Marconi Awards Event
Now that you've marked your calendars for September 29 – October 1 for the 2013 Marconi Awards Events in Bologna, Italy, it's time to start reserving travel and hotels. Our hosts from the Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi are planning an expanded, three-day conference, social events and excursions, all capped off by the Marconi Awards Dinner on October 1, where the 2013 Marconi Prize will be presented to Martin Cooper. The Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2.
This year, the Marconi Symposium will be integrated into the inaugural Marconi Institute for Creativity Conference. The theme of the conference is the "Science of Creative Thinking", and it runs from Sunday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 1. Martin Cooper will give a keynote presentation on Monday morning, and Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars will be embedded in the Sunday and Monday panels. The conference concludes on Tuesday with 2 panels devoted exclusively to Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars. A tentative schedule of events is below.
Sunday, September 29
9:00 am–6:00 pm: Marconi Institute for Creativity/Marconi Society Conference
7:00 pm: Welcome Cocktail
Monday, September 30
9:00 am–6:00 pm: MIC/MS Conference
7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception at Villa Griffone
Tuesday, October 1
9:00–10:45 am: Marconi Society Symposium
11:00 am –12:45 pm: Marconi Young Scholars Panel
7:30 pm: Marconi Award Dinner
Tuesday, October 2
8:00 am –1:00 pm: Marconi Board Meeting (Grand Hotel Majestic)
Travel and Accommodations
Bologna can be easily accessed by air from many international destinations, including Frankfurt, Paris and Rome. Guglielmo Marconi International Airport is only about 15 minutes by taxi from the center of town.
Rooms are being held at 3 area hotels at a special rate for Marconi Society guests:
- Grand Hotel Majestic (5 stars) - closest to Gala venue, 20-minute walk from conference venue. Site of Board Meeting.
- Hotel Commercianti (4 stars) - Near the Piazza Maggiore and close to the Gala venue. 20-minute walk to conference venue.
- Hotel Touring (3 stars) - Closest to conference venue, 20-minute walk to Gala venue.
You are welcome to select one of these hotels, or one of the additional hotel options available at the MIC website. Please contact our partner travel representative, Patrizia Plazzi, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your hotel reservations. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Shannon Greene at email@example.com.
I wanted to reinforce how much we hope all of you can attend and participate. This event only goes to Europe every three years or so, and the hospitality of our Italian hosts is simply awesome. How many times will you have another opportunity to be hosted for a magnificent formal dinner in a bona fide, centuries-old castle in the center of one of Europe's most beautiful cities? I guarantee you will meet warm, welcoming people, many of whom share your passions, and you'll have a chance to network with some of the world's greatest living scientists.
We look forward to seeing you in Bologna.
Nominations for 2014 Marconi Prize
The Marconi Society invites nominations for the Marconi Prize of individuals worldwide who have made pioneering contributions to communications technology that have benefited humanity, thus perpetuating the spirit and work of Guglielmo Marconi. The Marconi Society welcomes nominations from learned societies and academies of all countries, as well as from individuals in universities, industry and public life.
The Marconi Society's Selection Advisory Committee evaluates all nominations and makes its recommendations to the Marconi Society Board of Directors, which has responsibility for the final selection of the Marconi Prize recipient. In forming its recommendations, the Selection Advisory Committee considers the scientific importance and the practical impact of the nominee's work, the nominee's entrepreneurship, humanitarianism and personal integrity, as well as the nominee's potential to contribute to the activities of the Marconi Society.
Nominations for the Marconi Prize shall include:
- A nomination letter of no more than three pages which provides the reasons for the nomination and explains the nominee's significant contribution to communications technology as well as its benefit to humanity.
- The nominee's curriculum vitae, including current address and contact information for the nominee.
- The nominee's publication list (including patents) together with copies of at most two of his/her major publications.
- A list of awards and honors received by the nominee.
- Three letters of support from recognized individuals who have substantial knowledge of the work of the nominee.
Deadline for Submissions
All nomination materials should be emailed to the Marconi Society office. The original letters of support should also be sent via post to the address below. Nominations may be submitted at any time but must be received by the deadline of June 30 to be considered for the award to be given out in the following year. (Ex. A nomination received by June 30, 2013 would be considered for the Prize to be awarded in the fall of 2014.). An unsuccessful candidate for the Prize may be considered for the Prize in the following years.
Nominations and Inquiries should be sent to:
The Marconi Society
P.O. Box 777
Mountain View, CA 94042-0777
For questions, or more information, please contact Shannon Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 650.207.8897