The symposium will be held at the Lamot Congress and heritage center. Lamot is a unique conference centre situated at the waterside, in the historic centre of Mechelen, Belgium. The former brewery, where up until the eighties the legendary Lamot beer was produced, today is one of the most daring feats of contemporary architecture right in the heart of Mechelen.

How to get to the venue

By bus and/or on foot from the train station

The Lamot Congress center is only a short walk (1.2km, 15 min.) away of the train station.

Exit the station at the front side. Cross the roundabout and follow the main road (N1). Cross the ring road (R12) and follow the ‘Kardinaal Mercierplein’. Follow this road (it’ll change names to Graaf van Egmontstraat and subsequently, Vijfhoek). Before you cross the water (Dijle), go down the stairs on your right, to follow the Dijlepad. Follow this path al the way to Lamot.

You can also take bus n°1 from the station to Lamot. There’s a bus each 10 minutes and the ride will take 8 minutes. Get off the bus at ‘Mechelen Korenmarkt’. Follow the Korenmarkt towards the river, take the second street to your left (Van Beethovenstraat) and walk past the Novotel. Lamot Center should be on your right.

By car

Coming from Antwerp

Take exit n°9 (Mechelen-Noord) and follow the N16 to the ring road (R12). Take the right side of the ring road, to Brusselsepoort. Drive into the city centre (Hoogstraat) and use one of the car parks close to Lamot.

Coming from Brussels

Take exit n°10 (Mechelen-Zuid), follow the B101 to the N1 and then take the left side of the ring road (R12), to Brusselsepoort. Drive into the city centre (Hoogstraat) and use one of the car parks close to Lamot.


Car parks in Mechelen

Key dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadlineSeptember 30, 2018
  • Notification of acceptanceNovember 15, 2018
  • Paper submission deadlineJanuary 15, 2019
  • Final ProgrammeMarch 15, 2019
  • SymposiumApril 1-5, 2019