Practical Information

On this page you can find more practical information about the conference. We will regularly update this page, so keep an eye out for new information. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Conference venue

All conference activities will take place in the beautiful historical Sint-Pieters Abbey in the city centre of Ghent, unless stated otherwise. Address: Sint-Pietersplein 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

More information about how to reach the venue by public transport will be made available here soon.

More information about room allocation will be made available here soon.

Hotel bookings

A variety of hotels, located in proximity to the conference venue, have been reserved at preferential rates for in-person delegates. Please consult this list to view the options. The offered rooms are subject to availability.

Registration and fees

Presenting delegates

Participation in the program is free of charge for presenting delegates, and includes all catering (if in-person). Registration for presenting delegates has closed and no further additions to the program can be accommodated. We will inform presenting delegates of important updates to the program via email.

For those delegates interested in joining the cultural activities on Thursday evening and Saturday morning, we ask that you please register here. Participation is free of charge, but places are limited.

All in-person delegates can collect their badge on Wednesday between 13:00 and 17:00, or on Thursday or Friday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 am.

Non-presenting delegates

Non-presenting delegates can register for in-person or online conference attendance until 5 March 2024. All registration options (including cultural activities) are available here. While most participation options are free of charge (welcome event, cultural program, online attendance), there is a fee (covering catering and other organizational costs) for non-presenting delegates who wish to join in-person on Thursday and/or Friday.

All in-person delegates can collect their badge on Wednesday between 13:00 and 17:00, or on Thursday or Friday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 am.

Online program

In an effort to be more inclusive and accessible to a global audience, we will livestream plenary sessions and offer an online program. The following in-person sessions will be livestreamed:

  • Conference Kick-off & Keynote Session (Wednesday)
  • Justice Visions Plenaries (Thursday and Friday)
  • Practitioner Roundtable (Thursday)
  • Closing Remarks (Friday)

An overview of the online panels can be found on the in the online programme. The format for each activity is also indicated in the programme, and a filter can be used on the website to view activities that are accessible online.

Online participation is free of charge, but registration is required to obtain an access code. We will also foresee designated spaces at the conference venue where on-site delegates can attend online panels of interest. Please note that hybrid panels and roundtables are only accessible to in-person delegates, and to online presenters for that session, but not to online audiences.

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Sustainability notice

For those attending the Ghent-based event in person, we strongly encourage you to use public transport for your travel whenever possible. We ensure local, sustainable, and vegan/vegetarian catering throughout the event. We will not print the conference brochure, and will limit single-use materials.

CATERING AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Social and cultural activities can be joined for free by all delegates, but we do ask that you register in advance in the ‘registration tab’.

Vegetarian and vegan catering during lunch and coffee breaks is provided for presenting delegates free of charge.

Uploading papers

Paper presenters will be asked to upload their (draft) papers between February 21 and 5 March 2024 on the conference website, so that session chairs and fellow presenters can prepare for the session optimally. We do not foresee to publish the papers in conference proceedings, but may reach out to you regarding future publication opportunities.

Paper guidelines:

  • Focus: Choose one of the questions from your stream as the organizing principle
  • Length: between 5000-7000 words
  • Format: Chicago 17th (author – date) style guide

You will receive an invitation via e-mail to access the secure document library that has been created for sharing conference papers. Please check your spam folder, or use this link in case you have not received the e-mail.

When following the link/invitation, you may be prompted by Ghent University to ‘log in’ to the system. Simply enter your e-mail address (the e-mail address that we use to communicate with you) to gain access.

We ask that you save your paper as a PDF file and use the following naming convention: Last name author(s)_Paper title. Then locate your panel in the folder structure of the document library and use the ‘upload’ button for uploading your file.