Warning order

The 2008 Boyd Conference is now scheduled for December 6 & 7 At the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown. Festivities will start with happy hour on the evening of December 5th.

The reason for the slip was not to ensure that attendees get a real taste of late fall Canadian weather — because the idea is that you’ll be so busy you won’t notice the weather — but had to to with multiple scheduling conflicts. As we have learned over the years, a successful Boyd Conference requires two things: an institution enthusiastic about hosting it and an individual who will do all the leg work. Last year, we had the Marine Corps Association and Bob Howard, respectively, and many thanks again to them both!! By adjusting our schedule, UPEI and Rob Paterson will fill the bill this year.

To get everyone motivated, here’s the Final Report from the 2007 Conference.

Concept

The concept is as described in my previous post. In particular, we want to use Boyd’s framework to explore armed conflict in the post-Iraq period and to discuss how communities and organizations can exploit the concept of resilience to deal with evolved non-state threats. I have posted some thoughts on this subject on my blog (please feel free to comment) and you may also want to check out John Robb’s site, Global Guerrillas.

Costs

Because the cost for travel to PEI is higher than to many places in the US, we are trying to hold fees down. The cost for attending the conference will be $250 US, which includes meals during the days of the conference and dinner on the night of the 6th. Such a deal.

Information on travel to PEI will soon be available on Rob Paterson’s blog.

Information on how to register, along with a Call for Papers, will be available shortly. See you all in Charlottetown!

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One Response to “Warning order”

  1. Maxon 24 May 2008 at 6:35 am 1

    I’m thinking about this one.
    Does the $ 250.00 include accomodation ?
    USD or Canadian ?

    Right now the CND
    dollar is trading higher than the USD,
    and therein lies another tale, for those
    who havn’t been paying attention.

    That’s also getting a little close to Christmas,
    and right after US Thanksgiving, when many may
    normally anticipate further travel, and expenses.

    But it sure sounds like a lot of fun.

    M

    [CR: $250 US — I’m hoping the greenback won’t tank against the loonie before then. Does not include accommodation, although as Rob notes, it’s pretty reasonable that time of year. I think Rob will also accept $ CDN – stand by for more info in a couple of weeks.]