The 2008 Boyd Conference is now scheduled for December 6 & 7 At the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown. Festivities will start with happy hour on the evening of December 5th.
The reason for the slip in time was not to ensure that attendees get a real taste of late fall Canadian weather — because the idea is that you’ll be so busy you won’t notice the weather — but had to to with multiple scheduling conflicts.
As we have learned over the years, a successful Boyd Conference requires two things: an institution enthusiastic about hosting it and an individual who will do all the leg work. Last year, we had the Marine Corps Association and Bob Howard, respectively, and many thanks again to them both!! By adjusting our schedule, UPEI and Rob Paterson will fill the bill this year.
To get everyone motivated, here’s the Final Report from the 2007 Conference.
The concept is as described in my previous post. In particular, we want to use Boyd’s framework to explore armed conflict in the post-Iraq period and to discuss how communities and organizations can exploit the concept of resilience to deal with evolved non-state threats. I have posted some thoughts on this subject on my blog (please feel free to comment) and you may also want to check out John Robb’s site, Global Guerrillas.
Because the cost for travel to PEI is higher than to many places in the US, we are trying to hold fees down. The cost for attending the conference will be $250 US, which includes meals during the days of the conference and dinner on the night of the 6th. Such a deal.
Information on travel to PEI is contained in the "follow on" of this post
Information on how to register, along with a Call for Papers, will be available shortly. See you all in Charlottetown!
The 2008 Boyd Conference/Colloquium will be held on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island
PEI is Canada's smallest province, with only 140,000 people and is an Island about 8 hours north of the Maine border in the Atlantic. Here is a link to the Tourist Guide that will give you a sense of what the place is like.
Flights to YYG, Charlottetown, are usually routed via Montreal, Toronto or Halifax. The airport is 5-10 minutes drive to the Holiday Inn Express.
Air Canada has an extensive US feeder system that will pull you into the flights to YYG.
There are a number of US Carriers that fly also direct to Halifax (YHZ) Delta, Continental, United, American and of course Air Canada. Halifax airport is 3 1/2 hours drive from UPEI
Moncton (YQM) - only 2 hours drive away - is served by direct flights by Continental as well as is always good value.
Sidestep.com is a great travel booking site for looking at your options.
The Holiday Inn Express is minutes away from the Campus and is priced at between$110 - $140 Can per night.
If you want to stay in town and in a less corporate place - I recommend the Inns of Great George - link here. This would be a 7 minute cab ride to UPEI.