IALE 2013 European Congress

The IALE 2013 European Congress in Manchester (9-12 September 2013) is promising to be a very exciting event. Over 300 papers were received in the open call and there will be participants from across Europe and beyond. There will be twenty six symposia during the congress on topics ranging from local landscape management to landscape genetics.

Registered delegates will soon be able to choose from a wide range of field excursions to be held on the Tuesday of the Congress including full day and half day trips. Excursions will travel by foot and public transfer to a wide range of destinations including Manchester, Salford, Lindow Moss, Peak District, Forest of Bowland, Arnside and Silverdale and the Lake District. Each trip will include locally sourced food and opportunities to meet people living and working in the landscape. A PhD course is being organised by IALE-Europe to run alongside the Congress (see the article in this newsletter).

The post congress excursion to the Peak District will visit a wide range of cultural landscapes and participants will learn about landscape protection, management and planning in the National Park. Local people will discuss the challenges of encouraging access for all, mitigating impacts of quarrying, developing partnerships for landscape conservation and working with businesses that invest in communities, support the economy and enhance the landscape. Participants will also enjoy wonderful local food and drink produced in the Peak District and will have plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

Most symposia are now closed for oral presentations but some are still accepting papers. It is also possible to participate in an open poster session with flash presentations. ialeUK members are eligible to a 12% discount on all charges at the Congress. You can find out more on the congress website www.iale2013.eu or contact the organisers by email info [at] iale2013 [dot] eu

ialeUK and IALE-Europe hope to meet you in Manchester in September!