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Interpret Europe Conference | 23-26 March 2018 in Kőszeg, Hungary | #iecon18

Practical

This page provides essential information on conference fees, travel options for getting to Kőszeg, a range of accommodation options and other useful fields related to the event.

Fees

Interpret Europe conference fees respect different average levels of income in different countries . Participants pay the following fee based on their country of residence listed below the respective amount (If you would like to join us and your country is not listed below, please contact arpad.boczen@interpreteuropeconference.net):

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Please fill out the registration form here if you would like to join the conference! Early bird registration closes on 15 February and standard registration will be open until 15 March 2018.

If you would like to pay your fee in Hungarian Forint, the exchange rate we will apply is 1 € = 310 HUF.

Cancellation rules

We guarantee free cancellation up until five weeks before the conference begins. Cancellations must be made either through email or in writing by 15 February 2018. We will then refund your advance payments. A non-refundable processing fee of €100 will be levied after 15 February 2018. Please understand that no refunds at all can be given after 5 March 2018. We recommend you consider a travel insurance that covers fees in case of any need for late cancellation.

Venue

The central venue of the conference will be Jurisics Castle in Kőszeg. A large Knight's Hall will accommodate the joint performances like the keynotes, the opening ceremony and the dinner on Sunday, among others. More information and pictures can be found here: http://jurisicsvar.hu/en/jurisicsvar/castle/
The parallel sessions will be held partly in the castle and partly in the historic buildings of the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (IASK). More information and pictures can be found here:  http://www.iask.hu/en/s/3411/iask-eng

Accommodation

Kőszeg is a small town with a population of about 12,000. Although the development of tourism is encouraging here, the accommodation possibilities within an easy walking distance of the conference venue are limited. We highly recommend you to book your room as soon as possible to get the best place for the most reasonable price.
Under the ’Accommodation’ menu is listed a wide range of options from hotels to guest houses. Select your preferred choice from the list and the conference rates can be achieved when you contact the provider and quote the reference “iecon18”.  This page will be kept up to date regarding current availability of rooms.

Transportation

There are various options to reach our conference venue. The easiest and cheapest way is to apply for one of the reserved coaches we offer you. For that we need information from you with your registration for the conference:

  • Please indicate if you would like to use this service. As an initial option, we are planning to launch two lines from Budapest Airport and two lines from Vienna Airport at 12:00 and 18:00, 23 March 2018. In addition you can also join the pre-conference tour group at Vienna Central Station at 17:00, 22 March 2018. The prices are the following:
    • Budapest Airport – Kőszeg: 24 Euro/person
    • Vienna Airport – Kőszeg: 16 Euro/person
    • Vienna Central Station – Kőszeg: 14 Euro/person
  • Please let us know your flight or train number and the exact time of arrival at Vienna or at Budapest with the registration  to help us arranging the most comfortable transfer service! It might happen that we change slightly the departure time of the coaches or launch an additional line based on your input. I n case of any cancellation, we agree to transfer the fee back to you no later than 5 days after the early bird registration deadline (15 February 2018).
  • Please indicate if you would prefer another line rather than the two we have initially offered.

 

By plane:  

There are regular flights to Vienna and Budapest airports from all European countries. From there you can reach Kőszeg by pre-booked shuttle service or by train. See the related information below.

By train:

From Vienna:
During workdays there is regular service on the 2.5-3 hour journey from Vienna Airport (or 2-2.5 from Vienna Central Station) to Oberpullendorf. From there a regular shuttle service will be provided by the conference organisers upon the request of the participants.
Alternatively, you can choose the 3-3.5 hour journey from Vienna Airport (or 2-2.5 from Vienna Central Station) to Szombathely. From there a regular shuttle service will be provided by the conference organisers upon the request of the participants.
You can plan your travel and book tickets here: http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en

From Budapest:
During workdays there is regular service on the 2.5-3 hour journey from Budapest Keleti Station and Budapest Deli Station to Szombathely. From there a regular shuttle service will be provided by the conference organisers upon the request of the participants.
You can plan your travel and book tickets here: http://elvira.mav-start.hu/elvira.dll/x/index?language=2

Please let us know your flight or train number and the exact time of arrival at Vienna or at Budapest with the registration  to help us arranging the most comfortable shuttle service!

By car:

From Vienna
Travelling to Kőszeg by car is around 1.5 hour drive from Vienna. You must leave on the A23 South of the city then enter the highway A3. The North-South expressway of Burgenland S31 connects to A3 at Eisenstadt and goes directly to the Austrian-Hungarian border (Rattersdorf) from which Kőszeg is only 5 km on the road 87.

From Budapest
Travelling to Kőszeg by car is around 2.5 hour drive from Budapest. You must leave on the M1 highway West of the city. The M85 expressway connects to the M1 at Győr and goes towards Csorna. The M86 expressway starts here and leads to Szombathely from where Kőszeg is only 18 km on the road 87.

Parking at the accommodations is usually free of charge but you must check this in the accommodation section as fees can occur in some of the cases. Parking is on a first come, first served basis, therefore be aware and let your host know if you are going to come by car. The number of free parking lots is usually limited.

Please contact iecon18@heritagemanager.hu if you have further questions regarding transportation!

Field trips

Hopefully we will have good luck with the weather; however, evenings and nights can be quite cold even chilly at this time of the year. So please bring warm clothes, particularly for the field trips when we will stay outdoors for hours. Comfortable trekking boots and rain gear are important, too. If the weight limit of your luggage allows it, bring your own binoculars and of course your camera.

Currency

The official currency in Hungary is Forint (abbreviated as HUF or Ft), and you should be prepared to have some forints since card payment is not accepted everywhere. The exchange rate at the moment is about 1 Euro to 310 HUF.
IMPORTANT! The staff of the conference cannot exchange currencies. However ATMs are available in many places around the main square of the town, so we would not recommend you to have too much cash on you.

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