En avant, marche!

The official conference programme is available at last! (Subject only to minor changes.)

So now is the time to march into your boss’s office and and demand that you are allowed to go! 🙂

To put you in the mood, here’s some help from us: the “Rákóczi induló”, a march dating back (at least) to the 18th century, named after II. Rákóczi Ferenc, Prince of Transylvania and  leader of a (failed…) uprising (1703-1711) against the Habsburgs. (See our historical timeline for details.)

The tune has been popular ever since, none more so than during the 19th century, when it caught the fancy of both  Hector Berlioz   and Liszt Ferenc.
It also used to serve as the national anthem for Hungary until the current  one was written (1844).

The “Marche Hongroise” from Berlioz’s “La damnation de Faust” (1866). (Please note how, at 1:16,  Herr Schwarzenegger is helping out the Zubin Mehta, the conductor. 🙂 )

For your convenience, here is the direct link to the registration page.