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Countdown to the conference....

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July 18, 2012 10:35PM
This forum is to keep everyone up to date about what's happening with the conference, to ask questions, and to discuss everything about the trip.
Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 21, 2012 05:04PM
My fight into Marrakech arrives a few days before the start of the conference and my flight out leaves a few days after the conference is over due to lack of flights on the optimum days. What can I do with my time there like tourist attractions and places to go so I do not restrict myself to surfing the Net at the hotel for 15 hours a day? Any places recommended... or recommended to avoid?

Thank you Jolyon, Ida and Tomask for all the work to make this happen!
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 21, 2012 05:39PM
    
John,
first of all please send us an email with information if you need some extra nights in the hotel in Marrakech or Midelt.
I do not know how much time do you have. Before Marrakech if you have 2 free days I propose you to go to Essawira (I can help with car etc). After Conference you can stay in Midelt area and visit more localities, or go to fez to visit this beautiful town.
Let me know how many days do you have exactly.
Cheers!
Tomek

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 21, 2012 07:24PM
    
What collecting tools etc. would you suggest one should take?
Thanks
John
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 21, 2012 08:57PM
    
John,
program will be very intense and we will do not spend much time in single locality so real long time collecting will be not possible. Just 1-2 hours in majority of the localities. I think that hammer and chisel will be enough.
I help that hopes!
Tomek

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 21, 2012 09:46PM
    
Thanks Tomasz
John
Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 12:00AM
    
Tom,
After the conference, there is a 3:00 flight from Fez on Tuesday the 13th. Is it reasonable to expect we can get to Fez airport from Midelt in time for that flight?
-Frank
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 09:48AM
    
I am interested in going if it doesn't clash with my other arrangements, but I cannot see any information about the conference trip dates, registration procedure etc either here on the forum pages or on the Mindat home page.

Maybe the conference is already fully subscribed, but if not, I suggest it would be a good idea to make the dates and joining arrangements more conspicuous. (Perhaps a banner on the home page?)

Pete N.
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 10:20AM
    
Frank,
you can start from Midelt anytime (12 evening or in the middle of the night) so there will be no problem to reach airport on time.
Peter, we are fully booked, there is no free places...
Tomek

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 12:01PM
    
Thanks Tomek
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 01:26PM
    
Hi Tomasz

Is there a need to BYOHH (bring your own hard hat) or are we only going to 'protected' spots - I intend to bring mine, if you don't tell me there is no need - I need to protect my few remaining neurones!

Incidentally, many sincere thanks for all the hard work you must be putting into this. I am really looking forward to it...

Cheers

Tim
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 01:46PM
    
Tim,
good question. We will go to few places underground. They are safe but you can always to hit the celling. I would say that if you can take it with you.
Tomek

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 24, 2012 04:32PM
    
Thanks Tomek (if I may be so bold)

Will do

Tim
Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 25, 2012 05:26PM
    
Tomek I think you and your team are doing a magnificant job of putting the conference together for us! THANK YOU ALL!!

I know that there are ones of us who will be traveling single. When do you think that you will be matching us for room mates? Is there a list of attendees available yet?

Danny

Danny Jones
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 25, 2012 06:25PM
    
I will fill the rooms in September, still many people didn't sent flight dates etc.
List of attendants we will try to publish in August.
Thanks!
Tomek

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 30, 2012 09:26PM
    
We will be in Casablanca a few days before the conference begins and plan to take the train from Casablanca to Marrekesh. ow can we arrange to get to the hotel?
Thank you for doing an awesome job.

Linda Smith
Rock Mama and Boogie Boarding Grandma
Re: Countdown to the conference....
July 31, 2012 04:42PM
Tomasz,

I emailed several months ago re:: whether or not my money and information was recieved. We did recieve notice that you were having trouble collecting from Pay Pal. I need to know so I can make the rest of my reservations. I would like to meet Linda and Mike Smith and the rest in Casablanca. Since the list wont be published until Sept. 'would appreciate knowing as soon as possible.

I also emailed back your fact sheet. My reservation for the confrence came through my son, Paul King. Looking forward to the conference.

Thanks,
Marianne Winters
Re: Countdown to the conference....
August 01, 2012 11:48PM
I thought it was diirt mama?
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
August 02, 2012 06:56AM
    
Hi, sorry for silence but I was in travel.
Linda, we will book you hotel (same where we stay with Conference) just send to the email names, number of people and exact dates.
Marianne, We resolved problems with PayPal, everything is OK.
Thanks!

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"Spirifer" Geological Society
avatar Re: Countdown to the conference....
August 02, 2012 07:25PM
    
Tomaz,
We will stay in Casablanca before conference. We will take the train on Oct. 31st. to Marrekesh. We will need transportation from the TRAIN station to the conference hotel. Please help us with this or let us know the name of the hotel so we can take a taxi.

Thank you,

Linda Smith
Rock Mama and Boogie Boarding Grandma
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