It has been an eventful few weeks for the MEI biohydrometallurgy 2012 conference.
First we’re very pleased to announce that FLSmidth have become the latest major sponsor of this conference. We look forward to welcoming their team to Biohydromet 2012, including Gaudin Gold Medallist Phil Thompson.
Secondly, you may have seen the recent news about the conference venue, the Falmouth Beach Hotel, which has been effectively destroyed by fire (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-17897467). It is a terrible blow to Falmouth, but it is hoped that it will be rebuilt in the future. However, clearly that is unlikely to happen before June.
Fortunately, Barry and co at MEI have scoured the surrounds and an alternative venue has been secured. The conference will now be held at the nearby Hotel St. Michael’s (http://www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk/; http://g.co/maps/pfmgh). Clearly, if you were planning on staying at the Falmouth Beach Hotel, you will have to make alternative arrangements (http://www.min-eng.com/biohydromet12/acc.html). If you had already reserved accommodation at this hotel, it would be a good idea to contact Best Western (the hotel’s owners) for more information. In any case, it would be prudent to search for an alternative ASAP as Falmouth is very busy at this time of year and one of its larger hotels no longer exists.
The conference will go on! Please check http://www.min-eng.com/biohydromet12/updates.htmlfor the latest updates.
Conference registrations are looking good. We have a fantastic range of presentations on many aspects of biohydrometallurgy, both fundamental and applied. More information can be found here (http://www.min-eng.com/biohydromet12/timetable.pdf).
A reminder to all authors that they should register for the conference no later than 18th May. There are a number of papers waiting in reserve, and we are in the process of finalising the technical programme.
I’m looking forward to catching up with colleagues in this great field of work; both old friends and new.
Hope to see you there!