Many many thanks to all who sent in proposals before yesterday’s deadline. The call for participation is now closed and we can no longer accept proposals.

We received an almost overwhelming 245 proposals from 24 countries. Clearly this is far more than we can hope to programme but we’re very grateful for the outpouring of ideas, originality and breadth of knowledge.

For some proposals we are not able to programme we will offer a publishing opportunity instead. The decisions about what we can fit in to our inevitably limited programme time are going to be very challenging.

We’ll be pouring over these proposals in the next couple of weeks and will announce the preliminary programme by mid-December. If you sent in a proposal you can expect to hear back from us no later than December 15 and we’ll be contacting everyone regardless of whether we have been able to programme your offer. So if you haven’t heard by December 16 pease do get in touch. Before doing so please check your junk mail box in case we ended up there!