Information for Conference Participants

Communication

  1. Add WeChat ID: hkmrda; the conference organizers will invite you to join the MACHK Conference Participants WeChat group.
  2. Email Address: MACHK@hkmrda.org  or hkmrda@gmail.com
  3. Information Booth (adjacent to lecture hall)
  4. Conference volunteers who wear the purple conference t-shirt

Registration (Please bring ID document)

  1. Participants residing at Metropark Hotel Kowloon
    * Date & Time: 19 May 2017 (Friday), 8:30-9:30pm
    * Location: Registration Counter at Hotel Lobby
  2. All Other Participants
    * Date & Time: 20-21 May 2015, 8:00am-5:30pm
    * Location: Registration Counter adjacent to lecture hall, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Borrowing Simultaneous Interpretation Device

  1. Simultaneous interpretation (SI)  provided: Putonghua/ English/ Japanese
  2. Sign to confirm borrowing the SI Device
  3. Note: Penalties for Loss or Damage of SI Devices:
    * Receiver + Headphones: HKD$1200
    * Receiver: HKD$1200
    * Headphones: $100
  4. SI Device must be returned on the same day and cannot be taken off site
  5. Participants must register anew daily

Shuttle Bus Arrangements (20-21 May 2017, to/ from  EdUHK)

  1. Participants WITHOUT bookings to Conference-designated hotels (Metropark Hotel Kowloon or Royal Park Hotel):
    * Free shuttle bus commuting between the MTR University Station (Chinese University Station) to EdUHK.
    * Take Exit B upon arriving at the University Station. Volunteers wearing the purple MACHK volunteer t-shirt will be at the exit to direct participants to the boarding point.
    * Departure time: 7:45am on both Saturday and Sunday
    * Return time: 6:00pm (End of Conference on both days) AND 8:30pm (End of Networking Dinner on Day 2)
    * Return trip boarding point: EdUHK between Block B3 and Block D4
    * Inform Conference volunteers when boarding, please wear your Conference nametag
  2. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels through MACHK website form:
    * 20 May Departure time: 7:30am (Metropark Kowloon), 7:45am (Royal Park)
    * 21 May Departure time: 7:45am (Metropark Kowloon), 8:00am (Royal Park)
    * Return time: 6:00pm (End of Conference on both days) AND 8:30pm (End of Networking Dinner on Day 2)
    * Return trip boarding point: EdUHK between Block B3 and Block D4
  3. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels by other means, and registered to take the shuttle bus:
    * If you have successfully registered for the shuttle services (now fully booked), you may board the shuttles departing from your hotel. The transport fee of HK$50 will be collected before departure on Day 1. (Note: Cash only, please prepare exact fare as no exchange would be provided.)
    * Please see Item 2 above for departure and return times.
  4. By Taxi: Tai Po Market MTR station to/from EdUHK, around $50

Shuttle Bus Arrangements for Visiting Infinity Children's School

  1. Participants residing in non-designated hotels:
    * Please arrange own transportation to Kowloon Tong MTR Station, Infinity Children’s School is a few minutes on foot
  2. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels through MACHK website form:
    * Departure from Royal Park: 9:00 am
    * Departure from Metropark Kowloon: 9:00 am
  3. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels by other means, and registered to take the shuttle bus:
    * Departure from Royal Park: 9:00 am
    * Departure from Metropark Kowloon: 9:00 am

Shuttle Bus Arrangements for Visiting International Montessori School

  1. Participants residing in non-designated hotels:
    * Departure from Infinity Children’s School to International Montessori School: 8:00 am
    * Please arrange own transportation to Infinity Children’s School (Kowloon Tong MTR, 8 Somerset Road, Kowloon)
  2. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels through MACHK website form:
    * Departure from Royal Park: 8:15 am
    * Departure from Metropark Kowloon: 8:15 am
  3. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels by other means, and registered to take the shuttle bus:
    * Departure from Royal Park: 8:15 am
    * Departure from Metropark Kowloon: 8:15 am
  4. Return Time: 11:15 am
    * Drop-off point: Central MTR Station (International Finance Centre)

Shuttle Bus Arrangements for Visiting Small World Christian Kindergarten

  1. Participants residing in non-designated hotels:
    * Departure from Infinity Children’s School to Small World Christian Kindergarten: 8:00 am
    * Please arrange own transportation to Infinity Children’s School (Kowloon Tong MTR, 8 Somerset Road, Kowloon)
  2. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels through MACHK website form:
    * Departure from Metropark Kowloon: 8:20 am
  3. Participants who booked Conference-designated hotels by other means, and registered to take the shuttle bus:
    * Departure from Metropark Kowloon: 8:20 am
  4. Return Time: 11:15 am
    * Drop-off point: Central MTR Station (International Finance Centre)

Networking Dinner (21 May 2017)

Conference Fee (20 - 21 May 2017)

HK$ 2500 each person (Registration is full)
Registration fee includes:

Remarks:

* Please refer to the terms and conditions below

Accomodation

1. Royal Park Hotel
Website: http://www.royalpark.com.hk
Access to EdUHK campus from Royal Park Hotel: about 30 mins by shuttle bus

2. Metropark Hotel Kowloon
Website: http://hongkonghotel.metroparkhotelkowloon.com
Access to EdUHK campus from Metropark Hotel Kowloon: about 40 mins by shuttle bus

Terms and Conditions

Registration and Payment 
You must be 18 years or older to register and attend the conference. The registration fee is based on the date of the receipt of the registration form, offline payment is required to settle within 3 working days. The registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment in full. PLEASE NOTE: The Montessori Asia Conference Hong Kong 2017 (MACHK) Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse admission if payment is not received on time. Participants will receive a confirmation letter by email upon completed payment. If you have not receive anything within 3 working days after payment, please send an email to MACHK@hkmrda.org to notify the MACHK Organising Committee. Registrations of the conference are limited and subject to availability. Organiser and Host reserve the right to accept/reject the registration. The MACHK 2017 Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes to the venue or any of the details published.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds / Cancellations cannot be accepted once payment is made.

Websites & Links
The Conference and associated websites may link to other websites. The contents of these websites are maintained by their owners, for which MACHK Organising Committee takes no responsibility. Neither can responsibility be taken for contents of any website linking to MACHK.

Copyright
All intellectual property rights in all materials presented or distributed in this Conference is reserved by MACHK Organising Committee and the presenter(s). Any unauthorized duplication, publication or distribution is prohibited. 

Indemnity/Liability
Should, for any reason, there be any changes in the date, venue, speakers or others, or the Conference be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, strikes, terrorism acts, or any other force beyond its control, the MACHK  Organiser and Host shall not be liable for failure to perform its obligations under the agreement. MACHK Organising Committee shall endeavor to reschedule but the participants hereby hold the MACHK Organiser and Host harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, which are incurred by the participants.

Severability Clause
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Governing Law
The terms and conditions of this Registration are governed by and construed according to the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Personal Information Collection Statement
MACHK and MACHK Secretariat: Hong Kong Montessori Research and Development Association Limited (HKMRDA) respects personal data privacy and is committed to fully implementing and complying with the data protection principles and all relevant provisions under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of Hong Kong. The Personal data collected from you will be used for the purposes of processing registration and organising the event in which you have enrolled. The data will be used by the HKMRDA and its agencies. The data may be used by HKMRDA for research. The data will not be disclosed by us to any other party without your prior consent. The Personal data marked with (*) on the registration form are regarded as compulsory for registration purposes. Failure to provide these data may influence the processing and outcome of your registration. Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have a right to request access to, and to request correction of, your personal data in relation to your application. If you wish to exercise these rights, please feel free to contact HKMRDA at (852) 3596366 or MACHK@hkmrda.org.