the final programme is now
online Conference Venue:
maps are now available for the city centre and the venue
Sunday Hike: for all of you who are already in Aachen on Sunday,
July 26, we have organised a hike of about 9km (about 2,5 hours) through the
woods and meadows around Aachen and past the tri-country border. The hike
will start at 2pm at Elisenbrunnen in the city centre. Participation is
free, bus tickets and drinks / food are not included. If you'd like to join,
please write us an
email for more information!
Fleamarket: If you are around on the Sunday but are not into
hiking, you might want to visit the "Altstadtflohmarkt", which is a big
fleamarket throughout the historic centre of Aachen. There will be no
organised tours - just walk through the city centre and you can't miss it!
Last-minute information -
as the ISFC in Aachen is coming nearer, here is some last-minute information
to help you with your preparations:
Presentations should not exceed a length of 20 minutes. All rooms for
parallel sessions are equipped with identical computers that run on Windows
7 and feature Microsoft Office 2010 as well as a PDF reader. There will be
no possibility to plug in your own computer, so please ensure that you bring
your presentation on a USB-stick in a compatible format.
There are currently railway works on the train line between Cologne and
Aachen. If you fly to Düsseldorf Airport, you can avoid this bit entirely by
taking a train via Mönchengladbach. Should you fly to Cologne or have to
change trains in Cologne, please take the regular train and alight in Düren.
From there on, there will be buses that take you to Aachen (the German word
is “Schienenersatzverkehr”, which literally means railway substitution
traffic and is abbreviated SEV). Düren main station is not very big, so just
follow the signs inside the train station!
Reminder: Please remember that your registration process is only complete
once we have received your payment. Both registration and payment will only
be possible up to two weeks prior to the event (July 12). Authors that have
not registered by then cannot be included in the programme.
Reminder:The early bird period ends on
May 31. Please remember that your registration is only complete once we have
received payment. The early bird fee will no longer be available in the
payment system after May 31, so if you have registered but not yet paid, we
cannot guarantee the early bird rate after that date. Room sharing: due to popular demand we have created a
platform for everyone who is looking for a roommate for the time of the
institute or the conference News on the
Education Semiotics Symposium prior to the conference (Jul 25) are now
Find us on Facebook now:
ISFC Facebook page
Child Care: we are happy to announce that we will be able to offer child care
for the time of the coference (more).
Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney
Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University, Washington
Lise Fontaine, Cardiff University
Christian Matthiessen, Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Maite Taboada, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Pre-Congress Institute (in cooperation with Cardiff University):
July 23-25, 2015
Have a look at Aachen: