F.A.Q. – Frequently asked questions – Child in the City Conference
Read the answers to the most common questions regarding our upcoming conference. If your question is not on the list, feel free to contact us.
1. What is the Child in the City Conference?
This international event is a joint project of the Child in the City Foundation and the European Network of Child Friendly Cities (ENCFC). Child in the City 2016 has the full support of our host, the city of Ghent. The 8th Child in the City conference will be held between 7 – 9 November 2016 at the University College in Ghent, Belgium.
The themes of the conference explore: issues concerning children’s space and mobility; their right to play; matters affecting their health and wellbeing; and their participation in the processes to determine the city environment and services.
The conference is a “high-profile” event, with previous attendance by political figures such as the then Mayor of London, Ken Livingston and the Danish Royal Princess Mary.
2. Why should I participate?
By attending you will be part of an international gathering for research and good practice in creating child friendly cities. During the event all major practitioners, local politicians and academics will come together to discuss the rights and wellbeing of children throughout Europe and beyond.
Furthermore, the Child in the City Conference is one of the leading events on the latest child friendly policies and research studies. There will also be a networking exhibition room available where top researchers and scientists will display their projects on a poster presentation.
Attend sessions from expert speakers in the field of child friendly cities from all over the world.
3. Who organises the Child in the City Conference?
Child in the City 2016 is organised by Promedia Europoint B.V., with the support of the Child in the City Foundation.
4. How can I register?
You can register for the conference here – www.childinthecity.org/2016-conference/register.
5. How can I get in touch?
For inquiries, please contact our Project Manager, Kristi Seaby:
T: 0031 (0) 624853620
6. Where is the venue located?
Please look at the location map – www.childinthecity.org/2016-conference/venue.
Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000
7. What time does the conference start on the 7th November?
Registration opens at noon and the welcoming speech begins at 14:00.
8. How long is the conference?
It is a 3 day event from 7-9th November 2016
9. Can I register for only one day?
No, this event is a 3 day event registration only.
10. How many speakers will there be?
We expect 100 speakers including children’s professionals, university lecturers, researchers and city planners from all over the world will share their knowledge and research on child friendly cities.
See all speakers – www.childinthecity.org/2016-conference/speakers.
11. What are the conference themes?
The themes of this year’s event are:
1. Child friendly policies
2. The position of children in the city
3. Children and the built environment
4. Refugee and immigrant children and young people in cities and municipalities
12. What can I visit in Ghent?
Ghent is a historical city with a modern life located in the Flemish region of Belgium. With numerous museums, cultural centers, festivals, monuments and the title of ‘Unesco creative city of music’, Ghent is a genuine city of culture. Cultural hotspots include the Bijlokesite Museum, the city hall and the St. Peter’s Abbey.
Read more on what to visit – www.childinthecity.org/2016-conference/city-of-ghent.
13. How do I get to the conference from Gent-Sint-Pieters Train Station?
Gent-Sint-Pieters Train Station to Venue
Walking distance – 15 minutes
Tram – line 1 (destination Flanders Expo) take stop ‘Verlorenkost’. Walk 5 minutes.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Gent-Sint-Pieters Train Station
Traveling by public transport from CRL is very complicated. We suggest all delegates to use this preferred bus company: flibco
Paris, France to Venue
By car – 3 1/2 hours
By train – 2 1/2 hours
By plane – 1 hour
Frankfurt, Germany to Venue
By car – 4 1/2 hours
By train – 4 hours
By plane – 1 hour
Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venue
By car – 3 hours
By train – 2 1/2 hours
Brussel, Belgium to Venue
By car – 1 hour
By train – 1 hour
14. Are hotels included in the registration fee?
No, but we have selected two preferred hotels with special discounts for our delegates. See how to book on our venue page at the bottom.
- IBIS Hotel**
Discounted prices: single – €90 & double – €108 taxes and buffet breakfast included
Location – directly in front of tram 1 direction Wondelgem or Evergem (get off tram one stop away: Verlorenkost)
9 minute walk to venue
How to book? Email Ruben Maes – H1455-RE@accor.com and mention the code ‘Child in the City’.
- 13 O’clock Hostel Ghent
Discounted prices: private single – €53-68 & private double – €78 taxes and kitchenette w/nespresso machine included
15 minute walk to venue
200 metres from tram 1 (direction Evergem/Wondelgem) to venue
How to book? Email firstname.lastname@example.org using the code ‘CC16’.
15. Will there be food included during the conference?
Yes, we will provide small breakfast, lunches, small bites & coffee breaks throughout the conference days. During the welcoming reception on Monday evening, there will be appetizers provided. If you would like to join the conference dinner at the St. Peter’s Abbey on Tuesday evening, please mark attending when registering yourself. The dinner is not included in the registration fee.
16. How much is the conference as a delegate?
Please see our registration page for the registration costs – www.childinthecity.org/2016-conference/register.
17. How can I take part in the field trips?
We are organising a series of side events, including:
- November 6th: Take the hospitality bike tour
- November 7th: Visit the Circusplanet
- November 7th: Visit the World of Kina
- November 7th: Take a tour of the New Ghent Neighbourhood
- November 8th: Visit the Brugse Poort District
- November 8th: Take an interactive workshop: Child friendly urban place as a collective learning process
- November 9th: Take the Play Layer Bike Tour
More information on – www.childinthecity.org/2016-conference/field-trips.
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For more information and enquiries, please contact out project manager Kristi Seaby:
T: 0031 (0) 624853620