info

for all participants

The welcome reception and the main colloquium will take place in the main building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, MTA), at 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9, on the Pest side (eastern end) of Lánchíd/Chain bridge/Kettenbrücke.

The conference dinner will be on a boat (it won’t be moving), close to the conference venue. There will be a smörgåsbord type dinner with unlimited drinks from a selected drink menu.

The five workshops are hosted by the Department of English Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University, a 20-minute walk from the Academy building to the south at Rákóczi út 5, 1088 Budapest.

Travel info below.

for speakers of the main colloquium

The ideal talk is 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute discussion. There will be a computer and projector in the room, if you wish to present a slideshow you can bring your USB stick, your laptop, or you may send your slideshow by email to us before the conference begins. Please notify us in advance if you need any further device.

We cannot undertake copying handouts. One side of an A4 sheet costs about 4–5 eurocents in local copyshops. We expect about 100 participants for the main session. The workshops will have smaller audiences. More precise numbers will be available in April.

for posters of the main colloquium

The poster boards fit A0 size portrait posters. An A0 landscape poster is postable but will stick out the edges a bit. Printing an A0 poster costs about €20 in local copyshops.

lightning talks

We are planning to have lightning talks at the beginning of both poster sessions. Here authors of posters may present their main claims in no more than 2 minutes. We propose that each poster is introduced by only one of its authors. The talks will follow the alphabetical order of the first author’s family name (as listed in the programme).

This brief presentation may be accompanied by one or two slides projected. If you wish to project slides during your lightning talk, please send them in A4 size landscape in PDF format to glow41bud-AT-gmail.com before 7 April. Slides sent in the wrong format and/or after the deadline will not be projected during your lightning talk.

getting to and staying in Bp

From BUD airport you may take the 100E bus to Deák Ferenc tér (halfway between the two venues) or the 200E bus, which is cheaper, but then you have to take the metro too. Read more…

You can also take the minibus service (about €16 to the centre), a taxi (about €22 to the centre), or a four-hour walk (for free).

You can plan your journeys within Budapest with BKK Futár (to the main colloquium venue, to the workshops venue: enter your starting point in box A) or Google. Here’s a list of ticket types and prices, if you travel around a lot, the “5/30 BKK 24-hour travelcard” might be the best option. Getting a Budapest Card also allows you free use of public transportation, but it encourages you to miss out (parts of) the conference ☺

There’s plenty of hotels and hostels in the area and various online booking services are at your disposal. Anything in the 5th or 1st districts is within walking distance. The inner parts of the 13th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 2nd districts should also be near enough. (Postal codes contain district numbers as their 2nd and 3rd digits: 1051 is in the 5th, 1088 is in the 8th district.)

The currency in Hungary is not the Euro. If you want to exchange cash, there are plenty of exchange offices in the city. These usually offer much better rates than those at the airport or railway stations. In most places you can use a bankcard too, so you may survive without cash.

Should you have any questions please contact us at glow41bud AT gmail.com.