On Miracle Ground XX
The Executive Board of the International Lawrence Durrell Society requests preliminary proposals from members interested in organizing or hosting the conference that the society will sponsor in summer 2018: “On Miracle Ground XX.”
Any proposal should address the reasons why the location is particularly suitable for a conference devoted to Durrell and study of his work, including what makes it attractive to or convenient for potential attendees. A proposal should also identify those who would undertake planning and implementing local arrangements for the conference and describe their qualifications, interests, and availability.
The Executive Board will respond to statements of interests as promptly as possible and will provide assistance as needed in the preparation of formal proposals that, in addition to the information described above, also cover the following points:
- Possible dates
- Transportation, both getting there and getting around during the conference
- Description of possible meeting sites, including location and suitability
- Possibilities for sponsorship by institutions or organizations
- Quality and availability of hotel rooms, restaurants, and other facilities
Final proposals should include estimates of expenses (a tentative budget) and possible sources for funding (grants and donations).
Please send statements of interest to James Clawson, ILDS president, by email attachment at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible or by 20 December 2016. Formal proposals will be due by 30 January 2017.