At the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), we will be meeting in three buildings, the Kilen (pictured here), Solbjerg Plads, and the Ovnhallen.� The Kilen is built around an amphitheater-like atrium that is where we will have registration, breaks, and the book exhibit. All of the paper sessions will be in rooms in Kilen.�The plenary sessions will be held in an auditorium in Solbjerg Plads and the Sunday SIG workshops will take place there as well. Part of the former Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Works, the Ovnhallen will be where we gather on Saturday night for the Awards Banquet followed by music and dancing.
Please note that since hotels in Copenhagen include breakfast in their room rates, SHOT will NOT be providing continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday at the meeting.
Opening Plenary and Reception
Our annual meeting will kick off with a joint plenary session with Tensions of Europe on Thursday night at 6 PM on "Transnationalism and the History of Technology: Lessons from Tensions of Europe and Other Projects."� Following the plenary, the action moves to the Town Hall of Frederiksberg (pictured here) where we will enjoy a nice reception from 7.30 to 9.30 PM. We have kept the fee for this reception as low as possible ($10).� Please indicate on the registration form if you are planning to attend.�The Town Hall is three blocks from Solbjerg Plads.
Graduate Student Breakfast
SHOT prides itself on being open and welcoming to new participants, especially graduate students. On Friday at 7 AM, currently-enrolled graduate students are cordially invited to breakfast in order to meet the Society’s officers. This continental breakfast will offer graduate students a chance to meet each other, to learn about SHOT programs (including prizes and fellowships), and to find out about SHOT’s journal, Technology and Culture. This breakfast is free for currently-enrolled graduate students (please do not sign up if you are not eligible for this category).� You must register for this event in order to attend as this event always fills up; please indicate your attendance on the registration form.
International Scholars Breakfast
A key way that SHOT reaches out to historians of technology around the world is through its International Scholars program.� Each incoming annual “class” of International Scholars is formally introduced at the Awards Banquet but to welcome them more personally, SHOT holds a breakfast for them each year. This year’s breakfast will be held on Friday at 7 AM.� If you are a new or former International Scholar (or a member of the Internationalization Committee), please email Jahnavi Phalkey by 1 September if you will be attending this breakfast.
Are you interested in finding out about new SHOT initiatives? Thinking about volunteering to serve on one of the Society’s committees?� If so, then please join us for the Members’ Meeting which will be held on Friday, 5 October at 12.30 PM.�In addition, all members are welcome to sit in on the Executive Council session scheduled for Thursday, 4 October, 9 AM-5 PM.
Awards Banquet and Hospitality Suite
On Saturday at 7 pm, SHOT invites you to attend the annual Awards Banquet to be held in the Ovnhallen (pictured here). The Awards Banquet is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening with old and new friends, to show our appreciation to SHOT’s many volunteers, and to honor the recipients of our prizes and fellowships.
The festivities will include a cocktail reception (cash bar), dinner, and a streamlined awards ceremony.�The banquet menu will offer a fish starter followed by a beef entree, with a vegetarian alternative available if requested in advance (please email Jane Carlson).�Following the ceremony, there will be a jazz band that will allow for ample conversation, mingling, and dancing. �Tickets are $55 per person, and please sign up for the banquet on the registration form.�Please note the space for telling us if you will be accompanied by a spouse or guest.
Greetings from Around the World! Silent Auction
We have been hosting a silent auction at the SHOT conference for many years now. Delegates bring a token of their home town (or close by!) so we can all see from where they have traveled. As well as enjoying the spectacle, the items are subsequently sold by silent auction which provides some fun to the event and also raises funds for the following year’s conference.
So 2012 embraces the world–a joint effort from everyone, both overseas and within the United States!�Please consider bringing something from your state or city (value no more than $15) to celebrate your origins – it can be as useful or as silly as you like.�Again, we will enjoy the artifacts and a silent auction will take place during the conference that will close just before the Banquet. The artifacts will be on display throughout the conference in the main session area so everyone will have the chance to participate.� Opening bids will start at $5 and wrapping paper (including bubble wrap) will be provided to take your winnings home.
We hope that you find these events exciting and that you will be joining SHOT in Copenhagen. Because the tours are always very popular and sell out quickly, you may want to register as soon as possible in order to avoid missing out.