(CANCELLED) Frontiers of Prevention III - April 2020

We have been closely monitoring the situation of the spread of COVID-19 in all parts of the world, and have been kept informed of the developing plans and policies of our own university. We have concluded that it is prudent to make the difficult decision to cancel the Frontiers of Prevention III conference scheduled for April 17-18, 2020.

We have made the decision to reschedule the conference, which will now take place in Binghamton, New York, USA on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 2021. We will post updates to our website about next year's Frontiers of Prevention in the coming months.

Frontiers of Prevention III takes place on April 17-18, 2020, at the Binghamton University Downtown Center, in Binghamton, New York, USA.

Conference attendance is free. Registration (including on-site registration) is required. Participants are responsible for their transportation and lodging expenses, except in the case of invited guests and Global South participants who are selected for full or partial support. 

Frontiers of Prevention 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 | Program | Location | Travel | Hotel | Meals | Technical

Registration

Registration for the 2020 conference, Frontiers of Prevention III, has been closed.

Program

Please consult the Conference Program webpage for a detailed schedule of events. We will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on Friday, April 17, with a reception running from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Saturday, April 18, 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 III 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 [Google 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 17, we request that you plan on arriving in Binghamton on Thursday, April 16. The workshop continues until the evening of Saturday, April 18, so you should plan on a stay of three nights, with a departure on Sunday April 19.

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.

Conference Hotel

The official hotel for Frontiers of Prevention III is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton. 

Hotel Websitehttps://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-binghamton-BGMWSDT/index.html

Phone: (607) 722-7575

Address: 225 Water St, Binghamton, NY 13901 

Workshop participants can reserve rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton for a reduced rate of $129 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 IG1 by March 17, 2020.

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 Double Tree*

*For all catered events both at the UDC and the Double Tree, 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