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Interpret Europe Conference | 31 May - 3 June 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | #iecon19

Practical

This page provides essential information on conference fees, travel options, a range of accommodation options and other useful fields related to the event.

Fees

All conference fees include lunches, evening reception, conference dinner, coffee breaks, conference material, transport from and to the study visits and entrance tickets of the study visits. Additional fees for meals and accommodation are not included and have to be paid on-site. Please note that the conference fee does not include the costs of the post-conference tours.
Interpret Europe conference fees respect different average levels of income in different countries. Participants pay the following fee in Euro based on their country of residence listed below the respective amount (If you would like to join us and your country is not listed below, please contact jelena.pekic@interpreteuropeconference.net):

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Please fill out the registration form here if you would like to join the conference! Early bird registration closes on 15 April 2019 and standard registration will be open until 20 May 2019.

Scholarships

If you wish to attend the conference but cannot afford it, you have the chance to apply for one of five scholarships which is a contribution towards the cost of conference and the accommodation fees. Please send an e-mail with motivation letter to scholarships@interpreteuropeconference.net. Our scholarship team will asses your application and will let you know by 15 March if you are selected.

Cancellation rules

We guarantee free cancellation up until five weeks before the conference begins. Cancellations must be made either through email or in writing by 26 April 2019. We will then refund your advance payments. A non-refundable processing fee of €100 will be levied after 26 April 2019.  Please understand that no refunds at all can be given after 5 May 2019. We recommend you consider a travel insurance that covers fees in case of any need for late cancellation.

Venue

The central venue of the conference will be Hotel Saraj in Sarajevo.

Hotel Saraj is 900 metres away from Bašcaršija, the heart of the old town and an ideal starting point for a tour in Sarajevo, the European Jerusalem. Hotel Saraj has 140 rooms available of different categories, from hostel style to high standards  (approximately 350 beds), a Wellness & Spa Centre, six conference rooms equipped with multimedia capacities from 10 to 600 seats, three restaurants for all types of events such as receptions, banquets, weddings and other celebrations of various kind. More information and pictures can be found here: www.hotelsaraj.com
Address of Hotel Saraj: Nevjestina 5, 71 000 Sarajevo

Accommodation

We highly recommend you to book your room as soon as possible to get the best place for the most reasonable price.
Under the Accommodation’ menu is listed a wide range of options from hotels to guest houses. Select your preferred choice from the list and the conference rates can be achieved when you contact the provider and quote the reference “iecon19”.  This page will be kept up to date regarding current availability of rooms.

Transportation

There are various options to reach our conference venue. Your travel options are listed under the menu Arrival and departure.

Please contact Jelena Pekic at jelena.pekic@interpreteuropeconference.net if you have further questions regarding transportation!

Field trips

Please bring comfortable clothes, particularly for the field trips when we will stay outdoors for hours. Comfortable trekking boots and rain gear are important, too. If the weight limit of your luggage allows it, bring your own binoculars and of course your camera.

Currency

The official currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Bosnian Convertible Mark (abbreviated as BAM or KM), and you should be prepared to have some marks since card payment is not accepted everywhere. Payment in EUR is not allowed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We recommend exchanging the money in official banks rather than exchange offices as banks are required by law to have fixed exchange rates and only charge a small transaction fee. The exchange rate at the moment is about 1 Euro to 1.95 BAM.
IMPORTANT! The staff of the conference cannot exchange currencies. However there are some exchange offices in town and ATMs are available in many places around the conference venue, so we would not recommend you to have too much cash on you.

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