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Reaching the conference venues
From the airports to the city: Brussels airport is relatively close to the city centre and well connected. You can take train, bus, taxi or car from one of the stations at the airport (airport to Brussels). Charleroi airport is a 50min ride to the city. There is a direct bus/shuttle every 30 mins to Gare du Midi (schedule).
Points of interest around SMARTBE
Where can I find a pharmacy? A croissant/coffee to go? A police station? Closest ATM? We produced this map for you.
How's the weather in Brussels?
The question not to be asked But it seems we’re getting not-so-cloudy weather (min 0° max 10°), check this. Pack a waterproof jacket and shoes that can hold rainy moments. Sometimes it’s too windy for an umbrella but having one won’t hurt.
Don't forget to bring plug adapters
The Belgian electric plug system looks like this:
In case of emergency
The person to contact is Kira. at +32 484 49 84 80
Community coordination around travel dates and accommodation
Update 3 February: Invited speakers & guests highlighted in yellow.
Update 25 January: Generous community members set up micro-travel grants to support partially those who need funding. Check it out!
If you’re joining from outside the EU or have any special or private requirements, feel free to contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org If you’re looking to couchsurf, see this letter to couchsurfers Anna put together.
|Guests and Registered participants||Your travel dates||Accommodation status: booked something? still looking?||
Comments (anything else you need or can offer)
& Co. (WeMake)
|24 afternoon to 28||AirBnb near Gare du Midi|
|Guy Melancon||Feb 23 afternoon - Feb 28||at Radisson hotel|
|John Coate||Feb 22||at Alberto's home.|
|Piotr Dzialak||Coming 26th in the morning, leaving 29 of February||Friends|
|Christine Pu||Feb 23 at 8:35 AM - March 1st at 10:35||Shared AirBnB accommodation with other ERs|
|Bob Palmer||26 Feb -1 March||stays with friends|
|Omar Shehabi||24 Feb, 9:45 PM||rents an apartment with family|
|Millie Begovic &
|Feb 27 in the first half|
|Walter van Holst||Feb 26||B&B|
|Kirsten Fiedler||based in Brussels|
|Meredith Patterson||based in Brussels|
|Natalia Skoczylas||23rd of February-29February||friends|
|Alberto||in Bxl||Hosting @johncoate|
|Noemi||arriving 23 Feb 19:25 in Charleroi
leaving 1 March 20:00
not yet, looking to share an apartment. Crashing on Irene’s couch!
|RossellaB||will be commuting from Tilburg, NL||commuting|
|Ireinga||in Bxl||Hosting 2 people|
|Kiravde||in Bxl||Hosting one of the guest speakers.|
not yet, looking to share an apartment.
|Patrick Andrews||from 24 afternoon (Wed) to 28 at noon (Sun)||
no /with Camille
|Kaja Baumann||in Bxl 21.-29.02.||have a place to stay until 24th minimum, interested in sharing appartement during the event.|
|Alex Levene||Feb 25th - 28th only||
looking for accommodation Accommodation sorted, thanks Camille!
Can provide transport by car for 2 ppl from UK (london area) Coming by Eurostar
|Pehr Mårtens||Feb 24-28||
looking for accommodation Booked near other ERs
|Iriedawta||Feb 24-29||Shared AirBnB accommodation with other ERs|
|Tom Markam||feb 24 and then travels||Shared AirBnB accommodation with other ERs||looking for edgeryder host and tips for overland travel from Stockholm|
|Jochem Casier||based in Brussels||based in Brussels|
|Hannes Rohtsalu||Feb 24-29||looking to couchsurf||happy to help on the spot|
|Sam Muirhead||arrive morning of 23rd, leave from Midi 18:25 on 28th||looking for accommodation, probably couchsurfing|
|Cassie Robinson||Arrive Friday AM, leave Sunday PM.||Air bnb||Happy to help in whatever way needed.|