invited us), Senate House and the Screen Studies Group (particularly Dorota Ostrokowska) at the University of London for their support and sponsorship of BAFTSS 2014,.