I hear it's lovely. Should be a terrific setting for an academic conference on the subject of Graphic Medicine. Nice poster art, too.
I've made my flight and hotel reservations, and am scheduled to give a 90-minute "how-to" workshop titled "See One, Do One, Teach One" (some people will get that) aimed at teaching participants some cartooning skills and, more importantly, giving them the confidence to encourage others to do it in a potentially therapeutic setting.
We've got a schedule of talks and panels roughed out, three top-flight keynote speakers, and panelists coming from around the world. It also looks like we'll be able to provide CME (continuing medical education) credit to healthcare professionals for whom that would be an attractive draw. Registration, a schedule, list of panelists, maps, links to accomodations and more are available now at http://bit.ly/ComicsMedicine (clicking on the poster above will work, too).
I'm getting very excited about this event which, if it's anything like the first one in London last year, will be a wonderful, intimate mix of a hundred or so writers, artists, academics, doctors, nurses who all take the potential of comics to reflect and affect healthcare seriously. .