ISNS Conference 2022
We have the pleasure to welcome you to the 19th ISNS Annual global conference. The conference will take place in collaboration with The American College of Greece at the Alba Business Graduate School between 8-12 June 2022.
The 4-day conference program shall include appr. 50 presentations of scheduled panels, which will be conducted by acknowledged members of the Society. Their subjects will be mainly based on the Neoplatonic philosophy and its representatives.
Exantas Greece will provide the Conference Secretariat & Organizing Bureau services.
Letter from the ISNS President, U.S. Section
Dear Conference Participants,
Welcome to the 2022 annual conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. The third time is the charm. After having to postpone the conference in 2020 and presenting the conference online in 2021, we are at last able to meet in person in Athens in 2022.
We will hold our nineteenth annual conference June 8-11 (with an excursion in Athens on June 12) and will meet at the ALBA Graduate Business School of the American College of Greece. We are a smaller group this year. There are 56 presentations planned as well as a short musical interlude during lunch on Friday. It’s a number that will emphasize our camaraderie as well as highlight our research. With papers on all periods of Neoplatonic studies, it promises to be a learned and rewarding conference.
The ISNS together with the local committee in Athens (Ioanna Patsioti and Giannis Stamatellos) and our partners at Exantas Greece (Spyridoula Asonitou and Alexandros Skordaras) have worked together to provide a pleasant experience for all. We hope that you enjoy the papers and discussions. Have a good conference.
John F. Finamore
President, U.S. Section
The detailed program can be found here
The program sessions will take place at the following ALBA classrooms,
- Auditorium, Ground Floor (All 4 days; Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th)
- Classroom 208, 2nd Floor (Only on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th)
During the 4-day event, coffee breaks and lunch, for those who have selected it as an option, will be served at the Ground floor Patio area, next to the Auditorium.
Please refer to the below link, in order to have a closer look at the Venue facilities.
Saturday Evening Official Banquet
The Official Banquet of the 19th Annual Conference of ISNS will take place in a well-known Athenian restaurant, Strofi, hosted in a mid-war building and located in the Makriyianni historical district in the center of Athens and close to the Acropolis rock. We will have the opportunity to enjoy our dinner with Greek cuisine choices at the restaurant’s terrace, which offers an unforgettable view of the Parthenon.
Menu will include assorted appetizers (typical Greek small plates served in the middle of the table) for starters, pork tenderloins with a sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, potatoes of oven and grilled vegetables as main dish and a variety of Greek pastries for dessert. It will be accompanied by white or red wine and mineral water.
Should you have any specific dietary request, kindly describe it in the text box that will appear once you select the option “Official Banquet, Saturday evening, June 11th
We have scheduled a special Sunday morning event, which includes visits in three very popular archaeological sites in Athens. The itinerary follows the paths of Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonics.
Our meeting point will be close to the Conference venue and communicated to you during the days of the event.
We will begin our excursion visiting the Plato’s Academy area and be guided among the remains of one of the most popular and prestigious philosophical schools in the Hellenistic period.
Next stop will be Aristotle’s Lyceum, downtown Athens. The Lyceum was recently uncovered and since 2009 is open to the public.
Our last stop will be the Ancient Agora in the historic district of Plaka at the foothills of the Acropolis. We have requested and expect to receive special permission to the “Omega house” and Neoplatonic installations at the south-end of the Agora, which are not regularly accessible to the visitors.
The excursion will be conducted by a local licensed guide.
Tour bus will be sanitized and the driver will keep all safety measures and protocols.
Entrance tickets and water are included in the excursion fee.
Lunch after the excursion
At the end of the tour, we will have the option to enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant in Monastiraki area close to the Agora and before leaving to our hotels.
Should you have any specific dietary request, kindly describe it in the text box that will appear once you select the option “Lunch after the excursion, Sunday afternoon, June 12th
PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY
All Conference Fees are calculated in Euros.
- Terms of payment for registration fees
All payments should be made in Euro (EUR) without charges for the beneficiary.
- Methods of Payment
All payments are to be made in Euro (EUR). Any interbanking charges are to be settled by the payee. Confirmation will be sent by e-mail to [email protected] following the completion of the payment process.
- Online bookings made by credit card
Visa / Mastercard / Diners
- Bank Transfer *
Bank account details (EUR account):
Swift Code: CRBAGRAA,
IBAN Number: GR3201406800680002002025467,
Beneficiary: Spyridoula Asonitou
- Online bookings made by credit card
*A copy of the bank transfer receipt is to be sent to the Organising Secretariat Exantas Greece’s e-mail at [email protected] , for confirmation of the relevant bank transfer. Please indicate your name, as well as the “ISNS 2022” on your payment details for identification purposes.
- In cash during the first day of the Conference at the Secretary Desk
Notification of cancellation must be sent by e-mail to [email protected] . The notification must include all relevant information regarding the bank account to which a possible refund may be remitted.
If the written notification of cancellation is received before June 1st, 2022, a 100% refund will take place. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date.
Refund requests will be processed within two weeks after the end of the Conference. Bank charges will be deducted. Refunds will be credited only to the person/entity, who/which paid the original registration.
In case of cancellation of the Conference due to Exantas Greece or ISNS’s fault, then the fee is returned to the participant and any bank refund costs are borne by Exantas Greece in the same way as the payment of the event was made.
In case the Conference is not held due to force majeure, which will result in its forced postponement, then the Conference is postponed to be scheduled at a later stage from the originally scheduled date of the seminar, without any other claim from the participant.
Conference participation is valid for each participant, as long as the registration fee has been fully paid.
June 8th, 2022
June 12th, 2022
ALBA Graduate Business School
6-8 Xenias Str, 115 28, Athens, Greece
Auditorium, Ground Floor
Classroom 208, 2nd Floor
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