[visionlist] Fechner Day 2019: 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics Nov. 2nd - 6th 2019
mark.elliott at nuigalway.ie
Fri Feb 15 07:53:59 -04 2019
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am very pleased to announce Fechner Day 2019, which will take place between November 2nd and 6th in Antalya, Turkey. Details may be found at the meeting web site here http://fechnerday.com/fd2019/
This email is a call for participation
Location, Organisation and Venue
The meeting is organised in collaboration with Dr. Evrim Gülbetekin and staff of the Department of Psychology at Akdeniz University, the Mediterranean University of Turkey. The slight change in date is due to a confluence of meetings at the time of the anniversary of the founding of psychophysics, and is organised to fall largely over the weekend to maximise opportunities to attend.
Antalya is a metropolitan area of some 2.2M inhabitants located in southern western Mediterranean region of Turkey. The city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate, and the proliferation of neighbouring cities. The city has changed hands several times, including to the Seljuk Sultanate in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391. Ottoman rule brought relative peace and stability for the next five hundred years. The city was transferred to Italian suzerainty in the aftermath of World War I, but was recaptured by a newly independent Turkey in the War of Independence.
Antalya is Turkey's biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera. Large-scale development and governmental funding has promoted tourism. A record 12.5 million tourists passed through the city in 2014.
In early November, the weather in Antalya is expected to be manly dry with an occasional shower, with temperatures in the 20-30 degree range.
Getting to Antalya
Antalya Airport (AYT) serves a number of low-cost carriers from major European, Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Union territories, as well as Middle East hubs. Travel to Antalya should not be particularly expensive from Europe, although November is the end of the holiday season. Alternatively, Antalya is served by domestic airlines, particularly Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines. Both carriers provide a frequent, cheap, comfortable and reliable service to Antalya from either Istanbul Atatürk or Sabiha Gökçen International Airports, the first of which is a major hub itself, due to operational range of Turkish Airlines.
Venue: the Rixos Downtown Antalya is a 5* hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel is 1 km from the Antalya Museum and 7 km from Konyaaltı Beach, although access to the sea is much closer.
The upscale rooms offer minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus balconies, sitting areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded suites have separate living rooms, and some have whirlpool baths. Room service is available.
Amenities include Turkish and international restaurants, open-air dining and a cafe, plus 7 bars and regular live entertainment. There's a high-end spa, a heated outdoor pool and a gym. Activities such as tennis, badminton, water sports are available.
See Registration, Accommodation and Conference Fees (below)
Preliminary Program Information
We are pleased to announce – provisionally – the following keynote speakers
Onur Güntürkün (Ruhr University Bochum)
Ruth Litovsky (U-W Madison)
Yoshitaka Nakajima (Kyushu University)
Canan Başar-Eroğlu (Izmir University)
Jim Townsend (Indiana University)
Steve Link (UC San Diego)
Howard Moskowitz (Moskowitz Jacobs Inc. USA)
Call for special sessions and free talks/posters
The call for special sessions, free talks and posters is open now. Please refer to the website for details
Registration, Accommodation and Conference Fees
For registration see our website
Accommodation we have negotiated special deal with the Rixos Downtown Hotel for 40 rooms, and we have 20 additional rooms in the university guest house (bed and breakfast) at a discounted rate for students. A free shuttle bus will transport from the guest house to the hotel and return (about 2 km). We will provide options to pay for either full-board or half-board accommodation at the hotel within the conference fee. Similarly, there is an option to pay for the university guest house within the discounted student conference fee. The first 40 fee-paying registrants covering accommodation will be allocated one of the discounted rooms at the Rixos Downtown, likewise for the first 20 fee-paying student registrants. There are also conference fees without accommodation included.
I hope, if we fill the 40 rooms, we can negotiate further rooms with the hotel at the rates below.
We have attempted to be flexible, but this doesn’t cover every possibility. If you want something different, email us at ‘Registration’
All conference fees (in Euro) cover small items, proceedings volume, lunch and coffee breaks at the venue, as well as ISP membership fees of 90 Euro (full) and 35 Euro (discounted). Conference fees also cover the cost of the conference
The conference dinner, planned to be held at the venue, will cost an additional 35 Euro.
The excursion, planned or the 6th November, will involve additional cost.
Single room – 4-nights single occupancy
Double Room – 4 nights double occupancy
Half Board – 4 days breakfast and lunch
Full Board – 4 days breakfast, lunch and dinner prepaid, plus unlimited drink allowance at the hotel bars.
Double-room registrant full-board: 629 Euro
Double-room registrant half-board: 563 Euro
Single-room registrant full-board: 567 Euro
Single-room registrant half-board: 503 Euro
Student registrant in University guest house: 224 Euro
Registrant without accommodation in the fee: 428 Euro
Student registrant without accommodation in the fee: 138 Euro
It is planned to offer the opportunity to visit local archaeological sites, and we will be back with further details.
With very best wishes and hoping to see you later in the year in Antalya
Dr. Mark A. Elliott
School of Psychology, National University of Ireland Galway
Galway, Republic of Ireland
T.: +353 (0091 495345
E.: mark.elliott – na – nuigalway.ie
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