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International Panorama Conferences

31st International Panorama Council Conference    

September 13 – 17, 2022, Luxembourg,

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Hosted by the Lëtzebuerg City Museum

Registration is now open!

The International Panorama Council formally invites you to join its 31st International Panorama Council Conference at the Lëtzebuerg City Museum in Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, September 13 - 16, 2022 with an optional post-conference excursion on September 17, 2022.

The focus of this year's conference is Immersive Experience, From Panorama to Extended Reality.  We will start the conference with a virtual day for virtual speakers and attendees on September 13 (Tuesday); welcome events and dinner for in-person speakers and attendees on September 14 (Wednesday); conference sessions for for in-person speakers and attendees on September 15-16 (Thursday and Friday); and the optional post conference-tour on September 17, 2022.

The conference will present a diverse range of session topics centered around panoramic media including: Panoramas and Narratives of History, Immersive Media and the Urban Experience and Panoramas and Narrative Experience on the virtual day; Panoramas Viewed from the Archives, Old Panoramas and New Immersive Media, New Immersive Approaches, The Business of Immersive Experience, Immersive Transportations in Time and Space and Professional Roundtable: Marketing and Sustainability for Panoramas Institutions in the in-person days.

Post-conference tour:

The post-conference tour- visits will depart early in the morning, on Saturday September 17, departure from Luxembourg, by coach to Belgium. First stop will be Waterloo. The panorama of Waterloo has just joined the group of institutional IPC members. This will be an opportunity to discover or rediscover one of the 3 panoramas which have never left their original rotunda (1912). A subsidy from the Walloon Region will enable the repair of the roof. Work should begin in early September and it should be possible to understand the wooden structure of the building. A rarity because elsewhere the metal has generally been preferred to the latter. It will also be possible to see the facilities under the platform allowing a better understanding of the false ground and access for people with reduced mobility. The presence of the architect responsible for the work has been requested. He had already been our guide in 2015.
Then head to Brussels and the site of the Cinquantenaire which houses the Royal Museums of Fine Arts and History and the Royal Museum of the Army and Military History connected by the splendid arcades. The first will reveal two parts of panoramas rediscovered recently. The trace of the Panorama of Cairo by Wauters had been lost for decades. The central part, that of the carriage of the Archduke Rodolph of Austria and the Sultan has just been restored thanks to the probity of an antique dealer in the South of France. During excavations in the reserves in search of Cairo. A section of the Panorama of the Century, by Gervex and Stevens was also found around the same time. About twenty other fragments, even reduction, are well located but it is nevertheless a remarkable opportunity.

The buildings of the two museums have very large mosaics around their perimeter in a semi-circle. The specialist in monumental art (walls, tapestries, etc.) Jacqueline Guisset will decode them by contextualizing them as well as the arcades of the building. From a hundred meters high, on the terrace, the panorama of Brussels offers a breathtaking view of the old town on the one hand and of the new arteries flanked by Art Nouveau and Art Deco residences.

Practical questions:
A minimum of participants is requested due to the instability of prices. The participation fees will be limited to 100 euro including the lunch which will be taken on the "Cinquantenaire" site. Details for the post-conference tour are based on capacity and subject to change.

The visit will end at 15:30 (3:30 p.m)

Before resuming the direction of Luxembourg, the Bus in case of sufficient demand could establish a connection to the station in the direction of Paris or Brussels Airport.

Find below the preliminary information regarding the General Program, Registration Rates, How to Register, In-person accommodations, Transport to Luxembourg:

- GENERAL PROGRAM

VIRTUAL DAY
In Central European Summer Time (CEST) - Luxembourg Local Time

●  Day 1 |Tuesday, 13 September, 15:30-20:50

You will be able to convert the GMT schedule to your own time zone, city, country. To manage your participation on this day we recommend to use https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/
 
IN-PERSON DAYS
In Central European Summer Time (CEST) - Luxembourg Local Time

●  Day 2 | Wednesday, 14 September, 13:30-21:00 (welcome events and activities; dinner);

●  Day 3 | Thursday, 15 September, 9:00-20:30 (conference sessions, breaks, lunch and dinner);
●  Day 4 | Friday, 16 September, 9:00-21:30 (conference sessions, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner);
●  Day 5 | Saturday, 17 September, 8:00-15:30 (optional post-conference tour)

- DETAILED PROGRAM

For the detailed program for all five days click here
 

- REGISTRATION RATES

Day 1 Registration (includes Virtual Day 1 only)

●  Speaker IPC Member 35 EUR
●  Speaker Non-Member 45 EUR
●  Attendee IPC Member 50 EUR
●  Attendee Non-Member 75 EUR
●  Student 55 EUR

Full Conference Registration (includes Virtual Day 1 and In-Person Days 2, 3 4, plus optional Day 5 tour) Prices includes meals shown in General Conference Schedule

●  Speaker IPC Member 220 EUR
●  Speaker Non-Member 330 EUR
●  Attendee IPC Member 240 EUR
●  Attendee Non-Member 350 EUR
●  Student 200 EUR
●  Optional post-conference tour +100 EUR

- HOW TO REGISTER

Fill out the form to register for the conference:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LJsR8427HlIgtzqPFS-NrXN-1Qt0y_OZy0mI61BzEDM/edit?ts=6289f4e6

If you are already and IPC member, to renew your membership, please use this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G07aieA-CLilK58cBFKOiWynFGoqt7P-Kv94D3Dcw3Y/edit?usp=sharing

If you are interesting to become an IPC new member, please use this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16lUDMCwW4Ioqc4eYfcMnQvUGkurfphidZUPdWMc4ua0/edit?usp=sharing

Paypal or wire transfer instructions are inside the form.

Deadline for registrations: August 15, 2022.

- IN PERSON ACCOMMODATIONS

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved for registered conference participants. Please make the booking directly with the hotels by e-mail specifying that it is for “International Panorama Council 2022” or if you book on the Hotel-website, you have to go under “Contact” and fill the field “message” and mention that it is for “International Panorama Council 2022". The contingent in both hotels will be kept until 20 August.

●  Hotel Simoncini – 5 min walk to LCM
https://www.hotelsimoncini.lu/en/pages/home.html
Mail: simhotel@pt.lu
Rate for double rooms (single use) €150.00.
Period: 12-18 September 2022 (option reserved until 20 August).
Breakfast and taxes included.
•  In case of no-show, the 1st night will be charged.
 
●  Hotel Le Châtelet – 10 min walk/tram to LCM
https://www.chatelet.lu
Mail: contact@chatelet.lu
Room rate 124€/night single occupancy (double occupancy +20€).
Period: 12-18 September 2022 (option reserved until 20 August).
Taxes, services and breakfast included.
Code "International Panorama Council 2022".
• Arrival possible between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
• Parking accessible according to availability, 10 places not bookable at the rate of 15€/night-place.
Terms of cancellation: Concerning our free cancellation policy, this is until 48:00 the day before the day of confirmed arrival, by email or fax only. Beyond that, the first night of the room not shown or cancelled late will be charged.

- TRANSPORT TO LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg has an international airport (LUX), sometimes it is even more convenient to book your flights directly to Luxembourg.

From Brussels (BRU) by train (+- 3,5 hours) bookable via www.cfl.lu

From Paris (CDG) by train & TGV (+-3 hours) bookable via https://www.sncf-connect.com

From Frankfurt (FRA) by train it will take at least 4,5 hours!

Please note that once in Luxembourg, public transportation (bus, train, tram...etc) is free!!

- COVID-19 TRAVEL CONDITIONS

For those who will be traveling internationally in order to attend the conference, we recommend bookmarking these sites and checking them regularly:

International Air Travel Association (IATA) Travel Centre at https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements.htm

Schengen Visa Info News at https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news

Visit Luxembourg at https://www.visitluxembourg.com

For questions concerning the conference, please contact the Secretary-General:
secretariat@panoramacouncil.org