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General

What is the format of UR Europe? UR Europe will consist in a 3-day conference during November 27 – 29, 2019. A main conference will be held on Wednesday, November 27. The main conference will include the opening of the event, key-note speeches and ignite presentations followed by an artistic moment and a cocktail. 14 parallel Technical Sessions will follow on November 28-29. The event will conclude with closing remarks, a key-note speech and an artistic moment on November 29. For more information, see the event agenda.

Where is UR Europe being held? UR Europe 2019 will be held at the Palace of Parliament at Izvor Street 2-4, Bucharest, Romania. All side events and main conference activities will take place there unless otherwise noted

Will the UR Europe conference be recorded or live streamed? Yes, the main conference and the closing of the event will be streamed on selected World Bank social media platforms, including the Romania Facebook page. Please note that if you attend the event, you automatically agree to be photographed and filmed during the conference for event-related footage to be further promoted and disseminated on the institution’s respective channels. 

Will there be interpretation available? Yes, translation for English and Romanian will be provided throughout the entire event. 

Agenda and Logistics

Where can I find the agenda of the event? The preliminary agenda is available now. and the abstracts for Technical Sessions are available on the UR Europe website. Subscribe to the  UR newsletter, follow UR on Twitter, and join the  LinkedIn Group to make sure you don’t miss any announcements.

What is a Technical Session? Technical Sessions consist in a 90-minute discussion around a specific topic. Generally, 3 or 4 speakers deliver a 10 or 15-minute presentation on topics relevant to each session. After the presentations, a Question & Answers session allows participants to interact with the presenters. Interventions relevant to the topic of each session are expected from the audience.

What is an Ignite presentation? gnites consist in a 5-minute pitch designed as a teaser and developed out of the main presentation to be delivered by a speaker in the first day of the event. Trough ignites, speakers have the opportunity to brief the audience on the topics to be addressed during the technical sessions in the following days. 

Registration

Is registration mandatory to attend the event? Yes, online registration is mandatory for every participant and speaker. Registration is open until November 15. Register now.

Is UR charging a registration fee for this event? No, UR is not charging any registration fee for the UR Europe conference.

Is there funding for participants for travel and/or accommodation? No, unfortunately we do not have any funding for participants.

Travel

Where should I stay? We recommend staying within walking distance to the Parliament or in areas where public transportation is available relatively close to the accommodation. If that is not the case, Bucharest is quite safe to walk around, and the venue of the event is located in the city center. Moreover, taxis and car sharing services such as Uber are very common and have decent fares.

Do you have a logistics note we can reference? We are working on pulling together a logistics and security note, so we appreciate your patience. We will update this information when we have a document to share.