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International Panorama Conferences

The yearly International Panorama Conferences are intense encounters, connecting the past, present and future of the panorama phenomenon worldwide. The conferences are the meeting place of IPC members: architects, artists, collectors, conservators, curators, historians and art historians, librarians, museum directors and staff, 360° photographers, researchers, scientists, spatial designers, tourism developers and virtual and augmented reality specialists.

Upcoming conference

25th IPC Conference: Feszty Panorama
Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park, Hungary

Fiction and Reality in Panoramas
28 September 2016 – 30 September 2016
Post Conference Tour in Szeged: 1 October 2016

 Online Registration (Registration deadline: 30 August 2016)

The IPC is pleased to announce that the next conference will be hosted by Ópusztaszer Heritage Park. The theme of the 25th Conference encompasses a discussion of truth and fiction in panoramic depictions. This theme extends beyond real versus imaginary to include other examinations such as what is and what is not present on the canvas or how these images reflect the past, present or future.

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Attendees of the conference will visit the Feszty Panorama and pay tribute to IPC co-founding member Ottó Tragmayer (Budapest, July 24, 1934 – Szeged, 28 May 2015). Trogmayer initiated the first meetings of the IPC and, as the director of Móra Ferenc Museum in Szeged, he contributed in particular to secure the future of the Feszty-Panorama.

The call for papers that relate to the subject of fiction and reality in panoramas is officially open. Interested parties should send an abstract to the secretary via email no later than April 30, 2016. Invitations to present will proceed subsequently.

Registration deadline: 30 August 2016

Conference fee:
Standard registration (non-IPC member): € 200.00
Enrolled IPC member: € 150.00
Student: € 125.00
Speaker, delivering a conference paper: € 100.00

Post-conference tour fee:
all participants: € 30.00

Registration fee includes: Attendance of all conference sessions including coffee breaks, lunches, dinners as indicated on the conference program, transports and expenses for museum visits and guided tours from 28 September - 1 October 2016.
Please note that there is no reduction in fees for partial attendance.

Suggested Accomodation in Kistelek, Hotel Aqua
Attendees can rent 2, 3, 4 bedded rooms in the hotel. The average price is about 7000 HUF/person/night + tax 300 HUF/person/night (~23 euro). You can find more information on the hotels website. Our participants will get a 10 % discount. Breakfast is available, 1500 HUF (~5 euro)/day, and the room rental includes a ticket to the thermal baths located near the hotel, free wifi and parking.

Since the hotel webpage is in Hungarian only, you can just send an email to: marketing@aqua.hotel.hu. In your email, tell them you are coming for the IPC conference and be sure to include what kind of room you need, how long, what type of bed do you need etc. You will then pay for the room upon arrival at the hotel.

Heritage Park is organizing transportation to & from Hotel Aqua daily to the conference. Persons choosing to lodge elsewhere must organize their own transport individually.

Please note that conference participants are requested to organize their journey from home to Ópusztaszer and back as well as their accommodation individually.
Participants are responsible for their usual insurance coverage (health, travel, legal liability).

Our local host
Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park is a 136-acre theme park less than 2-hours south of Budapest and half-an-hour north of Szeged. The park explore the history of Hungary as well as the culture and life-style of people living on the Southern Great Plain. Beautifully nestled in the Pusztaszer Protected Landscape, the Heritage Park marks one of the most sacred and important historical sites in Hungary, Ópusztaszer, where in the year 896 the modern nation of Hungary was born.

Features of Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park:
- Exhibits one of Europe’s largest panorama paintings, the Feszty-panorama: Arrival of the Conquering Hungarians into the Carpathian Basin.
- History of the region through exhibits in the eco-friendly Csete yurts.
- Replicates village life in a living Open Air Museum with 15 reconstructed buildings from the Interwar Period.
- Offers a display of traditional Hungarian horsemanship, including archery, horseback wrestling, racing, and outfits dating back to the time of Genghis Khan and earlier.
- The archaeological excavations of a medieval monastery.