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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.
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.
Group photo
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) and a polar auction.

SUNDAY (9 June 2019. Daytime events in the adjacent Norwegian Maritime Museum)
9:30 Continuation of Saturday's short presentations and possibly some moderated discussions. Book launch(es).
11 or 12 SouthPole-sium concludes.
Optional bus tour to Athy leaves.

NOTE: There's a possibility that the optional bus tour will be shifted to Monday and be an all-day tour. If so, either the Sunday morning session would be extended into the afternoon or some visits will be arranged on Sunday afternoon such as Trinity College, etc.



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