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The 14th ETN Conference, including the General Assembly was held in London, UK, from 14th to 17th September 2007.

The theme: Digital//Craft

Organisers: ETN in conjunction with the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design of the London Metropolitan University (LMU), Senior Lecturer Paula Ashbrooke and colleagues

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Some photographic impressions

Some Details of the Event

The 14th ETN Conference in London was a great success, uniting some 160 participants from 17 European and 8 non-European countries (North and Central America, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, and Taiwan). Of course, the largest number of participants were from the UK (ca. 60), followed by Germany (13), Estonia (8), and Norway (7), as well as Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, and the USA (5 participants each). Major European countries missing from the list were France, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. It was especially regrettable that only 2 participants from the other side of the new Iron Curtain (non-EU states) managed to obtain visas and travel money in time!
Those present enjoyed the most wonderful sunny weather in London, making it a pleasure to visit the many interesting venues and textile treasures of this textile lovers’ Mecca.
The majority of participants came from the educational field, eager to learn more about the use of digital techniques for application in art, crafts, and design.
Beatrijs Sterk, ETN Secretariat

General information on London

Practical Hints for Travellers to London

Once you have arrived in London by air, rail, bus, or car, three sources of information are helpful:

1. London Transport Information Service, with offices at Heathrow airport, St. James Park, King‘s Cross, Euston, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Victoria, Waterloo, and Charing Cross; Central Customer Services: 55 The Broadway, SW1 (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl)

2. London Information Centre, 1 Leicester Place, for all enquiries relating to a stay in London, such as events, sights, hotels (including an accommodation booking service); tel: +44-20/79306769

3. London Tourist Board and Conventions Bureau, Victoria Station, for every kind of tourist information, including an accommodation booking service

Recommended websites

http://visitlondon.com
Official London website available in 7 languages (English as well as German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Dutch) that provides all information visitors require about the city, including hotels, restaurants, sights, and shopping

http://www.londontown.com
Website of the London Information Centre (see above) for any kind of enquiry relating to a stay in London

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk
Online London guide, with information about events, hotels, etc.

http://www.travelstay.com
For booking budget rooms in London

http://www.studystay.com
Alternative accommodation in London, low-cost offers but, regrettably, not supported by a city map

http://www.yha.org.uk
Youth hostels, although in London these are not much cheaper than budget hotels

http://www.expedia.de
German website for travel & hotel booking

Orientation guides

http://www.multimap.com
This website will help you find addresses

http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk
This web service run by London Transport Information (see above) will help you find transport links within London