Background

The 2018 DELPH-IN Summit will be hosted by Berthold Crysmann (Laboratoire de linguistique formelle, CNRS & U Paris Diderot) from Monday, June 18, to Friday, June 22, 2018. The summit will be held on the Campus Rive Gauche in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

Please register your intention to participate on the DiderotParticipants page.

Warming Up

On Sun 17, we are going to have a warming up in Belleville, including a guided tour on street art (15 €) followed by drinks and food in the best neighbourhood of Paris.

Meeting place: in front of the restaurant « Le président », metro Belleville (lines 2 & 11). There'll be me, as well as our guide with a sign « My Urban Experience ».

Anyone interested in the street art excursion should quickly register on https://doodle.com/poll/nxxk2ct2vz65t7hz Price is 15€ per person.

Dinner will be at « Le lieu dit », 6 rue Sorbier (20e), just off rue de Ménilmontant. Closest Metros are Ménilmontant (line 2) and Gambetta (line 3 and 3bis).

Accomodation

For reasons unclear to me (I come here to work), Paris is a tourist destination almost all year round. The 13th and neighbouring 12th and 14th are probably less touristy than other arrondissements, e.g. the 5th (Quartier latin) or 6th (St Germain). The 11th and 20th are not far either and should be affordable as well. In order to choose a place to stay, best have a look at metro connections first. M° 14 is probably the fastest metro, so if you stay anywhere on that line you should be able to get to the summit quickly.

Here is a list of affordable hotels (last updated in 2012) that are not too far from the venue. I shall also see if we can pre-reserve a number of rooms in one of the nearby hotels.

Here are some general hotel sites:

Travel

To Paris

By air

Paris is served by two international airports, Roissy (CDG) in the North and Orly (ORY) in the South.

Roissy (Aéroport Charles de Gaulle) to central Paris

The best way to travel into Paris from Roissy is by RER B. There are stations at Terminal 1 and 2. If you arrive at Terminal 3, you can easily walk over to the RER at Terminal 1. Travel time to Châtelet is about 40min. The ticket is valid for any connecting metro or RER within Paris.

There are also bus services to Opéra, Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est and Nation. For details, see https://www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes/acces-aeroports

Taxis from the airports to Paris have a flat rate (https://www.g7.fr/en/paris-taxi-fares). Official taxis can be found at the taxi rank outside the terminals and are recognisable by the sign TAXI Parisien on the roof. Do avoid any offers by unofficial "taxi drivers" who may approach you in the terminal building or near the exits.

Orly to Paris

For Orly, there are several options: the easiest is to take the Orlybus to M°/RER Denfert-Rochereau. Alternatively you can take the Orlyval shuttle to Antony and carry on by RER B, or else (Orly Sud only) you may take Tram 7 to Villejuif Louis Aragon, where you can transfer to M° 7.

Taxis from the airports to Paris have a flat rate (https://www.g7.fr/en/paris-taxi-fares). Official taxis can be found at the taxi rank outside the terminals and are recognisable by the sign TAXI Parisien on the roof. Do avoid any offers by unofficial "taxi drivers" who may approach you in the terminal building or near the exits.

By rail

Different directions are served by different train stations. Travels from/to the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Northern Germany arrive/depart at Gare du Nord, those from the South of Germany at nearby Gare de l'Est.

To Campus Rive Gauche (U Chicago Center and U Paris Diderot)

Our campus is located in the 13th arrondissement fo Paris, close to the Seine and the Boulevard périphérique.

During the first three days we shall be at the University of Chicago Center in Paris (6 rue Thomas Mann), right opposite the Paris Diderot main building.

You can get there using the following public transport:

For bus, metro, tram and inner-city RER you can use the same tickets. Best buy them in batches of 10 (carnet). You can take as many connections between metro lines within Paris on a single ticket, but you need a new ticket if you change between metro/rer or bus or tram. See http://www.ratp.fr for connections and schedules.

Paris also has an excellent bike hire service Velib, run by the city, which offers a seven day pass for 15 EUR (https://www.velib-metropole.fr/en_GB/offers/pass) that permits to take out 5 bikes simultaneously.To find available bikes and drop offs you will need a smartphone app.

Coffee breaks and lunches

Coffee and viennoiseries will kindly be provided by the U Chicago Center on the first three days (a great many thanks again to Sébastien Greppo). On Thu and Fri, our lab will provide for the coffee breaks.

There is a good selection of restaurants in walking distance of the venue. Therefore, there will be no lunch offered on site, but on the upside, there will be no registration fee either.

Schedule

The meeting will be divided (as is customary) in three days of plenary sessions (at U Chicago Center Paris) and two days of parallel, smaller-group sessions (location to be determined). The programme will be constructed collectively using the DiderotSchedule page. John Carroll and Stephan Oepen serve as the programme chairs for the 2018 Summit.

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(The DELPH-IN infrastructure is hosted at the University of Oslo)