Oregon Update #6

12 June, 2018 -
This is the sixth in a series of “Oregon Updates” that we have been sending to IAMCR members and people with papers programmed to be presented for the IAMCR 2018 conference. We hope you find it useful and informative. If you do not want to receive further updates, see the unsubscribe information at the end of this message.

Visit the IAMCR 2018 website at https://oregon2018.iamcr.org/.

In this issue

  1. Draft programme online / apps for Android and iOS
  2. Wireless Internet access for conference participants
  3. Abstract books updated
  4. Regular registration period extended
  5. Spanish/English interpretation
  6. Interpretación simultánea
  7. Eugene airport
  8. Staying at the UO residence and arriving after 20:00?    
  9. Changing money in Eugene
  10. IAMCR General Assembly – 24 June at 16:00

Draft programme online / apps for Android and iOS

The detailed draft programme for IAMCR 2018 is online at https://iamcr.org/conference-app-2018/  
You can also download the programme as an app for your tablet or smartphone. Look for the IAMCR 2018 app for Android or iOS.


Wireless Internet access for conference participants

Visitors can register themselves for access to the UO Wireless network and the internet.
After the initial registration process, you can use wireless by selecting the UO Guest wireless network on your computer or mobile device and logging in with your assigned username and password, if necessary.
For more information and an FAQ about this service, please visit https://it.uoregon.edu/guest-wireless-self-service-launch. All guests are responsible for following the University of Oregon Acceptable Use Policy at https://it.uoregon.edu/acceptable-use-policy.


Abstract books updated

The online abstract books have been updated to include the abstracts of only the papers that remain in the programme. Download a PDF file of the abstract books of a single section or working group by selecting it from a list or download all of the abstract books as a single zip file. https://oregon2018.iamcr.org/final-abstract-books


Regular registration period extended

The regular registration period has been extended. If you haven't registered, do it online now and save US$ 80. Online registration will close this Thursday 14 June. Register online now at https://iamcr.org/register2018.

If you choose to register onsite, the fee is US$80 more. Onsite payment can be done with Visa,  MasterCard or cash only. Onsite registration will be possible from 10h00 on 20 June


Spanish/English interpretation

English/Spanish interpretation services will be provided for the Plenary Sessions and the General Assembly. We will be using the services of Interprenet. Unlike interpretation services you may be used to, Interprenet doesn't provide devices with headphones. Instead they deliver them over the the wifi network to your smartphone or tablet.
To use the system you will have to install the Inteprenet app on your Android or iPhone device. Download a  user guide here.
If you plan to use the service, please make sure to bring headphones for your phone.


Interpretación simultánea

Durante las Sesiones Generales y la Asamblea General, se contará con interpretación simultánea de inglés y español. Emplearemos el servicio de Interprenet. A diferencia de otros servicios de interpretación que tal vez conozca, Interprenet no proporciona auriculares. En lugar de eso, la interpretación se trasmite a través de su teléfono smartphone o tableta.
Para usar este sistema tiene que instalar la aplicación Inteprenet app an su dispositivo Android o iPhone. Puede descargar un manual aquí.
Si piensa usar el servicio de interpretación, por favor recuerde llevar auriculares para su teléfono.


Eugene airport

Eugene's airport is located 20 minutes from the city centre and 25 minutes from the university housing complex. Many of the hotels offer a free shuttle. For information visit the Eugene Cascades and Coast page on local transportation.

The University of Oregon housing doesn't offer a shuttle service. For information on taxis and shuttle services that you can book online before you leave home see  http://oregon2018.iamcr.org/airport


Staying at the UO residence and arriving after 20:00?

For those staying at UO Residence Halls and arriving after 8 pm on either June 19th or June 20th, please notify UO Housing of your planned arrival time by emailing Stacie Irvin (irvin@uoregon.edu) as soon as possible.
This will help with your check-in, which will be after UO Housing’s regular hours.


Changing money in Eugene

Eugene has only a few places where you can exchange currency. If you want to change money, we recommend you do it at international airports or other ports of entry. Of course, most businesses accept debit or credit cards (Visa, Master Card, and sometimes, American Express) and bank machines allow you to witdhdraw in USD.


IAMCR General Assembly – 24 June at 16:00

The International Association for Media and Communication Research will hold its biannual General Assembly of the membership from 16:00 to 18:00 on 24 June in Room 244, Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Registration for the meeting will begin at 15:30. The draft agenda and proposed amendments to the statutes are at https://iamcr.org/governance/ga2018. Other documents for the meeting will be added as they become available.