Our Companion Conferences - Some Appreciations

 

We are most grateful for the invaluable support we received for FILM AND MEDIA 2011 and LONDONICITY on the part of the more than 250 Speakers and Delegates from 40 nations who made the launch event not only so intellectually rich and varied, but also so delightfully collegial.

 

On behalf of the organising team, thankyou so much for your friendly and inspiring input - we look forward very much indeed to seeing you again in 2012 if not before! Here are some of the kind comments we have received in the couple of weeks since the close of the event - they are truly much appreciated!

 

Phillip Drummond

 

LONDONICITY 2011 was one of the best experience of my academic career. I really ejoyed learning so many things about London and meeting a lot of people from around the world.

Mirela Mihaela Baciu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)

 

I just want to thank you for putting on such terrific conferences. I had several wonderful conversations with other speakers which resulted clarifications of certain concepts within media representations that I am working on. I ran from one conference to the other with gleeful delight and met many others who have also said that it was a fabulous experience and I especially loved the Michael Tracey and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown plenary to end the conferences. Thank you so so much for all of your efforts.

Dr. Maria Barrett (London South Bank University, UK)

 

Thank you very much for this conference, I enjoyed it very much.

Dr. Monika Bokiniec (University of Gdansk, Poland)

 

The conference was indeed great and I was really happy to be there! Thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of it. The best of luck with the conference next year and who knows, maybe see you there again! I am sure it will be at least as successful as the one this year.

Silvia Ceasu (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

 

Congratulations on a wonderful conference, one of the best I have attended as some of the people I met agreed.

Dr. Jill Fenton (University of Connecticut London Programme)

 

Thanks for the opportunity to speak yesterday. From what I experienced it seemed to be a really good conference, with lots of interesting work.

Prof. David Gilbert (Royal Holloway, London)

 

I thought FILM AND MEDIA 2011 went very well. It's a great endeavour - very well organised and with good content and an excellent conference lead team.

Prof. Sylvia Harvey (London School of Economics/University of Leeds)

 

Warmest congratulations on having put together such a feast of a conference. What a triumph!

Prof. Michael Hattaway (New York University in London)

 

Congratulations on organizing such a nice conference. I hope you will continue to organize such conferences in future too. Once again congratulations and thank you for your hospitality.

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan (Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan)

 

I really enjoyed the conference and thank you all for putting together such a great event!
Dr. Afraa Kutbi (University of Umm AlQura, Saudi Arabia)

 

I am impressed by the outstanding work that you have done leading to the extraordinarily successful conference in London this year.

Dr. Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College, USA)

 

Congratulations for the organization of this excellent conference with so many
interesting topics! It was a great opportunity to be there participating in
this enthusiastic forum!!

Dr. Ines Lourenco (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal)

 

I would like to congratulate you on the excellent conference.

Dr. Maria Ester Maciel Borges (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

 

Really enjoyed LONDONICITY, particularly the Keynote speech from Mike Seaborne.

Clare Louise Mackay (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)

 

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the talk and discussion thereafter. In fact, we had a tough time choosing the parallel sessions as there seemed to be a few
interesting ones running concurrently! Congratulations to you and your team.
Dr. Wan Amizah Wan Mahmud (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Thanks so much for an enjoyable conference, and I look forward to attending next year.
Paula Mahoney (Monash University, Australia)

 

Many thanks for organising such an interesting conference.

Dr. Sarita Malik (Brunel University, UK)

 

A sincere thank you for a wonderful conference. I am so grateful that I could be
part of the inaugural Film and Media Conference. I had a fantastic time and met so many wonderful people. Thank you Phillip and the IOE staff for bringing us together.

Matthew Marshall (Hollins University, USA)

 

This Conference was a pleasure for me, I enjoyed the atmosphere, and the communications were very interesting and rich. I would like to thank you so much for the Conference, which was a wonderful experience.

Tiphaine Martin (Paris VII – Denis Diderot University, France)

 

That was a terrific conference, at which I thoroughly enjoyed myself, learned a great deal, and made some valuable contacts. My impression is that others felt the same. Congratulations on a well-earned success and for already putting next year's event in place.
Nigel Morris  (University of Lincoln, UK)

Thanks again for organizing the conference. I enjoyed it.
Lei Chin Pang (University of Sussex, UK)

 

I have been to conferences on three continents over the last decade, but have never encountered such an interesting event ... a true success!

Dr. Andreas Pichler (University of Aix-Marselle, France)

 

Well done on arranging such an excellent conference, and I only wish I could have attended many more sessions.

Prof. Julian Petley (Brunel University, UK)

 

I would like to express my gratitude to be one of the speakers at FILM AND MEDIA 2011 recently. It was a great experience to meet many people from various countries and share views on media issues.

Ainurliza Mat Rahim (Islamic Science University of Malaysia)

 

Just a note to thank you for all your work in organising the conference, which I think was the best organised large conference I have ever attended. It must have required quite a monumental effort to put it all together and I hope you feel it was worth it. I'm sure everyone enjoyed it.

Dr. Michael Richardson (Goldsmiths College, UK)

 

The conference was just great. I learned a lot from friends from across the worldand made some new contacts with whom I'd like to stay in touch. I am especially grateful to Phillip and the IOE family for arranging this great event.

Wajiha Raza Rizvi (Centre for Research on Pakistani Cinema, Pakistan)

 

Congratulations on LONDONICITY, which was a very interesting and pleasant conference.
Paula Rama da Silva

(Estoril Higher Institute of Tourism and Hotel Studies, Portugal)

 

Thank you very much again for organizing the wonderful conference. I did enjoy the stimulating talks and discussions, as well as meeting people in the same field.
Sing Suwannakij (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

 

Delighted to have participated and encouraged about 2012.

Dr. Alan Taylor (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)

 

A pleasure to have attended the congress. Congratulations.

Ana Isabel Bernal Trivino (University of Malaga, Spain)

 

Thank you so very much for all your support and patience and above all a fantastic Conference. I’ve heard some really great things, learned a lot and met some wonderful people. Congratulations for making the Conference more than just a gathering of academic people and that is a memorable event in London and about London.

Dr. Ivana Uspenski (OMD Media Agency, Serbia)

 

I sincerely thank The London Film and Media Conference for giving me this opportunity and I can honestly say it helped me a lot.

Praveen Veluvolu (University of Hyderabad, India)

 

The conference has been a wonderful experience for me, I will certainly recommend it to my colleagues! Everything was organized perfectly, a friendly atmosphere and an impressive programme.

Sofie Verdoodt (University of Ghent, Belgium)

 

Thankyou very much for the conference. I enjoyed it thoroughly - the sessions, delivering my paper and the Keynote Speakers. It looks like you worked hard and this was much appreciated.

Dr. Lyndon C. Way (Izmir University of Economics, Turkey)

 

Thanks for having successfully organized this conference, which I have enjoyed very much.

Jing Xie (University of New South Wales, Australia)