CONFERENCE VENUE. The 55th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2022) will be held in the Faculty of Law (Facultatea de Drept) of the University of Bucharest, which is in the city centre at the address 36-46 Mihail Kogălniceanu. Buses and trolleybuses that stop in front of venue (Facultatea de Drept): 122, 137, 138, 268, 381, 336, 601; 61, 69, 90, 91. Subway stop near the venue: Eroilor. The use of face masks is not compulsory, but recommended indoors.
PROGRAMME. All the information concerning the scientific programme can be found here. You will receive a printed copy of the schedule and the extended programme with your conference pack at the Reception Desk.
The subway and most of the buses and trolleybuses are equipped with contactless terminals and you can pay for your trip with your (VISA, MasterCard, etc) card. The price of a trip is 3RON (approx. 0.60 EURO). If you use the subway, using the contactless terminal is a very good option (you only pay once for the journey even if you change the subway line). For buses and trolleybuses, the ticket you pay is valid for 90 minutes.
An alternative way is to install on your smartphone the official app 24pay), which is a simple e-wallet that allows you to make cashless purchases. Add your credit card details in the payment processor’s page (24pay only stores the card’s final 4 digits). All transactions are secured by Visa/Mastercard technology. For transactions that exceed the limit (between 0 and 10 lei), fingerprint or PIN confirmation is required. Select the city where you are using the app (in our case, Bucharest) and follow the instructions. For more details, see here.
REGISTRATION. The Reception Desk is situated in the main lobby at the Faculty of Law, 36-46 Mihail Kogălniceanu. The opening times of the Reception Desk are as follows: Tuesday (23 August): 16.00-20.00; Wednesday through Friday (24‒26 August): 8.00-19.00; Saturday (27 August): 8.30-14.00.
ORAL PRESENTATIONS. Oral presentations last 25 minutes. The actual presentation should be 20 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions. 5 minutes are reserved for room changes. It is recommended to copy your presentation on the desktop of the computer in your session room in advance, during the coffee or lunch breaks, at least 10 minutes before the whole session starts. All the rooms have a computer. We recommend that you bring your presentation as a PDF (or Power Point) file on a memory stick. There will be student assistants who will help you if necessary.
WI-FI. Wireless Internet is available in the building (unibuc freewifi or the local network of the Faculty of Law Drept, which has the password: 0123456789).
POSTER SESSION. The poster session will take place on Thursday 25 August, overlapping with the morning coffee break. It will take place on the ground floor, from 10.30 to 11.30. Posters should be vertical and A0 in size (84 x 118 cm). Presenters can bring and pin their posters between 8.00 and 10.00 (we will provide pins). For printing posters locally, we recommend Romera Print Center (Bulevardul Mihail Kogalniceanu 24), which charges €12 per A0 poster.
HANDOUTS. We expect around 350 participants distributed over 10 parallel sessions. So, if you are bringing handouts, it would be advisable to bring around 20 copies for a presentation in the general session or in a short (one-day) workshop; for long (1.5 day) workshops count more, around 40. We recommend that you print them before you come to Bucharest. It will not be possible to print out handouts at the conference office, but there are printing shops in the vicinity of the venue (see Romera Print Center above).
SLIDES. All rooms will have computers, and it may be easiest if you bring your presentation on a memory stick in PDF (or Power Point) format. If you want to use your own computer, it would be good to have a VGA connection for the projection, as we may not be able to fully support HDMI.
RECEIPTS and CERTIFICATES. Your receipt of payment will be sent electronically on Sunday 21 August. If you detect any mistake in the receipt, you are invited to let our Treasurer know during the conference. The SLE office will be located on the first floor, in the Sala Seminar 2.22. The certificates of attendance will be sent after SLE 2022, on Monday 29 August. They will contain your name, your affiliation and the title of your presentation.
PUBLISHERS. There will be representatives of Brill, Edinburgh University Press, Oxford University Press, as well as Bucharest University Press and Univers Enciclopedic (local publishing houses). There will also be stands of John Benjamins and De Gruyter.
SLE PRIZES for the best presentation/poster. We award prizes in the categories of best presentation by a PhD student, best presentation by a Postdoc and best poster presentation. The presentations will be reviewed by the members of the SLE 2022 Programme Committee who are present at the conference.
LUNCHES (included in the registration fee). Lunch will be served on the first floor.
WELCOME RECEPTION (included in the registration fee). The welcome reception will take place on Wednesday, 24 August at 19:00h, in the City Hall „Primăria Municipiului București” (Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 47).
CITY WALK (included in the fee). The guided city walk will take place on Thursday, 25 August, from 19.00 to 20.00. Meeting time is 19.00, close to the Palace of the University, at the Fountain in Piața 21 Decembrie 1989 (“Fântâna de la Universitate”). Colleagues attending the final session (the round table) can take any bus or trolleybus from across the street of the venue and get off at Universitate; alternatively, the walking distance from the venue to the meeting point is 1,7 km (20-25 minutes).
CONFERENCE DINNER. The conference dinner will take place on Friday, 26 August, from 20.00 to 00.00 at Ivan Pescar restaurant (Uranus 150, The Ark building). The dinner is only for pre-registered participants – please bring your dinner ticket with you; food and drinks are served between 20.00 and 22.00. From 22.00h onwards, the venue is open to all SLE participants! There will be music, and other conference participants will be allowed to enter (they should bring their name tags for identification); the bar will be open, but drinks are not included in the dinner fee.
EXCURSIONS ON SATURDAY. The two walking tours to Ceaușescu’s Mansion and National Village Museum will start at 16, but you should be there 15 minutes earlier (at around 15.45). For those who prefer to be accompanied from the conference venue, the meeting time for both excursions is 15.00 just in front of the Faculty of Law.
If you want to go by yourself at the Ceaușescu’s Mansion (= Palatul Primăverii), the meeting point is at the entrance of Ceaușescu’s Mansion (Bulevardul Primăverii 50). Bus stop: Piața Charles de Gaulle (bus routes: 361, 335, 331, 301, 131, 330, 282). Subway station: Aviatorilor (Line M2).
The easiest routes from the Faculty of Law are:
- by subway: from Eroilor,take either the M3 line (direction Anghel Saligny) or the M1 line (direction Pantelimon) – 2 stops, get off at Piata Unirii, and then take the M2 line (direction Pipera) – 4 stops, get off at Aviatorilor.
- by bus: take the trolleybus 61 (direction: Piata Rosetti) – 3 stops and get off at Universitate; change the bus and take the bus 361 (direction: Complex Comercial Baneasa) – 7 stops, get off at Piata Charles de Gaulle.
To come back to the city center, take the subway M2 line (direction Berceni) and get off either at Universitate or at Piata Unirii (the stop Piata Unirii is preferrable if you want to see the musical fountains show on Saturday night at 21.00).
Contact person: Gabriela Bîlbîie, gabriela.bilbiiATlls.unibuc.ro
If you want to go by yourself at the National Village Museum (= Muzeul Satului), the meeting point is at the entrance of the museum (Soseaua Kiseleff 28-30). Bus stop: Muzeul Satului (bus routes: 131, 205, 331, 335, 361) or Arcul de Triumf (bus routes: 131, 331, 335, 361, 783). Subway station: Aviatorilor (Line M2).
The easiest route from the conference venue (Faculty of Law) is by bus: take the trolleybus 61 (direction: Piata Rosetti) – 3 stops to Universitate; get off at Universitate and change the bus; then, take the bus 361 (direction: Complex Comercial Baneasa) – 8 stops to Muzeul Satului; get off at Muzeul Satului.
To come back to the city center, take the same bus 361, and get off at one of the three stops in the city center: Piata Revolutiei, CEC or Piata Unirii (the stop Piata Unirii is preferrable if you want to see the musical fountains show on Saturday night at 21.00).
Contact person: Marinela Bota, marinela.botaATgmail.com
FREE EVENT ON FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY EVENING
We also recommend a very nice free event for Saturday evening: Bucharest Fountain Show „Simfonia Apei”, which is a spectacular multimedia show that takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer, around 21.00 (the musical show lasts 45 minutes). The show takes place in the city centre, in Unirii Square (Piata Unirii). It is the longest choreographed fountain system in the world. For more details about these artesian fountains of Unirii Square, see a description here.
EXCURSIONS ON SUNDAY.
The two trips on Sunday for pre-registered participants will start out from the conference venue (Faculty of Law). The meeting point is just in front of the main building of the Faculty of Law:
Pre-registered participants will receive more information on their email addresses.
Contact person for Therme experience: Franco Constantin, francisco-razvan.constantinATdrd.unibuc.ro; francesco.constantinATyahoo.com
Contact person for Sinaia trip: Gabriela Bîlbîie, gabriela.bilbiieATlls.unibuc.ro.