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EMNLP 2018 will take place in the SQUARE Brussels meeting centre:
rue Mont des Arts/Kunstberg B-1000, Brussels, Belgium Phone: +32 2 515 13 00 Web: http://squarebrussels.com/en/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARE, located in the vibrant Mont de Arts cultural quarter in the heart of Brussels, is a modern meeting center with 7 halls, 5 auditoria and 23 meeting rooms. It is only a 2-minute walk from the Brussels central train station and less than 30 minutes from the Brussels International Airport.
On the evening of Saturday, November 3rd, the EMNLP 2018 social event will take place at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Four museums, housed in a single building, will welcome the EMNLP delegates with their prestigious collection of 20,000 works of art. The Museums’ collections trace the history of the visual arts — painting, sculpture and drawing — from the 15th to the 21st century.
Through our official housing partner, the Brussels Booking Desk, we are able to provide reduced hotel rates for the EMNLP Conference. Book through the simple-to-use reservation website or with helpful and friendly booking agents. Please note that the Brussels Booking Desk is the only official housing company associated with KU Leuven. While other hotel resellers may contact you to offer accommodation for your trip, they are not endorsed by, or affiliated with the event and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences. You can book a room in the following ways:
- By sending an email request to the Brussels Booking Desk.
- By calling the Brussels Booking Desk at 0032 2 552 00 05 (Monday to Friday, during office hours, CMT) and speaking with Charlotte Viaene. Note that the official hotel event rates will begin to expire on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.
ACL 2017 and NAACL 2018 provided on-site daycare to participants attending the conference at a subsidized rate. However, it was under-utilized at those conferences. To ensure that more people take advantage of childcare assistance, EMNLP will be experimenting with a reimbursement model for childcare expenses. Please read the full policy here. Once you have read the policy, you may file an application for the grant by filling out this form.
- Application deadline: Septmber 10, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: September 17, 2018
- Documentation & receipt submission deadline: November 15, 2018
Since visa applications can take almost 2-4 months to be approved, we advise that you apply as soon as possible. If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Your full name as it appears in your passport
- Your work address
- The name(s) of any accepted papers
- The email address of the embassy that will handle your request