The Newsletter 49 Autumn 2008

The 'ICAS miracle': Preparing for ICAS 6 in Daejeon in August 2009

Paul van der Velde

Autumn is a hectic time for the ICAS Secretariat. We have to inventarise the books submitted for the ICAS Book Prize and send them off to the members of the Reading Committee. It offers distraction from the tension which builds up as the deadline for ICAS registration draws near. Two days to go and only 300 registrations? But then the ‘ICAS miracle’ occurs: All of a sudden, over a 36 hour period, registrations come pouring in from across the globe. It comes to an end as abruptly as it started…