Our Pre-Conference Tour will take place on June 12, 2013. Participants will meet in Catania to ascend and explore Etna. After the tour they will continue on to Ortigia to check into our hotels for the main conference.

Our main conference will begin June 13th in Ortigia with an orientation and dinner reception. Each day we will have morning plenary sessions, followed by lunch.  Afternoons include activities exploring the island of Ortigia both on foot and by boat, as well as a special lecture on Giufà, a character of Italian folklore. Afternoons will also include a choice of workshops. Our dinners will take place at a variety of restaurants in Ortigia, and be followed by evenings of culture and celebration. The conference will end with lunch on June 18th. Participants will either return home or continue on with a Post-Conference Journey through Sicily, or to the islands of Malta and Gozo.