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PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE and AGENDA

This will expand and change as the SouthPole-sium approaches.

FRIDAY (7 June) SouthPole-sium Registration. From 5pm or so onward.
There might be some activity in the afternoon, either at the venue or nearby, such as visits to the National Library, Trinity College, etc.
Opening reception of the SouthPole-sium Probably from 6pm.
An Antarctic film may be shown.

SATURDAY (8 June).
9:30 Welcome by the sponsors. Housekeeping items. Roundtable: Attendees introduce themselves and their interests extensively (throughout morning).
Coffee/tea break
Noon. Book launch(es) possibly.
1pm Lunch (included).
Group photo (possibly re-scheduled to Sunday)
2-5pm Afternoon. Expanded talk (up to 40 minutes) on The Irish in the Antarctic or similar. Followed by short presentations (15-20 minutes) through the end of the day, possibly some moderated discussions.
Coffe/tea break
5:00 Adjournment.
7:00 Reception, followed by the Banquet.
Short after-dinner talk(s).

SUNDAY (9 June 2019)
9-6 All-day coach tour from and back to Dublin via Ballitore, Kilkea, Athy and Lucan. At the Athy Heritage Centre, Saturday's short presentations will continue as well as a session on the plans for a Shackleton Museum. There may be a book launch or two, an auction and some polar bookselling stalls. Lunch will be at some interesting site which is still in the process of being organized.
See http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering4-athy.htm for further details.



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