FAQs

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Dates and details

When is the IMPACT conference?
The dates of the conference are 21 - 25 September 2022
Where will the conference take place?
The conference will take place in Bristol UK. It will be hosted at different campus sites across the University of the West of England, including Bower Ashton, Arnolfini and Frenchay. 

Bristol Council House - Registration, welcome event and academic position papers
UWE Bower Ashton - Exhibitions 
Arnolfini and the City - Exhibitions
UWE Frenchay - CFPR workshops, demonstrations, product fair, reflective practice sessions, panel discussions and exhibitions
I am unable to attend in person, can I take part?
Yes, certainly.  We will also be holding the conference online via our IMPACT 12 Remo platform.

We are very excited about our carefully crafted online IMPACT conference site, which is beautifully illustrated by Bristol artist Simon Tozer.
We aim to provide you with a brilliant IMPACT online experience, access to exhibitions and networking opportunities. We hope you enjoy exploring all the details and surprises on the Remo site. Look out for the conference cat!

Whilst we will take every effort to enable live feed access to the conference, which will include the opening event on Wednesday evening, Thursday morning position papers at the Council House, recorded workshops and online exhibitions, we cannot guarantee access to all activities.
How else can I take part?
Our #summerofprintandbooks is now live! We are releasing a series of films and activities over the summer. These are free to all. Please contact us at impact12@uwe.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list and we can keep you up to date. 
I have a disability, can I participate?
Yes, we aim to make the conference as accessible as possible. Please contact impact12@uwe.ac.uk to discuss your requirements. 

I am interested in...

I am interested in promoting my workshop/studio/co-operative how do I do this?
We invite all co-operatives and printmaking workshops to promote your studios on this Impact 12 website and during the conference. 

We now have a dedicated webpage for studios, where you can explore other studios and find the link to submit your own information, to include:
Name of studio
Contact name
Website link and email address
2-3 images, for example, the outside or the inside of your workshop and an interesting feature
5-10 Keywords, for example, presses and equipment, interests, activities

The call is open now until 31st August 2022, and we aim to include everyone. Posting is free of charge and you do not need to attend the conference.
I am interested in taking part in the product fair, who shall I contact?
The product fair will be an important part of the conference and will be hosted at the new CFPR labs at Frenchay Campus. Please also look at the FAQ on costs and what you can expect for your fee. 
To discuss your requirements, please contact impact12@uwe.ac.uk with some options for a day(s) and time and we can arrange an online meeting.
I am interested in sponsoring the event, who can I talk to?
We welcome any sponsorship - large or small. Please contact impact12@uwe.ac.uk with some options for a day(s) and time that is good for you and we can arrange an online meeting. 
I have an idea for an alternative event, activity or exhibition, what can I do?
We welcome any new ideas, unconventional and inspiring activities!  Please contact us at impact12@uwe.ac.uk and we will get back to you.

Conference Costs

How much is the delegate fee and what's included?
Registration rates
Early bird rate: £210 until 30 April 2022
Standard rate: £250 1st May - 31 August 2022
Super late rate: £300 1st September - 16 September 2022
Standard rate for Associate member of the IMPACT conference: £230 - 31 August 2022
Standard student rate: £150
Student rate with volunteer role: £100
Online only rate (Remo virtual conferencing): £95.00

What's included?
Printed delegate pack and maps (please note this is not included for online only registrations)
Pass to the whole conference including lectures and exhibitions
Teas, coffees and refreshments throughout the conference
Friday lunch at Frenchay Campus
Saturday lunchtime barbeque at Frenchay Campus
Bus from Bristol city centre to Frenchay Campus on Friday and Saturday
Access to recorded Remo talks after the conference

What's not included?
Lunch on Thursday and evening meals
End of Conference dinner (Chinese banquet) on Saturday evening
First Bus Day Rider tickets
Wednesday and Sunday trips
How much is the rate to show at the product fair and what will I get?
Standard rate £250

The product fair is scheduled to coincide with workshops and demos hosted at CFPR studios, Frenchay Campus

What's included?
Approx 3m x 2m area at CFPR Frenchay campus.
Advert in delegate pack and on the IMPACT 12 website
Printed delegate pack and maps
Parking permit at Frenchay campus
Teas, coffees and refreshments throughout the conference
1 x ticket to the Saturday lunchtime barbeque at Frenchay Campus
Access to recorded Remo talks after the conference

Set up dates:
Set up during Thursday 22nd September, product fair will open Friday.
A full-day Saturday 24th with barbeque lunch
Takedown Saturday evening /Sunday Morning

If you have specific requirements, please contact impact12@uwe.ac.uk with some options for a day(s) and time that is good for you and we can arrange an online meeting. 
I am a UWE student/alumnus and the fees are out of my reach, but I would like to take part, what can I do?
We are offering a discounted rate of £100 to students and alumni who are able to assist with the conference preparations and/or offer support during the conference. Please contact impact12@uwe.ac.uk stating Volunteering in the email subject and we will get back to you. 
How do I register for the event?
How much is the end of conference dinner and packed lunches?
Please find information about all optional ticket extras, including catering options and trips, on our registration page.

more Dates and details

What are the key dates for the submission of open calls for panels and exhibitions?
The open call for panels and exhibitions will follow a two-round process

Round 1 - for submissions to curate open call panels and exhibitions: Friday 7 January 2022. Selected panels and exhibitions chairs will be informed by Friday 4 February 2022, and will have until 14 March to make their full selection.

Round 2 - Artists who are interested in applying to panels and exhibitions open call will be asked to reply to panels and exhibitions chairs by Friday 4 March 2022. 
What are the key dates for the submission of reflective practice panels and technical demonstrations?
The deadline date for submission of your application is Monday 7 February 2022. Please email impact12@uwe.ac.uk and clearly state Reflective Practice Panels or Technical Demonstrations in the email subject when applying. 
What are the key dates for the submission of academic position papers and reflective practice papers?
The deadline is Monday 7 February 2022.  Please note the online system for the academic position papers and reflective practice papers is not yet open.
I need a letter of invitation to obtain permission to travel from my university or for a travel visa, how do I obtain one?
We do not send generic letters, but are happy to provide a letter of support specific to your needs. Please contact impact12@uwe.ac.uk.

Is anything happening on the morning of the 21st September and the day of the 25th September?
On the morning of Wednesday 21st September, we are planning two separate industrial trips to St Cuthberts Paper Mill in Wells Somerset and Cranfield Colours in Cwmbran. You will be back in time for registration on the Wednesday afternoon. 

On Sunday 25th September we are planning trips to museums and cathedral cities, including 
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Lacock village and The Roman Baths in Bath 

getting to and around Bristol

Where is Bristol?
Bristol is a 2 hour drive from London. It is well served by public transport including plane, train and bus. 

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National Express Bus
Megabus 
First Bus 
Great Western Railway 
Trainline 
Bristol Airport 
I am on a budget are there cheap hotels in Bristol?
There is a range of accommodation and catering for all, including hotels, hostels, and bed and breakfast
Visit Bristol 
Booking.com 
Air B&B 

See our guide on accommodation, dining, and entertainment in Bristol
I am planning to bring my family with me, what else is there to do in Bristol?
There is a lot to do to keep everyone occupied in and around Bristol.
Visit Bristol 
Bristol 24/7
Visit Britain 
The National Trust 

See our guide on accommodation, dining and entertainment in Bristol

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