HPEF Announces 2012 Event!
Plans are being made…
Time is moving forward…
Ascendio 2012 will be held from July 12-15, 2012 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®, the home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter®.
Many people have asked if Infinitus would be the last event for HPEF. After a great deal of deliberation, it was decided that we’re not ready to give up our conferences quite yet! We’re very excited – not just about returning to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but also about the events we’re planning, the Portofino Bay Hotel, and seeing all of you once again. There will be a short break between Infinitus and Ascendio 2012, which will be a smaller event in keeping with HPEF’s educational mission and the more intimate atmosphere of the conference hotel.
The conference theme, “Take flight…” suggests many aspects of the Harry Potter series: owls, broomsticks, Thestrals, Buckbeak, dragons; the Flight of the Prince; Voldemort’s fleeing from death; traveling through time with the Time-Turner… Flight can have positive or negative connotations, but it is certainly a major theme in the Harry Potter series. Therefore, our formal and informal programming will focus on journeys through time and space, particularly those that involve flight.
Ascendio 2012 is in the very preliminary stages of planning, but the organizers and staff will continue in the footsteps of the previous seven events and bring you both the outstanding academic and non-academic events that you’ve come to expect from an HPEF symposium. And, of course, we also plan on having Wrock, Quidditch, an Art Gallery, podcasts, and much, much more.
At this time we’re looking to fill chair positions. For those of you with experience in past events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’re interested in a chair position.
Further information about events, volunteer opportunities, hotel information, registration details, and news about the event will be on the web site (www.hp2012.org) as that information becomes available. Feel free to stop by and sign-up for our newsletter.
See you at Ascendio 2012!