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Conference Information



Full Title: Life Beyond Dictionaries

      
Location: Florence, Italy
Start Date: 12-Sep-2013 - 14-Sep-2013
Contact: Ekaterina Shilova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://lex2013.16mb.com/
Meeting Description: Location: Florence, Auditorium al Duomo, Italy (http://www.auditoriumalduomo.com)
Dates: September 12-14, 2013
Working languages: English

Keynote Speakers:

Mr. Paolo Del Bianco, President of the Romualdo Del Bianco® Foundation - Life Beyond Tourism®, Professor Emeritus of Ivanovo State University (Florence, Italy)
Prof. Janet DeCesaris (Barcelona Pompeo Fabra University, Spain)
Prof. Geoffrey Williams (Université de Bretagne-Sud, France)

Topics of the lectures will be announced in January 2013.

Events:

- Sessions:
1. Cultural Tourism and Heritage Dictionaries
2. Cultural Aspects of Learner Lexicography
3. New Dictionaries Projects
- International students’ workshop A Dictionary without Boundaries: Florence in the Works of World Famous People. Project of a Dictionary for Guides and Tourists. Moderators: Prof. Dr. Olga Karpova and General Secretary of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation®- Life Beyond Tourism® (http://www.lifebeyondtourism.com) Mr. Simone Giometti
- Round-table discussions
- Poster sessions
- Video bridge with Ivanovo State University
- Book exhibition

Participation Fee:

Participants: 390 Euro to cover:

Opening at Palazzo Medici Riccardi
A conference kit for each participant
Welcome reception at Auditorium al Duomo
3 coffee breaks
Discount cards for lunches
2 days conference room at al Duomo
Entrance to the Palazzo Medici Riccardi museum
Support for accommodation through discounted hotels
Organizing secretariat before and during the conference (support with visa, registration, payment, etc.)

Early bird reduced fee (registration before May 30, 2013): 330 Euro
Accompanying persons: 330 Euro

Several options of accommodation will be provided by promo Florence Events in Circular 2.

Additional fee is required for:

Closing dinner (60 Euro)
Post conference tour: Laurenziana Library + Accademia della Crusca

Publication of the Conference Proceedings will be provided at the expenses of Ivanovo State University (Russia).

The official site of the conference is under construction.

The programme of the conference will be announced on June 30, 2013.
Linguistic Subfield: Lexicography
LL Issue: 23.4510


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