The conference web site for the 2018 joint conference with the Experimental Psychology Society of the UK will be held from July 4 to July 8th in St. John's, NL, Canada. All talks, posters, and presentations will be held at the Delta Hotel. This venue is close to restaurants, other hotels, and the historic downtown area. The conference will start in the afternoon of July 4.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Delta for conference participants, and the hotel has extended the special conference rate so that applies to dates both before and after the conference. The full conference website, calls for papers, and other details will be posted later.
For participants from the UK, there are direct flights from both Gatwick (WestJet) and Heathrow (Air Canada), as well as a direct flight from Dublin (WestJet). When making travel plans, be sure your destination is St. John's International Airport, airport code YYT, and not Saint John Airport, airport code YSJ, which is in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Newfoundland is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and that means advance planning is necessary. If you are considering visiting other parts of the province and hiring a car, you are encouraged to make your lodging and car reservations very early. The island of Newfoundland is large (it is the 16th largest island in the world, approximately half the size of Great Britain), and most places outside of the Avalon peninsula (the location of St. John's) are quite small and book up quickly.
While July is usually a little late for icebergs, one of the better places to visit to increase the chance of seeing these is Twillingate and the surrounding area. In general, the further north, the more icebergs. Up to date information can be found at icebergfinder.com, which is active during iceberg season.
The remains of a Viking settlement can be seen at the tip of the northern peninsula at L'Anse aux Meadows, approximately 1,100 km from St. John's. On the way, be sure to stop off at Gros Morne National Park, approximately 700 km from St. John's. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or visit France while you are here: the ferry from Newfoundland to the French islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon leaves from Fortune, approximately 370 km from St. John's.