Practical information

Conference Venues

The conference will take place across a variety of venues in Ghent.

Find an easy-to-use map of all venues here.

Most of the events will take place at de Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal en Letteren (KANTL), the Royal Academy for the Dutch Language and Literature (Koningstraat 18, 9000 Ghent).

Our Humour Practitioners Roundtable, with Shazia Mirza, Annie Julia Wyman, Tjeerd Royaards, and Mike Gillis, will take place at De Krook (Miriam Makebaplein 1, 9000 Ghent).

One of our keynote lectures, with Raúl Pérez, will take place at Vandenhove Pavilion at UGent (Rozier 1, 9000 Ghent).

Conference Hotel

There is no official conference hotel, but out-of-town attendees are encouraged to reserve a room at either the ibis Gent Centrum St Baafs Kathedraal (Limburgstraat 2, 9000 Ghent // +32 9 233 00 00 // or B&B HOTEL Gent Centrum (Voldersstraat 17 , 9000 Ghent  // +32 93 96 61 30 // Both hotels offer inexpensive rooms a short distance from the various conference venues.



How to get to Ghent

From Brussels Airport – Zaventem (BRU)

By train: Brussels Airport-Zaventem train station is located on level -1 of the terminal, a short distance from the arrivals hall (2nd floor) and the departures hall (3rd floor). The travel time for direct trains to Ghent (Gent-Sint-Pieters Station) is about one hour.

From Brussels Airport – Charleroi  (CRL)

By bus: Nine times a day a shuttle bus travels between Charleroi Airport and Bruges via Ghent. The bus service is offered by The bus stops at the rear of the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station. The bus ride takes about 90 min.

By train: With a combined ticket, you can take a bus transfer outside the terminal to the railway station Charleroi-South in 20 min. From there, a train ride to Ghent takes approximately 90 min.

From Gent-Sint-Pieters

By tram: Take tram line 1 (red), direction Wondelgem or Evergem, which takes about 10 minutes to reach the city centre.

By taxi – Taxis can be found immediately at your right hand when you come out of the station.

On foot – you can opt to walk into the historic centre, which takes about thirty minutes.