Dear Members of the TAICEP Community,

Over the past weeks, COVID-19 has been at the forefront of our thoughts and created challenges none anticipated. At this time, TAICEP plans to move forward with the 6th Annual Conference. The organization has taken into consideration the fact that many people are concerned about how the virus will affect international travel and, for this reason, we are delaying registration until early Summer. Our highest priority is the health and safety of members and colleagues at home and around the world. To that end, we are closely monitoring the events unfolding regarding COVID-19 and will inform you of any change in plans.

Thank you for all that you do and take care, 

Jeanie Bell
TAICEP President

Explore Glasgow

The 2019 TAICEP conference, held in the seaport city of Vancouver, Canada, gave attendees the opportunity to experience a lively city with the backdrop of majestic mountains. This year, we're excited to host our 6th Annual Conference in Glasgow, Scotland's largest metropolis. From its rich industrial heritage and modern structures to the vibrant art and food scene, Glasgow offers an abundance of attractions for all to enjoy. 

Set in Glasgow's bustling city centre, we've selected the Glasgow Marriott Hotel to be the venue for the conference. Many of Glasgow's premier sites are situated within walking distance to the hotel and we hope you'll take the opportunity to explore many of Glasgow's impressive landmarks and activities below:


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Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis

The Glasgow Cathedral, also referred to as St. Mungo's Cathedral, is a beautiful and impressive example of Scottish Gothic architecture both inside and out. To the east, you'll find an additional Gothic attraction which is is the Necropolis, Glasgow's cemetery. The Necropolis was inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France and officially opened in 1833.


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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The museum opened over a century ago and is Glasgow's most popular tourist attraction housing over 22 galleries of Renaissance and Impressionist art, 15th century armor, and Egyptian artifacts. The museum is a 25 minute walk from the venue.


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University of Glasgow


Just a 4 minute walk from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the University of Glasgow. The University has attracted students from over 140 countries around the world and stands as the premier research institution in the UK. 


Be on the lookout for details regarding a post-conference field trip to the University! 



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Glasgow Science Centre


Located on south bank of the River Clyde is the must see Glasgow Science Centre with its interactive exhibits, workshops, shows, activities, planetarium and IMAX theater. You can reach the Science centre within 20 minutes from the Marriott. 



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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

 

Beautiful flowers and sprawling lawns make the Glasgow Botanic Gardens a notable city landmark. At the center of the gardens is the Kibble Palace, a large glasshouse built in 1873. The grounds are a 10 minute walk from the University of Glasgow. 



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#ScotlandisNow 


If you've got a few extra days to spare before or after the conference, we recommend exploring a little further. The Visit Scotland webpage does an excellent job of providing you ideas for what to see and do in the city and surrounding areas. 


In fact, you can get helpful tips for your trip at Glasgow iCentre, located in the city centre on Buchanan Street. 


People Make Glasgow also gives you a glimpse at the city's top attractions including food and drink recommendations you won't want to miss!