You asked, we listened. Lots of people with a long way to travel are keen to start looking at their flight options etc. now, and so we wanted to give you the opportunity to book your tickets ASAP.
You will only be able to book once on each transaction.
You will also only be able to book one space per membership number. This is to give the maximum amount of members the opportunity to book. If there are any spaces left nearer the event, we may release tickets to non-members, but we anticipate being sold out long before then.
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October 2021
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Headquarters, Maidenhead
What Can I Expect?
Lots of opportunities to hear leaders in their fields talking about their research.
Lots of opportunities to engage and discuss WW1.
The chance to purchase books and other items that will appeal to the consummate War Bore (TM)
Social events in the evenings. There is an inflatable limbo pole for the hotel bar.
A service of remembrance on Sunday before we disperse.
Friday 22nd October:
Those staying for the whole weekend will converge in the evening and engage in social activity! Fingers crossed, without any masks.
Saturday 23rd October: How will the day look?
(Seminars will be limited to 20-30 attendees and feature three experts on the subject matter. The format will be an hour of free-flowing discussion incorporating questions from the audience.)
09:30 Doors Open
10:30 First Seminar Sessions
12:00 Second Seminar Sessions
14:00 Third Seminar Sessions
15:10 Peter Hart Keynote Speech (A brand new talk, it’s a secret for now!)
16:10 Simon Verdegem Keynote Speech (The work of Skylarcs and finding the missing in 2021)
Evening dinner and social event (not included in price)
Details of seminar topics will be released in due course. You will then have the opportunity to indicate your preferences.
Sunday 24th October:
We will be carrying out a mid-morning, non-religious service of remembrance at Maidenhead War Memorial. This event is open to all. Nobody should have to pay to honour war dead. We will release details to the public in advance.
What Do I Get?
Admission to a minimum of two of three seminar sessions (you will get to prioritise which ones in due course)
Admission to both keynote speakers’ presentations.
Tea and coffee, and lunch.
You will also receive a generous and very shiny souvenir pack from the GWG and CWGC.
Reps will also be present from various Battlefield Tour Companies to talk to you about their upcoming, exciting events.
CWGC has a bar on site. The alcohol is not included in the price of your ticket.
There will be a lounge area for you to mingle with other like-minded military historians and enthusiasts open throughout the day.
The hotel of choice us Premier Inn’s Maidenhead Central branch. Others are situated nearby, but that is where the Trustees and Officers will be based.
Attendees will receive a booking pack with further information on the event, local amenities, hotels and transport on booking.
To book your space visit https://greatwargroup.com/product/great-war-group-conference-2021/