We have confirmation of dates: the 5th IOAA will take place from 25th August (arrivals, welcome reception) to 3rd September (closing ceremony, first departures) 2011. More details on the Schedule page. Preliminary registration will open shortly. Yay!
Confirmed availabilty of the hotel for the leaders today. The art and graphic design department has been asked for a logo for the 5th IOAA to use alongside the IOAA general logo (the orange-and-green one at the top of the page). Website is developing rapidly.
With the local government of Silesia providing support as promised, things are starting to move forward. People are being assigned to specific tasks and we are looking to confirm hotel availability and hence final dates as soon as possible. Initial discussions on questions have begun. Bought the ioaa2011.pl domain today.
Due to organisational difficulties, holding the 5th IOAA in Gdańsk as originally planned appears to be impossible. Fortunately, the local government of the province of Silesia has stepped in and promised full support, with the 5th IOAA now to be held in or near the southern cities of Katowice (the capital of the Silesian province and home of the Silesian Planetarium) and Kraków.