The conference will be hosted at Het Pand, the culture and congress center of Ghent University.
It is an old Dominican monastery located in the heart of the city on the banks of the river Leie, near the medieval port with the guildhalls as its remnants.
Address: Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent
Ghent is easily accessible by train, with multiple trains leaving Brussels (Noord-Centraal-Zuid) and Antwerp every hour. If you are arriving by train, book your ticket to Gent-St. Pieters.
By plane, the closest major airport is Brussels National Airport (Zaventem). Several smaller airlines fly into Charleroi. However, we recommend flying into Brussels, as trains can be taken directly from the airport to Ghent (with or without a layover in Brussel Zuid), while traveling from Charleroi is more of a hassle (there is a bus service, flibco, but it is less predictable and does not run as early or as late as the the trains).
The city of Ghent hosts a large number of fine hotels and B&B’s. A very good search platform for finding a nice place in Ghent to stay during the conference can be consulted at http://www.visitgent.be or http://www.booking.com/ or http://www.airbnb.com
- http://www.guesthouse-ppp.be/ (around 130 euros per night)
- http://www.ghent-river-hotel.be (around 120 euros per night)
- http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0961-ibis-gent-centrum-st-baafs-kathedraal/ (around 100 euros per night)
- http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-1455-ibis-gent-centrum-opera/index.shtml (around 90 euros per night)
- http://www.monasterium.be/ (from 60 to 100 euros per night)
- http://www.hotelonderbergen.be/ (around 80 euros per night)