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Registration extended to 5 May

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Venue & accommodation

About the venue, hotels, etc.



The conference will take place in the Augustinian monastery situated in the historical centre in Ghent (Belgium).  The monastery has now become a congress centrum, but nevertheless, there are still some priests living there.

Address: Academiestraat 1, 9000, Ghent.

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Conference room

How to reach the venue?

By plane: There are two international airports in Belgium, Brussels national airport (Zaventem) and Brussels south airport (low cost airport situated in Charleroi). From Brussels it takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to Ghent by train.  You can find train timetables here:

By train and tram: You have to travel to the railway station of Gent Sint Pieters. From there you can take tram 1 to the centre of Ghent. You have to get off at the stop Gravensteen. From there, it is a five minute walk to the monastery. See the map here:

Where to stay

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2-4 May 2017




Augustinian Monastery, Academiestraat 1,
Ghent, Belgium



Registration / fees:

  • Registration is closed

  • Please note, the conference is limited to 200 participants


  • 100€ - attendees from elsewhere




General enquiries, registration, proposals, etc.: Tessa Van Santen (INBO, Belgium)


For further information: Jiska van Dijk (NINA, Norway)




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