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ICPA 12th AGM and Conference, Belgium - Sold Out!

By Fraser Bryans - December 8th, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

This year, we have decided to limit attendance to 400 places. Due to large demand, registration has closed early as we have now reached our full capacity.

For those of you who have not registered in advance we advise you not to travel as it is unlikely that we would be able to accept any further registrations on-site.

Also, not surprisingly with conference spaces being fully booked, hotel accommodation is scarce. For those of you who have registered but not arranged accommodation, there are still a small number of rooms available at the NH Belfort. There are rooms available in central Ghent close to the conference venue and these can be accessed by going to Trip Advisor and typing in your dates. The largest block of rooms currently available is in the Holiday Inn but you should note that this is a little distance from the city centre.

As ever, if you need any help please contact us.

Ed Wozniak

ICPA's 12th AGM and Conference


The Belgium Public Federal Service of Justice will host ICPA's 12th AGM and Conference at "Het Pand", in collaboration with Ghent University Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy. The event will be held from 24-29th October 2010.

The venue for this year's conference is a truly remarkable building - a former Dominican monastery which dates back to the 13th Century and is located in the historical centre of the city, on the banks of the river "Leie".

This year's event will explore the theme: "Building Bridges: Correctional Best Practices, Worldwide Perspectives".

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


A copy of the conference programme can be found here:
Building Bridges - Conference Programme

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION


Attending the conference? Download our information booklet here:

Ghent Participant Information Booklet

HOW TO REGISTER


Full conference registration will cost $695 US (520 EUR) (daily rates are also available).

A companion program for friends and family will also be available for $345 US (260 EUR) which includes activities, cultural and historical sightseeing and attendance at evening receptions and the ICPA Awards Dinner.

WE ARE NOW AT FULL CAPACITY - REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED - WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS TO THE CONFERENCE OR THE COMPANION PROGRAMME

ACCOMMODATION


PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION IN GHENT IS NOW EXTREMELY LIMITED - IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO BOOK NOW.

ICPA are unable to assist with accommodation bookings - please contact the hotel directly with any questions or queries.

CALL FOR PAPERS


The Program Committee of ICPA invites persons interested in presenting a paper at the Association's Annual Conference later this year to submit ideas for consideration by the Committee.

The Conference theme is: 'Building Bridges' and all papers addressing this topic will be considered. This year's conference will consider how partnerships and collaborative working with and beyond organisations have improved service delivery across the correctional spectrum. It will seek to explore how prisons and community agencies can work effectively with each other and with other agencies, working to improve the transition from custody to the community and to improve and support inter-agency co-operation.

The event will attract a significant number of the world's leaders and experts in corrections from the public, voluntary, and private sectors. Consideration will also be given to grouped papers/symposia.

If you wish to present at this year's conference, you should begin your application by fully completing our Abstract Submission Form - CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED

ICPA AWARDS 2010


The ICPA Awards Committee welcomes nominations that recognise excellence within the field of corrections. The ICPA Awards are presented at our annual conference and both individuals or agencies can be nominated for any of the following categories:

- Offender Management/Treatment and Reintegration
- Research Award
- Management and Staff Training
- Community Corrections Award
- Outstanding Correctional Staff Member

If you would like to nominate a colleague, team or agency within your jurisdiction for a particular award then please complete the Award Nomination Form - Deadline: 31st August 2010. AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Sunday 24th October
09:00-17:00 – Registration
18:30-20:30 – ICPA Welcome Reception

Monday-Thursday 25-28th October
Sessions from 09:00-17:00

Monday 25th October
'Belgium Day' sessions and workshops organized by Belgian Prison Service
21:30 – Host country reception

Tuesday 26th October
ICPA Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 27th October
19:30 – ICPA Awards Dinner

Friday 29th October
Prison tours

LOCAL TRAVEL INFORMATION


By Taxi
At Brussels airport you can take a taxi to Ghent. Taxis are permanently available in front of the arrival hall. Taxi service from Brussels costs € 95 per vehicle. You can recognize licensed taxis by the blue and yellow emblem. We advise you to avoid unlicensed taxis.

By Train
You can also take a train to Ghent at Brussels Airport. The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1). It is only a 30-minute train ride away from Brussels. The price for a single fare (Brussels Airport to Ghent St. Pieters station) in first class is € 16,30. A second class ticket costs €11,30. There are direct trains departing every hour at 4 minutes past the hour during weekends. You can also travel to Brussel-Noord and then take a train to Ghent (directions are Oostende, Knokke, Blankenberge and Gent-Kortrijk). You should always buy your ticket before travelling.

From Ghent St. Pieters station, there are tram and bus services to the centre of Ghent. There are several tram lines you can take depending on the hotel in which you are staying. A single fare costs €1,20. You have to buy a ticket at the ticket machine at the train station. A taxi from the train station to the centre of Ghent costs about €15.

At Brussels Airport and in Ghent St. Pieters station there will be an ICPA information desk with Belgian staff giving you directions on Saturday 23 October from 8:00am until 6:00pm and on Sunday 24 October from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

Weather

Average Ghent weather in October:
Maximum: 15°C / 59°F | Minimum: 8°C / 46°F

10 day weather forecast


We look forward to seeing you in Ghent!

*Conference enquiries can be directed to cassandrajohnson@icpa.ca..

TAKE A LOOK AT...


Video - The University of Ghent

Video - Invitation to Ghent

Ghent Information Leaflet







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