Townhall Meetings are meetings open to all General Assembly participants where new initiatives or decisions are announced to a larger audience following an open discussion on the matter raised.
Anyone may organize such a Townhall Meeting subject to approval by the Programme Committee chair. Townhall Meetings will be scheduled from Monday–Tuesday, 08–09 April 2013, and Thursday–Friday, 11–12 April 2013, 19:00–20:00 in the lecture rooms of the congress centre. Applications should be forwarded to the Programme Committee chair by using the Townhall Meeting Request Form. Upon acceptance, the respective meeting will appear in the Townhall Meetings Programme as a regular session
Participants at the General Assembly can organise side meetings during the course of the General Assembly. If the meeting is non-commercial in purpose, organisers can reserve two successive time blocks in one of the six available Splinter Meeting rooms free of charge. For commercial meetings (e.g. editorial board meetings) these rooms can be booked at a cost. In both cases, all Splinter Meeting participants are required to be registered at the conference. Interested parties should check the Splinter Meetings page on the General Assembly website for more information on the rooms and time blocks available, as well as for access to the request form.
Please note, that Splinter Meeting rooms are not available for booking as an extension of a session or a Poster Summary Discussion.