Travel Advice including Health and Immunizations

WUN recommends that you consult your government’s travel advice before any overseas trips, and to make a note of the consult details of your embassy/consulate in the destination country.

Time Zone

UTC – 05.00

Telephones International Dialing codes

United States: +1


In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 911.

Medical Services

Should you need to see a doctor or a dentist, we recommend contacting your hotel’s reception desk who will direct you to the medical professionals assigned to the hotel. If immediate medical attention is required, call the emergency services at 911. Emergency medical services (including transportation by ambulance) are not free and you will be billed for any services rendered. Please ensure you have travel insurance.

Worldwide University Network Contacts

For logistics please contact:

WUN General Manager
Dr Mike Hasenmueller
Phone +61 4 1444 5151

WUN Program Manager
Ms Marije Nieuwenhuis

WUN Program Manager
A/Prof Grace Liu

WUN Executive Director
Prof John Hearn


Visit the hotel reception desk to pick up your lanyard, seek directions or ask for more information regarding any aspect of the WUN Conference & AGM 2017.
The hotel website offers tips for exploring the city including nearby attractions.
Phone: +1 212-758-1234

Please note that breakfast is an add-on for those who have not booked a room including breakfast. You may wish to add it at check-in, or alternatively have breakfast in one of the cafes in the area. Coffee and tea will be provided at the start of the day.

ATMs and Credit Cards

ATMs are widely available throughout Manhattan and most are open 24 hours a day. Stores generally accept all major credit cards.


Generally, a tip may vary between 15% to 20% or it can be a flat amount that is near the appropriate percent.

Conference Twitter Hashtags

Share your ideas during the WUN conferences using the official conference hashtags:

WUN AGM                           #wun You may also want to tag our account@WUNetworks
In-FLAME Workshop          #inFLAME2017 You may also want to tag their account@inFLAMEnetwork

Conference Website

Help us save trees! As much as possible, we make the WUN Conference & AGM paperless. For all meetings the agendas and papers are online for viewing on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Agendas and papers for all closed meetings are emailed directly to delegates registered for that meeting including a link to the online document bank.

Please check this website for up-to-date conference information.

WUN Academic Workshop Contacts

The Role of Heritage during Migration and Displacement – A Symposium and Workshop at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
30 April-2 May 2017

For logistics please contact:
Dr Leyla Keough
Phone + 1 413-545-8641

The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Campus Map

Global Higher Education and Research (GHEAR) workshop Sustainable Development Goals for Higher Education
1-2 May 2017

For logistics please contact:
Mr Shane Hammond
Phone + 1 (413)545-4361

The University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, One Campus Center Way, UMass.
Campus Map

University Campus Hotel Amherst
Phone + 1 (877) 822-2110


Wellness Data for Healthy Societies 1-2 May 2017

For logistics please contact: Dr Jane Gatewood
Phone +1 585 520 0203

Institute of International Education – New York Headquarters
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone +1 212.883.8200


Annual in-FLAME Workshop 2017

For logistics please contact:
Jenny Boden
Phone +61 3 5977 0244

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ, 07086, United States
Just minutes from Manhattan by ferry
See program for more details.