19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception
Location: Ghent City Hall, Pacificatiezaal
Address: Botermarkt 1, 9000, Ghent
Attendance at the welcome Reception is included in the conference registration fee.
The Welcome Reception will take place in the historical building of the City Hall, which dates back to the 16th Century. The Pacificatiezaal (Pacification Hall), the former Old Court of Justice, is where the Pacification of Ghent was signed in 1576. This treaty brought temporary peace between the Spanish Habsburgs and the rebel armies of the Low Countries (today Belgium and the Netherlands).
During the reception, drinks and finger food will be served. The reception will also feature entertainment from the Gent Gipsy Devils local band.
This building is truly marvelous, consider taking a virtual tour of this building before you arrive.