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National - 'ElectraCon' - Sat 25th June

Postby MaryRCrumpton » Fri May 13, 2011 12:35 pm

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

WE HOPE TO BE BACK, BIGGER AND BETTER, AT A LATER DATE! :-)


ElectraCon 2011 - 9.30am-5.30pm

Visit http://www.ElectraCon.org to BOOK ONLINE.

- Our third one-day electric vehicle conference, this time a summer event, and to be held at the prestigious Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

- A day of Electric Vehicle fun, including talks, a debate, and a chance to get up close to some electric vehicles.

Attendees will include: the general public, BVS members, and representatives from the industry including researchers, designers and manufacturers of cars, bikes, batteries, charging posts, etc.

The provisional programme is listed below. Please be aware that some details are still being finalised, and speakers may be subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

- - Registration from 9.30am - -

09.45 - Welcome and overview of the day
Mary Perkins, Chair, BVS
09.50 - Session 1 - Speaker TBC
10.30 - Session 2 - The Electric Blue Project
Hear about how the world’s fastest electric milk-float was designed and built, and find out what other interesting EV projects Kevin as been involved with.
Kevin Bourne, Eco Electric Vehicles
11.15 - Coffee Break
11.45 - Session 3 - Electric Motors - nothing to get wound up about!
There are many different types of electric motors. This talk will show how the same basics of physics apply to all of them, whilst also explaining why different types of motor have different performance characteristics in practice.
Antoni Offert, BVS
12.30 - Questions on the morning talks
12.45 - Lunch -
- A chance to view the electric-vehicle display, and the rest of the museum
14.25 - Introduction to the afternoon
Mary Perkins, Chair, BVS
14.30 - Session 4 - Where do we actually need EV charging points?
Robert Sharpe, Evergreen Consulting
15.00 - Session 5 - ‘Open-mic’ Session
– Short presentations from BVS members on their EV activities/interests.
15:30 - Questions on the afternoon talks
15.45 - Tea Break
16.15 - Session 6 - DEBATE: Electric Vehicles – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Are electric vehicles the answer? Battery power? Fuel Cells? What about how the energy is generated? What should the way forward be for transport in the UK?
The BVS invite the General Public to a free session in which we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Electric Transport.
16.55 - Closing Remarks
Mary Perkins, Chair, BVS
17.00 - Network and Close (5.30pm)

- For more location details, see: http://www.mosi.org.uk/visiting-us/where-are-we

- Visit http://www.ElectraCon.org to BOOK ONLINE.

- Please get in touch if you would like to do a 5-minute member talk, a 30-minute speaker talk, or can put us in touch with a sponsor for the event.

- There will be a display of EVs in the museum's main forecourt - do let us know if you have a vehicle which we can include in the display - a great opportunity to show it off!

- DVDs of the 2010 and 2009 ElectraCon events are available from Mary Perkins by sending her a cheque for £10 per DVD, payable to 'ElectraCon' (making sure to specify which DVD you want, and the address to send it to).
- Or, have both DVDs for just £17! - The perfect Fathers' day gift?

If you have an queries, tel: Mary - 07751 696 055

Visit http://www.ElectraCon.org to BOOK ONLINE.


DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

WE HOPE TO BE BACK, BIGGER AND BETTER, AT A LATER DATE! :-)
BVS North-West Coordinator, based in Manchester.
Contact via Text/Phone on 07751 696 055

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