Practical Info

Dear Campers,

We look forward to welcoming you in the lovely city of Ghent for THATCamp Ghent on Tuesday May 28th, 2013. Here is some last minute info on some practicalities.


…. is still possible via the THATCamp website till Monday 27th May, 6 pm! Why don’t you join us? It’s free. And one of our groundrules is ‘have fun’. What more could you possibly want?


For the people who have registered via the ELAG conference site: there has been a slight but important schedule change. THATCamp Ghent will start at 9:00 am instead of 10:00 am. See and our schedule.


Session proposals can still be posted on our site via the WordPress dashboard (Posts > Add New). Log in with your personal password & ID. See what others have posted already here.

You can check the temporary schedule. After the scheduling session in the morning, the final programme will be announced on the site, through our Twitter account @tcghent (#tcghent) and of course at the venue itself.

During the sessions, campers are strongly invited to take public notes on Titanpad per session. That way people who are not attending THATCamp Ghent will also be able to see what is being said.


Please feel free to take a little time to update your profile through the same WordPress dashboard (Users > Your Profile). Remember, it is fun to see who you will meet in person next Tuesday!


Bad news: spring is absolutely refusing to come to Belgium. We’ve been having the same drowsy weather for weeks: around 14 °C , showers, wind, sometimes a bit of sun, and there doesn’t seem to be much improvement on the way next week. So be prepared …


THATCamp Ghent will take place at the Zebrastraat Conference Rooms , (ZEBRASTRAAT 32 9000 GENT). On the ELAG website you’ll find a city map with all relevant locations and info re transport.

Social Media

The official THATCamp Ghent twitteraccount is @tcghent . Don’t forget to use the hashtag #tcghent (also when using Instagram, Flickr etc. …) or the general #THATcamp


Due to the participation of international campers, most communication and sessions will be in English. Sessions that are attendend only by Dutch speaking participants can however be held in Dutch, if so preferred.


A free sandwich lunch is available, as are coffee and drinks in between sessions, sponsored by the Faculty Library of Arts & Philosophy UGent

Social Events

On Monday 27th in the evening, some people that registered via ELAG or Open Aire/LIBER workshop are attending a guided tour through Ghent and an informal group diner. Take off is planned around 6 pm at Zebrastraat.

On Tuesday 28th, at 6 pm all Campers are warmly invited to the official opening reception of the ELAG 2013 conference at Zebrastraat as well. It’s an ideal moment to mingle with other international researchers working on closely related subjects (open access, open data, humanities computing, etc…).

Safe travels, and see you soon!

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