Ontario International Development Agency
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    International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 Oxford, U.K. Conference Location Memorial Hall   University of Oxford, Queen’s College, Oxford U.K. August 14 - 15, 2018   International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada. and   Institute for Sustainability  Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TQ, United Kingdom. Visa , Travel and Accommodation
  Important Dates  Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - July 14, 2018 Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - July 19, 2018 Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - July 25, 2018   Conference dates: August 14 - August 15, 2018   Note:  Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until July 10, 2018. Please submit your Abstract/Paper early as possible Major Themes The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 UK consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality UK Standard Visitor Visa  You can apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK for business-related activities, eg: you’re coming to the UK for a conference, meeting or training A visitor is a person who is coming to the UK, usually for up to six months, for a temporary purpose, for example as a  tourist, to visit friends or family or to carry out a business activity. Visitors cannot work or study in the UK unless this is allowed by the permitted activities that are set out in these Visitor  Rules. Each visitor must meet the requirements of these Visitor Rules, even if they are travelling as, for example, a family group, a tour group or a school party. Applications are decided based on the information provided by the applicant and any other relevant circumstances at the  date of decision. More information for UK Standard Visitor Visa, please visit Standard Visitor Visa How long it will take  The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. Visa processing times Check how long you’ll have to wait for a decision on your visa application if you applied from outside the UK. Accommodation Ensuite bedroom at Queen's Queen’s offers comfortable, recently refurbished ensuite and standard accommodation within the historic college buildings, with many rooms overlooking the beautiful quads. All rooms have wireless internet connection, tea and coffee-making  facilities, refrigerators, bed linen and towels, and are serviced daily by qualified housekeeping staff, the scouts. Carrodus Quad, next to the main college, has been completely refurbished to an extremely high standard and now has 70 ensuite  rooms. Staying at Queen’s College Oxford.   Special arrangements for ICSD 2018 Conference Accommodation  OIDA Conference delegates may directly book their accommodation through Oxford University website. Please follow follwing steps in order. (1) Enter the promotional Code first: ICSD 2018  (Note: If you not entered Code ICSD 2018 you may not able to see  conference accommodation) (2) Then enter the correct dates 13/08/18 to 16/08/18 Availability will be shown at the discounted rate of £75.00 per room per night including breakfast. Staying in Oxford - B&B and self catering  The University of Oxford welcomes the independent traveller. Colleges can offer self-catering or bed-and-breakfast  accommodation on an individual basis during the vacation periods and occasionally during term. You can check availability and book on-line. Delegates may directly book their accommodation through Oxford University website. For Queen’s College Accommodation, Please check the website here. Getting to Oxford  Oxford is centrally located in the UK within a 90-minute road journey of airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham  International. The M40 and A34 ensure easy road access and there are regular coach and rail connections with the rest of the country. By road  There are park-and-ride car parks on all the major approaches to the outskirts of Oxford. Alternatively, follow the signs for  the city centre where you will find several car parks close to the centre of Oxford. By train  There are around two trains an hour to Oxford from London Paddington and the journey takes one hour. There is an hourly service from Manchester (three hours) and Birmingham (one hour) and regular services linking the south coast and the  north east (Edinburgh six hours 30 minutes). By air  Excellent and frequent coach services link Oxford with airports at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham International  and Luton. The service to Heathrow runs every 30 minutes and to Gatwick every hour. For more information visit  www.oxfordbus.co.uk By bus  Excellent coach services to and from London are provided by the X90 and Oxford Tube. They run throughout the day and  night and every10-15 minutes during the day. Journey times are typically one hour and 40 minutes, depending on traffic. If you required more information, please contact our office.   Conference Secretariat Ontario International Development Agency 364 Moffatt Pond Court Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0C7 Canada. Tel: + 1 613 612 7615 e-mail: oida@ontariointernational.org website: www.ontariointernational.org