Flanders has a rich history and has been active in digital preservation for many years. Over recent years, digital preservation has been gaining momentum. Join us in Ghent & Flanders for iPRES 2024!
The first day of the conference takes place at the Virginie Loveling building, next to the main train station Ghent St-Peter’s.
The main conference takes place at the Bijlokesite in Ghent, which is located on the banks of the river Lys, halfway between the historic city center and the main train station Ghent St-Peter’s. It can be easily reached on foot, by bike, by boat and by public transport (tram line 1).
Music Center the Bijloke Ghent is a historic site of exceptional importance. This building is unique in Europe's medieval building heritage. The heart of the music center - what is now the Concert Hall and is the main hall for the conference - was constructed in the 13th century as a giant infirmary.
Ghent breathes history but is also brimming with culture and modern city life. Ghent's history, art, wonderful architecture, water, rock ’n roll top gastronomy and joie de vivre are sure to win you over. The city also makes every effort to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay, including the thousands of students who provide Ghent with a fresh young vibe every academic year.
Read more about Ghent: visitgent.be
Travelling to Ghent is easy by train, by car or - in case of a large distance - by airplane.
Direct high-speed train connection with London, Amsterdam, Cologne and Paris via Brussels Midi Station
Close to Brussels Airport with direct train connection (less than 1h)
Bus connection from Brussels South Airport to Ghent train station
Buses and trams from early in the morning till late at night
Situated at the crossroads of Europe (E17-E40)
Fast Parking Routes around the city, easy & close-by parking lots
In the video below, discover how you can travel from Brussels Airport Zaventem (Belgium’s main airport) to Ghent.