A link to the conference website is here. You’ll be able to order tickets for the conference as soon as they’re available.
Followers of this blog will be aware that following the publication of a scurrilous online attack on J4MB by the football blogger Daniel Storey, Birmingham City FC terminated the contract to host ICMI18 without prior discussion, and without having the right to do so under the contract terms. The club’s explanation for the decision was that I had misrepresented J4MB and the event, both blatant lies. And they failed to engage with a considerable volume of material I sent about the party, men’s and boys’ issues, and previous ICMIs.
Has this discouraged us from holding a conference next year? Of course not. It has only strengthened our resolve to hold it, and make it the best conference in the series so far.
We’re in contract negotiations with a London venue of a similar quality to the venue where ICMI16 was held. That venue received universal praise from conference attendees. We expect to announce shortly that the event will definitely be going ahead, 20 – 22 July, the long weekend after the end of the World Cup.
We’re setting ticket prices at the same level as they were at ICMI16:
- £225.00 (Early Bird ticket, available to order until 24:00 on 31 December, whether or not you’ve already paid a £22.00 deposit)
- £265.00 (Full price ticket from 00:01 on 1 January, payable in one sum, or in three consecutive interest-free monthly stage payments. You’ll need to make the first stage payment no later than 24:00 on 31 January.)
Tickets will not be available to order after 24:00 on 31 March.