General Information

Emergency Medical Care

For any medical emergency phone 112. The staff at your hotel will have information if you require contact details for a doctor, dentist or other health professional.

Conference Name Badges

All delegates, including presenters will be provided with a name badge, which must be worn at all times within the conference venue

Registration Desk

The Registration desk is located at the Foyer I in the GSI. Please direct any questions you might have regarding registration and session attendance or other elements of the conference to the staff at this desk.

Registration Desk Opening Times

The registration Desk will be open at the following times:
Wednesday 9 May 2012 1 pm – 5 pm
Thursday 10 May 2012 8 am – 6 pm
Friday 11 May 2012 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday 12 May 2012 8.30 am – 1.30 pm

Conference Office at the GS I

Room No. S 33
T. +49 228 8107-144

Entry to Conference Sessions

It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. Speakers Speakers are requested to assemble in their session
room 5 minutes before the commencement of their session, to familiarize themselves with the room and the audio visual equipment.

Poster session

The posters can be placed on Friday from 8 am and have to be removed after 5.30 pm again as there will be a session the next morning. We will provide material for hanging up the posters.

Conference Social Functions

All social function tickets are included in full registration. Day registrants or accompanying partners will need to purchase an additional ticket to attend.
The Welcome Reception is free.
The Conference Dinner will be held on the boat
“Rheinprinzessin” on Friday, 11 May 2012 from
7.00pm – 9.30 pm.
Additional ticket: 35 Euro per
The after dinner party starts after mooring again
at the jetty around 9.30 pm and is free for all delegates.

Dress code

For all conference sessions and social functions the dress code is casual.


Registration fee includes a ticket for free public transport in the city of Bonn (10-12 May 2012). It comes with your Conference Name Badge.

Special Diets

All catering venues have been advised of any special diet preferences you have indicated on your registration form.

Conference Football Match

It is also intended to have a football match on the evening of 9th May: To implement this audacious engagement in the field, we propose play football in the park ! This match will be the excuse to have a relaxed and to experiment with sport as another communication language in > addition to the traditional English ;-). The game will be mixed-sex and no particular level of skill is required.
E-mail Kenneth Burns at  <> by the end of April to indicate your interest so we know in advance if we have enough for a game. If you  would like to play, don¹t forget to bring runners, shorts and a t-shirt (no football boots!).

Mobile Phones

As a courtesy to other delegates, please ensure that all mobile phones are turned off or in a silent mode during all sessions and social functions. Smoking
The GSI is a non smoking venue – however guests are allowed to smoke outside in designated areas.


The 5th Living Knowledge Conference reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, programme and speakers if necessary,
without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.


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A wireless internet connection will be available during the conference.

Conference Organizers

Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V.
Norbert Steinhaus and Michaela Shields
Buschstr. 85 • D-53113 Bonn
Phone +49 228 201 61 0

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