When will the full conference details appear on the website?

There will be a draft of the conference details made available on the website at the beginning of March 2011.

Will wireless access be provided at the conference?

Wireless access will be available throughout the campus to delegates who have requested access through registration. Individual user names and passwords will be issued to enable access.

How do I find out the exchange rates?

In order to find out the exchange rates for all currencies please visit:


Will refreshments (Food & Beverages) be provided throughout the conference?

Tea, Coffee refreshments along with lunch will be provided at the conference. Breakfast and Dinner will not be provided.


Contact information

Does the conference have a mailing list?

A mailing list has been created on the conference website. To join the mailing list please visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ICOT2011/RegisterYourInterest/

Once you have registered your interest you will be sent up-dates and relevant information to your email address.

Who do I contact if I require more information?

If you require more information regarding the conference or have any queries about the conference, please email the conference organisers (Eventus) at ICOT2011@qub.ac.uk


Local area

Can you provide directions?

Directions to Queens University Belfast by air, sea, bus, taxi, rail and car are available: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ICOT2011/Directions/ 

Can you provide information on activities, facilities, where to eat and where to stay in Belfast?

Information on activities and facilities in Belfast can be found on the Belfast Visitor Convention Bureau website: http://www.gotobelfast.com/welcome_to_belfast.aspx

Is parking available at the conference venue?

Parking is not available at the conference venue. Public car parks are available within a twenty minute walk of Queens University Belfast.

Posnett St car park 1: 100 spaces - £6.50 per day

Posnett St car park 2: 62 spaces - £6.50 per day

Dublin Road (Hardcastle St) Multi-story car park: 547 spaces - £9.30 per day

Bankmore St: 46 spaces - £9.00 per day

Little Victoria St: 70 spaces - £9.00 per day

Charlotte St: 85 spaces - £5.40 per day


Registration information

How do I register my place for the conference?

To register your place at the International Conference on Thinking 2011 please visit the following link: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ICOT2011/RegistrationDetails/

Do presenters have to pay to attend the conference?

Yes. There are several options - please see the ICOT website for more details and to register your place http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ICOT2011/RegistrationDetails/

Does the conference registration fee cover accommodation?

The conference fee does not cover accommodation. Information regarding accommodation (negotiated conference rates in a range of hotels around the city) may be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ICOT2011/Accommodation/

If I cannot pay by credit card can I be invoiced?

In the event of failure to pay by credit card, it is possible to obtain registration by invoice. If an invoice is necessary please contact the conference organisers by email at ICOT2011@qub.ac.uk


Conference information

How will I know if my abstract has been successfully submitted?

The system does not operate an automatic response for receipt. If you have not received a confirmation email at all, please contact conference organisers (Eventus) ICOT2011@qub.ac.uk

What happens if I don’t receive a confirmation email immediately?

It is unlikely that you will receive confirmation immediately as there is no automated response email set up. Therefore if you have submitted an abstract during normal working hours (Monday – Friday) you will receive confirmation within 24 hours.

When will I know whether my submission has been accepted or rejected?

The conference committee has already reviewed the first wave of submissions. Any outstanding submissions will be contacted by the end of February.

Is there a limit on the amount of presenters allowed to present?

No. A presentation can have as many co-authors as required. Each presentation will be allocated the same amount of time so it is up to the co-authors how they use their time.

Will people be required to present their posters at a given time or will these posters be left unattended?

Posters will be attended.

What size should the posters be?

Poster presentations will be provided with a 4ft x 4ft poster board which will comfortably facilitate a B1 or A0 poster, landscape or portrait.

Are there time allocations for presentations?

This information is stated on the website. Please visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ICOT2011/CallforPapers/ for more information.

Are there any word limits or special conditions associated with the final submission?

Abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts. Full papers will not be requested.

When will you decide if pre-conference workshops will take place?

Pre-Conference Workshops are detailed under http://www.qub.ac.uk.sites/ICOT2011/Structureofconference/

Minimum numbers are required for these to take place.