The 2017 meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group will take place at Wokefield Park, Reading, Berkshire on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2017.
Wokefield Park is a conference centre and hotel set in 250 acres of beautiful Berkshire Parkland. It is located close to the town of Reading with easy access from junction 11 of the M4 by car. Direct trains go from Heathrow Airport to Reading station in just 40 minutes, and there are regular direct trains to central London. Wokefield Park is approximately 7 miles from Reading Station (a 20-30 minute taxi ride).
Registration for the conference can be booked here. The deadline for conference registration is 17 February. Bursaries will be available for students who are giving an oral presentation, judged on the quality of abstracts.
Registration costs are as follows and include two full days and the conference dinner and entertainment on the Thursday 6 April:
- Student: £130
- Academic: £230
- Industry £300
Note: the costs are exclusive of booking fee
Wokefield Park are now taking room reservations at a special rate of £137 bed and breakfast per night for BFDG delegates. The hotel offers a range of leisure facilities including a gym, swimming pool, a US PGA-standard 7,000-yard championship golf course, a ‘Steam, Bake & Grill’ Restaurant, a bar and free Wi-Fi throughout. To reserve rooms, please contact Wokefield Park directly on 01189 334 100, quoting the special code ‘UNIV030417’. Reservations can be made online, however, the special rate will not be available.
In the event that Wokefield Park have no rooms available, we have arranged a special rate for delegates at the Millennium Madejksi Hotel (0118 925 3813) quoting the code "University of Reading":
Wednesday 5th April B&B – £132
Thursday 6th April B&B – £108
These rates are available until the 10th March.
The deadline for abstract submission is 27th January, and all abstracts should be submitted to BFDG2017@reading.ac.uk. Details regarding the format of the abstracts for oral or poster presentation can be found at www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/bfdg/annual.aspx
For any queries please email BFDG2017@reading.ac.uk
We look forward to seeing you in April.
Dr Daniel Lamport