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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, a range of accommodation options and other useful fields related to the event.

Fees

All conference fees include lunches, Friday evening reception, Saturday and Sunday evening conference dinner, coffee breaks, conference material, transport from and to the study visits and entrance tickets of the study visits. Additional fees for meals and accommodation are not included and have to be paid on-site. Please note that the conference fee does not include the costs of the pre- and post-conference tours.

Interpret Europe conference fees respect different average levels of income in different countries . Participants pay the following fee in Euro 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 iecon18@heritagemanager.hu):

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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/
Address of Jurisics Castle: Rajnis utca 9., 9730 Kőszeg 

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
Address of IASK:  Chernel utca 14, 9730, Kőszeg

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. As Kőszeg is not on the main transport routes you cannot reach the town directly with train or bus.
In order for you to have a confortable and quick transfer, we highly recommend you to register for one of the reserved coaches we offer you.
Your travel options are listed under the menu Arrival and departure.

Please contact Zsuzsa Berecz at 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 there are some exchange offices in town and ATMs are available in many places around the main square, so we would not recommend you to have too much cash on you.

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