The conference fee is either € 100 (normal fee) or € 75 (reduced fee) and includes participation to both days of the conference, inclusive of catering (lunches, coffee breaks and reception). The reduced fee applies to PhD students, independent scholars, emeriti, etc.
Please make sure to register by the 15th of July at the latest.
The venue for the meeting will be St Bavo’s House (Biezekapelstraat 2).
Getting to Ghent
Take a train to Ghent St-Pieters station. For information about train timetables, click here.
- From Brussels Airport (BRU): the fastest direct train takes about 55 minutes.
- From Brussels-Midi (Eurostar-Thalys-ICE): the fastest direct train takes about 30 minutes.
- From Antwerp-Central (Thalys): the fastest direct train takes about 1 hour.
From Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), you can take either public transport (bus and trains) or the Flibco bus.
- Public transport: Bus A (TEC) to Charleroi Sud station (20 minutes) + direct train to Brussels-Midi (50 minutes). From there, a second direct train will take you to Ghent-Sint-Pieters in about 30 minutes.
- Flibco shuttle bus: every 2 to 3 hours, a shuttle bus goes straight from Charleroi airport to Ghent-Sint-Pieters in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Getting around in Ghent
There is a good bus and tram network throughout the city. Tickets cost €2,5 and can be purchased from a ticket machine, selling point, in the app, or by texting DL to 4884 (valid for 60 minutes). A ticket valid for 10 rides costs €17 (€1,70 per 60 minutes of validity). You will find the ticket vending machines outside the station, on the tram platform. There are also day tickets (24h; app or vending machine) for €7,5 and 3-day tickets (72h; vending machine only) for €15.
However, Ghent is pretty manageable on foot (or bicycle) as well. All hotels suggested on this website are in the center of town, as is the conference venue. For a map of the city, click here (or many other websites).
For the city’s touristic brochures (in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish), please visit https://visit.gent.be/en/good-know/practical-information/publications.
Please note: As of September 1st 2022, construction works on the tramline entail that Line 4 between the main station and the city center will not operate as usual. However, the main tram line from the station to the city center and to the conference venue (Line 1) will operate as usual, but it now departs from Platform 18 (right opposite the main entrance to the station). You can use the Route Planner to plan your trip.