Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

Q. Can my spouse or partner attend?

Anyone wishing to attend the Colloquium must pay a registration fee. There are museums, tours and events that an accompanying person can visit or participate in during the Colloquium.
Check the Social Events section for more information.

Q. Are there child-minding services available at or near the Colloquium venue?

Yes, next to the colloquium venue you can visit the famous Antwerp Zoo: You can also visit Comic Station, located in the central train station next to the Colloquium venue:

Traveling to Belgium

Q. I'm not a European citizen. Do I need special documentation to enter Belgium and attend this collquium?

Entry requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship. Many countries offer visa-free travel to Belgium or have visa waiver agreements in place. See the visa requirements page for further information.

Q. Can I receive a discount on my travel fare?

No, that's not possible.


Q. I only plan on attending one day of the Colloquium. Can I pay for one day only?

Yes. Options for day registration will be available via the online registration form.

Q. Several of my colleagues and I are registering for this Colloquium. Is there a special group rate?

No, only individual registration is available. However, special rates are in place for low-income-countries.

Abstract submissions

Q. Can I email an abstract to the organizers?

No, you must use the abstract submission system.

Q. If I submit an abstract but do not receive a confirmation email, how will I know if it went through?

Log in to your Colloquium account and click ‘My submissions’ in the menu on the left side of the screen. This page will list any content you have submitted and will update you on its status. If your submission is not listed, please email  and ask for confirmation.

Q. If I miss the abstract submission deadline, will you accept late submissions?


Q. Will I receive a certificate of attendance for the Summit?

Yes, delegates can generate their own attendance certificates from their account once the Summit is underway.

Accommodation and getting around

Q. Do I need to book my own hotel room?

Yes. All Colloquium attendees must arrange their own accommodation. Information about hotels and how to book accommodation can be found on the accommodation page.

Q. Are there attractions I can visit outside of the Colloquium venue?

Yes. For more information, see the social events pages.

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