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The Second Round Table on Communicative Dynamism will be held in Namur on 13 and 14 September 2016.


The venue for the conference is the University of Namur's Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, rue de Bruxelles 61 in Namur, within easy walking distance of Namur's train station. We will convene in the "Salle des conseils" on the sixth floor of the faculty, which will be clearly signposted from the main entrance at 61 rue de Bruxelles.


International delegates arriving at Bruxelles-Midi train station (via Thalys or Eurostar connections) can take a direct train from Bruxelles-Midi to Namur (journey time around 1h12min). People arriving at Brussels National Airport now have several options: recently a direct train link opened between Brussels Airport and Namur, but it runs only once every hour (at 17 minutes past the hour, starting from 6.17 am up to the last such direct link leaving at 9.17 pm), lasting 1h10min. Alternatively, there are several connections involving a change at Bruxelles-Nord train station, from where there is a direct train to Namur (total journey time around 1h20min; the last such train leaves at 10.26 pm). On arrival at Charleroi Airport (optimistically referred to as "Bruxelles South"), you can take a bus (around 20 minutes) to the Charleroi-Sud train station, from where direct intercity trains to Namur take between 30 and 36 minutes (slower omnibus trains take considerably longer).

To look up train timetables and itineraries, check the Belgian Railways website. The full name of the airport's train station (needed to look up itineraries) is "Brussels Airport - Zaventem".

For travel help or advice, please contact us at the address given at the bottom of this page.


Invited speakers need not register through the website, but doctoral students or other researchers interested in attending the Round Table and joining in the discussions are invited to register using the online form. The registration fee (to be paid in cash on site) for non-speakers is 25 euros and covers coffee breaks and lunches on both days of the Round Table. Note that the fee is waived for UNamur doctoral students.

Doctoral students who wish to bring some of their own problems of analysis and methodology to the table during the closing discussion at the end of Wednesday morning's proceedings are especially encouraged to attend the Round Table.


Invited speakers will be staying at the Hotel Les Tanneurs de Namur (Rue des Tanneries 13), a ten to fifteen minute walk or short taxi ride from both the train station and the conference venue (see the map immediately below; to see a larger map click the "View larger map" logo in the top right corner of the insert; the full map includes the locations of the train station, hotel and university, as well as pedestrian itineraries).

One of the local organizers can meet you on Tuesday morning to make sure you find the way to the university. You will recognize the main entrance of the university at 61 rue de Bruxelles by the bright green flags with the university's logo; from the main entrance access to the "Salle des conseils" will be signposted.

Any other attendees who need to stay over in Namur can make their own arrangements, or contact us at the address given at the bottom of this page for advice and assistance.

Staying on?

Belgium boasts a number of historical cities well worth visiting aside from Namur including, but not limited to, Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Dinant, Ghent, Leuven, Liège, Mechelen, Ypres. A useful starting point for explorations might be the WikiTravel section on Belgian cities. Given Belgium's complex federal structure, there are several official tourism websites you can turn to for further inspiration: Tourism WalloniaVisit Flanders, and Visit Belgium (the latter is a website aimed specifically at North American visitors). Thanks to its central location, Belgium is an ideal hub from which to explore other cities and regions in Europe. For high-speed international rail connections from Brussels to all of our neighbouring countries, see the B-Europe website.

Practical queries may be addressed to:
Wout Van Praet