REGISTRATION

register

Registration will open in spring of 2015

Contact Kris Swank at kswank@purdue.edu or 765-494-4674

REGISTRATION Q&A

Q: Do you provide official invitation letter for visa purpose?
A: Yes. We do provide invitation or visa letters to anyone with a paid registration. Contact Kris Swank at kswank@purdue.edu with the following information: Name as it appears on your passport, your passport number and your mailing address.

Q: What is the cost of the symposium?
A: Full registration is $325. Student registration is $150. Advocate Registration is $150. IBCN Member $150.
Registration covers most of the meals during the symposium except for the Evening Dinner on day 2 of the symposium, that cost is $50 for which you will need to register.

lodging

HOTELS

Hotel information will be coming in the spring 2015

 

travel

VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION

Q: Do you provide official invitation letter for visa purpose?
A: Yes. We do provide invitation or visa letters to anyone with a paid registration. Contact Kris Swank at kswank@purdue.edu with the following information: Your name as it appears on your passport, your passport number and your mailing address.

Q: Who will need a visa to enter Guadeloupe? This is a French island, so check the listing to see what you will need.
A: Nationalities not listed require a visa. Listing

Q: Where do I get information on a Guadeloupe visa?
A: Here is a website to help you. Just fill in the information at the top as to your citizenship and where you are living: https://guadeloupe.visahq.com/

GUADELOUPE FLIGHT INFORMATION

All flights into Guadeloupe arrive at Le Raizet airport in Pointe a Pitre on the Grand-Terre island. The airport has been undergoing a complete makeover so expect a little dust at times.

Traveling from Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia:

You will need to take a direct flight from France to the Le Raizet airport in Guadeloupe. Regular flights are available from Air Caraïbes (http://www.aircaraibes.com) and Air France (http://www.airfrance.fr). Be aware that these flights leave from Orly Airport in Paris. If you arrive from outside France in Charles de Gaulle Airport, you will need to take the bus (direct) or the RER (with changes) to connect to Orly. Allow one-and-a-half hour minimum for this trip through Paris. You must collect your luggage in Charles de Gaulle before proceeding to your flight departing from Orly.

Link to Paris Airports, which includes airport transfer information

Traveling from the United States:

There are two companies that fly to Pointe-A-Pitre (PAP), Air France (from Miami) and American airlines (from San Juan).

Air France (www.airfrance.us)
Air France has flights departing from Miami usually at 9:05 am and arriving into Le Raizet PTP airport at 1:45 pm that same day after a 30 minute stop in Haiti (there is normally no deplaning for passengers continuing onto PTP). Be aware that there are no flights for Sunday, September 27 or Wednesday, September 30. If your connecting flight does not arrive early enough in Miami to connect with the Air France flight, you will have to arrive the night before and spend a night in one of the hotels at Miami airport.

Departing flights from PTP to Miami are usually at 4:20 pm and arrive that same night at 9:20 pm in Miami after a one-hour stop in Haiti (there is normally deplaning required before going on to Miami). If there is no connecting flight from Miami to your final destination that same day, you will have to spend a night in one of the hotels at Miami airport.

American Airlines (www.aa.com)
American Airlines has flights from San Juan (SJU) to PTP usually at 12:40 pm and arriving into Le Raizet PTP airport that same day at 2:20 pm. Be aware that there are no flights for Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30.

Flights from PTP to SJU usually departs at 3:05 pm and arrive that same day at SJU at 4:45 pm. Be aware that there are no American Airline flights departing PTP on October 4, 6 and 7; return flights are scheduled on Monday, October 5 and Thursday October 8.

local area

LeGosier

Located near Pointe-à-Pitre, on the south coast of the island of Grande-Terre, the town of Le Gosier, which takes its name from a species of pelican called "grand gosier" (literally meaning "large throat pouch"), is one of the main tourist destinations in the Guadeloupe archipelago.

This resort indeed has a warm and lively where leisure activities abound. Sandy beaches, water sports, shops, restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs have plenty in store for holidaymakers looking for fun and entertainment!

The lovely sea water pool located at Anse Tabarin is appreciated for swimming, as well as learning sailing and kayaking. The beautiful beaches of pale sand, for their part, are sure to appeal to lovers of relaxation. Lit until 11 pm, Datcha beach in particular is ideal for jogging, water sports or a night swim. Further east, in the direction of Sainte-Anne, the lovely and peaceful beach of Petit-Havre is a peaceful haven that's ideal for swimming, a picnic or a rest in the shade of the trees.

Departing from the dyke near Datcha beach, you can take a shuttle trip to the Gosier islet, located just off the coast of the resort, at any time of day. Highly prized by boaters, this protected site is ideal for a relaxing break or a diving trip with a mask and snorkel.

Every Friday night from 5 pm, the night market, which is held along the two main streets of the town, has many stands selling exotic fruit and vegetables and crafts, all in a cheerful, sociable atmosphere.

Other things to consider

  • Spectacular waterfalls in the jungle of Basse-Terre.
  • Local rum distilleries. This is a very integral part of Guadeloupe's economy. Some offer tours and/or samplings. These vary from season to season, so best to check for opening time.
  • Check out the colorful tiled Madras fabric.
  • Try the "Ti Punch" which is made with the local white rum.

Stay safe

  • Bring lots of sunscreen!
  • Keep hydrated
  • Watch the public source of water, if labeled with "Eau non potable", it means no drinking.

Website

Here is the official website from the city where we will be: they have an icon to click to get the text in English
http://www.villedugosier.fr/spip.php?rubrique1