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Daria Hussels  Identity Verified
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Feb 15, 2019

Hello all

I am attending the ITI conference for the first time this year and also booked a space at the gala dinner. Unfortunately, I have not yet received the dress code. Has anyone been to an ITI gala dinner before and could give me a few pointers? Any advice would be much appreciated


 

DZiW
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Dress code for academic conferences: traditional confidence Feb 16, 2019

While the biz style can go from casual, smart, and smart casual to strict business attire, usually it should be (1) comfortable, (2) traditional, (3) of soft and natural shades, (4) not easily rumpled, and (5) multi-layered (esp. in stuffy rooms and sultry days). Furthermore, a change of clothes may prove worthy even for one-day functions, not to mention three-days events.

The more [important] people can see you (presenting?), the more strict and traditional should be the style, bec
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While the biz style can go from casual, smart, and smart casual to strict business attire, usually it should be (1) comfortable, (2) traditional, (3) of soft and natural shades, (4) not easily rumpled, and (5) multi-layered (esp. in stuffy rooms and sultry days). Furthermore, a change of clothes may prove worthy even for one-day functions, not to mention three-days events.

The more [important] people can see you (presenting?), the more strict and traditional should be the style, because--
never shock or outshine your partners and prospects
;)

Cheers
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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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Formal? Feb 16, 2019

I would have thought... try and ask them on twitter, if you use it...

https://twitter.com/ConferenceITI?lang=en


Daria Hussels
 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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Probably not... Feb 16, 2019

DZiW wrote:

(esp. in stuffy rooms and sultry days).


Sultry day in Sheffield in May? Somehow, I doubt it...


DZiW
 

Daria Hussels  Identity Verified
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Thank you Feb 16, 2019

DZiW wrote:

While the biz style can go from casual, smart, and smart casual to strict business attire, usually it should be (1) comfortable, (2) traditional, (3) of soft and natural shades, (4) not easily rumpled, and (5) multi-layered (esp. in stuffy rooms and sultry days). Furthermore, a change of clothes may prove worthy even for one-day functions, not to mention three-days events.

The more [important] people can see you (presenting?), the more strict and traditional should be the style, because--
never shock or outshine your partners and prospects
;)

Cheers


Hi DZiW, thank you for the insights So, the issue here is: There are two conference days and a celebratory gala dinner. I am already sorted for the conference days, but I am unsure about how formal the gala is going to be. Traditionally, a "gala" would mean full-length gowns for ladies in my country, or cocktail dress/pant suit for a less formal gala.


 

Daria Hussels  Identity Verified
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Great idea! Feb 16, 2019

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

I would have thought... try and ask them on twitter, if you use it...

https://twitter.com/ConferenceITI?lang=en


Thank you for providing me with the twitter handle. I will try to re-activate my old twitter account and see what happens Cheers!


 

DZiW
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resolving a dilemma Feb 16, 2019

@Daria, asking directly an authorized person should do. I just checked youtube for ITI conference and it seems about mostly smart casual. However, when in doubt, they recommend going for the middle: large or small, long or short, dark or bright, heavy or light, thick or thin, strict or casual, and so on. Plan B or C is also an option to consider whereas the confidence is a must.


@Giovanni, I appreciate your Italiano vero sparkling humo(u)r from Albion, yet as noted:
Dress code for academic conferences
Not sure about ladies, but in suit and black tie even some thirty minutes may be enough to feel as if in Africa. Besides, without a buffer zone, long air-conditioning makes my throat tickling and my nose running, alas. That's why I always have a little bottle of water and some peppermints (or at least a chewing gum--when alone).


Daria Hussels
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Tina Vonhof
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No long gown Feb 17, 2019

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Hi DZiW, thank you for the insights So, the issue here is: There are two conference days and a celebratory gala dinner. I am already sorted for the conference days, but I am unsure about how formal the gala is going to be. Traditionally, a "gala" would mean full-length gowns for ladies in my country, or cocktail dress/pant suit for a less formal gala. [/quote]

A "gala" at a professional conference do
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Hi DZiW, thank you for the insights So, the issue here is: There are two conference days and a celebratory gala dinner. I am already sorted for the conference days, but I am unsure about how formal the gala is going to be. Traditionally, a "gala" would mean full-length gowns for ladies in my country, or cocktail dress/pant suit for a less formal gala. [/quote]

A "gala" at a professional conference doesn't usually require full-length gowns but I think a short dress or pant suit would be nice, nothing too bright, shiny, flouncy, or glittery, and one that leaves you enough room for dinner. You'd want to look like a dressed-up professional.


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Daria Hussels
 

Daria Hussels  Identity Verified
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Good to know Feb 18, 2019

@Tina Vonhof


OK, the sweeping sequined gown and organza stole will (sadly) have to stay at home, then

[Edited at 2019-02-18 13:33 GMT]


P.L.F.Persio
 

Daria Hussels  Identity Verified
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An update Feb 18, 2019

As suggested by Giovanni, I tweeted the organizers. I got this response: There's no official dress code, but many take the opportunity to 'dress to impress.'

 

Tom in London
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Beware Feb 18, 2019

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes"

Henry David Thoreau



[Edited at 2019-02-18 15:00 GMT]


Daria Hussels
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Ester Vidal
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Daria Hussels  Identity Verified
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Cheers to that! Feb 18, 2019

@Tom:

 

Martin Henderson  Identity Verified
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No one would object Feb 18, 2019

Daria Hussels wrote:

Hello all

I am attending the ITI conference for the first time this year and also booked a space at the gala dinner. Unfortunately, I have not yet received the dress code. Has anyone been to an ITI gala dinner before and could give me a few pointers? Any advice would be much appreciated


I'm pretty sure that nobody would object if you went in drag


Daria Hussels
 

Yvonne Gallagher
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smart casual Feb 19, 2019

definitely no ballgowns!! Some people don't bother dressing up at all and go along in everyday clothes, especially those flying in with small carry-ons. Most (males and females) just wear some nice smart casual clothes. Photo below of the last gala dinner in Cardiff. See you there!

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Daria Hussels
 

IrinaN
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It's always better Feb 20, 2019

To feel slightly underdressed, which is usually in our ladies' minds only:-), than even slightly overdressed, IMHO.

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