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 project of the Child in the City Foundation. Child in the City 2018 has the full support of our host, the city of Vienna and Wienxtra. The 9th Child in the City conference will be held between 24-26 September at the City Hall Vienna, Austria.
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 2018 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 – https://www.childinthecity.org/2018-conference/registration/
5. How can I get in touch?
For inquiries, please contact our Project Manager, Kim de Vos:
Kim de Vos
T: 0031 (0) 624853620
6. Where is the venue located?
Please look at the location map – https://www.childinthecity.org/2018-conference/practical-info/
7. What time does the conference start on the 24th of November?
Registration opens at 09:30 for the field trips. Registration for the conference and lunch will start at 12:00. The welcoming speech begins at 13:00.
8. How long is the conference?
It is a 3 day event from 24-26th of September
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?
Over 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.
11. What are the conference themes?
The themes of this year’s event are:
- Children’s rights in urban development and regeneration
- Children and young people and media
- Equality and diversity in the child friendly city
- Mobility and access to the child friendly city
12. What can I visit in Vienna?
The City of Vienna is known for its baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces. They set the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes. With numerous museums, cultural centers, festivals and monuments, Vienna is a genuine city of culture.
13. How do I get to the conference from the airport?
From the airport you can take the 20 minute CAT train for only €11 to Wien Mitte, a station in central Wien. From there you can take the underground U3 (to Ottakring) on Landstraße to stop Volkstheater, from Volkstheater your can take U2 (to Aspernstraße) to stop Rathaus. It will take you 14 minutes.
14. Are hotels included in the registration fee?
No, but we have selected a list of preferred hotels with special discounts for our delegates. See how to book on our venue page at the bottom.
15. Will there be food included during the conference?
Yes, we will provide 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 Kahlenberg Restaurant 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 – https://www.childinthecity.org/2018-conference/registration/
17. How can I take part in the field trips?
You can find more information on the field trips on this page. After you are registered you will get an email with a link to your personal registration page via which you can register for the field trips.