The conference is organised by the Departement of Communication Sciences of Ghent University. The conference venue is Campus Aula.

The dinner and party will take place in the historical city center of Ghent, in venue ‘De Oude Vismijn’.

Address:
Oude Vismijn
Rekelingestraat 5
9000 Ghent
Google Map directions

Ghent has two main stations (see http://www.nmbs.be): Gent-Sint-Pieters and Dampoort station. Ghent-Sint-Pieters is easy to reach by trains from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station, where the Eurostar, Thalys and ICE high-speed trains can rush you to Paris (1 ½ hours) and London, Amsterdam or Cologne (2 ½ hours).

Campus Aula

By car: 

  • Coming from Antwerp or Kortrijk via the E17: follow the direction ‘Gent’ and then ‘Gent Centrum’ (B401). The B401 ends at the Zuidpark in Ghent. Follow the P-route to car park P6, Korte Meer.
  • Coming from Ostend or Brussels via the E40: follow the direction ‘Gent Antwerpen’ (E17), then ‘Gent’ and then ‘Gent Centrum’ (B401). The B401 ends at the Zuidpark in Ghent. Follow the P-route to car park P6, Korte Meer.

Public transport:

Take the train to Gent-Sint-Pieters. From the station, you can take tram 1 in the direction of Korenmarkt/Wondelgem/Evergem. Get off at the ‘Korte Meer’ stop.

City of Ghent

The conference will be held in the heart of the historical city of Ghent (in Dutch: Gent). The city of Ghent is located centrally in Flanders, halfway between the cities of Brussels and Bruges. Flanders is the northern part of Belgium and home to the Dutch-speaking part of the Belgian population. Ever since the Middle ages, Flanders has been at the crossroads of the great European trade routes while Flemish merchants swarmed out to every corner of the world. In the late Middle Ages, Ghent was the second largest city in Europe, next to Paris. Its magnificent medieval city centre is still a splendid reminder of those times.

Ghent is much less well-known than its famous neighbours Brussels and Bruges, but is considered the most enjoyable city of Flanders. Ghent’s architecture is imposing, particularly along the scenic old Graslei harbour, grand medieval cathedrals and the Gravensteen castle. Just like Bruges and Antwerp, Ghent abounds in culture, art and world famous painters. Its single most important work of art is the fifteenth-century painting ‘The Adoration of the Lamb’ (or ‘Ghent Altarpiece’) by The Van Eyck brothers.

According to the September 2009 issue of the tourist guide Lonely Planet, Ghent is ‘Belgium’s best kept secret’:

“It is surprising how Belgium has managed to stay so quiet about Ghent for so long. Once medieval Europe’s largest second city, over the past century this unsung treasure of a town has developed a strong artistic bent, and is now one of the best places in Europe for culture – there are many fantastic museums and galleries here, and more listed buildings than any other Belgian city”

For more information about Ghent, please visit http://www.visit.gent.be.

Accommodations

There are many hotels, hostels and B&B’s located in Ghent city centre where you can stay during the conference, ranging from budget to high end. Ghent University has price agreements with the following hotels which are within walking distance of the conference and the dinner venue. Make sure to book a room before 12 January 2018 in order to make use of the limited offer and do mention the code listed below or that you are staying there for the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap conference held at the University.

IBIS GENT OPERA: reservations via H1455-re@accor.com, mention ‘etmaal2018’ as the code. Single room for €77 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included), twin room for €95 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included).

IBIS GENT KATHEDRAAL: reservations via H0961-re@accor.com, mention ‘etmaal2018’ as the code. Single room for €84 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included), twin room for €102 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included).

NOVOTEL: reservations via H0840-RE@accor.com, mention ‘etmaal2018’ as the code. Single room for €99 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included), twin room for €115 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included).

NH HOTEL: reservations via https://www.nh-hotels.com/event/congres-etmaal. Single room for €132 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included), twin room for €147,9 per room per night (breakfast and city tax included).