Social Programme

Monday 16 March 2015 - Evening

  • Early registration at the ILAS desk in the hotel reception area from 17:00 - 18:30. Do this to avoid the queue on Tuesday morning.
  • Meet-up in the Terrace Bar at around 18:30, with the option of arranging an informal meal in the adjacent restaurant afterwards. Please make a reservation for dinner at hotel reception and they will try and accommodate ILAS delegates together in the restaurant.


Tuesday 17 March 2013 - Evening

Pre-dinner drinks and entertainment

Meet in The Grange Bar (exhibition area) for pre-dinner drinks at 18:30. Dinner will be called at 19:15 and served at 19:30. Mike Green will provide pre-dinner entertainment in the form of a magic show; this is not to be missed!

The Grange Bar will remain open to ILAS delegates until 23:00, after which time the Terrace Bar will continue to serve drinks.

Symposium Dinner

The Symposium Dinner will take place in the Chesford Grange Hotel (£40.00 per person for a 3-course meal and coffee).

The dinner will be followed by the Presentation of Awards:

  • AILU Award
: To an individual who has provided outstanding support to AILU over many years. This year's winner is Paul Hilton of TWI.
  • AILU Young UK Engineer's Prize: To an individual under 30 years of age for a significant piece of work in laser applications. The work must be conducted in the UK and have real or potential economic gain for the parent organisation and preferably for the wider industrial laser use community. This year's winner is Matthew Spinks of TWI.
  • ILAS Student Prize: Best Student Manuscript* 
with a £50 cash prize.
  • International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) Award: Best Manuscript award with £100 cash prize.

 *The supervisors of potential prize winners may be asked to confirm that the abstract is the work of the student.