Queen's University

7th Annual Meeting ALPS

The School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to host the 7th Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property and Society (ALPS), the first time this prestigious event has been held outside North America.

The meeting will take place from Friday 20th to Saturday 21st May 2016 at Riddel Hall, home of the William J Clinton Leadership Institute.

20-21 May 2016

ALPS is a scholarly society seeking to encourage dialogue across and among people in many disciplines that are interested in property law, policy, and theory. Its annual meeting offers an unrivalled opportunity to experience the breadth of world-class scholarship in these fields, and meet property teachers and researchers from around the globe.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker for ALPS 2016 will be Professor David Cowan, University of Bristol, UK.

Dave's research is mostly socio-legal, and focuses on social theory, housing and property system(s). His books include Homelessness: The (In)Appropriate Applicant (Dartmouth, 1997), Housing Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2011), as well as co-authored books, The Appeal of Internal Review (Hart, 2003), Regulating Social Housing: Governing Decline (Glasshouse, 2005), and Great Debates in Property Law (Palgrave MacMillian, 2016).

Dave's talk will focus on marginal ownership and tenurial differentiation. He will draw on data derived from a recent Leverhulme Trust funded project (on which he worked with Helen Carr and Alison Wallace), which focused on a low cost home ownership intervention known as "shared ownership", to explore crisis moments in marginal "home ownership" initiatives: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law/research/shared-ownership/

Conference & Registration Information

For the call for papers and details on the conference: ALPS 2016 CFP

Paper/Abstract or Panel Proposal are to be submitted when you register.

Email your Paper/Abstract or Panel Proposal to alps2016@qub.ac.uk

Early bird registration fee is 110 GBP
After March 1, 2016, registration is 150 GBP
Registration fee for full-time students (JD, PhD, or other program) is 30 GBP

Registration fee includes conference materials and breakfast, lunch and reception on Friday and Saturday.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice must be made in writing to alps2016@qub.ac.uk. If written cancellation is received before Friday 13 May 2016, 80% of registration fees will be refunded. All fees are non-refundable after Friday 13 May 2016. Under no circumstances can we issue refunds for no-shows.

Riddel Hall interior

Conference Hotel

Belfast has excellent hotel provision. We have arranged special rates with several local hotels to suit a range of styles and budgets. Some are in the University area, some in the city centre. See the listings and map below.

Getting around Belfast is easy and safe, and the City and University areas are pleasant to walk around. Those choosing to stay in a city centre hotel can take advantage of the metro bus service which leaves from the City Hall (Donegall Square East) and reaches the main conference venue at Riddel Hall in just under 10 mins (Metro 8A or 8D, Malone Road Service, Stranmillis College stop: http://www.translink.co.uk/).

Dukes Hotel
£90 per night Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘ALPS’
Tel No. +44 (0)28 9023 6666

Benedict’s Hotel
£89-£140 per night single Bed & Breakfast
£115-£159 per night double Bed & Breakfast
Tel No. +44 (0)28 9059 1999
Ten Square
£115-£185 per night double Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘ALPSConference’
Tel No. +44 (0)28 9024 1001
Fitzwilliam Hotel
£165 per night single Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘ALPS2016’
£175 per night double Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘ALPS2016’
Tel No. +44 (0)28 9044 2114
E: ssheerin@fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com
Malone Lodge Hotel
£99 per night Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘ALPS2016’
Tel No. +44 (0)28 9038 8000
Wellington Park Hotel
£85 per night single Bed, Breakfast and Car Parking, quote ‘QUB Riddel Hall’
£95 double/ twin occupancy Bed, Breakfast and Car Parking, quote ‘QUB Riddel Hall’
Tel No. +44 (0)28 9038 5050
Holiday Inn Express
£75-£90 per night Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘Queen’s/ALPS’
Tel No: +44 (0) 28 9031 1909 select option 1 for reservations
E: reservations@hiexpressbelfast.com
Ibis Hotel Queen’s Quarter
£65-£80 per night Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘Queen’s/ALPS’
Tel No: +44 (0)28 9033 3366 select option 1 for reservations
E: h7288-re@accor.com
Hilton Hotel
£115 per night single Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘GALPA’
£125 per night single Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘GALPA’
Book online through this landing page:
Tel No: +44 (0) 28 90 277207
E: reservations.belfast@hilton.com
Crescent Townhouse
£72.25 per night single Bed & Breakfast, quote ‘ALPS2016’
£80.75 per night double Bed & breakfast, quote ‘ALPS2016’
Tel No: 028 9032 3349
E info@crescenttownhouse.com
W www.crescenttownhouse.com

Travel to Belfast

You can fly direct to one of Belfast's two airports (BFS and BHD) from 41 European and International airports, with a daily direct link to the US from Newark (EWR) - BFS in just 6 hours. Both airports are serviced by excellent bus services directly into the city centre.

Dublin Airport is located 90 minutes away from Belfast with excellent rail and road access to Belfast. Dublin Airport is one of Europe's busiest airports, with more than 55 airlines flying to over 117 destinations worldwide including two Middle Eastern and 11 North American routes.

Riddel Hall

More Information

For more information on Belfast and Northern Ireland, please visit the official Visit Belfast and Discover Northern Ireland websites.

For more information about the annual meeting, contact Robin Hickey: alps2016@qub.ac.uk

For more information about ALPS, see: http://www.alps.syr.edu