Frontiers of Prevention II - April 2019

Annual Conference: Frontiers of Prevention II
April 5-6, 2019
Binghamton University Downtown Center
Binghamton, N.Y., USA


Registration | Program | Location | TravelHotel | Meals | Technical 

Frontiers of Prevention II has two linked objectives. The first is a critical assessment of the status of existing genocide and atrocity prevention mechanisms, and an exploration of emergent mechanisms and actors in the global effort at atrocity prevention. The second is to organize an open forum where leading academic researchers with research programs dedicated to prevention can meet with practitioners, both in government and non-governmental service, fostering critical exchange and finding new grounds for knowledge exchange and collaboration.


Registration

 Registration has closed for the 2019 conference, Frontiers of Prevention II. You may be able to check with our reception desk whether there is space remaining. Follow us on Twitter to join the conversations! @BinghamtonIGMAP


Program

Please consult the Conference Program webpage for a detailed schedule of events. We will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on Friday, April 5, with a reception running from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.   Saturday, April 6, will begin at 8:30 AM, with closing group dinner beginning at 7:00 and concluding at 10:00 PM.


Conference Location

Frontiers of Prevention II takes place in the Binghamton University Downtown Center (UDC) [Google map pin]. This is Binghamton's single-building downtown campus, and is not to be confused with Binghamton University's main (Vestal, NY) campus [Goolge map pin], which is located approximately five miles west of Binghamton, NY. When you receive the conference program we will also include a map with all relevant locations.

UDC Address: 67 Washington St, Binghamton, NY 13902


Travel to Binghamton

Since the workshop begins promptly on the morning of Friday, April 5, we request that you plan on arriving in Binghamton on Thursday, April 4. The workshop continues until the evening of Saturday, April 6, so you should plan on a stay of three nights, with a departure on Sunday April 7.

Travel to Binghamton NY can be challenging, but we are prepared to assist you in any way we can with information and assistance in arranging your travel.

Consult the University's detailed maps and directions for arriving at the University Downtown Center. 

By air:

The Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) is currently serviced only by Delta Airlines. Two flights (commuter jet) arrive daily from Detroit International Airport, one in the early evening (around 5:20 PM) and the second in the evening (around 10:20 PM).

If you are planning to fly on Delta Airlines to Binghamton, the trip via taxi or Uber/Lyft from Greater Binghamton Airport to the University Downtown Center and Conference Hotel should cost around $30.00. 

You may also plan to fly into either Syracuse Airport (SYR) or Ithaca Airport (ITH). Both of these have jet service from multiple airlines. Both Syracuse and Ithaca airports are approximately one hour by car from Binghamton.

By Bus:

Shortline Bus Company and Greyhound offer regular bus service from New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal to Binghamton. The travel time is approximately 3.5 hours. The Conference Hotel is either a very short cab ride or a ten-minute walk to the Conference Hotel.

By Car:

Binghamton, New York, is at the confluence of two major interstates: Route 17/86 and Route 81. Travel time by car from New York City or Philadelphia is approximately 3 hours; from Boston approximately 4.5 hours, and from Washington D.C. approximately 5 hours.

Binghamton weather

Binghamton is in the northern, Upstate region of New York state and early April can still be a cold time of year, with occasional snow and cold temperatures. In addition to snow, wind, and sleet, it is possible to see temperatures of -6°C, especially in the night. Please be sure that you bring appropriate clothing, including warm coat, hat, gloves, and warm waterproof shoes. Layering is encouraged during this time of year, with an average high between 5°C and 12°C and an average low of -4°C to 2°C.


Conference Hotel

The official hotel for Frontiers of Prevention II is the Holiday Inn Binghamton:

https://www.holidayinnbinghamton.com/
Phone number is (+1) 607.722.1212.
Address is 2-8 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY 13901, USA, directly adjacent to the University Downtown Center (UDC).

Workshop participants can reserve rooms at the Holiday Inn Binghamton for a reduced rate of $96.00 per night. When making phone reservations, please mention the Frontiers of Prevention conference hosted by the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University. If booking your room online please use the discount code BUI.


Meals

You must be a registered participant to join Conference meals.

Thursday:

- Dinner will be on your own, and we will provide you with a map highlighting several restaurant choices within an easy walk of the UDC and hotel.

Friday:

- Light breakfast at the UDC*

- Catered lunch at the UDC*

- Evening reception at the UDC*

- Dinner will be on your own

Saturday:

- Light breakfast at the UDC*

- Catered lunch at the UDC*

- Closing group dinner at the Holiday Inn Binghamton*

*For all catered events both at the UDC and the Holiday Inn Binghamton, vegetarian options will be provided. Please inform us via email at igmap@binghamton.edu of any special dietary requirements by March 22nd so we can plan accordingly.


Technical

The workshop site will be set up for a variety of applications such as PowerPoint, video conferencing via WebEx, Skype, Zoom, etc., and other standard audiovisual applications. In order to maximize the chances of all tech operating smoothly, please make sure that you both bring your presentation materials on a flash drive and send them to us via email at igmap@binghamton.edu

Conference Assistance?

The staff of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention is available to assist you as you prepare your trip to the workshop. Please do not hesitate to contact members of staff with any questions or concerns:

Max Pensky, Co-Director: mpensky@binghamton.edu
Nadia Rubaii, Co-Director: nadia.rubaii@binghamton.edu
Stephen Capobianco, Assistant Director: scapobia@binghamton.edu
Sebastian Lippez De Castro, Graduate Assistant: slippez1@binghamton.edu