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The cost of early bird registration is £200. Conference registration includes lunch and coffee breaks on all four days, access to three keynotes, nine panel sessions, and the closing address, as well as complimentary entry to the concert. It also guarantees seats at the Banville reading and the Coetzee address. Also of interest will be the photographic exhibition by John Minihan, which runs from 16-26 June.

Furthermore, a special ‘delegates only’ performance of The End by Gare St Lazare Players will take place on Saturday, 25 June. Since the capacity of the theatre is only 100, we cannot guarantee a seat at this performance for all delegates; seats will be allocated to those who register first. However, free tickets to the public performances of First Love on Wednesday, 22 June and The End on Friday, 24 June, can be booked through the York Festival of Ideas website: http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/tickets/

Keeping down the cost for emerging scholars has been one of our priorities. Therefore a heavily discounted registration rate of £100 is available for postgraduate students. To qualify for this concession rate one must expect to be a postgraduate at the time of the conference, i.e. in June 2011. Please note that evidence of student status may be requested. Unwaged delegates may also avail of this lower rate.

A £20 surcharge for late registration will apply from Friday 15 April.

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Conference Dinner

The price of the conference dinner, to be held at The Merchant Taylors’ Hall on Saturday 25 June, is £39.96. You will make your menu choices after adding this item to your online basket. Places at the conference dinner are limited so book early.

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Accommodation Packages at the Official Conference Hotel

Special four-night accommodation packages are available from the Dean Court Hotel (see below). An extra guest supplement is available if you wish to share a room with another delegate or non-delegate.

*** LATE OFFER - SAVE OVER £150! 4 nights' single occupancy in a small double room for the price of a single room package or four nights in a standard double for the price of a small double room package. ***

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Contact the hotel directly if you wish to book a tailored 3-night package instead. Special 'extra night' rates before and after the conference are also available for delegates. Please remember to quote 'Beckett Conference' in all emails and phone calls: Dean Court Contact Information

For other accommodation information, click here or see Visit York: http://www.visityork.org/accommodation

Panels

A reminder to those delegates organising panels: it is the convenor’s responsibility to ensure that all panellists receive details of registration information (especially since in some cases we have not been given email addresses for individual speakers).

Waiting List

A reminder to those delegates who have had a paper accepted: please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the conference. We have a long waiting list of people waiting to take any available places.

Enquiries

Please direct any questions to the conference Gmail account: beckett.outofthearchive@gmail.com

Tickets for Public Events
Please note that members of the public do not have to register for the academic conference in order to attend the five festival events: the John Minihan exhibition (16-26 June); performances by Gare St Lazare Players (22 and 24 June); the John Banville reading (23 June); the J. M. Coetzee address (24 June); and the 'Beckett in Music' concert (25 June).

Free tickets for the reading, lecture, and plays are available through the University of York's Festival of Ideas website: http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/tickets/

Concert tickets (£10/£5) can be purchased from the York Concerts box office: http://www.york.ac.uk/concerts/programme/beckettinmusic/

Tickets are not required for the exhibition.



Best Western Dean Court Hotel
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The Dean Court Hotel
The Dean Court has, without question, the best location of any hotel in the city, standing as it does in the very shadow of York Minster.

The 37 guest-rooms are stylish and contemporary, offering first-class comfort and facilities. The hotel boasts an award winning and stylishly designed Restaurant, D.C.H., with two AA Rosettes plus a café-bistro and bar – THE COURT – for more informal all-day dining. All public areas are air-conditioned and there is free Wi-Fi and secure internet access throughout the hotel.

A secure car-park and free valet-parking service is available. The hotel is also just a ten-minute walk from the mainline rail link, York Station. The Dean Court is totally non-smoking and is part of Best Western, the UK’s largest group of privately owned independent hotels.
Interiors of The Dean Court Hotel
The conference is proud to have the Dean Court Hotel as a corporate partner.

Special 4-night accommodation packages are now available for delegates through our online store: http://tinyurl.com/5txxvrs

*** LATE OFFER - SAVE OVER £150! 4 nights' single occupancy in a small double room for the price of a single room package or four nights in a standard double for the price of a small double room package. ***

Contact the hotel directly if you wish to book a tailored 3-night package instead. Special 'extra night' rates before and after the conference are also available for delegates. Please remember to quote 'Beckett Conference' in all emails and phone calls.

 Best Western Dean Court Hotel, York
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Merchant Taylors’ Hall & Poppy Caterers
Merchant Taylors' Hall, York
Merchant Taylors' Hall
The Merchant Taylors’ Hall, built six centuries ago within the city wall, is one of the most remarkable memorials to York’s medieval past. Carefully restored in recent times, the Great Hall provides a magnificent venue for banquets.
Merchant Taylors' Hall

Poppy Caterers was founded by Simon Halmshaw, a former Army Officer. With over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality business, Simon and his team have been involved in many high profile events, including catering for Her Majesty the Queen.

Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX

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