“A wider view of early engines and their operating context – beyond valve gear and famous engineers”
IEEC2 Conference, 2020
The Second International Early Engines Conference (hereafter IEEC2) runs from 15th-17th May, 2020 at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midland. The purpose of the conference is to provide a continuing forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into heat engines prior to 1812.
Registration for delegates opens on Friday morning 15th May 2020.
The conference programme will run from 12.00 on Friday 15th May 2020. Proceedings close at noon on Sunday 17th May 2020.
Approximately twenty presentations, long papers (thirty minutes) and shorter research updates (10-20 minutes) are planned, plus visits to local industrial engine sites and the fabulous BCLM museum itself. Catering will be provided and relevant publications will be on sale.
As with the inaugural IEEC Conference in 2017, the proceedings of the Conference will be published in the International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology.
Booking for the conference includes whole conference and day delegate options.
- FULL CONFERENCE TICKET – £135
Includes all papers, lunch and evening meals on Friday and Saturday, coffee and tea on all three days, plus copies of Conference Transactions
- CONFERENCE DAY TICKETS
- Friday 15th May 2020
- Day only – £40 Includes papers, lunch, tea and coffee
- Day and Evening – £60 As above, plus evening meal at Sandfields and coach from Dudley and back.
- Saturday 16th May 2020
- Day only – £45
- Includes papers lunch, tea and coffee
- Note that in the evening we also hope to have access to BCLM’s “Red by Night” (operation to be confirmed (Sept 2019)
- Sunday 17th May 2020
- Day only – £30
- Includes papers and tea and coffee
- Friday 15th May 2020
Early Bird Booking
AN “EARLY BIRD” DISCOUNT OF 10% OFF THE ABOVE PRICES APPLIES FOR BOOKINGS RECEIVED BEFORE 31ST NOVEMBER 20I9
- Please use the Booking form below which provides details of the options and how payment can be made (cheque or electronic bank transfer). Any queries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft Programme being prepared – (updated 30/07/19)
The Black Country Living Museum is situated in the heart of the Black Country on the A4037 between Dudley and Tipton. The Museum is well signposted from the M5 and M6.
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ
Local public transport:
Rail: The Museum is one mile from Tipton railway station, on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line operated by West Midlands Railway. See National Rail Enquiries for journey planner services.
Bus: Network West Midlands operate a number of services that stop outside the Museum, including:
- 24 Foxyards Estate to Merry Hill via Dudley
- 229 Bilston to Dudley via Coseley, Sedgley
- 311 & 313 Walsall to Dudley via Wednesbury
- 610 Wednesbury to Dudley via Great Bridge, Tipton
For bus information from Wolverhampton, Birmingham please use the NWM journey planner above, or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 to plan your journey.
Car: Main motorway route directions
- M5, Junction 2: Follow the A4123 northwest toward Wolverhampton/Dudley. After three miles, turn left onto the A4037 Tipton Road heading south. The entrance is 150 yards on your right. Note: these directions are from the M5 junction 2. Please note that the Black Country ‘i’ (information) signs at junctions 1 and 3 do not direct to the Museum.
- M6, Junction 10: Follow the A454 (A463) ‘Black Country Route’ toward Wolverhampton and Dudley for 4.4 miles. Turn left onto the A4123 Birmingham New Road toward Dudley heading southeast for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto the A4037 Tipton Road heading south. The entrance is 150 yards on your right.
Parking: There is ample car and coach parking at the Museum. A parking charge of £3.50 applies to cars for the whole day.
Specific hotel and accommodation arrangements are not being handled by the conference organisers directly, but there are a wide variety of places to stay nearby, i.e. within 20 miles of the venue/under half an hour’s drive. A suggested list is being prepared.
Please contact us if you require further guidance (email@example.com).
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Preparations for the Conference
|Initial publicity and Call for Papers|
|July 2019||Booking arrangements publicised|
|Sept 2019||Additional venue and local accommodation details available|
|Oct-Dec 2019||Draft programme prepared|
|Jan-April 2020||Delegate packs prepared|
|May 2020||Conference runs|
|Conference Proceedings edited and published – Full delegates receive copies.|