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Attending ALT-C 2006 - general information

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What will I receive when I register at ALT-C 2006?

All delegates who have registered by the booking deadline will receive on arrival a copy of the Proceedings of ALT-C 2006, a conference programme, a delegate list, the conference abstracts, and a guide to conference facilities and the exhibition.

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What is the ALT helpdesk for and where can it be found?

The helpdesk can provide you with all the information you need concerning your ALT-C booking i.e. what days you have booked, your social options you choase at time of online booking etc. We will also do our best to assist with any other enquiries you may have.

The helpdesk will be positioned inside the James Watt Centre near to the main entrance of the Exhibition area.

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What internet access will I have during the conference?

Delegates can request a wireless voucher via the online booking system, at the time of booking for the conference. This voucher is priced at £6 for the duration of ALT-C and provides wireless access via Heriot-Watt's network. An internet cafe is available for all delegates in the James Watt Centre. We aim to have a conference helper posted in this room to help delegates at all times. Should a conference helper not be available, the ALT-C Help Desk is nearby for help.

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Is the conference area wireless enabled?

Yes it is, please see above. We will provide full instructions on how to access this facility with your joining instructions.

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Are there medical services at hand during ALT-C 2006?

During the conference the first point of contact for any first aid emergency is any conference helper, identifiable by white T-shirts, or the Conference Help Desk. If no conference staff are present, ring the James Watt Centre Reception on extension 3501.

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What courier companies are local to Edinburgh?

Eagle Couriers - +44 (0) 131 557 1219
25 Dunedin Street
Edinburgh EH7 4JG

Federal Express - +44 (0) 800 12 3800
Turnhoue Road
Edinburgh
EH12 0AL

React Transport Services Ltd - +44 (0) 131 551 5531
24 West Shore Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1QD

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What is there to do in Edinburgh in our free time?

Edinburgh's got it all. The city is home to some of the best attractions, from galleries and museums to castles and historic houses; so whether you're into modern art or want to learn more about Scotland's history, Edinburgh has something for you. A variety of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs are at hand until the wee hours of the morning, and together with classical concerts and exhibitions, to cutting edge comedy and fantastic theatre, you really are spoilt for choice. A walk around the city centre will take you past the usual big name stores as well as many intriguing specialist shops.

There are many websites which offer further information. These are some of our favourites:

Edinburgh's official site detailing attractions; eating and drinking; shopping; entertainment; sports and activities; sightseeing and tours.

Other websites:

Edinburgh Festival
Each year during the summer months Edinburgh becomes the world's Festival City. The Festival began in 1947, with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit'. Right from the start it inspired people to put on shows of their own outwith the official Festival, and soon these grew into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then half a dozen or so more festivals have grown up around it in August and early September, and collectively these are often know as 'the Edinburgh Festival'. It is the huge range and number of artistic events, performances and exhibitions happening throughout the city which makes Edinburgh Festival unforgettable. The 2006 festival will run from 13 August to 2 September.

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