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Dear SIEF2023 Conference delegate

This email aims to help you reach a summery and social Brno, the capital of South Moravia, Czech Republic’s second-largest city and within it, the reception desk of SIEF2023 - either at OREA Congress Hotel Brno, Křížkovského 458 on 7 June or the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Arna Nováka 1 on all other days! 

What to pack for Brno

  • Your presentation files on a USB or other portable device (or just the USB stick, no files, if you’re planning to write it all on your trainride 😉)
  • Some cash in local currency Czech crowns (Kč/CZK) 
  • Video adapters (if you need to use an Apple to deliver a presentation)
  • Plug adaptors for European standard electrical sockets (if you are from an alternative-socket-land like the UK/US)
  • Your water bottle (please write your name on it for losing purposes)
  • Rainwear, umbrella (if you don’t bring any, it will rain)
  • Sunscreen (for playing hooky from panels at the beer gardens)
  • Insect repellent (if you are going to the countryside afterwards)
  • Dancing outfit to blend in with all the other trendy folklorists and ethnologists on Saturday night’s party (you’ll need to have booked a ticket)
  • What not to bring: Beer and wine (they have plenty)

Where to go and when?

If you arrive on Wednesday, 7 June with time to spare before the opening, go to your hotel first, leave your luggage there, freshen up and then figure out the best way to reach OREA Congress Hotel Brno, Křížkovského 458 no earlier than 14:00 when registration opens (see Travel page for map and transport info). If you come early, we can offer welcoming hugs, but no badges, books or bags! If your arrival time is closer to the beginning of the night’s events at 17:50, you may prefer to come straight to OREA. If heading out from the train station, take Tram #1 going towards Bystrc, get off at Mendlovo náměstí (stop), then change to bus #84 towards Stará osada (stop Křížkovského) and you’ll be 100m from the hotel. Walk down the road and take the first left, then you’ll see the hotel. 

Alternatively, you can take Tram #2 from in front of the mains station at Hlavní nádraží towards Modřice and get off at Poříčí stop. The hotel is then a 10 minute walk away: follow the road down and turn right into Poříčí/Route 42, follow that main road until you take the second right and the hotel will be further down that street on your right.