Het Pand

Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent (map)

The conference will take place from March 7 to 9, 2019 in Het Pand, the culture and congress centre of Ghent University. Het Pand 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.
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The building is located just behind St Michael’s church. Reaching the venue is very easy.

  • By public transport:
    From train station Gent St-Pieters: tram 1 or tram 2. Exit at Korenmarkt.
    From Gent Zuid: tram 4 , tram 2 or bus 6. Exit at Korenmarkt.
  • By car:
    Follow the parking signage to parking P7 Sint-Michiels. The parking is located at 50 meter from Het Pand. Take the exit Onderbergen and you come out in the Wilderoosstraat, opposite Het Pand. An alternative parking is P8 Ramen. From here it’s about 5 minutes on foot to Het Pand.

Thursday Reception: Ghent Town Hall

Botermarkt 1, 9000 Ghent (map)

Together with the City of Ghent and Ghent University, we are honoured to invite you to the conference reception on Thursday March 7 at 18:00 in Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), offered by, the association of liberal humanistic organizations in Flanders and Brussels.

Friday Dinner: Ghent City Museum (STAM)

Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Ghent (map)

The conference dinner will take place on Friday March 8 at the Ghent City Museum (STAM). We start with a welcome drink from 18.30. The dinner itself starts at 19:00. Conference participants can visit the museum for free until midnight. The STAM tells the story of Ghent from the Middle Ages to the present day, with imaginative collections and interactive multimedia. The past, present and future of the city are presented in a clear and interesting way: from mediaeval metropolis to city of knowledge and culture.