RLG Programs will run its first European Partner Meeting in Paris on 5-6 November 2008. We felt that, although several of our European Partners are represented at our Annual Meetings, for many of them a venue in Europe is more realistic. Paris was chosen not simply for the obvious reasons, but also because its transport links are excellent, and – for our many UK Partners – it is of course one of the nicer cities available via a short rail journey. The Meeting will be a more compact version of the Annual Meeting, developing and reporting on some of the new areas which were surfaced in Philadelphia, but running as a plenary sharing of activities and ideas through a single day.
We will begin, however, by getting to know each other better at an Evening Reception on Thursday 5 November, in order to allow a full day of presentations and discussion on Thursday 6th. Both Jim Michalko and Lorcan Dempsey will attend and provide the broad context in the first session. We will then work in plenary through a number of key theme areas, with presentations from Program Officers, and also from some of our European Partners. Delegates who wish to digest the messages of our Meeting along with some of the city’s other charms may then decide to stay on for le week-end.
Naturally, we hope for a strong attendance from our European Partners – but Partners from any country are welcome to register if they wish to join us! Details are on our website.