Get to know Ghent

For the first time International Step By Step Association (ISSA) has joined forces with a municipality as well as an ISSA member organization to co-host the conference. ISSA Conference 2017 is proud to present insights into Local Responses, Global Advances in conjunction with the City of Ghent and VBJK, and conference partners Artevelde University College  and Ghent University.

Our local partner’s expertise and experience allows participants a deeper look into Ghent’s childcare facilities and schools during the conference field visits. Conference participants may choose one of 12 locations to visit during the conference. You can find out more here.

Participants may find the registration link on the conference app, in the conference newsletter or register by email via the address You must register by September 26th in order to join.

Our close work with the City of Ghent also allows conference participants a special look into the city. The conference highlights the city’s beautiful architecture and unique history. Learn by registering for the conference social events

Please note that you must register for October 5th’s evening of music and dancing at the extraordinary feestzaal Cocteau by September 24th. Questions regarding registration should be directed to

To find out more about the city, get recommendations for restaurants or browse things to do, check out Trover (on the App store or Google Play Store) or Tripwolf (on the App store or Google Play Store).