Family Friendly Conference
ISEC is supportive of those travelling with their family, young and older. We have made some special arrangements for family members, as outlined below. Please email us if you plan to bring family members along (and have not already told us), and if you have any additional thoughts or ideas about how we can help. You will find the email address at the bottom of this page.
For those with costs associated with childcare during the conference (e.g., nursery or sports camp - see below), we have obtained funding from the London Mathematical Society that will cover at least some of these costs. You will need to pay first and claim back afterwards. Please email us with relevant information in advance, and we can discuss the details.
We have created a "secret" (to protect privacy) facebook page for those coming with their families to share information and plans, if they wish. Please email us or message us on facebook if you'd like to join. We can also put you in email contact with others bringing families if you ask us.
Participants are welcome to bring their children to the talks! Please be sensitive and be ready to leave if they are making a disturbing amount of noise -- we will reserve seats close to the exits in each room for this purpose. We in turn pledge to be sensitive if they are not totally silent! In addition, plenary talks will be streamed to a second room.
We have arranged for a breastfeeding/expressing room (which has a sink, mirror, bottle sterilizer, fridge especially for keeping milk chilled, and reclining (hospital style) bed. Please let us know if you'd like to use it so we can gauge need - and also show you where it is when you register. We do not currently have a bottle warmer or diaper/nappy changing station in the room - email us in advance if you need these and we'll get them.
We are putting together a list and map of family activities, which will be available at registration and at this link.