THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM 2012: Appreciations

 

UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012 was part of our unique triple-decker event THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM, brining together three parallel conferences - UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN, LONDONICITY 2012: The Second Annual London Studies Conference, and FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference.

 

We were delighted to receive the following unsolicited appreciations on the part of contributors from around the world.

 

My congratulations on the success of the FILM AND MEDIA 2012. Let me congratulate you on the brilliant organisation of the event. It was extremely helpful to discuss my research with members of my Panel. I hope to see the friendly team again in 2013.

Prof. Jose Mauricio Saldanha Alvarez (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

 

It was both a pleasure and an enriching experience to participate in the conference. It was also a great opportunity to have a fresh view of what is being studied about London, Britain and about film and media. Thank you for all the support and wonderful organisation.
Celia Baixa (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

 

Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful conference.

Marisa Balsamo (Stony Brook University, USA)

 

I hope you enjoy these joyful photos as the pleasant record of this wonderful and inspiring conference! Everyone seems so happy; this simple fact represents that you were giving birth to another very successful conference in this difficult time. What an extraordinary achievement, congratulations!

Terry Chen (National Central University, Taiwan)

 

It was indeed my pleasure to be a part of the event that provided me an opportunity to interact with the scholars and learn from their experience from world over. Hope to be a part of the event in future as well.

Dr. Erum Hafeez Aslam (Karachi Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan)

 

Thank you for this beautiful conference and organisation.

Dr. Esin Berktas (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey)

 

A great experience ... The interdisciplinary approach of the conference is so important today to have an all-round understanding of Britain at this moment in history. 

Dr. Dipannita Datta (Independent Research, Calcutta, India)

 

I thought it all went very well – including Papers given, and Plenary Speakers. Congratulations on meticulous hard work. Well done!

Prof. Sylvia Harvey London School of Economics and Leeds University, UK)

 

I was awe-struck by what you had organised!!  Brilliant. 

Prof.  Denis Judd (New York University in London, UK)

 

Thank you for a wonderful experience - I enjoyed chairing my panel and look forward to next year’s event already.

Fritz Kohle (NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)

 

Firstly I really enjoyed it and got a tremendous amount out of it. I thought that Jerry White was fantastic and really set the tone for me, and the LONDONICITY speakers I heard were all interesting, and many of them very interesting, so I feel like I gained academically and in making some connections. The logistical arrangements  were very smooth.  The refreshment breaks and Conference Reception are a good place to meet people, especially from the other conferences. Again, a huge well done for organising such a huge event!

Vivi Lachs (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

 

Your conference was perfect: excellent choice of keynote speakers and topics, location, classroom space/technology, conviviality, receptions, breaks. We also appreciated having you around throughout the event, vigilant, concerned … A true leader and an exemplar conference host. You never gave sign of fatigue, frustration, anger. You were a perfect example of stress management. Your great introductions to the keynote speakers and speeches and you caring presence until the very end of the conference were noticed and appreciated.

Dr. Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College, USA)

FILM AND MEDIA 2012 was truly a success, congratulations and thank you for organising it. I gained much from the conference both as a presenter and an observer, and definitely plan to participate in 2013 … my sincere appreciation to yourself and the rest of the organizing committee for making this conference an enriching experience for me.  Thank you.

Lena P.H. Lie  (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

 

It was a very good conference indeed and thank you for having me as a speaker. I certainly look forward to more conferences in London in the future.

Catherine Mariampillay (Monash University, Malaysia)

 

I enjoyed the conference very much. It was one of the best I've ever attended.

Prof. Lynette Porter (Embry-Riddle University, USA)

 

Once again it was a pleasure to participate in such an excellent conference. I do hope to meet you again next year as I intend to participate in the conference again. 

Paula Rama da Silva (Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, Portugal)

 

I would like to congratulate you on a wonderful and interactive conference. I had a great time … It was a wonderful experience in London and I hope to have the opportunity to participate again.

Dr. Oana-Camelia Stroescu (Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania)

 

The conference was so useful and stimulating, the experience valuable immensely - both for ‘routine’ teaching and for academic, explorative and general interest. Thank you ever so much for inventing and organising this event.

Dr. Tatiana Suprun (Moscow State University, Russia)

 

The session was most enriching, thanks to your clever selection of papers. I thoroughly benefited from the sessions I attended and look forward to the next call for papers.

Prof. Christiane Szeps-Fralin (James Madison University, USA)

 

Excellent conference - really enjoyed it.

Dr. Christa van Raalte (Teesside University, UK)

 

I do hope the Conference went well, and that you're now recovering from what must have been an utterly exhausting schedule. ….. It seemed a terrific event.

Prof.  Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)